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New Site, App Coming From Rail Europe

New Site, App Coming From Rail Europe Rail Europe will launch a newly designed international booking website and app in the coming weeks, saying the "vision of this new platform is to provide an enhanced booking experience so that travellers can discover Europe more easily and more quickly." During the lockdown period, Rail... more ›
Posted in News, Rail, Technology

UNWTO Releases Guidelines To Reopen Tourism

UNWTO Releases Guidelines To Reopen Tourism The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with Google, to embrace... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Online Travel Agency, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations

Tracking Travellers’ Perception Of Safety

MMGY Global Unveils Travel Safety Barometer

Tracking Travellers’ Perception Of Safety MMGY Global has launched its new Travel Safety Barometer -- a sentiment tracking tool created for the travel and tourism industry -- to monitor American travellers’ perceptions of how safe it is to engage in specific travel behaviours as the country embarks on its reopening and recovery... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

When Will Domestic Travel Start Again?

When Will Domestic Travel Start Again? In a special report for Canadian Travel Press, Eric Barber writes that if the Canadian government was looking for any guidelines on how to put the travel and tourism industry in Canada back to work, they might want to consider a new report from Germany’s Kompetenzzentrum Tourismus des... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Online Travel Agency, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Rocky Mountaineer Departures Suspended To July 31

Rocky Mountaineer Departures Suspended To July 31 Rocky Mountaineer is extending the suspension of its 2020 travel season until July 31, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and associated government restrictions. This suspension is in addition to the previously announced suspended departures from April 13 to June 30. Steve Sammut,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Rail

Safe Travels

WTTC Unveils New Global Protocols To Restart Industry

Safe Travels The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled a range of new worldwide measures to restart the sector. The new measures are have designed to rebuild confidence among consumers so they can travel safely once the restrictions are lifted. Called Safe Travels, the new protocols... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Hold on… Agents’ Choice Will Be Back Shortly

Hold on… Agents’ Choice Will Be Back Shortly As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the hearts and minds of our industry, Baxter Media has decided to hit the pause button on its Agents’ Choice 2020 program. “While most of the travel agent community had voted prior to COVID-19 taking over, there are some who didn't get the... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Weddings & Honeymoons

Calling All Agents! Vote in Agents’ Choice

Calling All Agents! Vote in Agents’ Choice With just a few days left, now is the time to vote in Agents' Choice. From airline to tour operator to cruise line to car rental company, and everything in between, vote for all your 2020 favourites in 40+ categories before it’s too late. Proudly sponsored by Collette, Manulife,... more ›
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A Staggering Number

WTTC Reports 1 Million Jobs Being Lost Every Day

A Staggering Number It is a staggering number. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says that 1 million jobs are being lost every day in the travel and tourism sector due to the sweeping effect of the coronavirus pandemic. The growing job losses, the WTTC reports, are affecting every level of the... more ›
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Posted in Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Online Travel Agency, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Rocky Mountaineer Delays Season

Rocky Mountaineer Delays Season Rocky Mountaineer is delaying the start of its next season from April 13 through to the end of April in response to COVID-19. Guests on suspended departures will receive a credit valued at 110% of their original booking to be used for travel by the end of the 2022 season. “Along with... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Rail, West
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