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Escape From Home

Discover Indigenous Experiences From Coast To Coast To Coast 

Escape From Home The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is inviting Canadians to escape this summer in their own backyards, launching its Destination Indigenous’ Escape from Home campaign. The series of itineraries highlights a range of authentic experiences that connect travellers to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations

A First For Air Transat

Carrier Takes Off Sustainably, Sets A Course To The Future

A First For Air Transat Over the weekend, Air Transat made the first two delivery flights with its new jets fuelled by a kerosene blend containing 10% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a first for the Canadian carrier. It’s also a first for the Airbus plant in Hamburg, Germany, which produces these aircraft,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Responsible Travel

Agents’ Choice: Last Chance To Vote

Agents’ Choice: Last Chance To Vote Calling all travel agents! Today is your last chance to vote in the annual Agents' Choice readership survey. Vote now at www.travelpress.com/agentschoice. In case you missed the chance to vote in Agents’ Choice - Canada's original and most authoritative travel industry survey - Baxter... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Still Time to Vote And Win with Agents’ Choice

Still Time to Vote And Win with Agents’ Choice Can’t wait to travel again? Vote for your favourite destinations, suppliers, brands and services in 40+ categories in Agents’ Choice, and you’ll be entered in a draw to win one of these five fantastic travel prizes: A delightful discovery through the sights, sounds, and tastes of... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Just Wear A Mask

It's The Best Way To Protect Travellers And Workers, WTTC Says

Just Wear A Mask The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling on all travellers to wear protective face masks to show they ‘wear to care’ in the new normal of travelling. As countries transition from lockdowns to reopening their borders, the wearing of face masks helps signal the return of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Need To Be Embraced

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Need To Be Embraced IATA is emphasizing the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the International Energy Agency (IEA) to prioritize investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help power aviation’s contribution to the post-COVID-19 recovery. The airline... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Responsible Travel, Trends & Research

Agents’ Choice: Vote While You Still Can

Agents’ Choice: Vote While You Still Can Baxter Media’s annual Agents' Choice Readership Survey has re-opened for a limited time in case you missed it the first time around. “The lockdown due to COVID-19 came right in the middle of our Agents’ Choice voting period,” explains Wendy McClung, Executive VP, Operations. “We... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Weddings & Honeymoons

Air Canada Exploring Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Air Canada Exploring Rapid COVID-19 Testing Air Canada has engaged Spartan Bioscience Inc., an Ottawa-based biotechnology leader in portable DNA testing technology, to assess how best to deploy Spartan's portable COVID-19 testing technology in the aviation sector. Samuel Elfassy, vice president, safety at Air Canada, said: “Air... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Responsible Travel, Technology

A First For Air Transat, SAF + Consortium

Companies Sign Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Offtake Deal

A First For Air Transat, SAF + Consortium Air Transat and SAF + Consortium have signed the first Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) offtake agreement in Canada. Described as a historical moment for the Canadian aviation industry, marking the first time a Canadian commercial airline has agreed to work hand in hand with a clean fuel... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Responsible Travel, Technology

Indigenous Tourism BC Relaunches App

Indigenous Tourism BC Relaunches App Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) is encouraging residents to safely visit Indigenous tourism businesses using their new Trip Planner mobile app as British Columbia enters Phase 3 of the province’s Restart Plan The app is an intuitive planning resource with educational tools that immerses... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents
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