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WestJet, ITAC Roll Out Much Needed Support

Nine Indigenous Tourism Businesses Receive $10,000 Grants

WestJet, ITAC Roll Out Much Needed Support Nine Indigenous tourism businesses across Canada are receiving grants of $10,000 as part of a strategic partnership between WestJet and the Indigenous Toursim Association of Canada (ITAC). For the nine businesses, the grants come at a time when the Indigenous tourism industry has been... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations

Air Canada Supporting India Relief Efforts

Cargo-Only Flight To Delhi Includes Ventilators, Oxygen Cylinders, Oxygen Generators And PPE

Air Canada Supporting India Relief Efforts Air Canada – collaborating with the Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) and the Ontario government --  is supporting India relief efforts, operating a cargo-only flight to Delhi, providing urgent medical supplies to the Indian population which has been severely hit by the COVID-19... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel

How The Travel Industry Is Working To Come Back Better

How The Travel Industry Is Working To Come Back Better It may be difficult to recall after months of being cooped up at home, but there was a time prior to the pandemic when destinations around the world were battling overtourism. A time-out from mass travel has given many the ability to reflect on how to come back better and more sustainably... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

TTC Providing Partners With A New Solution

TTC Providing Partners With A New Solution The Travel Corporation (TTC) is opening up its Destination Management Company (DMC) portfolio to other travel companies and businesses to white label and tailor in response to opportunities made apparent during the pandemic. TTC is launching a dedicated website and series of new tools to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators

Planterra Launches The Around The World Challenge

Planterra Launches The Around The World Challenge Planeterra has launched the Around the World Challenge to encourage travel lovers to join the non-profit’s movement to support community tourism enterprises as travel re-emerges post-COVID, while at the same time celebrating the diversity and power of community tourism. Participants will... more ›
Posted in Contests, COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

The Way Forward Is About Everybody

Including A Video Conversation With G Adventures' Bruce Poon Tip

The Way Forward Is About Everybody In a wide-ranging conversation with Bruce Poon Tip, the founder of G Adventures makes the point that: “Travel is a privilege, not a right. When you decide to take a holiday, and to travel, it’s a big decision that can impact a lot of lives, so I hope people change how they think about... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

WTM Advisor Calls For Decarbonizaiton Of Aviation Sector

WTM Advisor Calls For Decarbonizaiton Of Aviation Sector WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, Harold Goodwin is calling for “effective action” to decarbonize the aviation sector. Goodwin’s comments come as momentum builds towards the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. The 26th edition of the conference... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Events, News, Responsible Travel

A Year Of Challenges And Resilience

Intrepid Travel Releases Its Annual Report For 2020

A Year Of Challenges And Resilience Intrepid Travel released its 2020 integrated annual report, providing a transparent view of the challenges the business faced as a result of the global pandemic. Despite it being a year many travel businesses would rather forget, the company has remained committed to operating openly for... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Trends & Research

Planeterra Launches Global Community Tourism Movement

Planeterra Launches Global Community Tourism Movement Planeterra has created the Global Community Tourism Network in an effort to change the face of travel by putting communities at the centre of tourism’s efforts, and to connect them to travel businesses that can help them to build back better after the pandemic. In announcing the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Preferred Launches I Prefer Points For Good

Preferred Launches I Prefer Points For Good To mark Earth Day, Preferred Hotel Group -- which operates Preferred Hotels & Resorts and the newly launched Beyond Green – has unveiled I Prefer Points for Good, providing travellers with a new way to give back to the planet in a meaningful way by donating points they have earned... more ›
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