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Travelling Well With Collette

Travelling Well With Collette As it plans to resume tour operations and welcome back guests to experience the world, Collette has evaluated the tour experience from start to finish. It has implemented measures as recommended by the CDC, WHO, and appropriate government agencies to promote cleanliness, physical distancing... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators

Expedia Group Makes Commitment To Partners

Expedia Group Makes Commitment To Partners Expedia Group has announced that it is committing $275 million to help partners rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and fuel industry-wide recovery efforts. Its recovery program is comprised of global initiatives to support industry recovery and property-level relief designed to help... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Resorts, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

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

Hong Kong Update – Last Chance to Register

Hong Kong Update – Last Chance to Register Baxter Media is sending out a last call for agents to sign up for a webinar happening tomorrow (May 29) at 2 p.m. (EST). There will be five prize giveaways of $200 e-gift cards available to agents who attend the full duration of the webinar. In this webinar, you will hear how Hong Kong has... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Some Final Thoughts

Fix Things Now, There’s Always Going To Be Another Disruptor

Some Final Thoughts In the final part of a three part series, tripcentral.ca’s Richard Vanderlubbe writes about agents and the need to pay them properly for the services they provide to both their customers and their suppliers. Vanderlubbe is nothing if not practical and one of the points that he makes this... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

ACV Introducing New Health and Safety Standards

ACV Introducing New Health and Safety Standards Air Canada Vacations has launched new health and safety standards to provide customers with greater peace of mind through the various stages of travel. As an extension of Air Canada CleanCare+, the new health and safety standards include the enhanced grooming of vacation transfer vehicles... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators

TravelBrands Makes It Simple

Plus TravelBrands Earns Chairman’s Circle Honors In The US

TravelBrands Makes It Simple While planning and booking group travel can be considered difficult, a new process from TravelBrands is making it a lot easier. As of now, agents can block air seats through TravelBrands’ Access platform as opposed to via email and phone. Frank DeMarinis, president & CEO,... more ›
Posted in Events, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Conference Board Looks At Summer Travel Intentions

Conference Board Looks At Summer Travel Intentions In its Travel Outlook for the summer of 2020, the Conference Board of Canada reports that summer travel intentions have fallen to the lowest level ever amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic The Conference Board notes that as expected, the proportion of surveyed Canadians planning to take a... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

TICO Extends Fee Deferral

TICO Extends Fee Deferral As the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 crisis continues to place severe financial strain on all registrants, TICO has extended its original 90-day fee deferral on all fees effective immediately. (See Chart) In a bulletin to all registrants, TICO also reminds that Renewal applications and... more ›
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