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Ottawa Giveth: Will It Taketh Away?

Ottawa Giveth: Will It Taketh Away? With the June 30 tax filing deadline fast approaching, travel law experts, Doug Crozier and Tim Law of Heifetz Crozier Law have put together a special column to help agents, operators and others with some of the issues that may come up as a result of a number of new programs that the federal... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Travel Law

TravelWebcast Week: How To Package And Sell Canada

TravelWebcast Week: How To Package And Sell Canada In a post-COVID-19 travel market, everyone is taking a closer look at how the Canadian industry can package and sell Canada. What are suppliers doing to attract domestic travellers? What are the opportunities for agents to sell Canada? Join us today at 1PM EST for a free TravelWebcast, Look... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Rail, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Let’s Talk About Racism In The Travel Industry 

Let’s Talk About Racism In The Travel Industry  Shalene Dudley can list off too many examples of the times she’s experienced racial discrimination while travelling — like being completely ignored in the check-in line for priority seating for flights or having to provide additional ID to prove her business platinum AMEX truly belongs to... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Law

Tours Operators Unveil TOURCARE Guidelines

Tours Operators Unveil TOURCARE Guidelines Three tour operator associations in Canada, the US and Europe have collaborated on a set of health and sanitization guidelines specifically for their tour operator members called TOURCARE Guidelines for Tour Operators. Developed by the Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO), the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators

#TravelWebcastWeek: The Future Of Travel

Bartlett, Bell, Grynol On The Way Ahead For Travel And Tourism

#TravelWebcastWeek: The Future Of Travel Don’t miss Baxter Media’s #TravelWebcastWeek where we talk to industry leaders - Charlotte Bell, President & CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Susie Grynol, President & CEO of the Hotel Association of Canada, and the Honourable Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Air Bridges Offer Hope, But Barriers Remain

Air Bridges Offer Hope, But Barriers Remain GlobalData reports that air bridges are providing tour operators in the United Kingdom with new hope of resuming some form of service this summer, but as overnight domestic travel is still not possible it is clear there that the current situation is as bleak as it has ever been for... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Trends & Research

ACV Is Bringing Vacations Back

Operator Offering Air Only, DIY Fams For Agents

ACV Is Bringing Vacations Back Air Canada Vacations has announced exclusive rates for travel agents, allowing them to choose between Agent Flight-Only rates or take advantage of special package Do-It-Yourself FAM rates to select destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Agents also have the chance to win a spot on an Air... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

#TravelWebcastWeek: Think Local, Sell Canada

Opportunities For Agents Selling Their Own Country

#TravelWebcastWeek: Think Local, Sell Canada For many travel agents, selling Canada to Canadians is challenging. But in a post-COVID-19 tourism industry, where would-be travellers are looking for hyper local vacation ideas, agents have an opportunity to learn about Canadian product and how to sell it. On June 25 at 1PM EST, join Baxter... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Rail, Tour Operators, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Destination Indigenous

ITAC Celebrates National Indigenous People’s Day With New Initiative

Destination Indigenous The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is launching its new Destination Indigenous marketing campaign in an effort to encourage, highlight and educate travellers about the many Indigenous experiences that will welcome Canadians this summer. The new initiative will be... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, West

ACV Expands FTC Validity

ACV Expands FTC Validity Air Canada Vacations is expanding the validity of future travel credits (FTCs), announcing that any FTCs issued for cancelled vacations due to COVID-19 will no longer have an expiry date. That change is in addition to the flexible changes that were previously announced in April which included... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents
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