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Destinations Ease Restrictions, Remain Cautious: UNWTO

Destinations Ease Restrictions, Remain Cautious: UNWTO New research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates that destinations are cautiously easing travel restrictions introduced in response to COVID-19 as they move towards reopening. The UNWTO’s newly released Global Guidelines for Reopening Tourism signal a transition into... more ›
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France Moves In The Next Phase

France Moves In The Next Phase France is moving into the next phase of its plan to end the country’s lockdown today (June 2) following “a significant improvement” in the country’s health situation. As well, the French government has indicated that it is in favour of reopening the internal border of the European... more ›
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More Support Needed BC Tourism Leaders Say

More Support Needed BC Tourism Leaders Say Additional government support is paramount for one of the province’s hardest hit sectors to successfully get back to work under BC’s Restart Plan say leaders of the largest associations representing tourism, hospitality, and accommodation. While the path forward is welcomed, working... more ›
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Tourisme Montréal Prepares For The Future

Tourisme Montréal Prepares For The Future It is an interesting time to hold an annual general meeting, but Tourisme Montréal held its AGM last week during the celebrations of Tourism Week in Canada and 77 days after Québec imposed a lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The tourism organization’s 2019 annual report... more ›
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Global DMC Partners Tracks Meeting Trends

Global DMC Partners Tracks Meeting Trends Global DMC Partners (GDP) released the results from its most recent Meetings & Events Pulse Survey, which tracks the widespread impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic to the MICE industry. The survey was conducted from April 27 through May 4, 2020, and polled 374 respondents from the... more ›
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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 ›
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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 ›
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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 ›
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Visit California Is Calling All Californians For Now

Visit California Is Calling All Californians For Now In a letter to industry partners, Caroline Beteta, president & CEO of Visit California, writes: “As the green shoots of economic recovery sprout here and across the nation, California’s tourism industry eagerly awaits the chance to meet consumers’ palpable pent-up desires to hit... more ›
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ACTA Survey Results Help Fill In The Gaps

ACTA Survey Results Help Fill In The Gaps ACTA has released results of a membership survey designed to gather information on travel agency access to the current government financial aid programs. The association had been aware that some of its members hadn’t been successful in accessing the programs and results from the survey... more ›
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