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First Stop Antigua & Barbuda

Agent Takes Colleagues, Customers On A Virtual Journey

First Stop Antigua & Barbuda Vision Travel specialist, Tracy Turberfield took a group of Canadians on a virtual tour of Antigua & Barbuda and they didn’t have to leave the comfort of their living rooms. Recognizing that her clients can’t wait for their next trip, Turberfield created Live-Virtual Vacation... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

ACTA Continues Lobbying Efforts, Targets Provinces

ACTA Continues Lobbying Efforts, Targets Provinces Along with its lobbying efforts for the industry at the federal level, ACTA has also been actively engaged in lobbying provincial governments and regulators as it seeks relief for travel agencies and agents from the financial burden of the global pandemic. The association welcomed the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Alberta, Canada Team Up On Pilot Rapid Test Program

Alberta, Canada Team Up On Pilot Rapid Test Program Alberta and the federal government are teaming up on a joint, pilot program that will safely test an alternative to the current 14-day quarantine requirement for international travellers while continuing to protect Canadians from COVID-19. Travellers returning to Canada continue to be... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations

Saint Lucia Says Welcome Back To Canadians

Saint Lucia Says Welcome Back To Canadians Saint Lucia is welcoming Canadian visitors back this fall with Air Canada Vacations starting on Nov. 7, 2020. The first flight back to Saint Lucia will depart from Toronto after nearly eight months of no air service as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Air Canada will resume its... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Smarter, Kinder, Safer

9 Predictions From Booking.com On The Future of Travel

Smarter, Kinder, Safer There’s no doubt that the world has been and is continuing to be reshaped by the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in releasing its predictions for travel in 2021 and beyond, Booking.com notes that innovation within the travel industry will accelerate faster than ever to respond to... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Kissimmee Is Close To The Magic

Kissimmee Is Close To The Magic Vacationing in Kissimmee, Florida, can provide some creature comforts. The Central Florida destination says its proximity to nearby Orlando -- Kissimmee is 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport -- enables those holidaying in Kissimmee to easily visit Orlando-area attractions, among... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations

Vital Ingredients

Global Crisis Committee Says Coordination Is Key To Recovery For Tourism

Vital Ingredients According to the UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee, consistent and harmonized travel protocols, enhanced safety measures and the protection of jobs and livelihoods are the main ingredients needed for the restart of tourism. During its sixth meeting, the committee reminded participants of... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

UPDATE: Off The List

EU Has Removed Canada From Its Travel ‘White List’

UPDATE: Off The List The European Union has now removed Canada from its travel ‘white list.’ That list indicates which travellers from which countries are approved to visit the EU without COVID-19 restrictions being applied. In a prepared statement following a meeting of representatives from the 27 EU... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Safe And Secure In Kissimmee

Safe And Secure In Kissimmee The central Florida destination of Kissimmee is inviting people to vacation a stone's throw from the area's famed theme parks, saying those who choose Kissimmee for their stays will be able to holiday safely at a time when concerns about coronavirus continue to put a damper on travel. D.T.... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Cuba Is Ready For The “New Normal”

Cuba Is Ready For The “New Normal” After controlling the pandemic, local authorities in Cuba have announced that the country is embracing a “new normal” in most for most provinces, with the exception of Havana, Ciego de Avila and Sancti Spiritus (Which still have some cases of local transmission). All international... more ›
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