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Europeans Looking To Travel In Spring 2021

Europeans Looking To Travel In Spring 2021 In its latest report, the European Travel Commission (ETC) reports that despite continuing lockdowns, Europeans are progressively interested in trips during the second quarter of 2021 as COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out. The ETC – in Monitoring Sentiment for Domestic and Intra-European... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Quebec Premier Calls For Non-Essential Travel Ban

Quebec Premier Calls For Non-Essential Travel Ban Quebec Premier François Legault is calling on the federal government to ban non-essential international travel. The Premier indicated that he wants to avoid reliving the situation linked to the March 2020 March break, which could have disastrous consequences for the provinces health... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Travel Law

WTTC Forecasts Job Recovery In 2021

Group Predicting Strong Summer Travel Season

WTTC Forecasts Job Recovery In 2021 The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is forecasting that over 100 million jobs could return to the global travel and tourism sector during 2021, as the world recovers from the crippling COVID-19 pandemic. Already a strong summer of travel is expected as the sector begins its road... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Industry Pushes Back On Possible BC Travel Ban

Industry Pushes Back On Possible BC Travel Ban The British Columbia tourism industry says that a ban on inter-provincial, non-essential travel not only goes against Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, it would also further cripple a sector that is barely hanging on by a thread. Responding to Premier John Horgan’s statement last... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Jamaica Ramping Up COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Jamaica Ramping Up COVID-19 Testing Capacity Jamaica is ramping up its efforts to provide testing capacity to visitors following the introduction of new requirements in a number of the destinations key source markets, including Canada, the US and the UK. Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett will lead a special task force that will... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

WTTC Unveils Mental Health Guidelines

Initiative Designed To Air Recovery Of Industry

WTTC Unveils Mental Health Guidelines In an effort to help businesses of all sizes to support the mental health of their employees, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched its new mental health guidelines for the industry. The WTTC said that its new Mental Health Guidelines build on the council’s... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations

GBTA Takes Aim At Diversity, Equality, Inclusion 

GBTA Takes Aim At Diversity, Equality, Inclusion  The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has launched a new global committee -- the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Committee. Comprised of global members, the new committee will strive to bring to light many of the issues facing travelers and coworkers in the workplace, whilst... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Women in travel

Don’t Discriminate Against Unvaccinated Travellers: WTTC

Don’t Discriminate Against Unvaccinated Travellers: WTTC The World Travel & Tourism Council is warning against discriminating against unvaccinated travellers, indicating that comprehensive testing will allow free and safe movement for all. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “WTTC wholeheartedly supports the testing on departure of... more ›
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Don’t Miss This Webinar On Japan On Jan. 20

Session Also Looks At Post-COVID-19 Marketing Strategies

Don’t Miss This Webinar On Japan On Jan. 20 Baxter Media invites travel agents and other travel professionals to attend an exciting webinar on Japan next Wednesday (January 20) at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. Pacific Time). To kick off this webinar, Adam Waxman, journalist & member of the Advisory Board, Japan Tourism Agency of MLIT, will... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education

Brand USA Maps Out Its Path To The Future

Brand USA Maps Out Its Path To The Future Chris Thompson, President & CEO of Brand USA sits down with Canadian Travel Press this week and maps out the path the organization is following as it looks forward to welcoming Canadian travellers back to the U.S. once it is safe to do so. At one point in the conversation, Thompson... more ›
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