Restaurants Canada, ORHMA Call For Action
In an open letter to Premier Doug Ford, Restaurants Canada and the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association are calling for the following actions to reverse the devastating impacts of dining closures:
For public health measures to be fair and effective, all industries must be... more ›
Over 100 countries – along with international organizations and leading business groups -- have agreed to adopt harmonized standards for assisting tourists caught up in emergency situations.
The Committee for the Development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists has... more ›
As it prepares to the expected surge in travel planning, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism recently launched a new accessibility widget on its website, GoDominicanRepublic.com. This new tool makes Dominican Republic one of the first destinations in the Caribbean to offer robust... more ›
Industry Celebrates As CDC Updates Travel Advice
The US Centers for Disease Control has updated its travel advice, indicating that fully vaccinated people can resume domestic travel and do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
Updated on April 2, 2021, the CDC also indicates that fully vaccinated... more ›
Annual U.S. tourism show IPW will be held in Las Vegas this fall and will buck a trend that's developed over the past year by having delegates actually gather at the event.
Susan Webb of Discover America Canada told the group's annual general meeting -- done virtually this year -- that... more ›
Willie Walsh is the new Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) succeeding Alexandre de Juniac.
Commenting on his new role, Walsh said: “I am passionate about our industry and about the critical work that IATA does on behalf of its... more ›
The Board of Directors of the Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) has promoted Shellya Rogers-Webster to the position of Deputy Director of Tourism.
In her new role, Rogers-Webster will be predominantly responsible for leading and managing the Anguilla Tourist Board’s internal and external... more ›
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has teamed up with the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies (GW IITS) to develop a recovery toolkit to provide a useful guide for small and medium-sized tourism enterprises as they plan for their reopening, and... more ›
Arrivals Plummet As UNWTO Calls For Stronger Coordination By Governments
As the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pummel global tourism in 2021, the UNWTO reports that there was an 87% fall in international tourist arrivals in January, compared to 2020.
And the UNWTO remains ‘cautious in its outlook for the rest of the year, while... more ›
TIAC Session Looks At Challenges With Travellers Return
Those eager to kickstart this country's tourist trade must do more than convince potential tourists that it's once again safe to hit the road, a March 30 TIAC webinar was told.
Joe Naaman of consulting firm Twenty31 wondered how those in tourism can “unscare” people who may be nervous... more ›