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A Turning Point For UK Agents

A Turning Point For UK Agents According to GlobalData, the decision by TUI to close 166 of its travel agencies in the UK “marks a turning point” for agents there. GlobalData’s Johanna Bonhill-Smith said that: “This move from TUI UK is unsurprising after the European travel giant already declared initiatives to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Upfront Commissions From Intrepid

Upfront Commissions From Intrepid Intrepid Travel is launching a Commission Fast-Track offer for the month of August, which will provide $200 CAD/USD in upfront commissions to agents making a booking between Aug. 1 to Aug. 31, 2020 for trips departing between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2022. The offer is valid on Intrepid... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

UNWTO Counts The Cost Of Travel Standstill

UNWTO Counts The Cost Of Travel Standstill In newly released data, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reveals that up to May of this year, the cost of COVID-19 on international tourism was already three times that of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis. As the situation continues to evolve, the United Nations specialized agency has... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

A Symptom Of The Times

What To Do When An Employee Arrives At Work With COVID-19 Symptoms?

A Symptom Of The Times This week, TraveLaw Online’s Doug Crozier and Tim Law of Heifetz, Crozier, Law respond to a question about what to do if an employee arrives at work showing signs of being infected by COVID-19. Q: What should I do if an employee shows up for work despite showing signs of being infected by... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Travel Law

No Limits For Travel Edge Advisors

No Limits For Travel Edge Advisors Travel Edge recently hosted leaders in the luxury travel industry at its two-day, LIMITLESS virtual conference that educated, inspired and celebrated the craft of the travel advisor. “We Believe In The Future Of Travel” was the conference’s theme and it Travel Edge’s partners host... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, Events, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Emirates Has Customers Covered

Carrier Offers Passengers Free Coverage For COVID-19 Medical Expenses, Quarantine Costs

Emirates Has Customers Covered Emirates customers can travel with confidence, as the airline will cover medical expenses of up to EUR 150,000 (approximately $230,000 CDN) and quarantine costs of EUR 100 (approximately $155) per day for 14 days, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel, while they are away... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

Ireland Welcomes Canadian Trade To Virtual Fairs

Ireland Welcomes Canadian Trade To Virtual Fairs Tourism Ireland, along with its sister agencies on the island of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland, is welcoming Canadian tour operators to its first ever virtual travel trade fair that is now underway. Meitheal and Meet the Buyer are annual events which provide a... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

ACTA Steps Up Lobbying, Looking For Industry Support

Association Urging Government To Extend Assistance For Independent Agents

ACTA Steps Up Lobbying, Looking For Industry Support ACTA is asking the industry to join its lobbying campaign that urges government to extend aid to independent agents. At the moment, all indications are that the CERB program, which is set to expire in the fall (Aug. 29, 2020 for those that applied mid-March), will switch to the Employment... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

G Adventures Suspends Departure To September 30

21Europe Departures Are the Exception To The Suspension

G Adventures Suspends Departure To September 30 G Adventures said that it has taken the “unfortunate but necessary” decision to further suspend tours departing up to and including Sept. 30, 2020, as well as the Oct. 21, 2020 departure of its G Expedition ship as a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. This comes with the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

TIABC Seeking $680 Million Recovery Stimulus Package

Immediate Financial Help Vital For Sector, Hard Hit By COVID-19, Travel Restrictions

TIABC Seeking $680 Million Recovery Stimulus Package The Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia, along with a coalition of dozens of sector associations representing British Columbia’s more than 19,000 tourism and hospitality businesses, have presented the provincial government with a recovery stimulus proposal that would see the... more ›
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