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Looking For Ways To Do Business Better, Smarter

Questions & Answers With Joel Ostrov

Looking For Ways To Do Business Better, Smarter In this week’s issue of Canadian Travel Press, Direct Travel’s president – Canada East Region, Joel Ostrov talks about the impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian travel business and how Direct Travel is managing its way through the pandemic. Ostrov answers are thoughtful, straightforward and,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Expedia Group Makes Commitment To Partners

Expedia Group Makes Commitment To Partners Expedia Group has announced that it is committing $275 million to help partners rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and fuel industry-wide recovery efforts. Its recovery program is comprised of global initiatives to support industry recovery and property-level relief designed to help... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Resorts, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

What The Federal Court Said On May 22

What The Federal Court Said On May 22 Today, TraveLaw Online’s Doug Crozier and Tim Law of Heifetz, Crozier, Law respond to a question from a reader confused about what the Federal Court of Appeal's May 22, 2020 decision was all about. QUESTION: I hear that the Federal Court has made a decision about whether it is acceptable... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Travel Agents, Travel Law

Doing Whatever It Takes

Direct Travel, Vision Travel Launches Healthcare Appreciation Program

Doing Whatever It Takes For the past couple of weeks, Direct Travel and Vision Travel team members have been visiting hospitals in Guelph, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville, Ont. to provide healthcare workers with personal hand sanitizers and a variety of comfort foods -- as selected by the hospital staff -- to show... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

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 ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Welcome To The New Era Of Air Travel

Webinar Takes Off For A Look At Travel Trends In The World Of COVID-19

Welcome To The New Era Of Air Travel The rate with which the world's airlines begin their likely lengthy journeys to resuming full operation will initially be somewhat out of their hands, a Wednesday webinar hosted by Baxter Media was told. Consultant Gavin Eccles, whose resume includes working for British Airways and SATA, and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Events, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

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 ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

TPI Taking Care Of Its Advisors

Group Maintains Commission Levels, Extends Recognition Program

TPI Taking Care Of Its Advisors Travel Professional International (TPI) is maintaining the same commission levels and extending its Velocity Program benefits for its Advisors for the fiscal year 2021 and 2022. The Velocity Program (TPI’s Loyalty & Recognition Program) has been a long-running program at TPI, that pays... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

Some Final Thoughts

Fix Things Now, There’s Always Going To Be Another Disruptor

Some Final Thoughts In the final part of a three part series, tripcentral.ca’s Richard Vanderlubbe writes about agents and the need to pay them properly for the services they provide to both their customers and their suppliers. Vanderlubbe is nothing if not practical and one of the points that he makes this... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

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 ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research
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