The recovery is continuing for Chicago’s tourism and hospitality industry with Choose Chicago reporting that key performance indicators for the first half of 2021 suggest that tourism’s post-COVID recovery has positive momentum, with the city experiencing a successful summer travel... more ›
Tourism types in Antigua and Barbuda are continuing to see growth in tourism air arrivals.
Results from the Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism for August 2021indicate that stayover air arrivals totaled 18,792 visitors to the destination, an increase of 965 visitors over August 2018... more ›
New Research Reveals Pandemic’s Impact On Indigenous Tourism
New research from the Conference Board of Canada (CBOC) and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) reveals that although 2021 saw modest gains as a sign of early recovery, the industry still projects a 54% decline in direct GDP compared to pre-pandemic levels.
Another study done... more ›
ACTA Breaksdown Where Parties Stand On Support For Advisors
ACTA has released a comparison of the major political party platforms and their impact on travel agencies and independent travel agents.
Wendy Paradis, ACTA president, observed that: “Now is the time to speak with electoral candidates and share your need for continued federal financial... more ›
According to GlobalData, vaccine tourism -- where tourist hotspots are now offering COVID-19 vaccinations on holiday to attract visitors -- is a double-edged sword because while it could assist travel’s restart, it also raises the question of vaccine equity as it will further increase the... more ›
Despite the challenges of the past 18 months, the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry recorded many significant successes, and data points to an encouraging outlook ahead.
Acting CEO & director general of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) Vanessa Ledesma... more ›
Delta Variant Has Travellers Struggling To Assess Safety
In its latest tracking study of U.S. travellers, Longwoods International found that rising vaccination rates, break-through infections of vaccinated Americans, increasing case numbers and deaths tied to the Delta variant of COVID-19 is confounding travel planning.
It notes that although 90%... more ›
Association Urging All Parties To Support Continued Help For Industry
TIAC wants this country's next federal government to continue to lend a financial helping hand to a beleaguered tourism industry, with TIAC president Beth Potter bluntly warning Thursday that her industry is "on the brink of disaster" if measures that were created to assist firms struggling... more ›
Travellers View Agents As More Valuable Than Ever
ACTA president Wendy Paradis says the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the appreciation travel agents are receiving from the travelling public.
Paradis told a Wednesday webinar -- hosted by ASTA and which also featured her counterparts from different travel organizations -- that the pandemic... more ›
Restaurants Canada is calling for sector-specific commitments from all parties seeking to form the next federal government to return foodservice employment to pre-pandemic levels and prevent a long-term labour crisis.
According to the latest Restaurants Canada survey:
80% of... more ›