Agents Weigh In On The Future Of Travel
From exploring our own backyard to regaining consumer confidence in travelling, agency owners and agents discuss business challenges, what it will take to get their clients travelling again and what changes need to be made to ensure they are better positioned to handle future struggles.
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IATA is reporting that demand for air services is beginning to recover after hitting bottom in April.
Passenger demand in April (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), plunged 94.3% compared to April 2019, as the COVID-19-related travel restrictions virtually shut down domestic... more ›
Sabre Corporation says that it’s taking critical steps to successfully position the company for long-term growth. This includes the strategic realignment of its airline and agency-focused businesses, as well as other measures to support the new organizational structure.
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"International Travel Is Essentially At A Standstill"
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home when this country's devastated tourist trade works to rebuild.
A Wednesday Destination Canada webinar said those in Canada's tourist trade should first look close to home when working to recover from the impact the coronavirus pandemic has... more ›
Chicago Charts A Course To The Future
Choose Chicago has unveiled Tourism & Hospitality Forward, a new initiative to spur Chicago’s tourism industry post-coronavirus and help expedite the city’s economic recovery.
To date, a coalition of more than 250 local tourism, hospitality, meeting and event-related organizations... more ›
Chinese Domestic Air Travel Breaks 50% Barriers
ForwardKeys reports that domestic air travel in China -- which has been recovering slowly in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak -- has now reached more than 50% of what it was at the equivalent moment in 2019, based on issued air tickets.
As well, analysis of flight ticketing data reveals a... more ›
New research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates that destinations are cautiously easing travel restrictions introduced in response to COVID-19 as they move towards reopening.
The UNWTO’s newly released Global Guidelines for Reopening Tourism signal a transition into... more ›
It appears that Americans are planning to hit the road once again with the most recent Longwoods International tracking study of American travellers revealing that 48% of those travellers are planning their first trip since the pandemic struck the U.S. between now and the July 4th holiday... more ›
Questions & Answers With Joel Ostrov
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 ›
It is an interesting time to hold an annual general meeting, but Tourisme Montréal held its AGM last week during the celebrations of Tourism Week in Canada and 77 days after Québec imposed a lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tourism organization’s 2019 annual report... more ›