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Coping With COVID-19

Exodus Travels Survey Finds Travel Planning Gives People Hope

Coping With COVID-19 A new survey commissioned by Exodus Travels – and conducted by OnePoll – found that 70% of North Americans are coping with the pandemic by taking up hobbies that will enhance their future adventures. Digging into the behaviors of 2,000 self-identified travellers who have been... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Trends & Research

Back To The Office By Q3: GBTA Poll

Confidence Grows For A Return To Business Travel

Back To The Office By Q3: GBTA Poll In its 15th Coronavirus poll – the first released in 2021 – the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) found that over half of respondents expect most of their employees will return to the office by Q3, in line with a return to non-essential business travel and a growth in traveller... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Europeans Looking To Travel In Spring 2021

Europeans Looking To Travel In Spring 2021 In its latest report, the European Travel Commission (ETC) reports that despite continuing lockdowns, Europeans are progressively interested in trips during the second quarter of 2021 as COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out. The ETC – in Monitoring Sentiment for Domestic and Intra-European... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

WTTC Forecasts Job Recovery In 2021

Group Predicting Strong Summer Travel Season

WTTC Forecasts Job Recovery In 2021 The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is forecasting that over 100 million jobs could return to the global travel and tourism sector during 2021, as the world recovers from the crippling COVID-19 pandemic. Already a strong summer of travel is expected as the sector begins its road... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Looking On The Bright Side

The New Year ushered in many challenges, but opportunities are also emerging for travel advisors and tour operators alike

Looking On The Bright Side After a tumultuous start to the New Year, Travel Courier chats with the Association of Canadian Independent Travel Advisors (ACITA), TravelBrands and G Adventures about how they’re navigating past the challenges to take advantage of the opportunities that this year brings. Although... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

First Trips Will Be All About VFR

First Trips Will Be All About VFR In its latest tracking study of American travellers, Longwoods International reports that 50% of those travellers are planning to visit family and friends on their first trip in 2021. And the vast majority of them are planning to travel by car. About a third of American travellers expect... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Brand USA Maps Out Its Path To The Future

Brand USA Maps Out Its Path To The Future Chris Thompson, President & CEO of Brand USA sits down with Canadian Travel Press this week and maps out the path the organization is following as it looks forward to welcoming Canadian travellers back to the U.S. once it is safe to do so. At one point in the conversation, Thompson... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Ground To A Halt

IATA Reports November Passenger Demand Numbers

Ground To A Halt IATA reports that the recovery in passenger demand -- which had been slowing since the Northern hemisphere’s summer travel season -- came to a halt in November 2020. The airline industry association notes that: Total demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was down... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Canadian Outbound Travel By The Numbers

Canadian Outbound Travel By The Numbers Outbound Canada has released its January to October 2020 update on total Canadian outbound travel. The update reports that there were 136,000 trips recorded in October, a 94% decline compared to the same period in 2019. Total overnight outbound trips are down 69% compared to the first ten... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Trends & Research

Israel Optimistic Tourists Will Return In Spring

Israel Optimistic Tourists Will Return In Spring The Israel Ministry of Tourism is spearheading a series of moves aimed at preserving the tourist infrastructure to prepare for the day after the pandemic. As 2020 came to an end -- and with the pace of the vaccination campaign in Israel leading the world -- the Israel Ministry of Tourism has... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research
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