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A Devastated Industry

ASTA Finds That Without Help, 70% Of Agencies Could Be Shuttered In 6 Months

A Devastated Industry Chilling. Absolutely chilling. Released at the beginning of this month (August), the American Society of Travel Advisors' (ASTA) survey of close to 1,200 of its members reveals the kind of  financial devastation that COVID-19 has caused in the retail travel sector and the precarious... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Canada Needs To Broaden Peak Season

Canada Needs To Broaden Peak Season Destination Canada executive-director Chantz Strong says this country's tourism trade clearly needs to broaden its peak season beyond two currently all-important summer months. Strong told a Thursday webinar that the damage done to Canadian tourism during the coronavirus pandemic underscores... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

A ‘Worst Case’ Scenario

WTTC Says UK Moves Threaten Nearly 3 Million Jobs

A ‘Worst Case’ Scenario The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says that close to 3 million jobs in the UK -- and 197 million worldwide in the travel and tourism sector globally -- look set to be lost due to the collapse of travel. The WTTC’s economic modelling -- conducted less than two months ago –... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Take Action

GBTA Calls For Congress To Expand Relief for Distressed Business Travel Industry

Take Action With the U.S. Congress negotiating a new coronavirus relief package for individuals and businesses, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has called on Congressional leadership to enact measures to renew business travelers’ confidence and to curb the devastating impact of the pandemic... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

For Cruising, It’s All About Safety, Safety, Safety

Royal Caribbean Doesn’t Want To ‘Get It Wrong’

For Cruising, It’s All About Safety, Safety, Safety The CEO of Royal Caribbean International says the recent cases of coronavirus on two cruise ships (belonging to other cruise companies) amounts to a "learning experience" for his much larger company. Michael Bayley said during a Wednesday webinar that Royal Caribbean is studying "how and... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News, Trends & Research

Adventure In The Forecast

ATTA Survey Finds Adventure Travel Will Lead Travel Market Recovery

Adventure In The Forecast In the U.S. Adventure Traveler Sentiment – June-July 2020, the Adventure Travel Trade Association found that U.S. consumers of ATTA adventure tour operators are expected to resume near pre-COVID level travel spending in 2021, spending an estimated 7% less than their 2019 travel... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Booking Holdings Job Cuts Not Good News

Booking Holdings Job Cuts Not Good News The news that Booking Holdings – with brands that include Booking.com, Kayak, Priceline, Agoda, Rentalcars,com and OpenTable --  is to cut up to 25% of its employees, around 4,000 in total due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, is definitely not what the industry wants to hear right... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Online Travel Agency, Trends & Research

Book Your Bubble With G Adventures

Book Your Bubble With G Adventures G Adventures is responding to a growing trend that sees travellers indicating on their next trips, they are looking to travel with multiple friends and/or family members. In fact, in a recent panel survey, the tour company found that 34% of travellers were planning this kind of... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Making Sure Agents’ Voices Are Heard

A Conversation With ACTA’s Wendy Paradis

Making Sure Agents’ Voices Are Heard In this week’s issue of Canadian Travel Press, ACTA president, Wendy Paradis talks about how the association is working to advocate for its members, while at the same time dealing with its own challenges during a global pandemic. Paradis told CTP that: “We are a small team and we needed... more ›
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Future Doesn’t Look Nice For MICE

New Research Indicates International Business Arrivals Set To Fall By 35.3%

Future Doesn’t Look Nice For MICE According to GlobalData, meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) tourism was one of the first types of tourism to be impacted by the global spread of COVID-19 and it could be one of the last to fully return as international business arrivals are projected to fall by 35.3% in... more ›
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