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Hope For The Best, Prepare For The Unexpected

Hope For The Best, Prepare For The Unexpected Ask Joel Ostrov if 2021 has gone the way he’d expected it would go and Direct Travel’s president – Canada East Region will tell you: “I am afraid not. The Delta variant caused many corporations to slow the restart of their travel programs. As a result, the borders between Canada and the... more ›
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Top 2021 Travel Trends From ForwardKeys

Top 2021 Travel Trends From ForwardKeys A new report from ForwardKeys charts the top travel trends of 2021 and not surprisingly, they are driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. ForwardKeys’ report found that: US Leisure travel has led the recovery The paralysis of Asia Pacific continued while Mexico, Central America, the... more ›
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Instant Amnesia Leads To Knee-Jerk Restrictions

Angry IATA Demands Governments Listen To WHO, Rescind Travel Bans

Instant Amnesia Leads To Knee-Jerk Restrictions IATA is calling on governments to follow the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO) and rescind travel bans that were introduced as a response to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus immediately. The global airline industry association notes that public health organizations,... more ›
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Finding Opportunity In Times of Change

Tourism Industry Can Be A Leading Sector In The Economic Recovery

Finding Opportunity In Times of Change Nik Nanos, founder of Nanos Research brought a welcome message to those attending the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s 2021 Congress in Ottawa. That message was all about rebuilding the economy and how the travel and tourism industry can play a leading role in that rebuilding process... more ›
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TIAC 2021: A Long-Awaited Family Celebration for The Industry

TIAC 2021: A Long-Awaited Family Celebration for The Industry When the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) held its in-person 2021 Congress in Ottawa last week it was like a family gathering. Perhaps a touch bittersweet -- considering all of the events that have taken place since the last one -- but still a celebration of the Canadian travel and... more ›
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Despite Challenges Travel Scores Well On Service

Despite Challenges Travel Scores Well On Service According to the latest Longwoods International tracking study of American travellers, most travellers experienced service levels as good as or better than prior to the pandemic on their trips this fall, with about half reporting service comparable to pre-pandemic travel and a quarter rating... more ›
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WTTC Report Identifies Solutions For Recovery

WTTC Report Identifies Solutions For Recovery In a new report, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is providing clear recommendations to governments and identifying four key digital solutions to restore international mobility. The WTTC report calls on governments to adopt a more internationally coordinated response to COVID-19... more ›
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Government Response Threatening Recovery

Government Response Threatening Recovery IATA reports that while the recovery in air travel continued in October – with broad-based improvements in both domestic and international markets -- the imposition of travel bans by governments, against the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO), could threaten the sector’s... more ›
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Demand For Cruise On The Rise

New Research Reveals Early Adopters Will Sail Once Restrictions Lift

Demand For Cruise On The Rise New research from Expedia Group -- in partnership with Environics Analytics –takes a deep dive on the characteristics and preferences of post-pandemic cruise travellers between mid-2021 and early 2022. The new data indicates that there has been more than a 20% month on month increase in... more ›
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COVID-19 Remains A Holiday Travel Concern

COVID-19 Remains A Holiday Travel Concern While Canadians are eager to see their extended family and friends this holiday season, it’s not without concerns of COVID-19 exposure. That’s one of the top line findings in the PayPal Canada 2021 Holiday Giving Study. In that study, PayPal Canada found that only one in 10 Canadians... more ›
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