End-to-end seamless travel across borders came a step closer to reality when IATA member airlines meeting in Seoul for this year’s AGM unanimously resolved to accelerate the global implementation of the One ID initiative, which will be based on a single biometric identifier to move passengers... more ›
Despite Mishaps, Business Travellers Are Content
While over half (54%) of business travellers have experienced a mishap while on the road for work in the last year – with 52% reporting they had a delayed flight and 40% a cancelled flight – the vast majority (86%) of global travellers are satisfied with their overall business travel... more ›
Orion Helping Canadians Understand Travel Insurance
Orion Travel Insurance, a CAA company, has launched a campaign to make it easier for Canadian travellers to navigate and understand the essentials of travel insurance in advance of the busy summer travel season.
Kellee Irwin, vice president of Orion Travel Insurance Company, says that: “As... more ›
According to the European Travel Commission's (ETC) latest research – “Tourism Passion Communities – there's no doubt that interests and hobbies are a significant factor when it comes to the selection of a travel destination.
Aimed at providing a better understanding of the key passion... more ›
Jon Montgomery On Why Home Is Where The Heart Is
Olympic gold medalist and host of The Amazing Race Canada Jon Montgomery is a proud Canadian – so much so that he reacts viscerally when talking about his homeland, writes assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this issue of Travel Courier Digital.
“I don't know why my body is reacting the... more ›
IATA Report Says UK Air Transport Jobs Could Be At Risk
IATA is warning that up to 120,000 jobs supported by air transport could be at risk from an erosion of UK air transport competitiveness. By contrast, employment could rise by 200,000 if the UK invests in cost-effective runway expansion, abolishes or reduces Air Passenger Duty (APD), and improves... more ›
In its latest quarterly report, the European Travel Commission reports that the demand for tourism in Europe is expected to maintain an upward trajectory over 2019 despite uncertain trade relationships between China and the US and a slowing Chinese travel demand.
In this respect, the ETC –... more ›
Sanovnik Destang, executive director of Bay Gardens Resorts in St. Lucia, is encouraging fellow tourism industry professionals to fully embrace the use of technology to drive business to their hotels, restaurants and attractions.
Destang says that continued investment in the benefits of... more ›
Food, Safety And A Friendly Welcome Are Montréal's Srengths
An Ipsos survey conducted for Tourisme Montréal, reports that 95% of leisure and business travellers who stayed in Montréal in 2018 were either satisfied or very satisfied with their experience.
The proportion of those who said they were very satisfied has gone up 20% from 2006.... more ›
IATA is urging aviation stakeholders to embrace data and digital transformation to help deliver a frictionless customer experience while enhancing safety and efficiency.
Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director general and CEO, said: “We must transform paper-based and legacy processes into... more ›