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Air Canada Welcomes New Rapid Testing Initiative

Air Canada Welcomes New Rapid Testing Initiative Not surprisingly, Air Canada is welcoming yesterday’s joint announcement by Alberta and the federal government that they were teaming up on a joint initiative for a pilot project to test international and transborder travellers arriving in Alberta for COVID-19. As the industry is well... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Smarter, Kinder, Safer

9 Predictions From Booking.com On The Future of Travel

Smarter, Kinder, Safer There’s no doubt that the world has been and is continuing to be reshaped by the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in releasing its predictions for travel in 2021 and beyond, Booking.com notes that innovation within the travel industry will accelerate faster than ever to respond to... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Winter Is Coming!

Is This The Season To Embrace The Cold Over Sunny Escapes?

Winter Is Coming! In any given year, the first snowfall of the season always signifies good news for the travel industry as clients across the country start dreaming of escaping the cold. But with the ongoing pandemic and travel advisories still in place, could this be the time for clients to embrace the winter... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Let’s Get Uncomfortable

Let’s Get Uncomfortable Let's Get Uncomfortable has announced a third virtual event on Confronting Anti-Black Racism in Travel & Tourism. LGU's Shalene Dudley, founder of Latitude Concierge Travels, will sit down with Mpuuga Rwabutara, senior account executive at Flight Centre Travel Group and the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Events, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Unprecedented Level Of Partnership Is Key To ‘Restoring Travel’

Unprecedented Level Of Partnership Is Key To ‘Restoring Travel’ Expedia Group’s director, market management, Rebecca Cregan talked to Canadian Travel Press recently about the initiatives the company has put in place to help its partners meet the challenges of the global pandemic. Cregan tells CTP that here in Canada, Expedia Group Media Solutions is... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Trends & Research

ATPCO: Delivering End-To-End Solutions In A Time Of Crisis

ATPCO: Delivering End-To-End Solutions In A Time Of Crisis Chris Phillips doesn’t hedge, telling Canadian Travel Press this week that “this is by far the worst crisis we have had to face, and its uncertainty, randomness and market volatility is a massive challenge.” However, in the first of a two-part piece, the head of global sales and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Low Fares, Last Minute Trips To Sunspots Spur Rebound

Low Fares, Last Minute Trips To Sunspots Spur Rebound Noting that it’s common knowledge that the global pandemic has wreaked destruction on the travel industry -- with total international arrivals in the third quarter of the year 94% down on the same period in 2019 – ForwardKeys is reporting that there may be a glimmer of hope immediately... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Trends & Research

BoC Could Hold Rate Until At Least 2023

BoC Could Hold Rate Until At Least 2023 According to half of the economists (47% or 7 out of 15) on Finder’s BoC Interest Rate Forecast panel, the Bank of Canada could hold the interest rate until at least 2023. A third of the panel expect the rate to hold until some point in 2023 while an additional 13% say it will hold beyond... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Insurance, News, Rail, Resorts, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Planning To Stay Home For The Holidays

Planning To Stay Home For The Holidays In its most recent international tracking study of American travellers, Longwoods International reports that half of American travellers are currently planning to stay home for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or New Years. A similar percentage reported that COVID-19 will greatly... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Trends & Research

ACI, IATA Call For Urgent Industry-Wide Support

ACI, IATA Call For Urgent Industry-Wide Support Airports Council International (ACI) World and IATA reinforced the urgent call for governments to use testing as a means to safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity and to prevent the systemic collapse of the aviation industry with non-debt generating financial... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research
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