Business Travel Continues Slowed Recovery – GBTA
Although there is optimism and an ‘overall willingness’ for the return to business travel, sentiment in the business travel industry continues to waver, due to ongoing uncertainty around the Delta variant and other variants.
However, indicators show companies and their corporate travel... more ›
After 18 Months, Travellers Making Different Choices When Planning Trips
In its latest tracking study of American travellers, Longwoods International is reporting that after 18 months of living with the pandemic, travel patterns have been altered, at least for the time being.
With about half of travellers changing their travel plans because of coronavirus, 32%... more ›
One of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s (CHTA) top executives is pointing out that travel warnings, based on COVID-19 positivity levels, can be misleading.
Noting that while travel advisories have been placed on several Caribbean destinations due to the increase in COVID-19... more ›
The Global Business Travel Association Canada (GBTA Canada) says it is looking forward to working with Canada’s new federal government on support for business travel and all the benefits it brings to Canadians.
Nancy Tudorache, regional vice president, Canada for GBTA, observed: “GBTA... more ›
The recovery is continuing for Chicago’s tourism and hospitality industry with Choose Chicago reporting that key performance indicators for the first half of 2021 suggest that tourism’s post-COVID recovery has positive momentum, with the city experiencing a successful summer travel... more ›
Tourism types in Antigua and Barbuda are continuing to see growth in tourism air arrivals.
Results from the Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism for August 2021indicate that stayover air arrivals totaled 18,792 visitors to the destination, an increase of 965 visitors over August 2018... more ›
New Research Reveals Pandemic’s Impact On Indigenous Tourism
New research from the Conference Board of Canada (CBOC) and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) reveals that although 2021 saw modest gains as a sign of early recovery, the industry still projects a 54% decline in direct GDP compared to pre-pandemic levels.
Another study done... more ›
ACTA Breaksdown Where Parties Stand On Support For Advisors
ACTA has released a comparison of the major political party platforms and their impact on travel agencies and independent travel agents.
Wendy Paradis, ACTA president, observed that: “Now is the time to speak with electoral candidates and share your need for continued federal financial... more ›
According to GlobalData, vaccine tourism -- where tourist hotspots are now offering COVID-19 vaccinations on holiday to attract visitors -- is a double-edged sword because while it could assist travel’s restart, it also raises the question of vaccine equity as it will further increase the... more ›
Despite the challenges of the past 18 months, the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry recorded many significant successes, and data points to an encouraging outlook ahead.
Acting CEO & director general of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) Vanessa Ledesma... more ›