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Canadians Ready To Travel Again

itravel 2000 Survey Finds Travellers Booking With Flexible Options, Payments

Canadians Ready To Travel Again So, what’s the future hold? A new survey of Canadian travellers by itravel2000 may help shed a little light on some of the travel trends, destination preferences and new customer needs. Dianne Jackson, vice president of retail, Red Label Vacations, said: “Now more than ever, travel... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Transat Reports Q3 Results

Approval Of Transaction With Air Canada Still Pending

Transat Reports Q3 Results In reporting its results for the third quarter of 2020 – which ended July 31 -- Transat A.T. Inc’s president and CEO, Jean-Marc Eustache observed that: “The reduction of operations to just one week for this quarter is unprecedented for Transat and for the industry as a whole. Given the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Trends & Research

A World Of Good

How The Travel Industry Is Making A Positive Difference During The Pandemic

A World Of Good It’s easy to get caught up in a cycle of bad news as the world continues to face challenges amidst an ongoing pandemic. This week, we’re sharing some uplifting stories of how the travel industry is making a positive difference around the globe. To support the communities neighbouring... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Easing Restrictions, But With Extreme Caution

UNWTO Finds Over 50% Of Global Destinations Loosening Some Travel Rules

Easing Restrictions, But With Extreme Caution According to the UNWTO, in the seventh edition of its ‘COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions: A Global Review for Tourism,’ 53% of destinations around the world have now begun to ease travel restrictions that were introduced in response to the global pandemic. And while many of those... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Signs Of A Rebound

GlobalData Finds Uptick In Sentiment Scores For T&T Sector

Signs Of A Rebound According to GlobalData, the travel and tourism (T&T) sector witnessed an uptick in Q3 2020 earnings transcript sentiment scores. The leading data and analytics company reports that hotel operators’ sentimental growth was influenced by improvements in occupancy rates, while airline... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Hotels, News, Trends & Research

Holding Strong

Bank Of Canada Holds Policy Rate At 0.25%

Holding Strong The Bank of Canada announced that its overnight rate will continue to hold at the effective lower bound of .25%. All 20 of the economists on’s BoC Interest Rate Forecast panel had correctly predicted this. And every single economist, with the exception of one, believes the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

It’s #TravelWebcastWednesday

Cruise Industry Sets Sights On Future

It’s #TravelWebcastWednesday Whatever the future has in store for the travel industry, the cruise sector wants it known that it is open and ready for business. “We are here for the long haul,” says Charles Sylvia, VP of industry and trade relations at CLIA, who has faced a lot of questions from consumers and... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, Events, News, Trends & Research

Let’s Go There

Hilton Steps Up To Support USTA’s Efforts To Inspire Travel, Grow Jobs

Let’s Go There The US travel industry is sending a message to Americans as part of a newly launched campaign that tells them: “It’s OK to start planning your next trip -- whenever it may be.” Hilton is one of the key backers of the “Let’s Go There” campaign, which is the result of an... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Set Sail With #TravelWebcast Wednesday

Cruise Companies Probe The Future of Cruising On Sept. 9

Set Sail With #TravelWebcast Wednesday While still in the grips of the COVID-19 crisis, the cruise ship industry has reason for optimism, based on stronger 2021 bookings by some cruise companies. But while government no-sail orders remain in place until the fall, cruise companies are looking ahead to the end of the sailing freeze... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, Events, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Embarking On A New Adventure

WTTC Unveils Safe Travels Protocols For Adventure Travel Industry

Embarking On A New Adventure The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the latest set of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return of Safe Travels. The latest protocols for the global travel and tourism sector focus on measures to ensure the reopening... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research