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Vaccine a Game-Changer For Return to Travel: GBTA Poll

Vaccine a Game-Changer For Return to Travel: GBTA Poll In a new poll, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), found that most GBTA members and stakeholders (79%) would be “very comfortable” or “comfortable” travelling for business after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, and almost half support mandatory testing prior to travel to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Club Med Embraces A New Era Of Travel

Club Med Embraces A New Era Of Travel Last year pushed the travel world to pivot to meet the needs of Canadians who have been yearning for safe and reliable vacations. 2020 was a challenging time for the travel industry, but also provided valuable insight into travel opportunities for the year ahead and beyond. Amélie... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Sentiment Rising

ETC Report Shows Europeans Hoping To Travel This Summer

Sentiment Rising European travel sentiment continues to rise, with 54% of respondents to a recent survey indicating that they’re planning to travel within the next six months -- either domestically or to another European country. The European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest report -- Monitoring... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Let’s Look Into The Crystal Ball

10 Trends Shaping The Future Of Travel

Let’s Look Into The Crystal Ball This week, Travel Courier caught up with a panel of industry experts to get a sense of what the future holds for travellers and the trade. Topping the list is the fact that travel advisors will be key in the unfolding future that awaits the industry. The value of using a travel advisor... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

North America Ranks High When Brits Travel Again

North America Ranks High When Brits Travel Again Once travel restrictions are lifted in the United Kingdom and globally, Brits are planning to take to the road and North America is high on the list of destinations that they’re planning to head to, according to new research released by www.comparethemarket.com . Along with looking a where... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Trends & Research

Togetherness — The Next Travel Destination

New IHG Hotels & Resorts Survey Provides Future Travel Insights

Togetherness — The Next Travel Destination A new survey from IHG Hotels & Resorts reveals just how much people are longing for human connection; longing to be with their loved ones; and longing to make new memories. IHG reports that close to 60% of survey respondents said they cancelled up to four trips (leisure and business)... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts, Trends & Research

Air Canada Reports 2020 Annual Results

Air Canada Reports 2020 Annual Results Air Canada released its 2020 annual results, reporting total revenues of $5.833 billion in 2020 which is a decline of $13.298 billion or 70% from 2019. The carrier reported 2020 negative EBITDA(1) (excluding special items) or (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization)... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Prepare For 2023

Europe Sees International Arrivals Decline By 70% In 2020

Prepare For 2023 In releasing the latest edition of its quarterly European Tourism Trends & Prospects report, the European Travel Commission (ETC) makes it clear that as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, its widespread impact continues to weigh heavily on European destinations and the wider... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

U.S. Travel Surges As Vaccines Arrive 

U.S. Travel Surges As Vaccines Arrive  In its latest tracking study of American travellers, Longwoods International found that 81% are planning to travel in the next six months – that’s an increase of 16 percentage points since mid-January and the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic last March. Coupled with a... more ›
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Tighter Travel Restrictions Hurting U.K.

Constantly Changing Policies, Blanket Quarantines Causing Massive Losses

Tighter Travel Restrictions Hurting U.K. Pointing to new research, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says that ongoing restrictions to travel and blanket quarantines have seen the UK suffer greater GDP losses than many of its European counterparts which have less stringent barriers in place. According to data from... more ›
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