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A Serious Delay

WTTC Warns That ‘Approved Vaccine Inconsistency’ Could Delay International Travel’s Restart

A Serious Delay Following reports of vacationers being refused entry into destinations because, while they were vaccinated, they had not received an approved vaccine for the country they were about to visit, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is warning that the restart of international travel could... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Canadians Favour Continued Support For Travel Businesses

Canadians Favour Continued Support For Travel Businesses A new survey conducted by Mainstreet Research on behalf of travel industry clients revealed that 58.7% of Canadian voters support continued wage, rent and other subsidies for travel agent businesses. The survey examined the impacts of COVID-19 on travel plans and what voters want to ensure... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

IATA Urges States To Follow WHO Guidance On Borders 

IATA Urges States To Follow WHO Guidance On Borders  IATA is calling on states to follow new guidance on travel from the World Health Organization (WHO). That guidance recommends a “risk-based approach” to implementing measures related to COVID-19 and international travel. It will be presented to the WHO COVID-19 International Health... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Bouncing Back

Antigua & Barbuda Post Steady Increase In Arrivals

Bouncing Back Tourism industry officials in Antigua & Barbuda are in a celebratory mood these days, reporting a steady increase in tourism arrivals from the United States and a surge in bookings from the United Kingdom. Commenting on the bounce back in visitations, Antigua and Barbuda’s Tourism... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Industry Needs A Plan Before An Election

Businesses Can’t Afford To Wait Any Longer

Industry Needs A Plan Before An Election Several people who play a prominent role in the tourism trade are urging the federal government to hold off on calling an election until this country's badly battered tourism sector has a better idea of what awaits it. Perrin Beatty, president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, told a... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Know Before You Go

Orion Travel Insurance Highlights How Global Travel Will Be Different

Know Before You Go Quarantine restrictions for fully vaccinated Canadians have been relaxed and many Canadians are eager to travel, however, Orion Travel Insurance reminds travellers, that a Level 3 Global Affairs travel advisory remains in effect, and Canadians need to understand the ongoing uncertainty... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Insurance, News, Trends & Research

Now Is Not The Time To Turn Off The Tap

Industry Group Urges Government To Continue CEWS, CERS Programs

Now Is Not The Time To Turn Off The Tap A coalition lobbying government on behalf of this country's struggling tourism trade is calling on Ottawa to continue to make the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy available to those in the travel sector. The Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses says tourism has... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Hotels, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Finder’s Finds Canadians Ready To Travel This Summer

Finder’s Finds Canadians Ready To Travel This Summer As restrictions ease, travel plans are on the rise in Canada, with 22% of Canadian adults planning to take at least one trip in the next three months, up from 17% a month ago, according to Finder’s Travel Index. In fact, in the past five months the appetite for travel by Canadians has been... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Trends & Research

‘Marginal Improvements’ In May Demand: IATA

‘Marginal Improvements’ In May Demand: IATA International and domestic air travel demand showed ‘marginal improvements’ in May – compared the previous month – according to IATA, but the airline industry trade association also indicated that traffic remained well below pre-pandemic levels. IATA notes that recovery in... more ›
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Vaccines, Digital Solutions Easing Travel Restrictions

Vaccines, Digital Solutions Easing Travel Restrictions In the weeks and months ahead, the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates that the global vaccination rollout and increased adoption of digital solutions for safe travel should lead to a rise in international mobility. The latest Travel Restrictions Report from the... more ›
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