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Travel: A Catalyst For Good

Duke of Sussex Launches Global Sustainable Initiative – Travalyst

Travel: A Catalyst For Good The Duke of Sussex has announced a major new global partnership aimed at improving conservation, environmental protection and expanding local community economic development by encouraging sustainable tourism practices across the travel industry. Called Travalyst, the partnership has been... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Time To Turn Things Around

Sustainability Takes Centre Stage For Airlines

Time To Turn Things Around Airline bosses attending IATA's AGM in Seoul got a rough ride from Violeta Bulc, the European Union's commissioner for transport when she got onto the subject of sustainability, reports Quebec editor, Mike Dunbar in this week's issue of Canadian Travel Press. Bulc started out by declaring,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Responsible Travel, Trends & Research

From Beginning To End

PATA Gears Up For 2019 Youth Symposium

From Beginning To End PATA's Youth Symposium is set to take place of Sept. 19 – the first day of the 2019 PATA Travel Mart – at the M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The theme of the symposium is “From Beginning to End: How Stories Connect Us,” and it is organized by PATA's Human... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Tackling Overtourism

Agents Can Be Part Of The Solution

Tackling Overtourism Do travel agents have the power to help combat overtourism? Ninan Chacko, the CEO of Travel Leaders Group, believes the travel industry at large can play a pivotal role in tackling the issue moving forward. “Travel advisors play a crucial role in educating travellers about alternative... more ›
Posted in News, Responsible Travel, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Germany Continues To See Steady Growth

Germany Continues To See Steady Growth Incoming tourism to Germany continues to show steady growth, with an increase of 3.3% in June. According to provisional figures from the Federal Statistical Office, 39.8 million international overnights were registered across hotels and accommodation establishments with more than 10 beds... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Competitiveness Crucial For Swiss Aviation

Competitiveness Crucial For Swiss Aviation In a newly released analysis, IATA highlights that the competitiveness of Switzerland’s air transport sector could generate an additional 36,000 jobs and nearly CHF 13 billion in extra GDP for the nation’s economy by 2037. The IATA study, Switzerland Air Transport Regulatory... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News, Trends & Research

Writing A New Chapter

More American Stories From Brand USA

Writing A New Chapter United Stories is the latest addition to a suite of story-telling platforms by Brand USA that help illustrate and define the characteristics – and characters – of the United States. Prospective visitors to the U.S. are the intended consumers of this content, which is on a schedule of ongoing... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

One ID: A Step Closer To Reality

One ID: A Step Closer To Reality End-to-end seamless travel across borders came a step closer to reality when IATA member airlines meeting in Seoul for this year’s AGM unanimously resolved to accelerate the global implementation of the One ID initiative, which will be based on a single biometric identifier to move passengers... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology, Trends & Research

Happy With The Experience

Despite Mishaps, Business Travellers Are Content

Happy With The Experience While over half (54%) of business travellers have experienced a mishap while on the road for work in the last year – with 52% reporting they had a delayed flight and 40% a cancelled flight – the vast majority (86%) of global travellers are satisfied with their overall business travel... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Understanding The Essentials

Orion Helping Canadians Understand Travel Insurance

Understanding The Essentials Orion Travel Insurance, a CAA company, has launched a campaign to make it easier for Canadian travellers to navigate and understand the essentials of travel insurance in advance of the busy summer travel season. Kellee Irwin, vice president of Orion Travel Insurance Company, says that: “As... more ›
Posted in Insurance, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research
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