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ACTA Takes The Initiative

Six Point Plan Launched To Support Agencies

ACTA Takes The Initiative ACTA is launching a six-point plan in support of travel agencies, making it clear to the federal government that as 2021 approaches, the travel industry will remain in a dire financial situation – facing devastation and widespread bankruptcies -without further government support. The plan... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Itching To Get Back On The Road

Itching To Get Back On The Road Scratch, scratch, scratch. That’s the sound of business travellers itching to get back on the road following last week’s reports that two possible COVID-19 vaccines are in late stage trials. In fact, half (50%) of GBTA travel buyer and procurement professionals feel their employees are... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Nine Months Later …

The Struggles And Triumphs Of Being A Travel Agent During The Pandemic

Nine Months Later … From commission recalls to cancelled bookings to endless hours on hold, the last nine months have certainly taken a toll on travel agents. But despite the setbacks and challenges, many in the travel industry are weathering the storm in anticipation of a brighter tomorrow. Travel Courier chats... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Beware Of COVID Fatigue: U.S.Travel Warns

New Safe Travel Guidance Reinforces CDC Recommendation

Beware Of COVID Fatigue: U.S.Travel Warns On the day that the Centres of Disease Control issued a recommendation against travel during the upcoming U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday, U.S. Travel reinforced the CDC’s message issuing updated guidance on healthy and safe travel for those Americans who do decide to travel during the annual... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

40% Of Snowbirds Staying Home This Winter

New Survey Tracks Trends Of A Key Travel Demographic

40% Of Snowbirds Staying Home This Winter Over 40% of Canadian snowbirds say they won’t be travelling this winter, according to a survey conducted recently by Snowbird Advisor. However, a little more than 30% indicated that they will “definitely” be going away for all or part of the winter. Another 25% remain... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Leisure Hotspots Shine For Europe

Leisure Hotspots Shine For Europe The latest edition of a jointly published Quarterly Barometer by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys, found that Europe’s most resilient destinations in the face of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic are leisure hotspots. As of Oct. 27, total inbound flight bookings for the EU and the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Test And Release Quarantine Approach Supported

MHL Releases Interim COVID-19 Report

Test And Release Quarantine Approach Supported McMaster Health Labs (MHL) has released its Canadian International COVID-19 Surveillance Border Study interim report, which was conducted with support from the government of Canada and in partnership with Air Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). Independent analysis of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Moderate Growth, Then Collapse

PATA Runs The 2019, 2020 Numbers

Moderate Growth, Then Collapse While PATA reports that the “strong collective annual performance of foreign arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations saw moderate growth in 2019” and, overall,  remained positive, that all changed in 2020 with the appearance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the virtual cessation of travel, as... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Promising Signs of Recovery For Cruise Industry

Promising Signs of Recovery For Cruise Industry The cruise industry is seeing the slow signs of recovery as interest for cruise trips has increased in recent weeks, for sailings next year. The decision by the CDC to let its no-sail order expire on Oct. 31 in exchange for a conditional sail order supports the early signs of recovery that... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News, Trends & Research

WTTC Calls On Industry To Unite At JAPEX

WTTC Calls On Industry To Unite At JAPEX The head of the World Travel and Tourism Council is imploring those in the tourism industry to work together to offset the impact the coronavirus pandemic has on travel, warning that an already brutal toll could become considerably worse, reports Press Today’s Ian Stalker. Gloria Guevara... more ›
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