Six Point Plan Launched To Support Agencies
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 ›
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 ›
The Struggles And Triumphs Of Being A Travel Agent During The Pandemic
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 ›
New Safe Travel Guidance Reinforces CDC Recommendation
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 ›
New Survey Tracks Trends Of A Key Travel Demographic
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 ›
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 ›
MHL Releases Interim COVID-19 Report
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 ›
PATA Runs The 2019, 2020 Numbers
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›