The WTTC Welcomed The New Initiative
Ministers of the Organization for Cooperation & Development (OECD) have endorsed a new initiative to promote safe international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic at the OECD’s annual Ministerial meeting in Paris.
That initiative involves a safe travel blueprint and a temporary... more ›
Without a doubt, the pandemic has taken a toll on the travel industry.
According to ACTA, over 800 storefront agencies across Canada are now permanently closed.
As agents continue to see a revenue decline of 95%, more than 90% of travel agents are still on CRB or EI.
While the industry... more ›
ForwardKeys Numbers Show Vaccine Trips A Trend
According to research from ForwardKeys people are travelling to the United States to receive a vaccination against COVID-19.
ForwardKeys says that the trend is most pronounced in travel from Peru, and other parts of Latin America, especially to Arizona, Florida and Texas.
Up to May 18,... more ›
New Whitepaper Takes Deep Dive On Needs Of Canadian Air Transportation
Aviation and business leaders are making it clear that without a strong federal commitment to a comprehensive aviation recovery plan, both the air sector and Canada’s overall competitiveness face considerable risk.
During a late May forum that looked at post-COVID air connectivity and... more ›
WTTC Research Reveals COVID-19’s Impact On Caribbean Tourism
In its annual Economic Impact Report (EIR), the World Travel & Tourism Council reveals the dramatic impact COVID-19 has had on the Caribbean’s travel and tourism sector, wiping out $33.9 billion from the region’s economy.
The newly released report shows that in the Caribbean,... more ›
To mark English Tourism Week, VisitBritain/VisitEngland hosted its annual review event in London this week, setting out its priorities to support the sector in its recovery and rebuilding.
During the ‘hybrid’ virtual and in-person event, VisitBritain’s outlined its latest forecasts... more ›
If you were wondering what the long-term holds for air transportation, a new forecast released by IATA and Tourism Economics demonstrates that post-COVID-19, people will be eager to travel in both the short-term and the long-term.
In unveiling the details, IATA points out that in order to... more ›
Over 800 storefront agencies across Canada are now closed permanently.
Most travel agencies and travel agents continue to see a revenue decline of 95%. And more than 90% of travel agents are still on CRB or EI.
In this environment, ACTA is launching Operation Survival and asking... more ›
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released the findings from a study into organizations corporate meetings and events strategy as a result of the pandemic.
The study -- made possible by Cvent -- examines how US and Canada-based travel meetings and events planners are managing... more ›
Hong Kong is preparing to step up its promotions, with plans to launch a new round of the Hong Kong Neighbourhoods campaign and it’s hopeful that it can relaunch mega-events in physical formats to prepare for tourism’s recovery.
That was just some of the news that came out of the Hong... more ›