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Finding A New Mission

With Their Season Cancelled, BC Eco Operators Find Purpose Cleaning Up

Finding A New Mission With a storm rolling in calling for rough seas with strong nautical winds and up to six metre swells, eco-tourism operators Kevin Smith and Russell Markel knew they were racing against time to remove the lift bags filled with tons of marine debris their crew and colleagues had collected over... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, West

CHHB Urges Government To Extend CEWS

New Coalition Warns Of Widespread Bankruptcies Without Wage Subsidy

CHHB Urges Government To Extend CEWS A newly formed coalition representing people with a stake in this country's ailing tourism trade is calling on Ottawa to extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy well into next year, warning that if the federal government goes ahead with its planned phase-out of the subsidy, widespread travel... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, West

Plan B Is NOT An Option

Relaxing Restrictions Will Go A Long Way To Stimulating Demand

Plan B Is NOT An Option While it’s not the V-shaped recovery that the industry was hoping for, Direct Travel’s president, Canada West, Brian Robertson talks with Canadian Travel Press this week about how the company is staying connected with its people; what the state of play is now; and what the future holds.... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research, West

On The Singletrack To Success

Carcross/Tagish First Nations Creates A Win-Win For The Community

On The Singletrack To Success A First Nation community in the southern part of the territory that was the setting for the Jack London classic The Call of the Wild is now inviting energetic sorts to answer the call of the wheeled and, in doing so, likely seeing some of the landscapes that those who joined London on the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, West

Vancouver Aquarium Pausing Public Programming

Vancouver Aquarium Pausing Public Programming Ocean Wise has announced that it is pausing its public programming at the Vancouver Aquarium due to COVID-19. In announcing the decision, Ocean Wise said: “In response to one of the most financially challenging times in the Vancouver Aquarium’s 64-year history – including an almost 80%... more ›
Posted in Attractions, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, West

Escape To The Canadian Rockies With Globus

Escape To The Canadian Rockies With Globus From Calgary, Globus is inviting travellers to escape to the pristine wilds of Banff National Park and the ethereal glacier-fed lakes (the “Water of the Spirits”) nearby. Marking Globus’ first, official tour since March, this 5-day Canadian Rockies Escape will depart on Oct. 17, 2020... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Motor Coach, News, Tour Operators, West

TIABC Seeking $680 Million Recovery Stimulus Package

Immediate Financial Help Vital For Sector, Hard Hit By COVID-19, Travel Restrictions

TIABC Seeking $680 Million Recovery Stimulus Package The Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia, along with a coalition of dozens of sector associations representing British Columbia’s more than 19,000 tourism and hospitality businesses, have presented the provincial government with a recovery stimulus proposal that would see the... more ›
Posted in Attractions, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research, West

Refreshing Changes From Anderson Vacations

Refreshing Changes From Anderson Vacations Anderson Vacations has refreshed, repriced and shortened the duration of a selection of its escorted tours in order to help agents provide their clients with the option of staying close to their home provinces and to keep travel times to a minimum while continuing to provide an enriching travel... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, West

Destination Indigenous

ITAC Celebrates National Indigenous People’s Day With New Initiative

Destination Indigenous The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is launching its new Destination Indigenous marketing campaign in an effort to encourage, highlight and educate travellers about the many Indigenous experiences that will welcome Canadians this summer. The new initiative will be... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, West

TIABC, Key Partners Pen Letter To Government

Industry Looking For Coordinated Effort, Meeting With Provinces, Feds

TIABC, Key Partners Pen Letter To Government In a letter to B.C. Premier John Horgan, TIABC and a number of its local and national partners stressed the importance of a cooperative approach between the federal and provincial governments to take immediate steps to coordinate and facilitate the restart of Canada's tourism and travel... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, Hotels, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, West
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