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COVID-19 And Canadian Travel Intentions

Outbound Canada Releases Winter 2020-2021 Outlook

COVID-19 And Canadian Travel Intentions In its Winter Travel Intentions Outlook for the Winter of 2020-2021, Outbound Canada reports that: “As would be expected, the COVID-19 crisis continues to have a substantial impact on the travel activity of Canadians. The most recent travel intentions survey indicates that just 36% of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research, West

Cooking With Heroes Is A Recipe For Inspiration

Travel Agency Releases Cookbook To Raise Funds For Wounded Warriors Canada

Cooking With Heroes Is A Recipe For Inspiration The pandemic hit Lindsay Schile particularly hard. But after months of tears, the Manager and Groups Coordinator for Vacations For Heroes, a division of Chilliwack-based travel agency CM Travel Ltd., was struck with inspiration to launch a cookbook in support of her clients. “I had a good... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Responsible Travel, Travel Agents, West, Women in travel

ACTA Offers Update On Provincial Lobbying Efforts

ACTA Offers Update On Provincial Lobbying Efforts ACTA is continuing to advocate for agencies, agents and independent contractors with the three provincial governments that regulate the travel industry – Ontario, Quebec and B.C. As a result of those efforts, the association says there have been several wins lately. In Quebec, the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, West

Western Canada BDMs Have A Message

Western Canada BDMs Have A Message Hello Western Canada Travel Agents! We all hope that you are doing well and staying healthy. As you may or may not know, it has been a tradition in Alberta for the Suppliers to visit the agencies during the Holidays to sing some carols and spread some good cheer. Last year, the BC... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Motor Coach, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Voices of Travel, West

This Is Canada Nice

Destination Canada Collaborates With Come From Away Creators

This Is Canada Nice Destination Canada and the creators of Come From Away – the husband and wife duo, Irene Sankoff and David Hein – are collaborating to release a new and original song. Canada Nice is a song of Canadian pride brought to life with animated visuals by Halifax-based animation... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, West

Sunwing Takes Off From The West

Sunwing Takes Off From The West Sunwing is set to take off from three Western Canada gateways. Initially, Sunwing will operate from Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary and servicing  selected destinations for the winter season using a combination of seats contracted from third party carriers as well as Sunwing... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, West

Six Reasons For Hope From Globus

Six Reasons For Hope From Globus Hope springs eternal, as the saying goes. Certainly, for the travel industry in this country, the past week has brought some good news – two vaccines in late stage trials and interim results from the pilot testing study at Pearson airport. And clearly, beyond the reasons already noted,... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, West

Club Med Brings The Sun To Alberta

Club Med Brings The Sun To Alberta Club Med has an offer for Albertan travellers looking to escape to the sun. Until Nov. 13, Albertans can book their winter vacations at Club Med’s Cancun Yucatan resort in Mexico, for departures until Dec. 12 and take advantage of rates from $1,699, per adult, for seven nights,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Specials, West

Canadians Escape To The Rockies With Globus

Canadians Escape To The Rockies With Globus Stéphanie Bishop now knows what it’s like to travel during a pandemic. The Globus family of brands’ managing director joined the company’s 5-day Canadian Rockies Escape last week -- the first, official tour for the Globus family of brands since the pandemic began. Operating from... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, West

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
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