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 ›
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 ›
Destination Canada Collaborates With Come From Away Creators
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
With Their Season Cancelled, BC Eco Operators Find Purpose Cleaning Up
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 ›
New Coalition Warns Of Widespread Bankruptcies Without Wage Subsidy
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 ›
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Relaxing Restrictions Will Go A Long Way To Stimulating Demand
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 ›