Canadian Travel Press Digital Edition
Issue Date: Oct 18, 2021

Time for tourism to raise its voice
In this issue, Canadian Travel Press sits down with Meghan Benton, the Director of Research for the International Program at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington, D.C. and author of “Future Scenarios for Global Mobility in the Shadow of Pandemic.” At one point during the conversation, Benton observed that: “There’s a perception that a lot of travel is just tourism, but people rely on global mobility to maintain relationships with family members, to do vital business; in some cases, people stretch their lives between two or more countries and cross borders every day or every week.” Benton also pointed out that: “We have a Kafkaesque quagmire of different rules that don’t make sense and don’t fit together. Many governments have been throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks, and for all the rhetoric about wanting to open up and revive the tourism industry, there is still an implicit or explicit strategy of deterrence right now.”
 
Vaccine equity: Time for tourism to raise its voice

Vaccine equity: Time for tourism to raise its voice

Jamaica’s Edmund Bartlett points out that “80% of the vaccines in the world are locked into 20% of the countries and so, while 6 billion doses have already been administered, more than 70% of the world is still to have a second dose.”
Multiple factors complicating industry’s recovery

Multiple factors complicating industry’s recovery

Eric Barber writes in this week’s issue that if you were to listen to our politicians, a full-blown recovery is underway. Unfortunately, the reality is much different for those of us working in the tourism business.
Business travellers’ confidence grows

Business travellers’ confidence grows

The latest Traveler Confidence Index finds business travellers are generally optimistic about the long-term recovery and future for business travel prospects as less than 1 in 10 (8.8%) think they will never travel for business as much as they did before the pandemic.
 
 
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