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Issue Date: Sep 21, 2020

The future of cruising: safe, healthy … amazing…

But book now, as executives says fares won’t be dropping

The future of cruising: safe, healthy … amazing… IAN STALKER Travel agents shouldn’t bank on cruise companies slashing their fares because of the companies’ current predicament, a Baxter Media webcast was told. [caption id="attachment_142611" align="alignleft" width="200"] Ritzenthaler[/caption] Ritzenthaler, senior vice president of sales at Celebrity Cruises, told the Sept. 9 webcast that her company has seen strong bookings for... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 21, 2020

Paddle into the past with Metis Crossing

Paddle into the past with Metis Crossing IAN STALKER Smoky Lake, Alta.’s Metis Crossing is looking forward to again offering canoeing enthusiasts waterborne history lessons about those who played a crucial role in the shaping of the West; without having the modern-day paddlers experience any of the hardships that were routinely all part of a day’s work for ancestors of Metis Crossing employees. Metis Crossing – described as... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 21, 2020

We’re good to go

VisitBritain reassures travellers with ‘ring of confidence’

We’re good to go In the first part of a two-part conversation with VisitBritain’s Senior Vice President, The Americas, Paul Gauger talks about what VisitBritain is doing to help with the destination’s tourism recovery; health and safety initiatives; and programs designed to give both domestic travellers and future international visitors the confidence to travel. Maybe you can start by giving Canadian... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 21, 2020

A simple truth

Safety is non-negotiable for connected travellers

A simple truth Calvin Carter tells Canadian Travel Press that “until major industry-wide innovations are made, travel and tourism will largely be considered ‘unsafe’ by the general public. The survival of the sector is therefore teetering on a knife edge.” However, Carter, founder and CEO of Bottle Rocket, also points out that “industry players now have a rare opportunity to use this time to... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 21, 2020

Remembering Lynda Sinclair

Remembering Lynda Sinclair In 2013, Lynda Sinclair was one of more than 40 Canadian travel industry pioneers who contributed to Voices of Travel, a special book marking the 45th anniversary of Canadian Travel Press. Each of these voices offered a mixture of historical perspective, anecdotes, reflections, passion, hope and more as they told the story of Canada’s travel industry over a period of four and a half... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 21, 2020

Aeromexico is winging its way to recovery

Aeromexico is winging its  way to recovery Aeromexico’s Senior VP Global Sales, Giancarlo Mulinelli chats with Canadian Travel Press this week about how things are shaping up for the carrier as it rebuilds its network and prepares for the winter season. Canadian Travel Press: Is Aeromexico’s route fully operational now, including your Canadian network? How full are your flights now and do you think there is resistance among the... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 21, 2020

A value beyond the economics

A conversation with Destination Canada’s Marsha Walden

A value beyond the economics BOB MOWAT “I believe Canadians are truly coming to understand the profound influence the visitor economy has on our lives and our communities. Tourism brings value far beyond its economic contribution,” Destination Canada’s new resident and CEO, Marsha Walden observed in a conversation with Canadian Travel Press this week. What’s it like to start a new job in the middle of a global... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 14, 2020

Take a breath, this is temporary

Clicktivated helping destinations connect with travellers during COVID-19

Take a breath, this is temporary Ben Hatala is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Clicktivated – https://www.clicktivatedtravel.com/ – and he talks to Canadian Travel Press this week about how destinations can use videos to create interactive and impactful ways to educate and inspire travellers. Along the way, he makes it clear that “it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ people will travel, but a matter of... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 14, 2020

That’s the key to get corporate travellers back on the road

Right measures, right training

That’s the key to get corporate travellers back on the road COVID-19 has changed the world and it has certainly hammered corporate travel, However, SAP Concur Canada’s director of sales, Victoria DeBoon tells Canadian Travel Press that “business travel will return, but not in the same way it was prior to the global pandemic. Business travel is being reshaped.” I think the question that everyone in the travel industry is asking these days is... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 14, 2020

Health is wealth

How to energize your post COVID-19 sales

Health is wealth STEVE CROWHURST As of today, we have several months of COVID-19 history to consider and from that information I think we have a handle on COVID-19. [caption id="attachment_142173" align="alignright" width="300"] Crowhurst[/caption] The shock has worn off. We know what it does. We know how to sell around it. We know how to keep mum, dad, gran, and granddad safe and how to stay safe... more ›

 

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