An op-ed by Tahseen Sayed, World Bank Director for the Caribbean
World Bank Director for the Caribbean, Tahseen Sayed has penned a noteworthy opinion piece on the importance of air travel for the Caribbean region, observing at one point that “improvements in the air transportation sector will help meet the future flow of travelers, whether visiting family, coming for business, or to enjoy the sun, sea and sand of the Caribbean.”
Sayed writes:... more ›
The Hazelton Hotel, Toronto.
I work in the hospitality industry and I’m a traveller at heart. There is no doubt that these are dark days, but I believe it is just as certain that we will see even brighter ones again. It is true that what we are going through is very tough, however, it is also true that we will survive it and come out stronger than ever... more ›
MBA, P. Eng.
Meeting via a Zoom call, no matter the internet connection, is a weak substitute for a fireside face-to-face chat about the state of the industry. But c’est la vie during a pandemic.
[caption id="attachment_138654" align="alignright" width="300"] DeMarinis[/caption]And so, it is that I had a chance to connect with Frank... more ›
A conversation with Adam Stewart
Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman, Sandals Resorts International, talks to Canadian Travel Press about how resorts will be different with enhanced cleanliness protocols, what they are doing to regain consumer confidence and how the industry should come together to bounce back faster in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Beyond increased health and safety measures and protocols, what are some of... more ›
A time to connect and consider what a recovery will look like
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada says this country’s just-completed Tourism Week was an opportunity to remind Canadians of the critical importance the coronavrus-devastated tourism industry plays in the national economy and warn people as the normally hugely busy summer season gets underway that the travel trade has been hit particularly hard by the... more ›
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What are some of the ways you think the travel industry will be different post COVID-19?
While this pandemic has been devastating in so many ways, it has also provided the tourism industry with the opportunity to reflect on the things we could be doing better – for travellers, suppliers, local communities, and the planet.... more ›
1. What’s the state of Jordan’s tourism industry right now?
The tourism industry in Jordan is at a standstill at the moment. The Tourism Board along with the Hotel Association and the Ministry of Tourism are working on hygiene and social distancing protocols and standards for the industry in Jordan. Once these standards are put in place, then we will begin opening up slowly. At the... more ›
MBA, P. ENG.
In the second part of this two-part panel discussion with travel advisors, author and hotel specialist Larry Mogelonsky talks to them about cruising, hotels and experiential travel.
The current pandemic is a defining event for the travel industry. What was considered ordinary is now highly complex, if even feasible. But like any... more ›
Questions & Answers with Joel Ostrov
In this week’s issue of Canadian Travel Press, Direct Travel’s president – Canada East Region, Joel Ostrov talks about the impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian travel business and how Direct Travel is managing its way through the pandemic. Ostrov answers are thoughtful, straightforward and, something everyone needs these days, optimistic about the future of the industry.
Canadian... more ›
Can you start by talking about the impact of COVID-19 on Israel’s tourism industry: the closing of the country’s borders; the cessation of non-essential travel; the decrease in air service, etc. … Impact on arrivals, on tourism receipts …
The last three years in tourism to Israel were the best in history and we celebrated 2019 with the 4.6 million tourists.
2020 started even... more ›