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Air Canada Laying Off 20,000 As Of June 7

Air Canada Laying Off 20,000 As Of June 7 As Canadians prepared for the annual May 24 long weekend, media across the country began reporting the details of an Air Canada internal memo that indicates the carrier will be laying off 20,000 of its workers as the impact of COVID-19 cuts deep into its business. All of the company’s... more ›
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Air Update — IATA, ITF Call For Support

Air Update — IATA, ITF Call For Support The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are calling for support from governments to the aviation industry, to protect jobs and ensure that air services can be maintained. The economic situation facing the aviation... more ›
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Staying Strong

Agents Pull Out All The Stops To Take Care Of Clients

Staying Strong Leah Holt is wearing a new hat these days — or at least an apron. As a means of engagement during COVID-19, the travel advisor with Go Travel Edson is pairing her passion for travel with her love for cooking through a new social media video series called Cooking Around the World, in which she... more ›
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Are COVID-19 Supplier Defaults Covered By Provincial Compensation Funds?

Are COVID-19 Supplier Defaults Covered By Provincial Compensation Funds? Today, we’re pleased to launch TraveLaw Online with travel law experts, Doug Crozier and Tim Law of Heifetz, Crozier, Law. Readers of Canadian Travel Press will certainly recognize the work of Crozier and Law, who have been regular contributes to Canada’s most trusted travel trade... more ›
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Princess Cancels All Voyages Through June 30

Advises That Enchanted Princess Has Been Delayed

Princess Cancels All Voyages Through June 30 Princess Cruises is canceling all voyages through June 30, 2020 in response to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 global outbreak and the recent order from the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC). (https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/cruise/index.html) Previously, the cruise... more ›
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Holland America Continues To Pause Operations

Holland America Continues To Pause Operations With continued port closures, including Canada’s cruise ship suspension until July 1, along with other travel restrictions due to global health concerns, Holland America Line is extending its pause of global cruise operations and cancelling all sailings scheduled to depart through June 30,... more ›
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COVID-19 UPDATE: Celebrity, GBTA, Crystal And More 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Celebrity, GBTA, Crystal And More  The Celebrity Cruises team is bringing Canadian agents a great message to start the week with in this video of motivational speaker, Dr. Rick Rigsby. He knows Celebrity’s passion for its agency partners and he’ll give you goosebumps with his presentation. So top up your coffee and... more ›
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Transat Extends Suspension To May 31

Transat Extends Suspension To May 31 Transat is advising travel agents that due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, it must extend the suspension of flights until May 31. In a statement, the company said: “This difficult decision comes as the travel restrictions in place in Canada and at the destinations to which we fly... more ›
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Doing All That’s Necessary

Air Canada Reconfigures Three 777-300ERs To Transport Cargo

Doing All That’s Necessary Air Canada is reconfiguring the cabins of three of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to give them additional cargo capacity. The first aircraft conversion is complete and is now in service, with the second and third aircraft to be completed shortly. Tim Strauss, vice-president – cargo at Air... more ›
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Stay Home, So We Can Crush This

A Letter From Pat Probert

Stay Home, So We Can Crush This April Fool’s Day was fast approaching when Bob Family Travel at Travelonly’s Pat Probert sat down to write this letter, observing: “Please wake me from this joke, prank, dream or nightmare. Last week was one of the most devastating weeks in the history of the travel industry with... more ›
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