Carrier Will Use Subsidy To Bring Laid Off Workers Back Onto Payroll
In a video message released late last night, WestJet’s CEO Ed Sims said the carrier will use the federal government’s emergency wage subsidy program to bring its 6,400 workers back onto the payroll.
And while the move will help those works with their expenses, Sims warned that there... more ›
HAL Ships Dock In Port Everglades, Agents Talk COVID-19
In this week’s issue of Canadian Travel Press, Ian Stalker follows the story – which ended happily – of two Holland America ships that finally found a safe harbour in Port Everglades late last week. Stalker also talks with former ACTA president, Ron Pradinuk who believes that this... more ›
Move Earns Support Of All Of Its Canadian-based Unions
Air Canada says it intends to adopt the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for the benefit of its 36,000 Canadian-based employee workforce.
The airline’s decision to do this has received the support of all of its Canadian-based unions: ACPA, CALDA, CUPE, IAMAW and Unifor.
On March 30,... more ›
“A heartfelt thank you to the travel industry for all of your words of encouragement that have been shared with ACTA during the current industry crisis,” writes ACTA president, Wendy Paradis in a letter to the association’s membership.
ACTA’s president tells members: “Know that we... more ›
Taking “Flexible Approach” To BSP, Vouchers Not Refunds
In an open letter to travel agents around the world, IATA’s director general and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac explains how the industry association is handling BSP during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, as well as its position on vouchers versus refunds.
IATA’s boss writes in his... more ›
A strongly worded call for federal government funding to support Canada’s travel and tourism industries during the COVID-19 virus crisis was announced by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) last week.
During a webinar by Destination Canada, TIAC president and CEO Charlotte... more ›
CLIA is postponing the 2020 edition of Cruise360 which was scheduled to take place in Vancouver from May 12-18.
In a statement announcing the decision, the association said, “We take our responsibility for the health and safety of our attendees and sponsors very seriously. With that in... more ›
Future Plans To Overcome The Impact Of COVID-19
It may be hard to envision a productive ending to the current virus crisis for the tourism sector, but one travel industry consultant says stakeholders should start taking action now to ensure a silver lining on the covid cloud, reports Western editor, Ted Davis in this week's issue of Canadian... more ›
WTTC Reports 1 Million Jobs Being Lost Every Day
It is a staggering number.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says that 1 million jobs are being lost every day in the travel and tourism sector due to the sweeping effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
The growing job losses, the WTTC reports, are affecting every level of the... more ›
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ACTA is calling on its members to take part in a grassroots campaign to ask governments for relief and assistance during COVID-19 Pandemic.
Wendy Paradis, ACTA president, said: “NOW is the time for a grass roots campaign by the industry to reach out to the government and draw attention to... more ›