Recent News

May, 2020

  • 25 May

    Get To Know Celine Cousteau

    The humanitarian, filmmaker, adventurer, environmentalist and TreadRight’s ‘Planet’ Ambassador talks to Travel Courier about the value of travel agents, not having a bucket list, coping during the pandemic and carrying on her family’s legacy of conservation and sustainability efforts. After studying psychology and intercultural relations for her Bachelor and Master’s …

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  • 22 May

    Where the hotel industry stands with business interruption claims

    If your hotel has been forced to close due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be thinking about turning to your commercial property insurance to help you cover your losses. After all, the reason you have insurance is to pay for losses due to unforeseen threats …

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  • 22 May

    Quite The Facebook Group

    Unique Vacations Canada Launches Facebook Group For CDN Agents Unique Vacations Canada, an affiliate of Unique Travel Corp, worldwide representatives of Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, has created an exclusive new Facebook Group for Canadian travel advisors as an additional platform to stay in touch during and after the COVID-19 …

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  • 22 May

    Summer Time, And Air Canada Is Taking Off

    Air Canada is revving up its engines and is set for take-off, offering close to 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world in an abridged summer schedule. And to ensure customers can book with confidence, the airline has implemented the Air Canada CleanCare+ biosecurity program and is …

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  • 22 May

    Airborne: Are We There Yet?  

    Baxter Media invites you to attend an informative webinar next Wednesday (May 27) at 12 p.m. (EST). This is one you definitely won’t want to miss. Aviation is a key component that supports the complete tourism experience that includes Hotels, Resorts, Cruise Lines, Attractions, Local Ground Operators, Car Rentals, Trains …

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  • 22 May

    Thinking About The Next Adventure

    While the pandemic has been devastating in so many ways, Leigh Barnes, Chief Customer Officer at Intrepid Travel said it has also provided the tourism industry with the opportunity to reflect on things that could be done better – for travellers, suppliers, local communities, and the planet. “Travellers will also …

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  • 22 May

    Phased Reopening For Universal Orlando Starts June 5

    Universal Parks & Resorts has unveiled details of its plans to begin a phased reopening of Universal Orlando Resort beginning June 5. The reopening will be carefully managed and include a wide range of new and enhanced best-practice health, safety and hygiene procedures based on guidelines from the CDC and …

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  • 22 May

    Hong Kong: An Update On The Latest Developments

    Baxter Media invites agents to attend an important webinar with the Hong Kong Tourism Board next Friday (May 29) at 2 p.m. (EST). The webinar will be presented by Yuen Kan Wong, Marketing Manager, Canada, for the Hong Kong Tourism Board. In this webinar, you will hear how Hong Kong …

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  • 21 May

    March 2020 U.S. Airline Cargo Data (Preliminary): International Cargo Weight Down 14%

    U.S. airlines carried 1.4% less cargo by weight in March 2020 than in March 2019, according to preliminary data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 15 of the leading cargo airlines. The 15 airlines carry more than 95% of the total cargo by weight on U.S. airlines. …

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  • 21 May

    Antimicrobial keycard technology now available for hotels

    Lodging Access Systems, which provides hotels with keycards and credentials through its subsidiaries, RFID Hotel and LAS Hospitality Supply, has acquired the exclusive right and license to manufacture and distribute a patented and proprietary antimicrobial plastic keycard to hotels and resorts in the United States. Click here for all of …

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  • 21 May

    March 2020 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data

    The 22 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.2% more workers in March 2020 than in March 2019: March’s 459,190 full-time equivalents (FTEs) was up 3.2% from February 2020 (458,832 FTEs) and was the highest FTE total for any month since February 2003 (460,852 FTEs).   March was the 77th consecutive …

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  • 21 May

    HVMG to manage under-construction Embassy Suites in Nashville

    Hospitality Ventures Management Group, an Atlanta-based private hotel investment, ownership and management company, has been selected to manage the 506-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown Convention Center. Scheduled to open during the fourth quarter of 2021, the Embassy Suites is part of a two-tower development project on 1.3 acres …

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  • 21 May

    Tourism HR Canada Launches New Micro-Learning Platform

    OTTAWA — Tourism HR Canada has launched a new training resource in partnership with the Hotel Association of Canada. Hospitality Essentials features short online courses designed to help newcomers to Canada — and to hospitality — learn foundational skills to prepare for work in a hospitality environment in Canada. The …

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  • 21 May

    AHLA Issues Statement on HEROES Act

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has expressed support for a number of elements contained in the HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act (HR 6800) that would improve upon the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to aid small-business hotel operators and save millions of jobs. …

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  • 21 May

    Tourism HR Canada Launching COVID-19 Workforce Recovery Toolkit

    OTTAWA — Tourism HR Canada is developing the COVID-19 Tourism Workforce Recovery Toolkit to help the industry get up and running as quickly as possible and build resiliency for the medium- to long-term.  Those in the industry can sign up at tourismrecovery.ca (English) and relancetourisme.ca (French) to receive access and …

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