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Breaking Barriers

ForwardKeys reports that domestic air travel in China — which has been recovering slowly in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak — has now reached more than 50% of what it was at the equivalent moment in 2019, based on issued air tickets. As well, analysis of flight ticketing data …

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Destinations Ease Restrictions, Remain Cautious: UNWTO

New research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates that destinations are cautiously easing travel restrictions introduced in response to COVID-19 as they move towards reopening. The UNWTO’s newly released Global Guidelines for Reopening Tourism signal a transition into gearing up for stronger and better recovery, with 3% of all …

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Canadian Tourism Industry Gets New Funding

Canada’s tourism industry got some good news over the weekend as the federal government announced that it has earmarked $30 million to help the country’s battered tourism industry. Unveiled during Tourism Week, Destination Canada unveiled details of a new partnership with the provinces and territories that will deliver locally led …

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Looking For Ways To Do Business Better, Smarter

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 …

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Welcome Back, Your Room Is Ready

Plexiglass at check-in counters. Two day interludes between guests for deep cleaning. The end of self-serve buffets. These are just a few examples of how travellers can expect a different experience at hotels and resorts on the other side of COVID-19. As they prepare to welcome guests back, Travel Courier talks to …

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Setting The Table

Leaders of Canada’s tourism and travel sectors have come together to form the Canadian Tourism Roundtable — a coalition of industry representatives, including ACTA, committed to restoring the Canadian tourism and travel sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Roundtable is calling on all levels of government to …

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Cruise Update: Bahamas Paradise, AQSC, NCL

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line will resume sailings onboard Grand Celebration July 25 and onboard the Grand Classica Oct. 2. As well, the cruise line’s Cruise & Stay Program – allowing guests to extend their stay in the Bahamas for up to four nights at one of the company’s resort partners …

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What The Federal Court Said On May 22

Today, TraveLaw Online’s Doug Crozier and Tim Law of Heifetz, Crozier, Law respond to a question from a reader confused about what the Federal Court of Appeal’s May 22, 2020 decision was all about. QUESTION: I hear that the Federal Court has made a decision about whether it is acceptable …

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Doing Whatever It Takes

For the past couple of weeks, Direct Travel and Vision Travel team members have been visiting hospitals in Guelph, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville, Ont. to provide healthcare workers with personal hand sanitizers and a variety of comfort foods — as selected by the hospital staff — to show their gratitude …

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UNWTO Releases Guidelines To Reopen Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with Google, to embrace innovation and the digital transformation of global …

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