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NACC Says It’s Critical For The Federal Government To Engage With Industry On Testing, Recovery Strategy Following the federal government’s announcement that new quarantine and testing measures for arriving travellers will take effect on Feb. 22, the president and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC), Mike McNaney said: “As the government introduces …

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Travellers Will Need To Pre-Book Quarantine Hotel Stay

Beginning Feb. 22, international travellers planning to enter Canada at four designated airports (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal) are going to have to pre-book a 3-night stay at a government-approved hotel to await the results of the COVID-19 test that they will be required to take on arrival. Hotel booking information will be available online …

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Angry WestJet Says Canada Is Closed To Competition

Carrier Reacts To Canadian Government’s Approval Of Air Canada-Transat Deal In a strongly worded response, WestJet says that the federal government has ignored the advice of the Competition Bureau in approving the “Air Canada takeover of Transat.” WestJet president and CEO, Ed Sims said that: “This decision shows blatant disregard for all Canadians who believe …

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Real Life Stories On Louisiana’s Civil Rights Trail

Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism launched the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail and LouisianaCivilRightsTrail.com last week. The Louisiana Civil Rights Trail brings together the events of the 1950s and 1960s that placed the state of Louisiana at the center of the national Civil Rights Movement and narrates the compelling stories and experiences …

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Making The Pivot

VISIT FLORIDA Is Staying Ahead Of The Competition As VISIT FLORIDA gears up to host its first virtual Florida Huddle this week, its president and CEO, Dana Young sat down with Canadian Travel Press to talk about how the Sunshine State has been talk about the path the tourism organization has been travelling during the …

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Sunwing, Marriott Put Together A Blockbuster Deal

Sunwing Travel Group and Marriott International, Inc. have put together a blockbuster deal that sees Marriott significantly expanding its all-inclusive portfolio through a long-term agreement with Sunwing Travel Group’s hotel division, Blue Diamond Resorts, which has an extensive portfolio of resort properties throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico. The deal aligns the fastest growing …

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Take It Back

Take it back. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has made its case to the Canadian government, asking it to reconsider new pandemic testing rules that will strain already stressed Caribbean public health systems and cause further damage to the region’s economy. Those rules came into effect Jan. 7, 2021 and require all residents …

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A Guide To Recovery From Travelport

A new study is reporting that the majority of travellers are now ready to consider booking domestic and international trips, but only if airlines, airports, hotels and car rental companies collectively implement ten different safety measures throughout their journey, including fully flexible or refundable flight tickets. Those are the findings from newly released, independent research …

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Wildlife Protection Is Critical

The TreadRight Foundation has released a short film featuring its Wildlife Ambassador and award-winning National Geographic photographer, Ami Vitale to highlight the power of sustainable travel in protecting wildlife around the world. In 2009, Ami Vitale’s journey as a photographer shifted to focus on the world’s most compelling wildlife and environmental issues, after shooting a …

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