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Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) - Sept 23 2020

A “very painful step”: Flight Centre lays off 600+ in Canada

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate the travel industry, Flight Centre Travel Group took a “very painful step” on Wednesday (Sept. 30) and laid off more than 600 employees in Canada.

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Etihad - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Sept 21 2020

TPI launches Walktober Challenge in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to increase awareness and raise money for the cause, the advisors and head office team at Travel Professionals International (TPI) are participating in a new fundraiser called the TPI Walktober Challenge.

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Follow Us Fb - Banner (Newsletter) - Sept 28 2020

Air Canada finalizes order of newly-approved COVID-19 rapid tests

Air Canada is finalizing an initial order of Abbott's ID NOW COVID-19 rapid response tests as part of its ongoing evaluation of COVID-19 testing technology and protocols.

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Pax Comm&Design - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - July 22

CDC makes “No-Sail Order” extension official; Carnival cancels cruises

Following the U.S. Centres for Disease Control’s (CDC) decision to extend its no-sail order for cruises, Carnival Cruise Line is notifying guests that it has cancelled cruises from all U.S. homeports except Miami and Port Canaveral for November and December 2020.

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LinkedIn Pax - Banner (Newsletter) - July 22

Rates and fees for air travel go up at Toronto Pearson

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has announced that aeronautical rates for aviation will increase by 3% due to devastating losses caused by COVID-19. Airport improvement fees (AIFs) for departing passengers at YYZ, for one, will increase by $5.

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Union leaders call on Ottawa for "urgent" financial support for airlines

Canadian union leaders representing more than 310,000 Canadian workers are calling on the Trudeau government to take urgent, concrete steps to prevent permanent, long-lasting damage to the aviation sector by providing direct support.

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Transat unveils revamped Option Flex, launches new flexible fares

Transat is launching its revamped Option Flex service and fare options on October 1, 2020, offering travellers maximum latitude and flexibility for trips to the South, the United States, Europe and within Canada.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

“We’re in a good spot”: How Bermuda created a bubble using strict travel protocols

COVID-19's impact on tourism in Bermuda has been "devastating," says the Bermuda Tourism Authority's Glenn Jones. But strict and consistent health and safety protocols are proving that a successful rebound is possible.

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U.S. Travel announces new dates for IPW 2021 in Las Vegas

The U.S. Travel Association has announced that IPW, its annual international inbound travel trade show, will be a live, in-person event held in Las Vegas in September 2021.

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Near-term outlook for aviation industry has "gotten darker," says IATA CEO

The near-term outlook of the aviation industry has "gotten darker," said Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), in remarks made at an IATA press briefing on Tuesday (Sept. 29).

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