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Friday, November 13, 2020
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) - NOV 7 2020

“There’s no money to pay back!”: Agents protest airline bailout plan, demand commission protection

Travel advisors are feeling frustrated, angry and nervous after the Canadian government, last weekend, stated that a government bailout of the aviation industry would hinge on airlines issuing refunds to customers.

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Hola Sun - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - October 26 2020

ACTA Summit: 5 insights agents can use to guide their post-COVID marketing

Canadians are eager to start travelling again, perhaps sooner than anticipated, but certain conditions must be met in order for people to feel comfortable. Tania Kedikian of Development Counsellors International shared the latest data at ACTA’s 2020 Leadership Summit on Thursday (Nov. 12).

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Iberostar - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Oct 19 2020

"There is clear pent-up demand": Expedia Group shares latest data on cruising

Data from the Expedia Group is showing that the cruise industry is starting to see slow signs of recovery as interest for cruise trips has increased in recent weeks, for sailings next year.

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TravelOnly - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - NOV 9-DEC 27 2020

Ireland & Scotland expert Brendan Vacations launches in Canada: TTC

Brendan Vacations, The Travel Corporation’s premier Ireland and Scotland destination expert, has entered the Canadian market.

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LinkedIn Pax - Banner (Newsletter) - July 22

70 cats & dogs fly home to Australia via "Noah's Plane" with Air Canada

Earlier this month, some furry family members were finally able to return to their homes in Australia with Air Canada, after being separated from their owners for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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St. Vincent & the Grenadines announces interim entry requirements

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has introduced interim entry protocols for travellers, introduced in response to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the United States and in anticipation of potential mass gatherings in destination related to an upcoming local election.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

On location: Dreams Macao Beach, the resort that was accidentally built for social distancing

Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana opened in March but was forced to close, almost immediately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has since reopened, and as PAX learned on a recent visit, the all-inclusive resort has everything that pandemic-era travellers are looking for.

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Travel industry was in a "dangerous place" before COVID: Bruce Poon Tip calls for change at ACTA summit

Speaking at ACTA's 2020 Leadership Summit, G Adventures Founder Bruce Poon Tip said the travel industry was in a “dangerous place” prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, succumbing to a model where people were “selling amenities instead of destinations.”

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A “digital health pass" to reopen borders? This is what oneworld, SkyTeam & Star Alliance propose

The three major global air carrier alliances have joined together to ask governments to quickly adopt a standardized digital health pass and passenger screening protocols for COVID-19.

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