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Monday, May 3, 2021
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Canada commits to vaccine passports; officials may build feature into ArriveCAN app

Canada is moving forward with plans to develop a “vaccine passport" that would allow COVID-free Canadians to resume international travel – and the digital pass may be added to the already-built ArriveCAN app, Health Minister Patty Hajdu says.

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Canada has “millions upon millions” of unused rapid tests that could be used at airports: Trudeau

Ottawa is sitting on “millions upon millions” of unused rapid tests that could go towards testing travellers arriving at airports, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday (April 30), but it’s up to the provinces to reach out and work out the logistics.

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France to reopen borders to foreign visitors on June 9

In the wake of France’s vaccine roll out, and as part of a strategy to kickstart the economy, President Emmanuel Macron, on April 29, announced a four-phase plan that will allow for the return of non-EU visitors.

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Trudeau open to harsher penalties for travellers who break quarantine rules

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on Friday (April 30), said he is open to introducing harsher penalties for those who defy the government’s hotel and 14-day quarantine rules.

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Canadians strongly support vaccine passports for travel: Ipsos poll

Canadian support for a health data certificate, or “vaccine passport,” that would prove whether someone has been vaccinated against COVID-19, or has recently tested negative for COVID-19, is on the rise, reports Ipsos.

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SWISS trials the IATA Travel Pass

Since April 22, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has been trailing the IATA Travel Pass, an app-based digital health passport, making it the first airline in the Lufthansa Group to do so.

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Bahamas celebrates agents with virtual party in "Da Backyard" – RSVP here!

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation will be showing its appreciation to the travel agency community during a virtual in “Da Backyard” party on May 6, 2021. Register here!

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NCL celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week by "giving Joy" to Canadian educators

Norwegian Cruise Line has launched a "Norwegian's Giving Joy" contest that aims to provide educators, in both Canada and the United States, with free cruises and a chance to win up to $25,000 for their schools.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

#WeAreNotDoneYet: ACITA social media campaign urges travel advisors to keep fighting

While progress has been made in the fight for fairness in travel trade circles amid the pandemic, the Association of Canadian Independent Travel Advisors (ACITA) is reminding everyone that “we are not done yet" in a new social media campaign.

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PHOTOS: New Disney Wish cruise ship promises enchantment, new attractions

Disney Cruise Line introduced the world to its new 4,000-passenger ship, the Disney Wish, at a virtual event on Thursday (April 29), showcasing a line-up of reimagined spaces and new attractions that celebrate Disney’s legacy of magical storytelling.

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"A huge relief": Industry reacts to Transat-Ottawa deal; recalled income in Western Canada will be paid back

The travel industry is abuzz following news that Transat AT has secured $700M in funding from the federal government, which will allow the company to refund customers, protect travel agent commissions and, in some cases, return income that was already recalled.

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