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Friday, January 14, 2022
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Independent travel advisors are eligible for federal Lockdown Benefit, ACITA confirms

After weeks of looking for answers, the Association of Canadian Independent Travel Advisors (ACITA) has received official word from Ottawa that independent travel advisors are, in fact, eligible for the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB). But not every province can access the benefit right now, it appears.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - Jan 10 to 23 2022 COOP Bahia

Redeploy on-arrival PCR tests to address urgent community needs, says Roundtable

The Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable has called on Ottawa to redeploy PCR tests used for on-arrival testing of fully-vaccinated, asymptomatic and previously negative travellers into Canada for community use and for a return to randomized on-arrival testing for surveillance purposes.

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Cruise CEO - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Jan 10 to 16 2022 Goodbye to low commissions

Belize to require visitors to purchase COVID-19 insurance starting Feb. 15

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is introducing a mandatory COVID-19 insurance plan that all visitors will be required to purchase effective Feb. 15, 2022.

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Hola Sun - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Jan 4 to 30 2022

Register now for LGU, UNPACK, TIAO’s Feb. 16 workshop on building inclusive tourism

Grassroots organization Let’s Get Uncomfortable (LGU), anti-racism training and consulting firm UNPACK and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) are hosting a virtual workshop in February that focuses on building better business through diversity, equity and inclusion.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Jan 6 to 31 2022

VIDEOTORIAL: Discover family-friendly Barcelo Bavaro Palace

Discover the unique and family-friendly Barcelo Bavaro Palace: up your vacation game with family rooms, waterparks, and many activities for the kids. See more in this week's videotorial courtesy of Transat.

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Porter - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Dec 20 2021 to Jan 30 2022 Welcome

Kurt Ortmann joins RLV as VP of Information Technology

H.I.S.-Red Label Vacations Inc. (RLV) has announced that Kurt Ortmann has joined the company as its VP of Information Technology. An accomplished technology executive, Kurt will "bring new strategies to amplify the company’s technological infrastructure" and to further the continued goal of streamlining operations and expanding customer-centric solutions, RLV says.

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Facto Communications - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Jan 10 to 16 2022 DomRep7

TICO is once again waiving registrant fees

The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) is once again waiving registrant fees as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to financially impact Ontario’s travel agencies and wholesalers.

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Despite effects of Omicron, CTO remains hopeful of gradual Caribbean rebound

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says it “remains positive” about the continued rebound of tourism, despite the uncertainty caused by the ongoing pandemic. "We are heartened by the recovery experiences and the lessons learnt in 2021,” the organization said on Thursday (Jan. 13).

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Carnival resumes operations from Charleston with Carnival Sunshine

Carnival Cruise Line resumed guest operations on Jan. 13. from Charleston, S.C., with Carnival Sunshine. To commemorate the day, the team greeted their first guests on board with a special welcome conveying their excitement in resuming operations from Charleston.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Julie Golding departs Palace, Le Blanc Spa Resorts to pursue new career

This Friday (Jan. 14), Julie Golding will step down from her position as Director of Business Development of Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts, a role she has held for nine years, to pursue a new career. PAX spoke to Golding to learn more.

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Brian Joseph, Scott Reid return to the AMR Collection as BDMs

The AMR Collection, AMResort’s new master brand, is welcoming back two familiar faces: both Brian Joseph and Scott Reid have rejoined the team as business development managers. Their return comes at a pivotal time for AMResorts, which launched its new master brand, the AMR Collection, in August of last year.

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CDC guidance to become optional for cruise lines: report

As the U.S. sets new records in coronavirus infections, the guidance that’s outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is set to become optional for cruise lines, reports say, giving companies more control over what protocols they use.

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