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Cruise CEO -Background skins (LEFT) (newsletter)- Sep 20 to Oct 31  and Jan 10 to 23 2021
Monday, January 17, 2022
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) -  Jan 14 to 23 2022 RiuRendezvous

On-arrival testing a “capacity drain” on system, says Tam; AC, WestJet urge feds to redeploy tests to community

Canada’s top doctor, Dr. Theresa Tam, has cast doubt on the value of Ottawa’s on-arrival COVID-19 testing requirement for international air travellers, calling the policy “a capacity drain on the system as a whole.” Meanwhile, Air Canada, WestJet and Toronto Pearson airport have penned an open letter, calling on federal officials to shift PCR testing from airports to communities.

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

Hawaii may soon require travellers to have a COVID-19 booster shot

Dreaming of visiting the islands of Hawaii? You may need a booster shot for that. Hawaii state Governor David Ige recently told a local media outlet that his administration is looking at changing the definition of “fully vaccinated” from two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine to three.

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Cruise CEO - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Jan 17 to 23 2022 Cruising is back

NCL, Oceania, Regent opt in to CDC’s voluntary COVID-19 mitigation program

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, says it will opt in to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) voluntary COVID-19 risk mitigation program, which kicked in Saturday (Jan. 15).

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

Uniglobe Travel (Eastern Canada) mourns passing of Frank V. Dennis

It is with great sadness and sorrow that Uniglobe Travel (Eastern Canada) has announced the passing of their past owner and CEO Frank V. Dennis, who passed away Jan. 15, 2022, the company said in a statement on Monday. He was 80 years old.

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

COVID pauses more sailings at NCL; Norwegian Gem cancels mid-cruise

Disruptions related to rising COVID-19 infections and travel restrictions have resulted in more cancellations at Norwegian Cruise Line. On Jan. 13, the company added five more ships to its list of affected sailings. In addition, a Caribbean sailing on board Norwegian Gem was cancelled, mid-cruise, on Thursday due to “COVID-related circumstances.”

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

Accor kicks off 2022 with exciting new hotels

Accor has revealed some of its newest properties that guests can look forward to visiting in 2022 and beyond, London, Doha, and Moscow are among the many cities that will see new hotels this year, while several Accor brands have sought out new horizons to explore, such as Pangkalan Bun in Indonesia; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Casco Viejo in Panama City.

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Facto Communications - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Jan 17 to 23 2022 DomRep14

Save up to 50% on hotel stays during Bermuda’s Pink Sale

For a limited time, travellers seeking warmer climates can take advantage of Bermuda’s Pink Sale. The promo, a nod to Bermuda’s iconic pink sand, allows travellers to save up to 50 per cent on their hotel stay, with rates starting at just $100.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -Jan 17 to 23 2022 DCLWish1

Lynx launches “Free Flights for a Year” contest ahead of launch

New low-cost airline Lynx Air has announced that tickets for its flights will go on sale on Jan. 19, 2021. To celebrate, the airline has launched a contest offering Canadians a chance to win free flights for a year, flying on Lynx’s fleet of brand-new Boeing 737 aircraft.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -Jan 6 to 16 2022 WDW_Q2 BRO

Scenic selects De Wave Group to outfit Scenic Eclipse II

The De Wave Group has been selected as a major contractor for the outfitting of Scenic Luxury Cruises’ newest ship, the Scenic Eclipse II, which is currently under construction by the MMK Yacht Division of the Scenic Group in Rijeka, Croatia.

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MSC Cruises - Big box (newsletter) - Dec 10 2021 to Jan 30 2022 Seaview revised PAX Travel Jobs - Big box (Newsletter) - March 12 2020

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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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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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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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Air Canada - Footer Leaderboard - Newsletter - Jan 11 to 19 2022 Brand hard launch
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