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Slater & Wilson win Patrick Luciani Legacy Award; TravelOnly advisors honoured at TADA

It’s an award that was created to honour Patrick Luciani and everything he stood for. Nancy Wilson and Brenda Slater, co-founders of the Association of Canadian Independent Travel Advisors (ACITA), accepted the Patrick Luciani Legacy Award on Friday (June 10) for their relentless advocacy work. The honour was presented at TravelOnly's TADA gala and PAX was there to capture it all.

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End the vaccine mandate, says Roundtable; questions about “off-site” arrival testing remain

The Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable says Ottawa's pause in randomized airport testing will help with congestion issues, but it's still not enough to "alleviate unnecessary pressures" on the industry and passengers. Meanwhile, the government intends on restoring randomized testing for all on July 1, but will move it off-site. What does that mean?

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Cruise lines applaud end of testing requirement for U.S.-bound air travellers

As expected, the cruise industry is applauding the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decision to drop its requirement for air travellers to test negative for COVID-19 before entering the U.S. “[The update] removes a barrier to travel for some guests who understandably wanted to avoid the uncertainty of return testing," said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line.

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Choice Hotels to acquire Radisson Hotel Group Americas for $675M

Choice Hotels International and Radisson Hotel Group have announced that Choice Hotels has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the franchise business, operations and intellectual property of Radisson Hotel Group Americas for approximately $675 million.

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Westerdam returns to service in Seattle; all 11 HAL ships are now back in service

Holland America Line's Westerdam returned to service Sunday (June 12) at Port of Seattle in Washington, marking the last ship in the fleet to resume operations. Holland America Line's entire fleet of cruise ships are now operating after more than two-year pause due to global pandemic.

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Air Transat adds Las Vegas to Montreal's winter program

Air Transat has added Las Vegas to its roster of destinations available from Montreal this winter. As of November 3, 2022, Air Transat will fly from Montreal to Las Vegas four times a week. Also, three sunny routes that were put on hold due to the pandemic – two in the U.S. and one in Cuba – will return, Transat says.

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Silversea's entire 10-ship fleet has re-entered service

Silversea’s entire 10-ship fleet has now re-entered service, the cruise line announced on Thursday (June 9). Since Silver Moon first set sail on June 18, 2021, Silversea says it has "led the global restart" of ultra-luxury cruising, successfully welcoming guests around the world.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -June 12 to 18 2022 Now open GOTG

How TTAND is helping its advisors soar during resurgence

The Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND) has been there throughout the pandemic, helping its advisor partners by boosting morale and keeping up their education. Here, the host agency shares how it has helped its advisors succeed as the demand for travel returns.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Cuba launches “Única” campaign in T.O.; country aiming for 2.5M visitors this year

Cuba's Minister of Tourism Juan Carlos Garcia Granda met with travel partners in Toronto on Thursday (June 9) as he wrapped up a visit to Canada – a tour, dedicated to launching Cuba’s new “Única” campaign, that also included a stop in Montreal. “We would like you to consider the destination differently,” the Minister said.

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Ottawa to temporarily suspend random arrival testing at Canada's airports

The Canadian government says it will pause all mandatory random COVID-19 tests at Canada's airports for vaccinated travellers until the end of the month, starting this Saturday (June 11).

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Canada will not abolish face mask requirement for flights just yet, Alghabra suggests

While Ontario is set to lift nearly all of its remaining mask mandates, the Government of Canada's mandatory face mask policy for air and rail travel is here to stay. At least that's what Transport Minister Omar Alghabra implied in a tweet posted late Thursday (June 9).

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