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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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Ottawa will likely keep ArriveCAN, ACTA says; advocacy plans shared at town hall

Despite widespread criticism, the federal government's ArriveCAN app will likely become permanent, said the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) on Monday (June 20), addressing members at a virtual town hall. Updates on ArriveCAN, airport delays and ACTA's next advocacy steps dominated yesterday's live meeting.

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Airport wait times are decreasing as busy travel season begins: feds

As the “the busiest travel season of the year” begins, government officials released an update on airport wait times on Monday (June 20), stating that efforts to improve operations “continue to have a positive impact.” At Toronto Pearson, wait times at security lines continue to go down, with about 91 percent of passengers now being screened within 15 minutes, officials said.

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Nobu Hospitality to open new hotels in Punta Cana & Orlando

Nobu Hospitality and RCD Hotels have announced two new hotels and residences in Punta Cana and Orlando. Nobu Hotel Punta Cana and Nobu Hotel Orlando are both expected to open in 2025. The introduction of the two destinations marks the fifth collaboration between Nobu and RCD.

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Sandals team uniforms reimagined by designer Stan Herman

Sandals Resorts continues its 40th Anniversary celebrations by commissioning renowned U.S. fashion designer Stan Herman to reimagine the uniforms across its illustrious resort portfolio. The inaugural “Anniversary Collection” debuted at the June 1 opening of Sandals Royal Curaçao.

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Cheryl Green joins Huntington Travel Group as manager of business development

Huntington Travel Group and Escapades by Huntington are welcoming Cheryl Green as manager of business development based in Toronto. Green has worked in the travel industry for more than 15 years, holding previous roles at companies such as Marlin Travel, Maritime Travel, Selloff Vacations and Travel Agent Next Door.

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TravelBrands Encore Cruises' next SeaU to be hosted on Celebrity Beyond

TravelBrands Encore Cruises is making waves and hosting its seventh SeaU departing from Fort Lauderdale on March 26th, 2023. This year, the cruise training event will be hosted on the all-new Celebrity Beyond for a seven-night Western Caribbean sailing with stops in the Bahamas, Mexico, and Grand Cayman.

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Celebrate AmaWaterways' 20th at two virtual events this month

AmaWaterways is inviting the travel advisor community to attend two upcoming virtual events to celebrate the river cruise line’s 20th anniversary. The first one happens this Wednesday (June 22), where special offers and incentives will be announced. Then, on June 30, join a “Sip & Sail” with Co-Founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst and surprise guests.

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Swoop launches inaugural flight from Halifax to Ottawa

Swoop launched new service from Halifax Stanfield International Airport to Ottawa International Airport on Sunday (June 19). "The remarkable growth the Canadian tourism sector has experienced relies on convenient and affordable air service, and we're proud to be supporting the Halifax community with more ultra-not-expensive fares," said Shane Workman, head of flight operations at Swoop.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Top agencies, suppliers honoured at TL Network’s EDGE; new alliances announced

At its international conference, EDGE, held June 12-15 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, Colorado, Travel Leaders Network honoured its supplier partners and top Canadian affiliate member agencies at the Power of Partnership (POP) awards. TL Network also added to it Leaders Alliance groups, with three new alliances, bringing the total number to five.

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Vaccine mandate lifts; policy could be reinstated, Alghabra says; on-arrival test kits coming July 1

Canada's vaccine mandate for air and rail travel lifts today (June 20). As a result, foot traffic at airports – which are struggling with operational issues due to staffing shortages – is expected to intensify. The return in demand for travel has even surprised the CATSA. Meanwhile, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says vaccine mandates could return if the pandemic turns ugly this fall. More on this and how on-arrival testing will work come July 1.

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Air Canada to launch seasonal flights to Bangkok & Mumbai this winter

Air Canada is expanding its international network with the addition of Bangkok, Thailand – the carrier's first non-stop service to South-East Asia. Sharing the news Monday (June 20), the airline said it will also be resuming flights to Mumbai, its second destination in the strategic India market.

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