Tuesday January 19, 2021
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines reaches out to trade in wake of Air Canada cuts

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority is advising agents that Air Canada has been forced to temporarily cancel its flights to the destination.
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TDC welcomes new members to Quebec network

Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) closed 2020 on a high note by welcoming eight new affiliated agencies to its Quebec network in December.
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Saint Lucia to offer PCR and rapid tests at select resorts

Saint Lucia is the latest destination to announce PCR testing for COVID-19 at select resorts, offering Canadians added convenience and peace of mind amid new testing requirements.
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B.C.’s travel industry rallies against possible travel ban

B.C.’s travel and tourism industry is speaking out against a potential travel ban on inter-provincial, non-essential travel, in the wake of reports that B.C. Premier John Horgan has been looking into the legality of limiting inter-provincial travel for B.C. residents. 
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Transport Minister approves 737 MAX’s return, set for Jan. 20

Transport Canada says it will lift the existing Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), which prohibits the commercial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX in Canadian airspace, on Jan. 20, 2021. 
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Holland America celebrates 75 years in Alaska in 2022

Next year marks 75 years of Alaska exploration for Holland America Line – the most of any cruise line – and bookings are already open for both cruises and Land+Sea Journeys.
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Planeterra’s new ‘PACT’ prioritizes community tourism development in Panama

Planeterra, the non-profit offshoot of G Adventures and the global leader in community tourism enterprise development, has teamed up with the Panama Government, in partnership with the Panamanian Foundation for Sustainable Tourism (APTSO), Fundación Natura, for a joint venture, ‘PACT’, to work with communities across Panama to build community tourism experiences that improve the well-being of residents, visitors, and the environment. 
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Swan Hellenic unveils new 20% off savings

In anticipation of the return of cultural expedition cruising this year, Swan Hellenic has announced new dedicated saving fares that includes up to 20% off.
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SUPPLIER COVID-19 UPDATES: Airlines, cruise, hotels & tour ops

Travel advisories from governments in Canada, the U.S. and countries around the world warning against non-essential travel amid the coronavirus pandemic set off a domino effect of operations suspensions for seemingly every supplier in the travel industry.
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Trudeau questioned about total travel ban, land vs. air restrictions

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s strict measures against international travel have been “extraordinarily effective” a protecting Canadians from COVID-19, and reiterated the federal government’s message not to travel, however he refused to rise to the bait of a total travel ban despite repeated questioning at today’s COVID-19 briefing.
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