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WTTC in favour of ‘air corridors’, urges governments to avoid blanket restrictions

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is pushing for ‘air corridors’ and urging governments to avoid country-wide border closures that could “seriously jeopardize global economic recovery.”
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ETC pegs average annual growth from Canada for 2019-2024 at just 1%

The stats for arrivals into Europe for the first four months of this year are understandably grim but Tourism Ireland’s Dana Welch, Chair of ETC’s Canada Chapter, says the ETC is committed to working with Canadian travel advisors to get tourism to the continent back on track.
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GBTA’s Solombrino cleared of misconduct

Following a third-party investigation, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has found no evidence of misconduct or legal wrongdoing by CEO Scott Solombrino.
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ACTA urges members to tell MPs how COVID is impacting business

ACTA says it’s pleased that the federal government’s wage subsidy program will be extended to the end of the year but warns that there’s more work yet to be done as the industry heads into the fifth month of a virtual travel lockdown.
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GBTA undergoes complete audit in wake misconduct allegations against CEO

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has retained a consulting firm to provide a complete audit of the organization.
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“Wear to care”: WTTC urges all travellers to wear a mask

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has entered the debate over face masks, urging all travellers to “wear to care” as global borders begin to reopen.
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Canada-U.S. border closure could continue into 2021, doctor tells CBC

One of Canada’s highest-profile medical experts throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Isaac Bogoch, says he wouldn’t be surprised if the Canada-U.S. border stays closed until into 2021.
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“Once you see it, you can’t un-see it”: Confronting anti-Black racism in the industry

Five panelists were joined by more than 100 participants last night for Let's Get Uncomfortable's second event, ‘Confronting Anti-Black Racism in Travel and Tourism.’
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CATO urges govt. to provide clarity as travel advisory nears 4-month mark

CATO chair and Collette general manager Brett Walker has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and consumer media outlets on behalf of CATO, urging the federal government to provide clarity on the ongoing travel advisory against non-essential travel for Canadians.
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IATA’s latest poll shows clearest picture yet of traveller concerns

New public opinion research released this week by IATA provides the clearest picture yet of traveller concerns when it comes to airports and air travel in the wake of COVID-19.
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