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All posts by Cindy Sosroutomo

Cindy is Deputy Editor at Travelweek and has worked for the company since 2007. She has travelled to more than 50 countries and counts Kenya, Morocco, Thailand and Turkey among her favourite destinations.

Europe reopened: What to expect now in Ireland, Switzerland & Italy

Europe’s borders have largely reopened to Canada but with individual destinations implementing their own safety measures and entry requirements, travellers are having a tough time sifting through the varying protocols.
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How Jamaica has managed to reopen safely, from the airport to hotels

Though Jamaica has officially reopened its borders to international travellers, questions still remain as to how safe it is to travel right now and whether the same island experience that visitors have come to know and love is even possible during the COVID-19 crisis.
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“We need to keep our eye on the prize”: CLIA working on a more unified policy approach

With the latest wave of cruise lines delaying their individual resumption dates in response to the CDC’s newly extended No Sail Order, CLIA is now working towards a unified policy approach that would apply to all of its member lines.
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We asked, Air Canada answered: Domestic demand, middle seats & refunds

Canada Day was a “bright spot” for Air Canada in a third quarter that has seen the carrier slash its schedule by 85% due to the global pandemic.
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Where’s the reciprocity? Air Canada’s Russi talks Europe, plus int’l and Sun demand

Demand for international routes has been “surprisingly strong” given the circumstances, says Air Canada, but if Canada doesn’t reciprocate global entry privileges soon, we could see more countries roll back on their decision to allow Canadians in.
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Will your agency be ready to reopen? Industry experts weigh in on what needs to be done

Much has been said in recent weeks about health and safety in the travel industry, with airlines, cruise lines, tour operators and hotels implementing new protocols designed specifically to protect customers from COVID-19. But what about travel agencies?
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Jamaica hints at possible “air bridge” with Canada, SVG begins reopening plans

A possible “air bridge” between Jamaica and Canada is currently being discussed that will see the easing of safety protocols specifically for Canadians.
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Grenada eyes July 1 reopening, more updates from Antigua

When it comes to reopened destinations, Antigua and Barbuda were the first in the Caribbean out of the gate with commercial flights resuming on June 4. Now, the island nation is serving as a model for success for other soon-to-reopen destinations, like Grenada.
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VisitBritain working to “save as much of the summer as we can”

The earliest that hotels and other hospitality businesses can reopen in England is July 4, though different reopening dates may apply elsewhere in the U.K., says VisitBritain.
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Get ready for “unprecedented number” of Canadians travelling domestically

How do you sell travel when people are prohibited from actually travelling? With global restrictions still in place around the world due to COVID-19, travel agents have been faced with the unique and seemingly impossible task of selling travel dreams during this unprecedented time
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