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All posts by Kathryn Folliott

Kathryn is Editor at Travelweek and has worked for the company since 1995. She has travelled to more than 50 countries and counts Hong Kong, Jerusalem, the Swiss Alps and the Galapagos Islands among her favourite destinations.

Agents talk cruising, ports and bookings as CLIA extends suspension to Oct. 31

Promoting the right cruise deal to the right client can lead to a booking, even in these tough times, but many customers are looking at spring 2021 before they cruise again, say agents.
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Insurance follow up: The latest from Allianz, Manulife and the CLHIA

Now that Blue Cross Ontario and Blue Cross Quebec, along with B2C insurer Medipac, have introduced COVID-19 coverage into select policies, travel advisors are watching to see if others others will follow suit.
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REOPENED: The latest list of reopened destinations – Copy

As the world begins to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more destinations are welcoming back visitors. Airlines, hotels, resorts and ground handlers have invested heavily in health and safety protocols and are eager to welcome travellers back.
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Marketing tips for unprecedented times, and one travel agency’s strategy

Claire Newell didn’t know how, or when, to re-start her marketing efforts for her travel agency, Travel Best Bets. 
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Royal Caribbean, MSC and Carnival Corp. talk about the future of Caribbean cruising

Rick Sasso doesn’t mince words when describing the impact of COVID-19 on the cruise industry and the world at large. “I say it’s been a medical catastrophe, logistical nightmare and financial Armageddon.”
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A travel agent, VisitBritain & British High Commission speak to UK list

It’s not like Canadians are travelling much anyway, due to the advisory against non-essential travel, the challenges getting travel insurance and the mandatory 14-day quarantine for returning travellers. 
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Candid talk from 3 tour ops, from Caribbean’s biggest markets: Canada, the UK and the U.S.

TORONTO — Three tour operators, representing three of the Caribbean’s biggest markets - Canada, the UK and the U.S. - talked about how travel and their businesses specifically have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on a wide-ranging Facebook Live discussion, part of the CTO’s ‘Plain Speaking’ series.
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Two Caribbean destinations tap the brakes on reopening as U.S. numbers continue to climb

The Dutch Caribbean destination of St. Maarten has pushed back its reopening date for U.S. travellers from July 15 to Aug. 1.
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“We have to be the guiding light in our industry”: Interview with Bruce Poon Tip

G Adventures has always been an innovator, and it’s not adverse to challenges. Now, like the rest of the industry, it’s facing the ultimate test: pivoting its entire mode of operations in the face of COVID-19.
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“This saga could go on for years”: Potential complications with future travel credits

When global travel all but grinds to a halt, and cancellations ramp up to unprecedented levels, the sheer volume of future travel credits (FTCs) creates tricky challenges, on a grand scale, out of previously one-off situations.
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