Wednesday April 8, 2020
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TICO warns against charging clients for refund-related fees or penalties

Frustration with refund demands from clients is at an all-time high but TICO says registrants must adhere to existing laws and regulations when dealing with refund requests, amid reports that some registrants are charging clients for refund-related fees or penalties.
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Air Canada throws lifeline to thousands of workers with subsidy program

Air Canada is able to offer a lifeline to thousands of its workforce, now that the federal government has confirmed that airline qualifies for the 75% wage subsidy program put in place to assist business impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout.
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GBTA postpones convention to November, posts new survey stats

ALEXANDRIA — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced its annual convention, originally scheduled to take place in July, has been rescheduled for Nov. 7-11, 2020.
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SUPPLIER COVID-19 UPDATES: Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and 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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Lufthansa permanently downsizes flight operations

Lufthansa Group has begun restructuring measures that will permanently downsize its flight operations.
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Most people on Antarctica cruise ship have the coronavirus

Nearly 60 per cent of 217 people _ many from Australia, Europe and the United States _ on board a cruise ship off the coast of Uruguay have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the ship's operator said Tuesday.
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Here’s the full schedule of Iberostar’s upcoming webinars

Iberostar is inviting travel agents to participate in a series of informative webinars to keep them up to date on the latest product news.
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Porter provides increased flexibility for frequent flyers

To provide travellers with greater flexibility in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Porter Airlines is extending its travel programs so that Porter Pass holders and VIPorter loyalty members will continue to receive full value.
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German National Tourist Board launches virtual experiences

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has launched a collection of virtual experiences to help travellers explore the destination without leaving their homes.
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25 million jobs in aviation and related sectors are at risk, says IATA

Some 25 million jobs are at risk due to plummeting demand for air travel, says IATA.
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