The industry will have to wait a while longer to hear about any bailout for Canada’s airlines, and, crucial for the retail travel industry, protection for travel agent commissions amid airline refunds.
The British government has laid out a plan to reduce England's 14-day quarantine requirement for travellers from destinations not deemed safe to as little as five days if they test negative for COVID-19.
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.
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.
The scene is so familiar to anyone in the travel industry, yet after all these months of COVID-19’s travel restrictions and challenges, the welcome sight of blue skies, ocean waves and palm trees is a powerful reminder of why we’re all still in this industry. Because travel matters, and travel is possible.