Saturday October 31, 2020
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Hurricane Zeta heading to popular resort destination in Mexico

A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek.
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Tourism New Zealand launches new marketing platform for trade

Tourism New Zealand has launched a new trade program with 150+ customizable and professionally designed marketing tools, designed to empower travel advisors to convert on sales opportunities.
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ETC, Italy, Switzerland weigh in on EU’s Canadian ban

Canadians were dealt with another blow this week when news broke that the European Union was set to remove Canada from its list of approved countries from where travellers can enter the bloc without COVID-19-related travel restrictions.
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Saint Lucia ready to welcome Canadian travellers with Nov. 7 flight

Starting Nov. 7 Saint Lucia will welcome back Canadian visitors, thanks to departures with Air Canada Vacations.
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Who’s in the lead? Visit Utah’s walker challenge off to a great start

It’s been one week into Visit Utah’s walker tracker challenge and there’s already a clear frontrunner, who’s clocked more than 200,000 steps in just seven days.
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The long-stay effect: Enquiries and bookings are on the rise for long-stay vacations

Last year was all about the micro-cation, quick and easy getaways that catered specifically to travellers with busy lifestyles. Fast-forward to a year and a global pandemic later and the focus has shifted to long-stay vacations that last upwards to a month or even longer.
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Can new COVID health pass eliminate the need for quarantines?

The first transatlantic trial of CommonPass, a digital ‘COVID-passport’ that allows travellers to share their health status across international borders, was successfully completed yesterday, marking a major milestone in the recovery of global travel.
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Hola Sun releases new 2020-2021 brochure

Hot off the press is Hola Sun Holidays’ new 2020-2021 brochure featuring newly added properties and flights with new carrier OWG.
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Serenade Punta Cana launches agent incentive program

The new ‘Serenade Agents’ program from Serenade Punta Cana Beach, Spa & Casino Resort allows travel advisors to register with the company to receive competitive rates, commission offers and the latest news about the resort and future properties in the Serenade Caribbean Hotels collection.
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EU takes Canada off its green-light list: reports

Reports are coming in that Canada has been removed from the EU’s list of approved countries for travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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