Tuesday January 19, 2021
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines reaches out to trade in wake of Air Canada cuts

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority is advising agents that Air Canada has been forced to temporarily cancel its flights to the destination.
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Saint Lucia to offer PCR and rapid tests at select resorts

Saint Lucia is the latest destination to announce PCR testing for COVID-19 at select resorts, offering Canadians added convenience and peace of mind amid new testing requirements.
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Transport Minister approves 737 MAX’s return, set for Jan. 20

Transport Canada says it will lift the existing Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), which prohibits the commercial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX in Canadian airspace, on Jan. 20, 2021. 
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Planeterra’s new ‘PACT’ prioritizes community tourism development in Panama

Planeterra, the non-profit offshoot of G Adventures and the global leader in community tourism enterprise development, has teamed up with the Panama Government, in partnership with the Panamanian Foundation for Sustainable Tourism (APTSO), Fundación Natura, for a joint venture, ‘PACT’, to work with communities across Panama to build community tourism experiences that improve the well-being of residents, visitors, and the environment. 
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Trudeau questioned about total travel ban, land vs. air restrictions

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s strict measures against international travel have been “extraordinarily effective” a protecting Canadians from COVID-19, and reiterated the federal government’s message not to travel, however he refused to rise to the bait of a total travel ban despite repeated questioning at today’s COVID-19 briefing.
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WestJet’s Chief Operating Officer to retire

WestJet’s Jeff Martin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, has announced his retirement after more than 31 years in the airline industry.
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Sandals to offer free PCR testing at resorts

TORONTO — Sandals has announced that it will be offering complimentary in-resort COVID-19 testing through March 31, 2021.
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TPI advisor wins prestigious St. Lucia award

TPI is celebrating one of its own after being recognized by the St. Lucia Tourism Authority.
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Antigua’s new mobile app to help navigate through the new normal

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has unveiled a new and interactive mobile app that is in line with keeping with current health and safety protocols.
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‘The Future of Travel: A Brand New Year’ online conference set for Feb. 3

Connecting with industry partners and colleagues is one of the best ways to stay informed and stay motivated during difficult times.
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