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WTTC unveils new Insurance Guidelines for the Travel & Tourism sector

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is highlighting the importance of insurance during this uncertain time by unveiling its own insurance guidelines designed to drive the return of safe and responsible travel.
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Mandatory temperature screenings at Canada’s busiest airports begin today

Starting today, July 30, mandatory temperature screening will be implemented in phases at Canada’s 15 busiest airports, including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto-Pearson and Montreal-Trudeau, says the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).
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Israel and ACTA sign corporate partnership

The Israel Ministry of Tourism has signed a new corporate partnership with ACTA to better promote travel to Israel from Canada.
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Travelport’s new tool tracks safety measures of world’s largest airlines

With airlines around the world releasing their own health and safety protocols in response to COVID-19, Travelport has launched a new tracking tool that helps agents streamline all individual policies.
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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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It will take until 2024 for air travel to fully recover: IATA

Global air travel is recovering more slowly than expected and it will take until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels, says IATA.
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CATO’s Pierre LePage steps down

After 15 years at the helm, Pierre LePage is stepping down as Executive Director of The Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO).
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Bermuda updates safety policies to include mandatory in-destination testing

After reopening for tourists on July 1, the island of Bermuda has unveiled an updated list of travel policies and procedures as part of its ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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We talk to Blue Cross and B2C insurer Medipac about their new COVID-19 coverage

Blue Cross says that as of July 22 it has reopened out-of-country travel insurance sales for Ontario Blue Cross and Quebec Blue Cross, and its emergency medical care benefit will include coverage for COVID-19 providing the insured person does not show signs or symptoms of COVID-19 prior to departure.
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ACTA’s new letter-writing campaign supports independent agents

ACTA is rallying the travel industry to join its new letter-writing and phone campaign that urges the government to extend financial aid to independent travel agents.
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