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Signs of optimism with Direct Travel’s new survey stats

More than 25% of Direct Travel’s corporate clients say they can see their domestic business trips resuming in the next two to three months, and over 65% say they plan to be traveling again within the year.
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IATA urges alternative solutions to mandatory quarantine for travellers

Mandatory quarantines upon arrival will hobble travel and tourism just as the industry is beginning to take off again, says IATA. The airline group is urging governments to avoid quarantine measures when re-opening their economies, advocating instead for a layered approach of measures in the wake of COVID-19.
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Agents more cautious but still optimistic about fams, events: DCI survey

Travel agents in Canada and the U.S. are more cautious as they look ahead to the potential for future fam trips, sales missions and more, but they are optimistic nonetheless, according to new travel agent survey results from destination rep Development Counsellors International (DCI).
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The Travel Institute’s ‘Promote Your Professionalism’ is back

The Travel Institute’s popular ‘Promote Your Professional’ campaign is back for the seventh consecutive year, giving travel agents the change to utilize scholarship funds to bolster their skills.
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GBTA launches investigation into CEO’s alleged misconduct

Following allegations of misconduct by CEO Scott Solombrino, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its Board of Directors have placed Solombrino on administrative leave and confirmed further investigation into the matter.
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Business leaders sign second open letter saying it’s #timetotravel

Business leaders including many CEOs from the Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable have  taken out full page ads in Canadian newspapers including The Globe and Mail, calling on the federal and provincial governments to loosen travel restrictions and get travel going again, as safely as possible.
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Visit Orlando updates trade with new webinar series

Visit Orlando has launched a new webinar series aimed at helping Canadian and U.S. travel advisors keep on top of the latest updates from the destination, including many of the new safety programs at Orlando’s theme parks, attractions and hotels. 
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Get ready for “unprecedented number” of Canadians travelling domestically

How do you sell travel when people are prohibited from actually travelling? With global restrictions still in place around the world due to COVID-19, travel agents have been faced with the unique and seemingly impossible task of selling travel dreams during this unprecedented time
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CLIA’s Trade Relations Committee welcome new chair & vice-chair

CLIA’s Trade Relations Committee (TRC) has announced two new appointments as part of its ongoing goal to serve Canadian and U.S. travel agencies and agents.
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Trudeau confirms closure of Canada-U.S. border will be extended another 30 days

As expected the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed for at least another several weeks.
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