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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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