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TTAND agents raise over $15,000 for Pencils for Kids

The Travel Agent Next Door has raised over $15,000 for a good cause just by staying fit.
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Manulife’s new COVID-19 travel insurance launches next month

Canada’s largest travel insurance provider has announced that it will start offering coverage for COVID-19 next month, giving travellers across the country some much needed peace of mind.
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Canada-U.S. border closure likely extended to Oct. 21: report

Consumer news outlets are reporting that the closure of the Canada-U.S. border will be extended until Oct. 21.
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Pascal Prinz is the new Chair of ETC’s Canada chapter

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has appointed Pascal Prinz, Director Canada at Switzerland Tourism, as its new Chair of ETC’s Canada chapter.
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ACTA launches online course geared to newer agents

A new online course from ACTA is aimed at boosting the skills and knowledge of newer entrants to the retail travel industry.
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Hurricane Paulette hits Bermuda, grows to Category 2 storm

Hurricane Paulette made a rare landfall in Bermuda early Monday as a strong Category 1 storm just hours after the wealthy British territory shuttered schools, government agencies and air and sea ports.
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US will end current health screening of some travellers

WASHINGTON — The United States plans to end enhanced health screening of travellers from certain countries next week, and those visitors will no longer be funneled through 15 large U.S. airports.
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ACTA launches latest campaign, asks for continued support until March 2021

As ongoing travel advisories and restrictions continue to hinder the travel industry, ACTA has announced the launch of its 3rd Advocacy Campaign in support of travel agencies and travel agents.
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TD faces class action lawsuit over travel insurance and cancelled trips amid pandemic

Toronto-Dominion Bank is facing a class action lawsuit over its refusal to pay travel insurance claims following trip cancellations triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Atlas announces new Regional Sales Director for Canada

Atlas Ocean Voyages is looking forward to calmer seas ahead, ordering new ships and announcing the appointment of six new sales directors.
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