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TTAND agents, supplier partners honoured at virtual Gala Awards Night

The Travel Agent Next Door’s virtual Gala Awards Night honoured top-producing TTAND agents as well as many of the host agency’s top preferred and approved partner suppliers.
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GBTA undergoes complete audit in wake misconduct allegations against CEO

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has retained a consulting firm to provide a complete audit of the organization.
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Canada, US poised to extend border restrictions to Aug. 21

The U.S. and Canada are poised to extend their agreement to keep their shared border closed to non-essential travel to Aug. 21, but a final confirmation has not been given, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
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“Wear to care”: WTTC urges all travellers to wear a mask

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has entered the debate over face masks, urging all travellers to “wear to care” as global borders begin to reopen.
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Air Canada looking into possible rapid COVID-19 test

Air Canada is working on a rapid test for COVID-19 that will add another “effective layer” of protection for travellers.
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Canada-U.S. border closure could continue into 2021, doctor tells CBC

One of Canada’s highest-profile medical experts throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Isaac Bogoch, says he wouldn’t be surprised if the Canada-U.S. border stays closed until into 2021.
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“Once you see it, you can’t un-see it”: Confronting anti-Black racism in the industry

Five panelists were joined by more than 100 participants last night for Let's Get Uncomfortable's second event, ‘Confronting Anti-Black Racism in Travel and Tourism.’
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CATO urges govt. to provide clarity as travel advisory nears 4-month mark

CATO chair and Collette general manager Brett Walker has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and consumer media outlets on behalf of CATO, urging the federal government to provide clarity on the ongoing travel advisory against non-essential travel for Canadians.
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IATA’s latest poll shows clearest picture yet of traveller concerns

New public opinion research released this week by IATA provides the clearest picture yet of traveller concerns when it comes to airports and air travel in the wake of COVID-19.
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A look at COVID 19 travel restrictions across Canada

If you're looking to explore Canada this summer, you'll first have to navigate the fluctuating patchwork of travel restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus throughout the country.
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