Tuesday September 22, 2020
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Comp Fund strong at $23.5 million but challenging days ahead: TICO

By the first weeks of the pandemic and the travel restrictions, the number of TICO registrants was down 11%. 
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Register now for Israel’s first-ever virtual agent trade show

The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is set to host its first-ever virtual trade show for Canadian travel agents on Sept. 22.
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Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses urges CEWS extension

The Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses is urging the federal government to extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) into spring / summer 2021, and maintain the subsidy at the full 75% rate for businesses facing an ongoing revenue decline of 50% or higher. 
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Spice Island Beach Resort will stay closed until October 2021

While other hotels and resorts have reopened their doors in the midst of COVID-19, Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada has decided to take a different approach.
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G Adventures expands new collection of tours, extends booking policy

In light of encouraging booking numbers for departures in 2020 and 2021, G Adventures has unveiled four additional itineraries to its new ‘Travel with Confidence Plus Collection.’
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TL Network Canada announces keynote speaker for annual conference

A CNN Hero and bestselling author has been tapped to be the keynote speaker for TL Network Canada’s annual conference, taking place Oct. 13-15.
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Air Canada, Sunwing add COVID insurance as coalition urges CEWS extension for industry

The travel industry is rallying as never before, with two major players - Air Canada and Sunwing - adding their names to a growing list of suppliers offering COVID-19 insurance coverage.
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“Give agents a commission pipeline”: Collette’s Lonsdale

No doubt about it, the past six months have been unbelievably tough. It’s times like these that trusted brands shine through. “Collette has been in business for 102 years,” says Ron Lonsdale, Collette’s Vice President, Canada. “We have seen so many trying times in our industry. The learnings from the past apply today.”
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AmaWaterways extends suspension of regularly scheduled cruises

In light of the continuing pandemic, AmaWaterways has extended the suspension of its regularly scheduled river cruises in Europe, Africa and Asia through Nov. 15, 2020.
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Intrepid to host Virtual Summit for agents with prizes and Q&As

All travel agents are invited to attend Intrepid Travel’s Virtual Summit, set to take place on Sept. 23.
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