Monday October 26, 2020
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Private groups are big business now, say top tour operators

From the start of the global pandemic in March, the travel industry has seen the emergence of many new trends that reflect current concerns. From COVID-related travel insurance to an increase in domestic tourism, travel trends in this ‘new normal’ show that travellers are putting health and safety top of mind in 2020 and beyond.
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TTC’s new Well-being Director video works as a selling tool

The Travel Corporation’s new Well-being Director (WD) video  for travellers and the trade aims to showcase the company’s extensive well-being and hygiene measures.
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Travel Leaders Network on hope, agent support and upcoming fams

TORONTO — With its ‘Bridge to the Future’ virtual conference underway this week, Travel Leaders Network is giving members both in the U.S. and Canada plenty of reasons to “put hope on the calendar,”  as John Lovell would say. The company’s president, who hosted a media briefing yesterday as part of the three-day conference, was […]
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New FTC tool now available on Sirev

Softvoyage has launched a new tool for Sirev users, allowing agents to easily, safely and promptly verify their clients’ future travel credits (FTCs) and apply the FTC as payment method.
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Lots of winners in ‘Sandals Game Changer’ online quiz show

Sandals has announced the winners of its ‘Sandals Game Changer’ interactive online quiz show.
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Sunwing launches 48-hour sale on Royalton Luxury Resorts

Sunwing is slashing vacation prices by up to 50%, but only for 48 hours.
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Why getting back to selling travel amid COVID-19 is not an open-and-shut case

No one wants another lockdown, but a second wave of the pandemic is looming - and many say it’s happening already. Businesses that reopened their doors this summer may face closures again, and that includes travel agencies. Meanwhile Canada’s travel restrictions are nearing the seven-month mark.
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56% of Canadians considering vacation plans within next 12 months

More than half of Canadians say they are considering taking a vacation within the next year, according to a new study commissioned by Sunwing.
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Registration opens for Atout France’s virtual trade show

Travel agents are invited to register for Atout France’s very first large-scale trade event in the Americas since the beginning of the global pandemic.
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Agents can get special B2B rates for Marriott and more with Expedia TAAP

Travel agents in Canada now have access to exclusive B2B rates from Marriott and other major international hotel chains and can earn up to double the compensation when booking through Expedia TAAP (Travel Agent Affiliate Program).
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