Tuesday August 11, 2020
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Younger clients ready to travel, and more from Virtuoso’s Travel Week virtual event

Virtuoso’s July travel consumer research shows that while only one-quarter to one-third of Baby Boomer and older clients are ready to travel in these unprecedented times, a strong majority of Millennial, Generation Z and Generation X clients are ready to travel post-pandemic.
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Win a $50 gift card with Travelweek’s Travel Agent of the Month contest

To reward travel agents for all their hard work throughout the pandemic, Travelweek has launched a new Travel Agent of the Month contest on its newly revamped Facebook group.
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U.S. Department of State lifts its Global Level 4 travel advisory

The U.S. Department of State has lifted its blanket Level 4 health advisory for global travel outside of the U.S., opting instead to assess travel advisory levels country by country, according to risk for COVID-19.
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Pressure on Canada’s airlines to provide more passenger info for contact tracing

British Columbia's transport minister made an official plea to her federal counterpart Wednesday to quickly make airlines provide more details on travellers to aid contact tracing efforts that could help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Air passenger advocacy group asks top court to hear ticket refund case

An advocacy group is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to hear a case on passenger refunds as frustration over flights cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to simmer.
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Mandatory temperature screenings at Canada’s busiest airports begin today

Starting today, July 30, mandatory temperature screening will be implemented in phases at Canada’s 15 busiest airports, including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto-Pearson and Montreal-Trudeau, says the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).
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Insurance follow up: The latest from Allianz, Manulife and the CLHIA

Now that Blue Cross Ontario and Blue Cross Quebec, along with B2C insurer Medipac, have introduced COVID-19 coverage into select policies, travel advisors are watching to see if others others will follow suit.
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Europe reopening off to rocky start with rising infections

Europe’s tourism revival is running into turbulence only weeks after countries reopened their borders, with rising infections in Spain and other nations causing increasing concern among health authorities over people bringing the coronavirus home from their summer vacations.
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ACTA’s new letter-writing campaign supports independent agents

ACTA is rallying the travel industry to join its new letter-writing and phone campaign that urges the government to extend financial aid to independent travel agents.
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Marketing tips for unprecedented times, and one travel agency’s strategy

Claire Newell didn’t know how, or when, to re-start her marketing efforts for her travel agency, Travel Best Bets. 
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