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Quintana Roo reports no serious damage from Hurricane Delta

Quintana Roo is sounding the all-clear following a lashing from Hurricane Delta, which made landfall Oct. 7 starting at 5:30 a.m.
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ACTA’s open letter calls on suppliers to address commission protection

Many travel agencies and travel agents have been without any revenue for over six months. It’s not sustainable, says ACTA.
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The COVID-19 cash burn rate for airlines is US$300,000 every minute: IATA

More than half a year after the global travel industry went into near-total lockdown, IATA has released a startling and dire statistic: the airline industry will burn through US$77 billion in cash during the second half of 2020 despite the restart of operations.
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Cancun, Cozumel under threat as Cat. 3 Hurricane Delta heads towards Mexico’s Yucatan

Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a Category 2 hurricane with 110 mph (175 kmh) winds Tuesday on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then grow to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 on approach to the U.S. Gulf coast this week.
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Many tour ops are focusing on Canada tours, but are they actually selling?

Canada hasn’t typically been a big seller for travel agents, with Canadians opting for sun and fun abroad rather than vacations in their own backyard.
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“Extremely difficult decision”: Flight Centre addresses layoffs

Layoffs within Flight Centre’s Canadian operations include hundreds of front-line travel agents, Allison Wallace, VP, Corporate Communications & CSR, The Americas for Flight Centre, has confirmed.
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ACITA applauds the new Canada Recovery Benefit 

The Association of Canadian Independent Travel Advisors (ACITA) is applauding the move by the federal NDP party to support the Liberal government over legislation to aid workers during the pandemic, specifically the CERB and the new Canada Recovery Benefit.
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UNWTO launches updated Tourism Recovery Tracker tool

The UNWTO has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support global tourism amid the pandemic.
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ACTA, CHHB, airlines react to Throne Speech and CEWS extension

Industry groups including ACTA and the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses are applauding the federal government’s announcement that the wage subsidy (CEWS) will be extended until summer 2021.
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