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“Sentiment has shifted”: More challenges for start of 2021

The month of January normally brings list upon list of new travel styles and must-see destinations, as the industry looks forward to another profitable year.
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PCR test rule confusion yet another burden for agents, says ACTA

TORONTO — ACTA is calling on the federal government to reconsider the mandatory pre-arrival PCR test requirement now in effect, one that does not remove or reduce the 14-day quarantine. “A far better solution for Canadians and the industry would be to test on arrival,” says ACTA President Wendy Paradis. The new PCR test rule, […]
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ACTA update for agents in Ontario, Quebec and B.C.

ACTA has sent out an update about recent wins in Ontario, Quebec and B.C. as it continues its advocacy and lobbying efforts for travel agents, travel agencies and independent contractors across Canada amid the pandemic.
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ACTA looks at the wins from the govt.’s fall economic update

While the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement didn’t include any further details about a bailout for Canada’s airlines, or protection for other sectors of the travel industry including travel agents, there was some good news. 
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Let’s hope it sets a precedent: Australia’s agents get funding

Australia’s travel agents are getting some good news today: financial support from the Australian government.
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“Don’t be a freeloader,” Vanderlubbe tells agency owners

Richard Vanderlubbe, President of tripcentral.ca, is issuing a call-out to ACTA member travel agency owners, in no uncertain terms.
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ACTA’s 6-point plan for protecting agents now in Ottawa’s hands

A new ACTA campaign is underscoring the urgent need for extended aid and commission protection for Canada’s travel agents, amid bailout talks between the airlines and the federal government.
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TDC’s new ad campaign highlights value of booking with an agent

A brand new ad campaign from Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) comes with a timely message, as more and more travellers say they’re more likely to book with a travel agent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“We always realize you have choices”: Air Canada’s Guillemette

When times are tough, sometimes a few well-chosen words can work wonders.
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines reaches out to trade in wake of Air Canada cuts
St. Vincent and the Grenadines reaches out to trade in wake of Air Canada cuts
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority is advising agents that Air Canada has been forced to temporarily...
TDC welcomes new members to Quebec network
TDC welcomes new members to Quebec network
Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) closed 2020 on a high note by welcoming eight new affiliated agencies to its Quebec...
Saint Lucia to offer PCR and rapid tests at select resorts
Saint Lucia to offer PCR and rapid tests at select resorts
Saint Lucia is the latest destination to announce PCR testing for COVID-19 at select resorts, offering Canadians added...
B.C.’s travel industry rallies against possible travel ban
B.C.’s travel industry rallies against possible travel ban
B.C.’s travel and tourism industry is speaking out against a potential travel ban on inter-provincial, non-essential...
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