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CATO welcomes new members ACV and RIT

Both Air Canada Vacations and Royal Irish Tours have joined the Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) as the association continues to work on rebuilding the travel industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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CATO says tour operators need CEWS extension

CATO is calling on the federal government to extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program until at least March 31, 2021, saying that without an extension, many thousands of jobs will be lost.
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CATO’s Pierre LePage steps down

After 15 years at the helm, Pierre LePage is stepping down as Executive Director of The Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO).
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CATO urges govt. to provide clarity as travel advisory nears 4-month mark

CATO chair and Collette general manager Brett Walker has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and consumer media outlets on behalf of CATO, urging the federal government to provide clarity on the ongoing travel advisory against non-essential travel for Canadians.
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CATO, USTOA & ETOA launch safety guidelines for tour operators

Tour operators across Canada, the U.S. and Europe now have a clear set of health and sanitization guidelines to follow that will help them ensure the safety of their guests.
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CATO hammers home case for consumer-pay model for Comp Fund

There can be no rebuilding of consumer confidence without a properly funded Compensation Fund, and that includes a consumer-pay model, says CATO Chair Brett Walker.
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CATO appoints new Chair and Vice-Chair

The Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) has announced several key appointments to start the new year.
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Don’t overpromise, and other lessons from CATO’s contract law 101

Tour operators and travel agents work to keep clients up to date on everything from product quality to in-destination safety. That’s a big job, and there’s a lot of grey area that comes with it, leaving the industry vulnerable to potential legal challenges from disgruntled clients.
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Cruise experts take on questions about ship safety & public perception
Cruise experts take on questions about ship safety & public perception
Cruising has a huge untapped market - but will those new-to-cruise travellers see cruising as safe in the wake of...
Globus hosted its first tour since March, here’s how it went
Globus hosted its first tour since March, here’s how it went
It was mission accomplished for Globus, which successfully hosted its first tour worldwide since the beginning of the...
Iberostar launches free insurance package for guests
Iberostar launches free insurance package for guests
In keeping with the new trend of suppliers and destinations offering COVID-19 related insurance coverage, Iberostar...
Winnipeg-Cancun added to ACV’s Western Canada lineup
Air Canada’s nonstop Vancouver-Cancun flights take to the skies
Air Canada Vacations has updated its existing program for Western Canada with a new flight operating from Winnipeg to...
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