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“Wear to care”: WTTC urges all travellers to wear a mask

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has entered the debate over face masks, urging all travellers to “wear to care” as global borders begin to reopen.
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Air Canada names Cleveland Clinic as its official Medical Advisor

Following yesterday’s news of a possible rapid COVID-19 test in the works, Air Canada has announced a new partnership with Cleveland Clinic to develop biosafety measures across its operations.
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Canada-U.S. border closure could continue into 2021, doctor tells CBC

One of Canada’s highest-profile medical experts throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Isaac Bogoch, says he wouldn’t be surprised if the Canada-U.S. border stays closed until into 2021.
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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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Antigua updates advisory, negative COVID-19 test now mandatory

Antigua and Barbuda has updated its entry requirements for travellers to include a negative COVID-19 test result within seven days of their flight.
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Canada is reportedly on the EU’s reopening list 

The EU is pulling together a list of 15 countries whose citizens will be allowed to visit EU countries in its first phase of reopening and at least according to early reports, Canada is said to be on the list.
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Exclusive: Canadian destination wedding specialists talk COVID impact in DWHSA survey

Destination wedding specialists in the Canadian travel trade say they’ve lost, on average, $20,506 in commissions due to cancelled bookings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Transat to resume flights and tour operations on July 23

After months of being grounded due to the global pandemic, Transat is set to resume both its flights and tour activities starting July 23, 2020.
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34% say they’ll travel 4-6 months after advisory lifted: Travelweek’s Consumer Survey

The latest challenge for the travel industry will be getting clients to feel comfortable booking travel for a post-pandemic world, at least for the short term, according to new findings from Travelweek’s COVID-19 Consumer Survey.
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ACTA calls on federal govt. to extend CERB benefit for travel industry

As long as the federal government’s travel advisories stay in place - the advisories recommending Canadians avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada, and avoid all cruise travel - the longer the negative impact to travel will continue, and that’s why the industry needs an extension of CERB, says ACTA.
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“We have to be the guiding light in our industry”: Interview with Bruce Poon Tip
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G Adventures has always been an innovator, and it’s not adverse to challenges. Now, like the rest of the industry...
Royal Caribbean Group now owns 100% of Silversea Cruises
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Royal Caribbean Group now has full ownership of Silversea Cruises after purchasing the remaining one-third stake in the...
Trafalgar, Costsaver private group tours offer peace of mind
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With social bubbles now part of the ‘new normal’, Trafalgar and Costsaver have launched new private group tours on...
“Wear to care”: WTTC urges all travellers to wear a mask
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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has entered the debate over face masks, urging all travellers to “wear to...
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