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REOPENED: The latest list of reopened destinations

As the world begins to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more destinations are welcoming back visitors. Airlines, hotels, resorts and ground handlers have invested heavily in health and safety protocols and are eager to welcome travellers back.
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Air Transat previews its summer 2020 offering, with new Europe, U.S. destinations

Air Transat has unveiled its full program for summer 2020, with 150 flights a week to 27 European cities and more flights to the South and the U.S.
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Here are the best places to enjoy some R&R in Nicaragua

What can travellers expect to see while in Nicaragua? Unspoiled natural beauty, crystal clear beaches, and an exceptionally welcoming culture that make this Central American country a must-see destination in 2019 and beyond.
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New study shows that travellers spend more in cities they love

Just as people in love are more willing to open their pocketbooks, the same can be said about visitors in cities that capture their hearts.
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Luring tourists back: Egypt adds security, new exhibts

The Egyptian government will spend $32 million to upgrade security in two Red Sea resorts popular with foreign tourists in the wake of recent attacks on hotels and the suspected terror bombing of a Russian airliner, the tourism minister said Thursday.
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Travel Bound’s ‘Europalooza’ offers bonus commissions, savings for travel through October

Travel Bound, a leading supplier of fully independent travel (FIT) to destinations around the globe sold exclusively through travel agents, is launching ‘Europalooza’ offering travel professionals bonus commissions on bookings to London, Paris and Rome – 5% on transfers and sightseeing and 2% on hotels.
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Guatemala makes big marketing push with North American roadshow

TORONTO — The Guatemala Tourism Institute recently embarked on a three-city roadshow that welcomed more than 100 travel industry professionals and media in Chicago, Toronto and New York City. At each stop, Chief of Promotion Claudia Alvarado from the Guatemala Tourism Institute (INGUAT) and 11 local hotel representatives and tour operators shared the latest news […]
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MasterCard Index says London is world’s most popular destination

LONDON — MasterCard has unveiled its fourth annual Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI), revealing London as the most popular travel destination in the world. The British capital reclaimed the most popular spot based on air travel into the city from a whopping 18.69 million international visitors in 2014, besting last year’s most popular destination, Bangkok, […]
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Paul Pennicook named Jamaica Tourist Board’s Director of Tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Tourist Board has named Paul Pennicook Director of Tourism effective July 9, 2014, according to Chairman Dennis Morrison. Pennicook is no stranger to this post having served in that capacity from 2003 to 2006. He spent several years as a successful hotelier, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of […]
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Inca Trail declared World Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO

TORONTO — The Inca Trail has been named a United Nation’s World Heritage Site at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) last week. The nomination of the Inca Trail was submitted jointly with Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú and was an initiative […]
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ACTA’s Aug. 19 webinar tackles home-based agent/ IC overview
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St. Kitts to reopen borders in October
St. Kitts to reopen borders in October
St. Kitts & Nevis will be reopening its borders to international visitors in October with the resumption of air and sea...
VIA Rail on safety, demand and short- and long-term forecasts
With a network that serves over 400 communities from coast to coast, there’s no question that VIA Rail’s reach in...
Virtuoso releases poll results for 2020 travel intentions and more
If there’s one thing that pandemic has made perfectly clear, it’s that COVID-19 has been a complete leveller for...
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