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Air Canada, Transat update guidance for Italy; AC adds 24-hour flight change flexibility

A new message from Air Canada President and CEO Calin Rovinescu at Air Canada’s site sums it up: “The airline industry has always been a fast-changing one and these times are no different.”
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Air Canada temporarily suspends all flights to Italy

Air Canada is temporarily suspending all flights to Italy amid a sharp drop in demand as Italy goes on lockdown in an effort to contain the coronavirus.
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Italy expands lockdown, Israel tightens entry to halt virus

The battle to halt the coronavirus brought sweeping new restrictions Monday, with Italy expanding a travel ban to the entire country, Israel ordering all visitors quarantined just weeks before Passover and Easter, and Spain closing all schools in and around its capital.
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Patricia Schultz leads exclusive Trafalgar departure to Italy

Trafalgar has announced an exclusive departure with Global Brand Ambassador and author Patricia Schultz, best known for her bestseller 1,000 Places To See Before You Die.
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Travel Edge says thank you to top agents with a luxury trip to Italy

Travel Edge has rewarded its Top Performers by gifting each one a multi-city trip to the destination of their choosing.
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Coldplay chose this country to launch its first new album in four years

For the first time in four years Coldplay is releasing a new album and they’ve chosen one of the world’s most historic countries for its big launch.
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CIE Tours launches 12 new itineraries, book before Sept. 30 for 10% off

Ireland specialist CIE Tours will have a busy year in 2020 having launched 12 new land tours and expanded offerings in Iceland, Italy and beyond.
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Italy is going green to help counter the effects of tourism

Italy saw a 4.6% increase in ecological improvements in 2018, with 20 smoke-free and plastic-free beaches and 385 Blue Flags helping to ensure sustainable measures across the destination.
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Fire forces cancellations of high speed trains in Italy

Italy's state railway says a suspected arson fire has forced the cancellation of at least 42 high-speed trains in Italy on the heavily-travelled Milan-Naples corridor.
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You won’t believe how much this tourist had to pay for two hamburgers in Rome

Should the Eternal City be renamed the Expensive City? One American tourist seems to think so.
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U.S. Coast Guard says stranded cruise ships must stay at sea “indefinitely”
Dozens of cruise ships are still stranded at sea as entry restrictions tighten with border closures and diminishing...
TICO provides more details on changes to Travel Industry Act
TICO is providing follow up details to this week's amendments by the Ontario government to the Travel Industry Act...
Changes welcome, says ACTA, but Comp Fund model still needs update
Although ACTA has welcomed yesterday’s news of changes to the Travel Industry Act, it still remains “very...
SUPPLIER COVID-19 UPDATES: Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and tour ops
SUPPLIER COVID-19 UPDATES: Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and tour ops
Travel advisories from governments in Canada, the U.S. and countries around the world warning against non-essential...
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