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All air passengers entering U.S. must have pre-arrival negative COVID test starting Jan. 26

In-destination PCR testing will no doubt ramp up exponentially now that one of the biggest travel markets in the world - the U.S. - is following the lead of other countries including Canada in mandating pre-arrival negative COVID-19 tests for air passengers.
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Reopening the Canada-USA border could be delayed, again

The reopening of the Canada - U.S. border, scheduled for June 21, will almost certainly be delayed again, according to sources.
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Alaska and glamping new for Contiki’s 2019-2020 USA program

Contiki has unveiled its new USA & Canada program for 2019-20.
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Blue-Roads Touring takes on U.S.A. with 7 new itineraries

Small group touring expert Blue-Roads Touring has announced new tours to North America, with seven itineraries on offer for 2020 travel.
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As U.S. air travel stalls, Trump agrees to halt shutdown temporarily

President Donald Trump is endorsing a temporary end to the longest-ever government shutdown in the United States, just as his standoff with Democrats is being felt by air travellers north of the border.
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Agents can win bonus points & Florida trip with TravelBrands’ USA brochure

TravelBrands’ annual USA brochure, out now, has a few agent perks, including extra Loyalty Rewards points and a trip to the U.S., complete with rental car and theme park tickets.
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Obama once got kicked out of Disneyland for doing this

CALIFORNIA — Who gets kicked out of Disneyland? Barack Obama, that’s who. While at a rally for Democratic congressional candidates on the weekend, the former U.S. president recounted a tale about how he was once asked to leave ‘The Happiest Place On Earth’ when he was a teenager. “We came down here not to go to […]
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Canadian travel to U.S. up year over year, and a banner year for inbound

Canadians took 3.6 million trips to the U.S. in October, a 0.2% decrease from September 2017, but a 2.3% jump from October 2016.
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More Canadians travelling to the U.S., and overseas: StatsCan

The number of Canadians travelling to the U.S. is up – and not coincidentally, so is the Canadian dollar.
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Canadian border bill passes U.S. Congress: enables long awaited reforms

A bill with potentially sweeping consequences for the Canada-U.S. border has just been adopted by the American Congress, allowing new projects aimed at speeding up travel through the international boundary.
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“More difficult for Canadians to come home”: Trudeau hints at new travel restrictions
Possible new travel restrictions “will make it much more difficult for Canadians to come home”: Trudeau
At his COVID-19 briefing today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated his message against non-essential travel...
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New updates from airlines ahead of Jan. 7 COVID test requirement start date
As destinations work overtime to ramp up PCR testing facilities, and travellers scramble to confirm in-destination...
“Smooth, on time and unremarkable”: WestJet marks 737 MAX’s return
WestJet President and CEO Ed Sims said yesterday’s return to the skies of WestJet’s 737 MAX aircraft, marking the...
Guests and agents being notified of more Carnival cancellations
Guests and agents being notified of more Carnival cancellations
Carnival Cruise Line is extending its pause in U.S. departures through April 30, 2021 and cancelling Australian...
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