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New study finds majority of Canadians support COVID-19 testing for travellers from China

New study finds majority of Canadians support COVID-19 testing for travellers from China

According to data from Angus Reid, 77% of Canadians support the new policy, outnumbering those who are opposed (16%) by nearly five-to-one. However, those who believe the policy will be effective at reducing COVID-19 infections in Canada (34%) are in the minority. More Canadians believe it will be ineffective (38%) or are unsure (28%). And …

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Emerald Cruises has savings and air deals on river and yacht cruises

Emerald Cruises has savings and air deals on river and yacht cruises

Guests who book a five-day Christmas cruise will save $150 per person and receive roundtrip air for $495 per person.  Additionally, those booking a suite on the Horizon Deck will receive an additional $250 savings per couple.  On Emerald Cruises’ luxury yachts, the new Emerald Azzurra and the soon-to-launch sister yacht, Emerald Sakara, guests can …

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McNeil joins Hurtigruten Expeditions as SVP Expeditions Product & Guest Experience

McNeil joins Hurtigruten Expeditions as SVP Expeditions Product & Guest Experience

A pioneer in the expedition industry since 2007, McNeil has completed more than 100 expeditions, including reaching the geographic North Pole on 14 separate occasions. He has sailed on more than a dozen different expedition vessels and completed trips by land and aircraft. He’s also created industry-first itineraries, immersive shore excursion experiences, and the first …

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VIA Rail’s new reservation system will launch in 2023 with help from CGI

Via Rail tells MPs passengers stuck on train for 18 hours were in ‘unique’ situation 

Much of the committee’s focus has been on the actions taken by Canada’s major airlines. But Via Rail was also called to explain the dozens of cancellations and delays its network experienced from Dec. 23 to 26, as a winter storm swept across Ontario and Quebec. “We, as a country, have to look at increasing …

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Stewart Travel Group recognized for outstanding customer service

Stewart Travel Group recognized for outstanding customer service

On winning the award, Travis Stewart, co-founder of Stewart Travel Group, said: “We’re humbled and honoured. Being recognized by the Chamber for this award is a privilege, as we’ve always done our best to give our clients the best service possible. Over the past few years the travel industry has gone through so much turmoil, …

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Grupo Piñero to invest more than €100 million to enhance hotels and services

Grupo Piñero to invest more than €100 million to enhance hotels and services

HOTEL RENOVATIONS Major renovations are underway at Bahia Principe Esmeralda Hotel, a €30 million investment that will see the property reopen in December 2023. At the same time, a chain of four other Bahia Principe hotels – Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal in Mexico, Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana, Bahia Principe Grand Bávaro in the Dominican …

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NCL completes first season in South Africa and Namibia

NCL completes first season in South Africa and Namibia

Building on its successful inaugural season, NCL recently announced the deployment of Norwegian Dawn to the region in winter 2024. Homeporting from Cape Town, South Africa and Port Louis, Mauritius, the ship will offer a series of Extraordinary Journey voyages between January and March 2024. Harry Sommer, Brand President and CEO at NCL, said: “As …

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Taking A Responsible Approach To Revenge Travel

According to a new Allianz Global Assistance survey – conducted by Ipsos – 70% of Canadian millennials are packing their bags and taking a vacation this year, and over half of travelling millennials say they’re revenge travelling – unapologetically making up for lost travel time during the pandemic. The survey also reported that 89% of …

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