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More than 60% jobs lost in tourism during pandemic first wave

The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be truly devastating for people across the globe. Of the many industries impacted, tourism is among the worst affected with millions of people having lost their jobs and occupation due to lockdowns and travel restrictions. …

  • Air Canada expands its Lowest Price Guarantee to give customers added assurance

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Air Canada is expanding its Lowest Price Guarantee to give customers added assurance they are getting the lowest price available on-line within a 24-hour period when they book flights on Air Canada. The guarantee applies to any destination Air Canada …

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  • Porter Airlines releases January statistics

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Porter Airlines completed January with a traffic increase of 0.8 per cent, representing passenger growth of 1.2 per cent for the month. Capacity grew by 4.7 per cent, which resulted in a load factor of 53.6%, a decline of 2.1 …

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  • Five Best Tourist Attractions in Rome

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Rome is home to some of the most exhilarating museums and monuments which are flocked by tourists and historians alike. A city that epitomises elegance, visitors never get enough of Rome in a single trip. An artistic trance that transcends …

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  • United Airlines and the International Association of Machinists Reach Tentative Agreements

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    United Airlines announced that the company has reached tentative agreements on new joint collective bargaining agreements with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) for the fleet service, passenger service and storekeeper workgroups at the United Airlines, Continental, Continental Micronesia and …

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  • Qatar Airways to host 7th World Cargo Symposium

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Qatar Airways is set to host the world’s largest meeting of air freight industry executives, airline officials and other stakeholders next month with the 7th World Cargo Symposium coming to Doha. Bringing together hundreds of representatives from across the global …

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  • JetBlue Airways Introduces Mobile Boarding Passes with Refreshed App

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    JetBlue Airways makes traveling even easier with the introduction of mobile boarding. Customers in eight of the airline’s largest cities can now download electronic boarding passes onto their cell phones using the newly re-launched version 2.0 of the JetBlue mobile …

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  • easyJet hope Valentine’s pop up shop will spread a little love for charity

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    It might not be the most romantic place to buy your partner a gift, but easyJet hopes its pop up Valentine’s stall at Manchester Airport will help spread a little love for children caught in the Syria conflict this February …

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  • Alaska Airlines Gifts 1 Million Frequent Flier Miles to Make-A-Wish Hawaii

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    To help grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions, Alaska Airlines is donating 1 million miles to Make-A-Wish Hawaii. The airline also asked the community to help raise 1 million more miles. As part of the new …

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  • WestJet unveils new flights to British Columbia

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    WestJet unveiled new non-stop daily service to Fort St. John and Nanaimo, British Columbia. The service will be operated by WestJet Encore’s fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, and includes new daily service between Vancouver and Victoria. “The announcement of …

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  • Pacific World Expands European Network

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    After rebranding as Pacific World EMEA in November2011, the key focus of the DMC in the region has been to expand its geographic footprint. The four original destinations of Scotland, Portugal, Spain and Greece have been supplemented by the opening …

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  • Middle East on track for business travel boom in 2013

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Corporate and meetings business in the Middle East has bounced back from the global economic crisis and looks set to achieve strong growth in 2013, new market data has revealed. Business travel budgets are once again on the rise and …

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  • ASTA Releases New Tools to Help Members Protect Their Businesses

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) announced the release of two new member tools, ASTA’s U.S. Travel Agency Regulatory Compliance Handbook and the Travel Agent’s Guide to Copyrights, which are designed to help travel agents comply with their regulatory, …

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  • Japan and India tourism board speculated to sign tourism pact

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Fresh reports have surfaced regarding India tourism board and Japan’s collaboration to explore the nuances of the tourism sector. Sources reveal that India and Japan may sign a tourism pact. The startling revelation comes after a meeting between Union Tourism …

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  • Rail industry outlines future potential necessities for trains

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    A report published by the rail industry marks a key step towards a market-led approach for delivering rolling stock which meets passengers’ needs over the next 30 years. The high level analysis suggests a possible near doubling of the fleet …

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  • VIA Rail Canada reports profit

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    VIA Rail Canada’s President and CEO, Mr. Marc Laliberté recently unveiled the rail’s passenger status on important routes. Between Quebec City and Montréal, the number of passengers increased by 10.7% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. In the Montréal …

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  • NYC & Company Welcomes the 110th American International Toy Fair Back to New York City

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    NYC & Company, the City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, welcomes back the 110th  to New York City. One of the largest shows among its industry, Toy Fair showcases exhibits from over 1,000 manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents …

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