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Manitoba travel agencies see increase in Manitobans booking getaways

Manitobans are starting to book getaways again after the pandemic grounded their travel plans. With so many people booking trips, some travel companies are saying that if you haven’t already booked, you may be paying a premium. Over the past few weeks, Michael Kroeker, president and owner of Bonaventure Travel, has seen a steady and […]

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Aeromexico to restore London-Mexico City flights in April

Aeromexico is to resume flights between Heathrow and Mexico City from April 1 as Covid-19 travel restrictions continue to be eased. The Mexican carrier plans to operate five weekly flights on the route between the British capital and Mexico City, using Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Aeromexico said the restoration of the London route means it will […]

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Travel Agencies See Increased Interest in Getaways | News

Travel bookings are on the rise as feelings of missing out and the rescheduling of special events push industry spending to near pre-pandemic levels. Total travel spending for December 2021 reached $92 billion, just 2% lower than December 2019, according to the US Travel Association. Industry experts nationwide and in Norman say the travel landscape […]

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Travel agencies see increased interest in getaways

Feb. 7 – Travel bookings are on the rise as feelings of missing out and the rescheduling of special events boost industry spending to near pre-pandemic levels. Total travel spending for December 2021 reached $92 billion, just 2% lower than December 2019, according to the US Travel Association. Industry experts nationwide and in Norman say […]

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How Covid travel restrictions boosted Google results

The confusion has led to a six-fold increase in searches related to Covid-related travel restrictions. Getty gOogle search trends not only provide a fascinating window into the public’s most pressing questions, but they can also be a huge indicator of what’s generating ad dollars for the tech giant. Simply put, the more searches for a […]

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Calm momentum fuels business travel: IHG Hotels & Resorts looks to 2022 – 2022 – News and media – Newsroom

Despite concerns over continued uncertainty and a perceived lack of appetite for business travel, the second half of 2021 proved those predictions weren’t entirely true, and momentum is strong heading into 2022. “While we continue to monitor the impact of the recent variant on travel, we are generally optimistic about the industry rebound,” said Derek […]

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Sustainable travel becomes a mandate

Johnny Thorsen, Vice President Strategy and Partnerships, Spotnana We have reached the end of another crazy year in both the calendar and the travel industry. So it’s time for me to write and share the next chapter of my “green travel odyssey”, and there’s no doubt that 2021 has been the most exciting year in […]

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United Airlines reports ‘substantial’ decline in business travel

United Airlines said it met its fourth-quarter financial targets despite challenges with Omicron. The carrier said it kicked off 2022 with a reduced schedule, but forward bookings for spring travel are strong. Corporate bookings are another matter. Business traffic is “substantially down”, although it had “quite improved” in the fourth quarter of last year. Andrew […]

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Vueling opens new destinations from Gatwick

Vueling is expanding its operations at Gatwick Airport, including the addition of five new routes. The carrier, which is owned by parent company BA IAG, plans to base two aircraft at Gatwick and is adding a twice-daily service to Malaga, four-times-a-week services to Menorca and La Coruña and three-times-a-week services to Seville. and Granada. The […]

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Omicron Postpones First Quarter Corporate Event Plans

Free tests, vaccines, reminders and prominent health policies may ease some of the anxiety over corporate meetings and events, but a surge in early 2022 feels like a postponed dream for businesses that are counting on a strong return to in-person events in the first quarter. A Global Business Travel Association survey conducted in early […]

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Five More Hotel Cos. Join the HRS Green Stay initiative

HRS corporate accommodation platform has added five new partners to its Green Stay initiative, the company said: NH Hotel Group, Leonardo Hotels, Indian Hotels Co., Camino Real Hotels and Intercity Hotels of Brazil. HRS’s Green Stay initiative, launched in March, uses a proprietary formula to assign participating hotels in its inventory a sustainability score that […]

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COVID-19 travel restrictions lead to increase in ecotourism

OTTAWA –Hunting guides, hit hard by COVID-19 travel restrictions that prevent foreign clients from entering the country, turn to ecotourism, including wildlife viewing, snowmobiling and guided hikes , to keep their business alive during the pandemic. The organization representing Canada’s outfitters says many more of their members have opened their chalets and lodges in the […]

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Omicron variant may limit return from business trips

(TNS) – The suitcases and passports of many road warriors have been gathering dust since the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to business travel. This is not the case at Chicago-based Devbridge, which hosted an event for everyone in Lithuania earlier this year and brought teams from Toronto, London and Lithuania to its Chicago office […]

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Dream Vacations rewards travel agencies to 5 military veterans

WHY IT RATES: Over 35 percent of Dream Vacations franchise owners are military veterans. –Janeen Christoff, Senior Editor, TravelPulse The number one travel agency franchise for veterans, Dream Vacations, recently awarded five military veterans free travel franchises as part of its 10th annual award-winning “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become a Business Plan” competition. your own general ”. […]

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Singapore Airlines to sell flexible ticket packages

Singapore Airlines has launched a new product that will allow passengers in certain markets to purchase bundles of airline tickets that can be used for future bookings. Called Flight Pass, the packages will initially be offered on SIA services between Singapore and France, Italy, South Korea, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. This includes […]

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Atlanta named one of the world’s best travel destinations for 2022

item (Image by William Thompson from Pixabay) ATLANTA – When it comes to cities, Atlanta has a lot to offer, and now a global travel organization has named the city one of the best places to travel in the world. GET FOX 5 NEWS EMAIL ALERTS Lonely Planet, a travel guide company that has recommended […]

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Advocacy to abandon business travel agencies forever

Skift take Here we have the proponents of a future where companies employ their own “travel architects” and agencies become obsolete. But it’s hard to gauge how long it will take technology to catch up with their vision. Nothing moves fast in the world of business travel. Matthew Parsons It defies logic for a company […]

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U.S. Travel Agencies Cannot Keep Up With Demand Due To Advisor Shortage

Skift take The US travel agency industry will not fully recover until it succeeds in replacing the advisers cut off during the pandemic. Lack of staff has often made it difficult to book travel for people who want to use the services of travel counselors. Rashaad Jörden Like many people have started traveling again in […]

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CodeGen Introduces Travel Software for Travel Agencies with Oracle Cloud – Other

From left to right: Shiham Imamudeen, Yohan Welikala and Nalin Sikurajapathy CodeGen Ltd recently launched its latest travel technology solution, TravelBooker, designed for travel agencies and powered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Using cutting-edge web design principles to optimize the web journey for B2B and B2C users, TravelBooker software is a cloud-based Software as a […]

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CodeGen Introduces Fully Managed Travel Software to Travel Agencies with Oracle Cloud

CodeGen Ltd recently launched its latest travel technology solution, TravelBooker, designed for travel agencies and powered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Using cutting-edge web design principles to optimize the web journey for B2B and B2C users, TravelBooker software is a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that provides a unified marketplace to curate the […]

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2GO travel destinations now accept vaccination cards instead of swab testing

Team Out of Town Blog Hub (www.outoftownblog.com) – The local authorities of five destinations in the 2GO trip network relaxed travel restrictions and simplified entry requirements. The cities of Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo and Cebu Province now grant entry to fully vaccinated travelers without the need for RT-PCR testing. Fully vaccinated passengers to […]

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St. Regis Adds New Resorts in Popular Travel Destinations

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to launch eleven new resorts by 2025 in some of the world’s most coveted leisure destinations. With 49 hotels and resorts open and 29 more in the St. Regis pipeline, the hotel company plans to open properties in the Caribbean, North America, North Africa, the Middle East […]

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Travel restrictions: Business travel slowly picking up in India

India Inc is slowly resuming business travel with caution, primarily led by sales and customer service employees as well as management teams. Companies like Deloitte, KPMG, Mercedes-Benz, upGrad, Dabur, Panasonic and Simplilearn have said their executives have started traveling for work when needed. “With the improvement in feelings, the resurgence of economic activity and a […]

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United plans big transatlantic expansion for spring 2022

United Airlines will add five new destinations in Europe and the Middle East and new routes to five more next spring as part of the largest transatlantic expansion in the carrier’s history. The new destinations, largely leisure-oriented, include three to which United will be the only carrier to offer direct service from the United States, […]

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tour of Sarawak, travel agencies excited to lift ban on interstate travel | Malaysia

Travelers are seen at Kuching International Airport. – Photo by Roystein Emmor via Borneo Post Online KUCHING, October 12 – Many travel and travel agency operators are excited about the government’s decision to lift the ban on interstate travel. In this regard, they expect an influx of visitors to Sarawak, especially those from West Malaysia […]

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Coast hoteliers show optimism after UK lifts travel restrictions

Tourism stakeholders on the south coast hailed the UK’s decision to remove Kenya from the Red List which restricted travel for citizens of both countries. The Diani Hospitality Owners Association has said the decision to remove Kenya from the list is a momentum towards recovery for the tourism sector which is on its deathbed due […]

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US to open to foreign visitors vaccinated in November

The United States will lift travel restrictions on vaccinated visitors from Europe and the rest of the world over the next two months, a White House spokesperson said on Monday. The Biden administration plans to implement “strict protocols” in early November to prevent the spread of Covid-19, which will include a requirement for all adult […]

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Government urged to regulate online travel agencies

PETALING JAYA: Budget hotel operators in Malaysia want federal government to regulate online travel agencies (OTAs), arguing that the free online situation will lead to an unsustainable travel industry, especially during the pandemic of Covid-19. The Malaysian Budget and Business Hotel Association (MyBHA) also said there was a need to enforce guidelines for the short-term […]

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Qatar Airways boss predicts increase in leisure and business travel

Posted September 19, 2021 Qatar Airways vice president for Africa Hendrik du Preez said leisure and business travel would accelerate as travel restrictions eased. According to him, Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on airlines and their customers, necessitating the willingness of the traveling public to visit new places and travel again. He said: “We […]

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Budget hotels want regulations enacted on online travel agencies

PETALING JAYA: Budget hotel operators want government to regulate online travel agencies (OTAs), saying industry would not be able to sustain itself in the long term without regulation, especially during the Covid pandemic -19. The Malaysian Budget and Business Hotel Association (MyBHA) also said there was a need to apply the Short-Term Residential Accommodation (STRA) […]

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IATA Approves EU Covid Digital Certificate as Global Standard

The International Air Transport Association has approved the European Commission’s EU Covid digital certificate and urged countries to use it as a standard for their own certificates, the association said in a statement on Thursday. The EU’s Covid Digital Certificate (DCC) shares the Covid-19 vaccination and testing status of travelers and has been implemented in […]

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Organizations are reinventing business travel for the new normal

Being flexible and anticipating some uncertainty will help business travelers get back on the road (Getty Images / valentinrussanov) After months of closures and a more recent easing of restrictions, the business travel case is under scrutiny. While many are eager to establish some level of face-to-face contact with colleagues and clients, organizations are applying […]

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Singapore Airlines: SIA DEPLOYS AN ENHANCED PREMIUM BUSINESS TRAVEL PROGRAM WITH NEW FEATURES AND BIGGER BENEFITS

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will integrate its business travel programs under the HighFlyer brand from September 1, 2021. This will provide even more value, benefits and options for corporate clients of all sizes, from large multinationals to small and medium-sized businesses. Today, the SIA Corporate Travel program is aimed at large companies while the current HighFlyer […]

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Resume business travel hotel and airline reservations, with hesitation

“I may be optimistic,” he added, “but I hope that the progress of immunization increases dramatically over the next 60-90 days and that the fourth quarter and early 2022 will still be enough. solid. “ Mr. Graf is among the few who believe that hybrid business events, involving both in-person and virtual presence, will disappear […]

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Travel agencies struggle to survive amid protracted pandemic

This photo, taken on July 20, 2021, shows an empty departure terminal at Incheon International Airport, South Korea’s main gateway, west of Seoul. (Yonhap) SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) – For Kwon Ji-young, a 41-year-old office worker, traveling abroad is an annual ritual that allows her to take a complete break from the heavy workload […]

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Business travel agencies are restructuring to take advantage of the recovery

Image matters in today’s climate, as travel agencies seek to reassure their customers that they can manage their bookings as economies begin to recover. And corporate travel managers will look to demand assurances from them that they can cope with increased activity as travel restrictions are lifted, especially as governments end their travel programs. financial […]

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The Road to Recovery for Travel Destinations

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s special session on Destination Recovery was held virtually last week, moderated by Travel + Leisure Editor-in-Chief Jacqueline Gifford as well as special guests from Google, Brand USA, Visit California and more. The session, titled “Restart, Adapt and Thrive: The Path to Destination Recovery,” analyzed key elements that the country’s […]

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Luxury travel agencies merge | Long Island Business News

Two luxury travel agencies have joined forces to better serve the national and international market. # 1 Travel Inc. and Power Travel Inc. have merged to create # 1 Power Travel based on Plainview. Beverly Markman and Matilde Broder, the firm’s co-chairs, say they are combining their lists of contacts and relationships around the world […]

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Top 10 trending travel destinations of 2021 revealed

Tuesday marked the National Plan for Vacation Day, and in hopes that the world will emerge from the clutches of the coronavirus pandemic this summer, Tripadvisor named the 10 hottest US destinations and the 10 emerging destinations in the world. Nationally, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, has been named America’s […]