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Founded in 1998, the Travel Health Insurance Association (THIA) is the national organization representing travel insurers, brokers, underwriters, re-insurers, emergency assistance companies, air ambulance companies and allied services in the travel insurance field. Read more...

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Westjet Set To Buy Vacation Airline Sunwing
by Eric Atkins, The Globe and Mail
posted on 6:39 PM, March 3, 2022
WestJet Group is buying Toronto-based Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations. The companies said the takeover could be finalized in late 2022.
Travel Agencies Flooded With Requests After Ottawa Says It Will Drop Pre-Arrival PCR Test For Travellers
by Maya Lach-Aidelbaum, CBC News
posted on 7:49 AM, February 22, 2022
Travel agents are being flooded with requests from Canadians eager to book vacations now that the federal government has downgraded pre-arrival PCR tests to the cheaper and faster authorized rapid antigen test for fully vaccinated travellers as of Feb. 28
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U.S. To Stop Enforcing Mask Mandate On Domestic Planes, Trains After Judge Rules Order Unlawful
by The Associated Press
posted on 7:40 AM, April 19, 2022
The U.S. mask mandate on public transportation will no longer be enforced after a federal judge ruled the directive to reduce the spread of COVID-19 unlawful. To read more on this story, click here to...
Ontario couple who didn't buy insurance denied refund after getting COVID-19
by Pat Foran
posted on 6:26 AM, April 13, 2022
A Niagara couple chose not to buy travel health or cancellation insurance because of the flexible travel policy on their ticket. Unfortunately, they caught COVID after the flexibility changed and are out $3,400.
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