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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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Air Transat And Westjet Sign Codeshare Deal For Transatlantic Travel
by The Canadian Press
posted on 8:27 AM, November 22, 2021
The deal will allow travellers to book flights to Europe involving both airlines on a single ticket with through-checked bags. The agreement is expected to be implemented early next year, subject to regulatory approvals.
New Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier, Lynx Air, Will Launch From Calgary
by Amanda Stephenson, The Canadian Press
posted on 9:02 AM, November 17, 2021
Lynx Air will be an ultra-low-cost carrier, offering stripped-down fares to budget-conscious travellers.
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COVID-19 travel insurance: costs, coverage and the fine print
by Erica Alini, Global News
posted on 8:43 AM, November 10, 2021
The number one question travel agents are fielding these days is about travel insurance. COVID-19 coverage is no longer hard to find according to THIA's Executive Director Will McAleer, but it is still critical to know what kind of insurance you need. This article covers everything travellers need to know about getting the right insurance for their trip.
Heading To The U.S. For Some Cross-Border Shopping? Here’s What You Need To Know About Your COVID Tests — And The Cost
by Rosa Saba, Toronto Star
posted on 1:00 PM, November 9, 2021
Canadians travelling to the U.S. by air will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination as well as a negative test. If you’re travelling by land, however, no test is required, but proof of vaccination is, except for children under 18, who are exempt from the vaccination requirements.
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