Industry News

July 2022

Lauren Dulin Named Air Ambulance Worldwide CEO
by Air Ambulance Worldwide
posted on 10:38 AM, July 19, 2022

June 2022

Changes to COVID Travel Requirements
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 7:53 AM, June 11, 2022

March 2022

Westjet Set To Buy Vacation Airline Sunwing
by Eric Atkins, The Globe and Mail
posted on 6:39 PM, March 3, 2022

February 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

December 2021

Canada Re-issues Global Travel Advisory
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 10:54 AM, December 15, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: TuGo Launches COVID-19 Travel Insurance for Canadians
by Melissa Kaerne Manning, TuGo
posted on 10:37 AM, December 1, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: Global Excel Achieves Type II SOC 1 & 2 Certification
by Global Excel Management
posted on 10:36 AM, December 1, 2021

November 2021

Air Transat And Westjet Sign Codeshare Deal For Transatlantic Travel
by The Canadian Press
posted on 8:27 AM, November 22, 2021
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

October 2021

US to Open Border to Canadian Travellers in November
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 8:17 PM, October 12, 2021

September 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Fox Flight Returns to Haiti on Second Mercy Flight
by Frank Condron, Fox Flight
posted on 8:08 PM, September 12, 2021

August 2021

Legault announces Quebec will move ahead with vaccination passport
by Jason Magder, Montreal Gazette
posted on 9:46 AM, August 5, 2021

July 2021

Toronto Pearson Airport Begins Separating Arrivals Based On Vaccination Status
by Abby Neufeld, CTV News
posted on 11:00 AM, July 26, 2021
Cruise ships will be allowed in Canadian waters starting Nov. 1, 2021
by Kathryn Folliott, TravelWeek
posted on 1:36 PM, July 15, 2021
David O’Connor appointed General Manager of CanAssistance
by CanAssistance
posted on 12:36 PM, July 15, 2021
Will Covid Take Down Travel Again In The Fall?
by Gary Leff, ViewFromTheWing
posted on 6:39 AM, July 5, 2021
Porter Airlines Gets $270.5M Loan From Feds, Including $20.5M For Refunds
by The Canadian Press
posted on 10:07 AM, July 2, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: Global Excel Management Inc. acquires Hines & Associates, Inc.
by Global Excel Management
posted on 9:55 AM, July 2, 2021

June 2021

Sunwing Lands $100-Million Bailout From Ottawa For COVID-19 Flight Cancellation Refunds
by Eric Atkins, The Globe and Mail
posted on 9:30 AM, June 28, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: TuGo Covers COVID-19 for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Canadians
by Melissa Kaerne Manning, TuGo
posted on 12:16 PM, June 23, 2021
Travel Agencies Hit Hard By COVID-19 Call For Extended Support
by Irene Galea, The Globe and Mail
posted on 9:25 AM, June 22, 2021
A Major Cruise Line Will Welcome Back Fully Vaccinated Customers This Fall - Here's Where It's Sailing To
by Brittany Chang, Business Insider
posted on 11:22 AM, June 21, 2021
MEDIA RELEASE - Fox Flight Air Ambulance Expands Fleet
by Frank Condron, Fox Flight
posted on 10:48 AM, June 21, 2021
Ryanair Sues UK Over Travel Curbs To Try To Rescue Summer
by Akriti Sharma and Sarah Young, Reuters
posted on 6:20 AM, June 18, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: Global Excel Indonesia launches Hospital Express Discharge Program
by Global Excel Management
posted on 11:25 AM, June 14, 2021
Wave Of Bankruptcies In Tourism, Travel And Hospitality Coming, Warns Canadian Chamber Of Commerce
by Mark Rendell, The Globe and Mail
posted on 7:28 AM, June 14, 2021
Canada's $4.2 Billion Cruise Industry Risks Being Permanently Decimated By Proposed U.S. Law
by Tristin Hopper, National Post
posted on 7:14 AM, June 14, 2021
Airlines Press U.S. On Refusal To Lift COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
by David Shepardson, Reuters
posted on 7:12 AM, June 7, 2021
Quarantine Hotels On Trial As Federal Court Hears Constitutional Challenge Of COVID Restrictions
by Adrian Humphreys, National Post
posted on 6:14 AM, June 2, 2021

May 2021

Industry head calls for Canada-US border to open in June to save summer tourism
by Zoe Demarco, Daily Hive Vancouver
posted on 10:06 AM, May 31, 2021
U.S. Senate Aims To Restart Alaska Cruises — At A Cost To Canada
by Alex McKeen, Toronto Star
posted on 5:13 AM, May 17, 2021
Join THIA's Board of Directors
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 8:09 AM, May 11, 2021
Connect Airlines: North America's Odd New Airline
by Ben Schlappig
posted on 6:12 AM, May 10, 2021
Top Democrat tells Biden administration: Get to work reopening border with Canada
by Alexander Panetta, CBC News
posted on 7:10 AM, May 7, 2021

April 2021

Majority Support in Canada for Vaccine Passports for International Travel, Large Events
by Darrell Bricker, IPSOS
posted on 7:13 AM, April 29, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine certificates ‘to be expected’ as part of pandemic, Trudeau says
by Emerald Bensadoun, Global News/MSN
posted on 1:31 PM, April 27, 2021
Air Canada Calls Off $180-Million Takeover Of Rival Air Transat
by Eric Atkins, The Globe and Mail
posted on 7:15 AM, April 5, 2021

March 2021

WestJet to restore regional routes suspended due to COVID-19
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 11:01 AM, March 25, 2021
Transat Seeks $398 Million as Air Canada Deal Hangs by a Thread
by Sandrine Rastello, Bloomberg Business
posted on 6:40 AM, March 15, 2021

February 2021

Public Health Agency Of Canada Lists Criteria For Quarantine Hotels As Ottawa Inches Toward New Travel Rule
by Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press
posted on 8:11 AM, February 9, 2021
Federal Government Bans Pleasure Crafts and Cruise Vessels
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 12:11 PM, February 4, 2021

January 2021

Tighter Travel Restrictions Announced for Canada
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 9:14 AM, January 29, 2021
Prime Minister Warns of Tighter Travel Restrictions
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 6:32 AM, January 25, 2021
Global Excel Management Achieves SOC 1 & 2 Type I Certification
by Louis Brun, Global Excel Management
posted on 9:44 AM, January 15, 2021
COVID-19 insurance is available, but industry encourages Canadians to stay home
by Pat Foran, CTV News Toronto
posted on 7:50 AM, January 11, 2021
Airline fears ‘mayhem’ as Canada’s new COVID-19 rules for travellers loom
by Alex Ballingall, Toronto Star
posted on 9:12 AM, January 6, 2021

December 2020

The Most-Asked Travel Insurance Questions During COVID-19
by Kathryn Folliott , TravelWeek
posted on 8:15 AM, December 17, 2020

November 2020

Smart Traveller Survey Results: Canadians sticking to domestic travel in 2021
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 5:08 AM, November 25, 2020
THIA 2020 Innovation Summit - Communicating with Clients in a Crisis
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 1:55 PM, November 8, 2020
THIA 2020 Innovation Summit - Post-Pandemic Travel Panel Discussion
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 1:51 PM, November 8, 2020

October 2020

WestJet suspends service to Atlantic Canada
by WestJet Press Release
posted on 7:36 AM, October 15, 2020
Zurich expands insurance offering
by Paul Lucas, Insurance Business Magazine
posted on 8:36 AM, October 14, 2020

September 2020

Global Excel Management Announces Strategic Investment with VITALL Intelligence
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 7:34 AM, September 30, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Snowbirds Win Legal Challenge to Reinstate Out-of-Country Insurance Coverage
by Source: Canadian Snowbird Association
posted on 7:44 AM, September 25, 2020

July 2020

Insurance follow up: The latest from Allianz, Manulife and the CLHIA
by Kathryn Folliott , TravelWeek
posted on 7:45 AM, July 31, 2020
We talk to Blue Cross and B2C insurer Medipac about their new COVID-19 coverage
by Kathryn Folliott & Cindy Sosroutomo, TravelWeek
posted on 6:51 AM, July 28, 2020
Government of Canada Releases ArriveCAN App
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 3:09 PM, July 22, 2020

June 2020

COVID-19 and Canadian Travel Insurance
by Milan Korcock
posted on 10:00 AM, June 29, 2020
Global Excel Management Inc. Achieves ISO 27001:2013 Certification
by Global Excel Management Press Release
posted on 12:56 PM, June 3, 2020

May 2020

COVID-19 SERVICE PROFILE - New Frontier Group
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 1:48 PM, May 5, 2020

April 2020

COVID-19 SERVICE PROFILE - REVA
by REVA
posted on 12:38 PM, April 21, 2020
Fox Flight Air Ambulance Featured in SKIES Magazine
by FoxFlight Air Ambulance
posted on 6:39 AM, April 14, 2020

March 2020

Global Excel Announces COVID-19 Version of StandbyMD
by Global Excel Management Press Release
posted on 9:48 AM, March 27, 2020
Government of Canada advises Canadians to avoid non-essential travel abroad
by Global Affairs Canada
posted on 9:11 PM, March 15, 2020
COVID-19 Update
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 11:25 AM, March 6, 2020

February 2020

Global Excel Management Inc. announces management changes
by Global Excel Managment Press Release
posted on 5:20 AM, February 29, 2020
New OHIP out-of-country rules cast light on private travel insurance
by SAIRA PEESKER
posted on 6:02 PM, February 13, 2020

January 2020

Fears of pandemic spread as coronavirus death toll hits 17
by Nathan Vanderklippe
posted on 8:09 AM, January 22, 2020

December 2019

Ontario Legal Challenge Update
by Canadian Snowbird Association
posted on 6:09 AM, December 20, 2019

September 2019

INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE: New hire to lead Zurich Canada’s travel insurance launch
by Zurich Canada
posted on 10:02 AM, September 30, 2019

August 2019

INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE: Humania Assurance Acquires all Tour+Med Assets
by Humania Assurance
posted on 12:15 PM, August 14, 2019
INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE: Skyservice Air Ambulance Rebrands to SKYALTA
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 9:04 AM, August 7, 2019

July 2019

New Innovation Lab Monthly Insights Bulletin
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 10:25 AM, July 3, 2019
INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE: REVA Leadership Gets Ready to Fly Higher
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 3:09 PM, July 2, 2019

May 2019

THIA Launches Travel Insurance Program
by Brad Dance
posted on 11:29 AM, May 14, 2019
THIA's Letter to MOHLTC re Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 552
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 11:14 AM, May 3, 2019

April 2019

Ontario Moves to Eliminate OHIP Coverage of Out-of-Province Medical Expenses
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 8:33 AM, April 25, 2019

March 2019

INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE: Fox Flight Air Ambulance Reaccredited by EURAMI
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 5:46 PM, March 27, 2019
Boeing 737 Max 8 Grounded
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 2:18 PM, March 14, 2019

January 2019

INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE: New Chief Commercial Officer at Global Excel Management
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 9:55 AM, January 17, 2019
INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE: Verisk Launches Black Box 3
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 10:00 AM, January 9, 2019

December 2018

Alert re Starwood Privacy Breach
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 9:37 AM, December 17, 2018

November 2018

INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE: Fox Flight helps end vacation ordeal for rare patient
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 8:39 AM, November 29, 2018
THIA Smart Traveller Survey shows shift in attitude toward US travel
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 7:52 AM, November 6, 2018

October 2018

INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE - Life Flight opens new base in Honolulu, Hawaii
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 8:15 AM, October 19, 2018
INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE - Skyservice Opens Vancouver Base of Operations
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 7:14 AM, October 1, 2018

September 2018

New THIA Board Elected
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 9:20 AM, September 28, 2018

August 2018

INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE - Skyservice Acquires Parkview AirMedical
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 10:40 AM, August 14, 2018

July 2018

INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE - Canadians Positive of Travel Medical Insurance
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 12:16 PM, July 13, 2018

June 2018

Canada Rates Poorly on International Scale
by Milan Korcok
posted on 10:42 AM, June 11, 2018
Canada’s Outbound Travel Insurance Market Remains Healthy
by Milan Korcok
posted on 11:44 AM, June 4, 2018

May 2018

INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE - Travelance Expands Business in Quebec
by Travelance Press Release
posted on 10:08 AM, May 30, 2018

March 2018

LGBTQ Travel: Caution and Research Still Required
by Warren Brown
posted on 11:14 AM, March 22, 2018
Pre-Clearing Canadian Customs in the US in Discussion
by Milan Korcok
posted on 9:30 AM, March 15, 2018

February 2018

2017 Hurricane Season’s Effect on 2018 Tourism
by Milan Korcok, Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 9:50 AM, February 15, 2018
Regulatory Affairs Committee Bulletin
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 2:36 PM, February 14, 2018

December 2017

[VIDEO] Holiday Travel Tips
by CP24
posted on 5:08 PM, December 23, 2017

October 2017

Meet the New THIA Executive posted on 2:46 PM, October 17, 2017
What should you do if you want to cancel your Vegas trip?
by Michael Shulman - Yahoo Finance Canada
posted on 9:18 AM, October 6, 2017
Travel insurance | Are you covered if you're in a mass attack in another country?
by CBC News - The National
posted on 10:14 AM, October 5, 2017
Lack of understanding behind most travel insurance problems
by Susan Yellin - Insurance Journal
posted on 10:09 AM, October 5, 2017

July 2017

Travel insurance gap leads to costly mistake
by Ellen Roseman - Toronto Star
posted on 8:22 PM, July 25, 2017
Should I buy terrorism insurance for my next trip?
by Julie Cazzin - MoneySense
posted on 5:52 PM, July 12, 2017

June 2017

Brokers in the middle of insurance shake-up
by [Insurance Business - Will Koblensky]
posted on 12:57 PM, June 21, 2017
Buying travel insurance is key to stress-free vacationing: TICO
by [City News - Shauna Hunt]
posted on 12:49 PM, June 21, 2017

May 2017

April 2017

Zurich Completes Acquisition of Cover-More
by Milan Korcok
posted on 7:28 AM, April 14, 2017

March 2017

November 2016

[Toronto Star] Travel Smart: Zika worries could hit sunshine destinations
by Henry Stancu - Toronto Star
posted on 4:23 PM, November 12, 2016

October 2016

THiA's New Executive posted on 5:30 PM, October 1, 2016

September 2016

New Zika Travel Warnings for Miami Beach
by Milan Korcok | Travel Insurance File
posted on 1:47 PM, September 23, 2016

August 2016

July 2016

Cancelling a trip out of fear? How travel insurance can help Canadian travellers
by Jim Byers | Toronto Sun
posted on 9:30 PM, July 28, 2016

June 2016

March 2016

VIDEO: Be a Beach Smart Traveller posted on 9:44 AM, March 11, 2016

February 2016

November 2015

VIDEO: Are You a Street Smart Traveller? posted on 8:14 PM, November 25, 2015

October 2015

How to avoid common pitfalls of travel health insurance
by Paul Taylor {Personal Health Navigator}
posted on 9:51 AM, October 28, 2015

August 2015

[Toronto Star] Secure insurance if your child travels overseas
by Dorian Werda
posted on 6:32 AM, August 12, 2015

May 2015

Urgent Care Clinics Pare Down U.S. Treatment Costs
by Milan Korcok
posted on 7:07 AM, May 21, 2015

April 2015

Video: Golden Rules for a Carefree Vacation posted on 4:30 PM, April 24, 2015

November 2014

Travel Insurance Guide for Canadian Travellers posted on 6:31 PM, November 20, 2014
Travel Insurance Guide for Canadian Travellers posted on 6:30 PM, November 20, 2014

September 2014

Don’t Leave It To Chance: The Essentials Of Travel Insurance
by Alex Bittner
posted on 8:40 AM, September 27, 2014
Toronto Star: Do I need insurance when I travel in Canada?
by Dorian Werda
posted on 8:38 AM, September 27, 2014
CBC: Travel Insurance Purchase Requires Diligence
by Janet Davison
posted on 9:02 AM, September 23, 2014
2014 THIA Smart Travellers' Survey posted on 7:39 AM, September 22, 2014
Are Travellers Equipped for Global Dangers?
by Milan Korcok
posted on 9:37 AM, September 21, 2014
Canada and U.S. To Share Border Crossing Data
by Milan Korcok
posted on 9:36 AM, September 21, 2014
Are the Microbes Winning?
by Milan Korcok
posted on 9:35 AM, September 21, 2014

June 2014

Toronto Star: Do I need insurance when I travel in Canada?
by Dorian Werda
posted on 6:44 AM, June 9, 2014
CBC: Travel Insurance Purchase Requires Diligence
by Janet Davison
posted on 5:17 AM, June 9, 2014

November 2013

Les Canadiens comprennent mal l’assurance voyage posted on 6:09 AM, November 1, 2013

January 2013

Travel Insurance Guide for Canadian Travellers posted on 7:34 AM, January 9, 2013
Know Your Health and Your Policy When Travelling posted on 7:24 AM, January 9, 2013
Young Travellers Need Insurance Too: THIA posted on 11:58 AM, January 3, 2013

December 2012

Protect Yourself With a Travel Health Insurance Policy
by Tara Nolan
posted on 8:06 AM, December 20, 2012

August 2012

Know Your Health and Your Policy When Travelling posted on 9:10 AM, August 21, 2012

April 2012

March 2012

January 2012

Insure Children and Students for March Break Travel posted on 11:03 AM, January 24, 2012

July 2011

THIA Urges Insurance Cover for Hurricane Season posted on 6:41 AM, July 12, 2011
THIA Urges Insurance Cover for Hurricane Season posted on 6:33 AM, July 6, 2011

May 2011

February 2011

November 2010

THIA's New Executive posted on 9:39 PM, November 4, 2010

October 2010

April 2010

Update on Cuban Travel Insurance Requirements posted on 6:52 AM, April 26, 2010

March 2010

Charter Carrier Skyservice Shuts Down Operations posted on 2:59 PM, March 31, 2010
CUBA TO REQUIRE VISITORS TO BUY HEALTH INSURANCE posted on 5:16 AM, March 11, 2010

February 2010

November 2009

THiA Conference 2010 - Special Advertising Offer! posted on 9:49 AM, November 24, 2009
THIA: H1N1 Threat Fails To Ground Canada's Snowbirds posted on 7:49 AM, November 19, 2009

September 2009

August 2009

May 2009

October 2008

June 2008

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