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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
Irish airline Ryanair is launching a legal challenge against Britain over its "traffic light" system for international travel, hoping to force a relaxation of strict rules that threaten the summer holiday season.
PRESS RELEASE: Global Excel Indonesia launches Hospital Express Discharge Program
by Global Excel Management
posted on 11:25 AM, June 14, 2021
Global Excel Indonesia, a leading provider of Healthcare Risk Management Solutions, today announced the launch of its Hospital Express Discharge Program available in Indonesia and across the region. ...
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
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is warning there could be a wave of bankruptcies among heavily indebted companies in the tourism, travel and hospitality sectors after government support programs wind down in the coming months.
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
U.S. Senator Mike Lee has introduced a bill thatwould repeal a 135-year-old requirement for cruise ships to make a Canadian stopover enroute to Alaska, which could deal a final blow to the Canadian industry dry-docked by COVID.
Airlines Press U.S. On Refusal To Lift COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
by David Shepardson, Reuters
posted on 7:12 AM, June 7, 2021
On Monday, June 7, the heads of several major airlines as well as the chief executives of Heathrow Airport and industry group the U.S. Travel Association will hold a virtual news conference to push for removal of travel restrictions between the United States and the United Kingdom.
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
Four separate court challenges against the federal government's rules requiring air travellers arriving in Canada book a non-refundable stay at a government-authorized quarantine hotel are under way. The challenges are being heard together by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court. The trial is expected to last three days.
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
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) is calling on the federal government to reopen the land border with the United States by the end of next month.
8 hours at the airport pre-flight? IATA urges efficiency as 79% of Canadians say they’re in favour of vaccine passports for int’l travel
by Kathryn Folliott
posted on 12:25 PM, May 26, 2021
If countries and regions around the world forge ahead with vaccination certification, without effective digital solutions at airports to process those credentials, time spent at the airport could reach 5.5 hours per trip at 75% pre-COVID-19 traffic levels and 8 hours per trip at 100% pre-COVID-19 traffic levels, according to new projections from IATA.
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
After Canada held firm to a coronavirus rule forbidding cruise ships from stopping in Canada, the US has changed a century-old law requiring ships to stop at an international destination between US ports. Alaskan cruises will not need to stop in Vancouver or Victoria on their route.
Join THIA's Board of Directors
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 8:09 AM, May 11, 2021
Nominations for Treasurer and Secretary are being accepted until 3PM ET on Friday, May 14, 2021.
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