Canada to Require Negative COVID-19 Tests at Land Border Crossings

Canada has once again stiffened its requirements for people entering the country by adding a negative COVID-19 test requirement. According to The Associated Press, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed that all nonessential travelers arriving in Canada by land would be required to show proof of a negative PCR-based coronavirus test, starting on February 15. […]

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Why it’s a “Buyer’s Market” for Corporate Hotel Rates

Hotel reshopping and analytics technology provider Tripbam says corporate travel managers should be working to obtain discounts in their contracts now, before rates and occupancy start to increase as business travel returns. Analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the corporate hotel space, Tripbam says it has found shifts related to rates, star rates, […]

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Knowland: Top 25 Markets See Meetings Growth in January

January U.S. monthly meetings and events volume increased 7.3% over the previous month, according to the latest data from Knowland, a provider of group hospitality analytics for hotels, convention and visitor bureaus, conference centers and other meeting venues. The new year started slowly but picked up pace as the month continued. Several key markets rebounded […]

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How Helicopter Tours Are Getting Guests Into the Sky During COVID-19

It’s no secret that the pandemic has gutted business for airlines. But smaller sectors of the air travel industry—like helicopter tours—have also been deeply affected by the sharp downturns in demand. Most helicopter sightseeing companies across the U.S. shuttered for weeks or even months starting in March 2020 as local restrictions fluctuated and tourism numbers […]

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British Airways Starts VeriFly Trial as American Airlines Expands Availability

British Airways this week will begin using mobile health passport tool Verify on flights from London to the United States, and American Airlines is expanding its use of the app in the United States. Beginning Thursday, travelers on British Airways flights from London can provide digital health documents, including negative Covid-19 test results, to the […]

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