The Canadian Travel & Tourism Roundtable notes with interest the government’s decision to begin engaging with Canada’s airlines regarding financial assistance and support for the broader aviation sector.
The risk of catching the coronavirus on an airplane can be significantly reduced if travelers wash their hands frequently, wear masks at all times, and if airlines clean and sanitize planes thoroughly and ensure there is a constant flow of air throughout the cabin — even when the plane is parked, according to a study released Tuesday.
Air Canada has ordered 25,000 rapid COVID-19 testing kits developed by Abbott Laboratories. Dr. Jim Chung, chief medical officer at Air Canada, discusses the preliminary results from Air Canada's study in partnership with McMaster HealthLabs and Toronto Airport, which looks at the effectiveness of airport COVID-19 testing upon traveler arrival.
This week, as tourism ministers across the country convened at the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers (CCTM), business leaders in the sector are calling for urgent dialogue and action with governments to discuss the pandemic and its impacts on the sector.
Air travel was hit hard and fast by the pandemic as international and domestic travel ground to a halt. Today, we need all levels of government to get behind developing a detailed plan for opening up the travel sector, and strong funding support for the industry.
Despite current limitations on travel, Canada’s largest airline is gradually rebuilding for its customers, employees and owners. It’s a slow, deliberate process that is subject to constant change as the global pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the aviation industry.
The Unions representing the Cabin Crew Members of Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, WestJet, Swoop and WestJet Encore are calling on the Trudeau Government to safely remove domestic and most international travel restrictions to let our Airlines fly and Let Us Work.
European airline and airport executives are urging the Canadian government to allow a safe "restoration of travel" between Canada and Europe, encouraging Ottawa to remove coronavirus-related restrictions that have discouraged international travel.
Some of Canada’s top public-health experts say the country’s focus on wiping out the coronavirus is posing “significant risks to overall population health,” as other priorities take a backseat to the pandemic.
Air Canada is pleased to announce it has engaged Spartan Bioscience Inc., an Ottawa-based biotechnology leader in portable DNA testing technology, to assess how best to deploy Spartan's portable COVID-19 testing technology in the aviation sector.
The head of the Business Council of Canada is urging Ottawa and the provinces to coordinate re-opening rules and bring down provincial barriers to capitalize on what he views as success in the first phase of combatting the coronavirus pandemic.
This could come in handy for any summer vacation plans. Are you asking yourself where can I travel in Canada now? A new interactive map tool will tell you exactly what the situation is in different parts of the country and if there are any restrictions to be aware of.
The chief executive of Canada’s largest air carrier says it’s time for the federal government to either relax pandemic - related restrictions on travel or provide more aid to a beleaguered airline industry that has been left “basically ... in shutdown mode” due to measures put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Hotel Association of Canada is calling on governments to remove restrictions on province-to-province travel, saying doing so would be a boost to the country’s struggling lodging industry and could be done in a manner that wouldn’t lead to a further spread of coronavirus.
Canada’s tourism and travel sector says it is time for the country to ease border restrictions ahead of the summer season – including some international travel – even as the federal government looks to extend border closings.
To urge our governments to implement safe and measured changes that will promote a responsible reboot of the travel and tourism industries, we shared open letters that communicate the thoughts of our members and supporters.