Articles tagged “canada”

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WestJet’s Proposed Sunwing Deal Raises Competitive Concerns

Canada's Competition Bureau has potentially thrown cold water on WestJet's proposed purchase of leisure and tour competitor Sunwing Airlines. In its report Wednesday, the regulator said the deal "would likely result in increased prices, less choice and decreases in service for Canadians." It identified 31 routes between Canada and the Caribbean and Mexico where competition…

Skift Meetings

Why Canada Is Infusing Business Meetings With Indigenous Culture 

Sustainability in the meetings and events industry is not often linked to a cultural and social focus. However, Destination Canada Business Events is changing that. 

Why Canada Is Infusing Business Meetings With Indigenous Culture 

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Canada’s Travel Bans Were Ineffective at Stopping Covid — Study

A review into Canada’s strict travel restrictions imposed during the pandemic has claimed they did little to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The report, called Evaluating Canada’s Pandemic Border and Travel Policies: Lessons Learned, was written by four Canadian doctors specializing in infectious diseases and pandemic management, and was published just days before…

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Canada to Lift Last Covid, Mask Restrictions

Canada will end all entry restrictions on October 1, with major national airlines Air Canada and WestJet welcoming the change. Gone are requirements that certain travelers provide proof of vaccination, undergo pre- or post-arrival testing, or quarantine or isolate after arrival, the Canadian government said on Monday. Fully vaccinated travelers have not been subject to…

Airlines

Sunwing Union Opposes Canadian Carrier’s Plans to Hire Foreign Pilots

The pilot shortage is prompting airlines to take steps that unions won't like.

Sunwing Union Opposes Canadian Carrier’s Plans to Hire Foreign Pilots

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Taiwan to Resume Visa-Free Entry for Canada, U.S. and Allies from Next Week

Taiwan will be reinstating visa-free entry for visitors from U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and its "diplomatic allies," from September 12. However, visitors would still need to quarantine at home for three days and would need to get tested on arrival. The current cap of 50,000 inbound passengers per week would also remain in…

Airlines

Air Canada Leads Country’s Mad Scramble to Hire More Workers

Air Canada can't hesitate to hire more staff since staffing shortages have been the primary reason for the airline industry's chaotic summer.

Air Canada Leads Country’s Mad Scramble to Hire More Workers

Tourism

Canadian Indigenous Tourism Leader on What the Pope’s Apology Misses

The Pope recently visited Alberta to apologize for the abuse of Indigenous people in Canadian residential schools. While apologies don't always do the job, it's better than nothing. Still, Julie Pellissier-Lush of Indigenous Tourism PEI called it just a stepping stone.

Canadian Indigenous Tourism Leader on What the Pope’s Apology Misses

Tourism

Measuring Vancouver Island’s Big Tourism Shift

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Vancouver Island’s new tourism approach, Emirates’ optimism, and Marriott Vacations’ new CEO.

Measuring Vancouver Island’s Big Tourism Shift

Tourism

Early Lessons From Vancouver Island Tourism’s Shift From Marketer to Social Enterprise

Swapping its marketing role to focus on social impact is as inspiring as it gets coming out of a destination's tourism board. But Vancouver Island's 4VI will need to communicate at a whole new level of transparency — staying mindful of priorities that its resident communities may consider most important.

Early Lessons From Vancouver Island Tourism’s Shift From Marketer to Social Enterprise