GBTA Poll Sees Renewed Levels of Optimism as Bookings Resume

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Higher levels of optimism in the business-travel sector have started to appear, according to new research issued last week by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Domestic and essential business travel...

Delay of W Hotel Toronto Won’t Affect Unionized Jobs

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TORONTO — Last week’s announcement that Marriott International will delay plans to complete renovations and re-open its Yorkville location as a W Hotel citing the COVID-19 pandemic will not affect unionized jobs, Unifor has learned.  “As...

ITAC Launching Destination Indigenous Campaign

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VANCOUVER — The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is launching a new marketing campaign — Destination Indigenous — in an effort to encourage, highlight and educate travellers about the many Indigenous experiences that...

Survey Reveals Consumers Want Transparency on Cleaning Procedures and Products

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CINCINNATI — New surveys from P&G Professional have revealed that, while business are re-opening, COVID-19 is still top-of-mind for consumers and it will be critical for businesses to reassure their guests that it is...

Hotelier Assembles Leadership Roundtable to Examine the Pressing Issues of the Day

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Months after closing their doors due to travel restrictions fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, hotel executives are now working creatively to re-open properties. “We’re seeing a gradual re-opening of hotels,” said Don Cleary, president of...

Hilton Cutting 2,100 Corporate Jobs

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MCLEAN, Va. — As a result of COVID-19, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. announced it will take additional measures to reduce its cost structure, including the intended reduction of approximately 2,100 corporate roles globally, as well...

Industry Mourns the Passing of Bob Pomeroy

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GRAND PRARIE, Alta. — William (Bob) Robert Pomeroy, chairman and founder of Pomeroy Lodging, passed away on June 11, at the age of 72. Pomeroy was a known trailblazer in the hospitality industry and, over...

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu to Re-open June 20

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La Malbaie, Que. — Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu will reopen its doors to guests and visitors June 20. This includes all guest services permitted by the health and government authorities. “The hotel’s top priority remains...

Temperature Screening to be Required for Travellers at Canadian Airports

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OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global crisis that’s having a significant impact on all aspects of the Canadian transportation industry, travellers and the economy. The Government of Canada is committed to...

CERB Extended by Eight Weeks

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OTTAWA — On June 16, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the government is extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) by eight weeks, to ensure Canadians have the help they need as they...

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