Canadian Government Needs to Consider Safe Options and Reopen Borders

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urgest the Canadian government to support the COVID-19 testing initiatives of Air Canada and Westjet as a means to safely reopen Canada to international and domestic travel without the need for blanket quarantine measures. International traffic to Canada has plummeted since quarantine measures were introduced in March 2020.

More Than 50%of Global Destinations Are Easing Travel Restrictions – but Caution Remains

Analysing restrictions up to 1 September, the research carried out by the United Nations specialized agency for tourism found that a total of 115 destinations (53% of all destinations worldwide) have eased travel restrictions, an increase of 28 since 19 July. Of these, two have lifted all restrictions, while the remaining 113 continue to have certain restrictive measures in place.

Travel & Tourism Sentiments Showing Signs of Rebound

The travel and tourism (T&T) sector witnessed an uptick in Q3 2020 earnings transcript sentiment scores, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Hotel operators’ sentimental growth was influenced by improvements in occupancy rates, while airline companies’ sentiments were largely influenced by enhanced liquidity.