Effective 26NOV, all foreign nationals who have travelled through South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini or Mozambique in the last 14 days will be barred from entering Canada.
WestJet has tested a touchless, facial recognition technology that verifies travellers’ identity prior to boarding. The first trial of its kind in Canada took place with real pax at YYC.
The carrier is now providing guests with approved testing locations across the country as well as self-administered testing options for flights on WestJet and Swoop.
A Canadian rate comparison web site reports that travel quotes by Canadians have surged by 293 per cent since this time last year, but their preferred destinations have changed.
PCR border tests disincentivize international travellers to Quebec for local winter events and activities essential to the province’s economy, say tourism stakeholders.
Travellers are increasingly confident, says IATA, but its surveys show “that the current travel experience needs to improve with better information, simpler processing and digital solutions.”
“Cruisin’ Into 2022” Black Friday promotion, available to 30NOV 2021, offers free pre-paid gratuities on select Avalon European river cruises for travel in 2022.
According to the WTTC, U.S. travel is moving out of pandemic lows – and is expected to receive further year-over-year growth of 28.4 per cent in 2022.
A Virtual Buy on Board program will connect pax to Canadian retailers via personal devices, and touchless inflight entertainment will feature Canadian-made content.
In celebration of its grand opening next year, Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale is extending a special introductory offer featuring 15 per cent savings off the regular room rate.