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  • Ottawa is Rainbow Registered

      Embracing inclusion and diversity, Ottawa Tourism has achieved Rainbow Registered accreditation. The accreditation by Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), marks a significant milestone in the organization’s ongoing commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity in business and leisure tourism. This accreditation reflects Ottawa Tourism’s dedication to creating a welcoming and safe destination for all delegates and travellers. The Rainbow Registered accreditation, a nationally recognized symbol of 2SLGBTQI+ inclusion in Canada’s travel industry, underscores Ottawa Tourism’s determination to celebrate and…

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  • Program to Improve Airport Security

      Ottawa has announced that the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will be launching a new Verified Traveller program, providing faster and more efficient screening experience for eligible travellers at select airports across Canada. The program provides travellers who have undergone extensive background checks with added benefits at select security screening checkpoints across Canada. This new Verified Traveller program will replace the current Trusted Traveller program. By June 21, 2023, dedicated Verified Traveller screening lines will be available at select…

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    Expedia Launches New Media Platform

      Expedia Group Media Solutions has unveiled a new media platform that gives travellers the tools to shop and book travel as they are watching travel content, making entertainment tourism bookable. The site recently went live in Canada with additional markets in the pipeline. Using the “shoppable” platform technology, the company is partnering with Brand USA to create a channel for their content to be ‘shopped,’ called GoUSA. Featuring Brand USA’s inspirational travel content and interactive maps, the innovative hub showcases the breadth and…

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  • Cleaning Transparency Key to Rebuilding Hotel Guests’ Confidence: Survey

    The majority of consumers will stay at a hotel amid the COVID-19 pandemic, if they know it’s being cleaned with familiar products. This is according to a new survey by P&G Professional. The away-from-home division of Procter and Gamble surveyed 850 travellers about how the virus has changed their expectations for the hospitality industry. Seventy per cent said they would go to a hotel that uses a personally recognizable and trusted brand of cleaning products. Fifty-five per cent of those polled…

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  • Temperature Screening to Become Mandatory at Canadian Airports

    Travellers flying in and out of Canadian airports will soon be subjected to a mandatory temperature check. The announcement made by Transport Minister Marc Garneau June 12, applies to both domestic and international flights. “We have already introduced measures to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19, including mandating face coverings and publishing health guidance for the air industry,” said Garneau. “Mandatory temperature screenings are yet another measure in our multi-layered approach to help protect the safety of the…

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  • Hotel price hikes herald new era for travellers, finds the latest Hotel Price Index

    Canadian travellers paid more in majority of top international destinations in 2017 Hotel Price Index from reveals global hike in accommodation prices for the first time in three years High prices paid by Canadian travellers in the USA offset by great value in Asia Colombia surprises and jumps in popularity among Canadian travellers After three years flat, prices travellers paid for overnight accommodation rose two per cent globally in 2017, according to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) from In a year where cryptocurrencies flooded the…

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