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Jun 17, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 17, 2021, Calgary Herald − Varcoe: Federal plan for resuming full travel remains on the runway

Alberta is set to remove public health restrictions on businesses next month due to rising vaccination levels, yet air travel and tourism are stuck in neutral https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/varcoe-federal-plan-for-resuming-full-travel-remains-on-the-runway WestJet announced more plans this week to expand its international flights, connecting Calgary directly to Amsterdam, beginning in August. The twice-weekly flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft […]

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Jun 14, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 14, 2021, Financial Post − Trudeau Urged to Drop Border Ambiguity and Salvage Summer Travel

https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/trudeau-urged-to-drop-border-ambiguity-and-salvage-summer-travel (Bloomberg) — Tourism businesses pushed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to relax stringent Canadian border rules in time to salvage the summer travel season, calling for a nationwide plan to reopen the country as the Covid-19 pandemic eases. The Tourism Industry Association of Canada, the National Airlines Council of Canada and other business groups lambasted […]

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Jun 10, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 10, 2021, Open Jaw − Travel Reacts To Lifting Of Quarantine For Vaxxed Canadians

https://openjaw.com/newsroom/other-news/2021/06/10/travel-reacts-to-lifting-of-quarantine-for-vaxxed-canadians/ It’s possible every eye in the travel industry Wednesday was on the federal government’s news conference, where we learned that Ottawa would – as had been hinted – permit fully-vaccinated Canadians to enter Canada without having to go into hotel quarantine as the first phase of a long-awaited easing of travel restrictions. On the […]

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Jun 10, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 10, 2021, Travelweek − “They have started to lay out a plan, and we needed this”: Industry reacts to eased quarantine restrictions

https://www.travelweek.ca/news/they-have-started-to-lay-out-a-plan-and-we-needed-this-industry-reacts-to-eased-quarantine-restrictions/ TORONTO — The light at the end of the tunnel got a little brighter yesterday with the federal government’s announcement that fully vaccinated returning Canadians and permanent residents, along with other exempt categories of travellers entering Canada, are no longer subject to the 3-day mandatory quarantine, or the 14-day quarantine, potentially starting in early July. The key […]

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Jun 9, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 9, 2021, Toronto Star − Travel agencies welcome move to end quarantines for fully vaccinated travellers

https://www.thestar.com/business/2021/06/09/travel-agencies-welcome-move-to-end-quarantines-for-fully-vaccinated-travellers.html Travel agencies say the Canadian government’s plan to end quarantine hotel stays for some returning travellers is a big step for the travel industry, but air industry associations say more changes are necessary for a full rebound to take shape. Starting in early July, the federal government said citizens and permanent residents returning from […]

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Jun 9, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 9, 2021, Skies Magazine − Canadian airlines acknowledge easing of restrictions for vaccinated travellers

https://skiesmag.com/press-releases/canadian-airlines-acknowledge-easing-of-restrictions-for-vaccinated-travellers/ Canada’s major airlines noted today’s announcement by the federal government that in early July it will allow fully vaccinated Canadians to be exempt from hotel quarantine, and to end their quarantine upon receipt of a negative molecular test result on arrival.  However the industry cautioned that Canada still desperately needs a clear restart plan […]

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Jun 9, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 9, 2021, Travel Industry Today − A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: Quarantine quashed for vax pax

https://travelindustrytoday.com/a-step-in-the-right-direction-quarantine-quashed-for-vax-pax/ Fully vaccinated Canadian travellers will no longer need to spend 14 days in quarantine upon arriving home, the federal government now says.  The news follows intense pressure from a host of tourism and business lobbies, and more importantly, recent recommendations from the government’s own Expert Advisory Panel on COVID-19.  While an exact date has […]

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Jun 9, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 9, 2021, iPolitics − Ottawa’s easing of travel restrictions falls short, critics say

https://ipolitics.ca/2021/06/09/ottawas-easing-of-travel-restrictions-falls-short-critics-say/ As Ottawa announced its intention to end its costly hotel-quarantine program for fully vaccinated Canadians, industry stakeholders and MPs say the plan doesn’t go far enough to remove cumbersome travel restrictions. On Wednesday, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said the government will allow fully vaccinated Canadians to bypass government-authorized accommodation starting early in July, as […]

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Jun 9, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 9, 2021, Travel Press − An Initial Step In The Right Direction − NACC Responds To Government’s Quarantine Rule Changes

https://www.travelpress.com/an-initial-step-in-the-right-direction/#.YMIZN_lKirY Canada’s major airlines certainly took note of today’s announcement by the federal government, but continued to caution that the country still ‘desperately needs’ a clear restart plan for international travel, based on data and science-based recommendations put forth by the federal government’s own expert advisory panel. Mike McNaney, president and CEO of the National […]

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