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Jul 16, 2021 • NACC in the News

July 16, 2021, City News Vancouver – Canada’s travel, tourism industries want more details on plans to welcome back U.S. travellers

City News Vancouver article also viewable  here  OTTAWA – Canada’s travel and tourism industries are pleased to hear the prime minister is aiming to reopen our border with the U.S. to fully vaccinated travellers by mid-August, but they want more concrete details laid out in order to help businesses prepare. News of the potential easing […]

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Jul 5, 2021 • NACC in the News

July 5, 2021, Toronto Star – Easing of border restrictions falls short, travel and tourism industry members say

Toronto Star article can also be viewed here. The Canadian travel and tourism industry isn’t impressed with Monday’s slight easing of border restrictions, and is calling on the federal government to release a clear plan for the reintroduction of leisure and business travel so companies can plan for the difficult months ahead. As of Monday, […]

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Jul 3, 2021 • NACC in the News

July 3, 2021, Global News – Canada’s airline industry is planning restart ‘in a vacuum’ as it awaits federal guidance

https://globalnews.ca/news/8001046/airline-industry-canada-post-pandemic/ With climbing vaccination rates and a modest improvement in the COVID-19 situation, Canada’s airlines are looking for some certainty from the federal government when it comes to restarting air travel. Currently, airlines are charting their courses from a patchwork of restart plans by various provinces and international governments, according to Mike McNaney, president and […]

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Jun 24, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 24, 2021, Travel Courier – Enough piecemeal!  National Airlines Council of Canada calls for a clear plan

  https://travelcourier.ca/enough-piecemeal-national-airlines-council-of-canada-calls-for-a-clear-plan/ Following the federal government’s announcement that it was easing quarantine restrictions for Canadians and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated beginning July 5, the industry’s response has been pretty clear. The changes, while a small step, are disappointing because they don’t go far enough and fail to outline a clear and science-based plan. […]

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Jun 22, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 22, 2021, Open Jaw – Airlines: We Still Don’t Have A Plan!

https://openjaw.com/newsroom/other-news/2021/06/22/airlines-we-still-dont-have-a-plan/ Ottawa’s announcement yesterday was a start – but nowhere near enough.  That’s the response of Canada’s airlines to the announcement by the federal government yesterday that on 05JUL, fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents will be exempt from both hotel, and mandatory 14-day quarantine. In a written statement following the announcement, Canada’s airlines said that in […]

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Jun 21, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 21, 2021, BNN Bloomberg – Feds’ easing of travel restrictions ‘does not move the needle’: National Airline Council of Canada president

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/video/feds-easing-of-travel-restrictions-does-not-move-the-needle-national-airline-council-of-canada-president~2226484 Mike McNaney, president and CEO of National Airline Council of Canada reacts to Ottawa’s plan to allow fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents to skip the three-day hotel quarantine, and 14-day quarantine.  McNaney says this is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done, “We have to get […]

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Jun 21, 2021 • NACC in the News

June 21, 2021, Toronto Star — New travel rules will make it easier to go abroad this summer — but businesses say it could devastate Canada’s tourism sector

https://www.thestar.com/business/2021/06/21/new-travel-rules-make-it-easier-to-vacation-in-other-countries-this-summer-but-businesses-say-that-could-devastate-canadas-tourism-sector.html For the past few weeks, Frank Daoust had been looking forward to welcoming American tourists back to his fishing lodge some time this summer to reel in pickerel, pike and bass.  Now, he’s unsure if it will happen at all. “I had a guy on the line this morning who was deciding between us […]

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