COVID-19 worse for tourism industry than SARS, 9/11 and financial crisis combined: report

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s tourism industry is facing a crisis greater than the combined impacts of Sept. 11, 2001, the SARS outbreak and the global financial … Read More

COMMENTARY: Not even SARS could prepare the hospitality industry for COVID-19

A virulent virus, worried travellers and a tourism sector on the brink. Sounds like 2020? In fact, this was the experience in a few global cities in 2002 and 2003. … Read More

Majority of Canadians polled want U.S. border closed until end of 2020: Ipsos

More than eight in 10 Canadians surveyed in a new Ipsos poll said they want to keep the U.S.-Canada border closed till at least the end of 2020. Hesitation to … Read More

Quebecers must now register online with N.B., P.E.I. to travel to Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Quebecers travelling to the Iles-de-la-Madeleine by car through New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island this summer now need to register online with those provinces. The Quebec government says residents must, … Read More

European borders begin to loosen but travel won’t return to pre-COVID-19 levels yet

European countries ease some border controls on Monday after coronavirus lockdowns, but Spain’s continued closure, a patchwork of restrictions elsewhere and new ways of working mean pre-pandemic levels of travel … Read More

Greece’s strict lockdown kept coronavirus deaths under 200. Now it wants to reopen

The Greek island of Mykonos’ newest bar-restaurant, Pelican, seemed to appear from nowhere. Tables, light fixtures and staff members with matching black face masks were still being slotted into place … Read More

How the coronavirus pandemic has put Canadian tourism in ‘survival mode’

Joe Bailey lost over $225,000 worth of tour bookings once the novel coronavirus pandemic hit. Bailey runs Indigenous-owned and operated North Star Adventures, a Yellowknife-based tour company that offers Aurora … Read More

Las Vegas casinos to reopen in early June, Nevada’s governor announces

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday night that he would allow casinos to reopen June 4, welcoming tourists to return to the glitzy gambling mecca of Las Vegas. “We welcome … Read More

Starving monkey ‘gangs’ brawl in Thailand as coronavirus keeps tourists away

Monkey “gangs” have taken to the streets of Thailand to brawl over food as the novel coronavirus has kept tourism at bay. Shocking video footage shared to Facebook show swaths … Read More