WTTC has a plan to save the travel sector: Travel Weekly

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) this week presented a plan to the tourism ministers of the world’s largest economies, known as the G-20, to save the embattled travel sector.

The WTTC said the plan will help save 100 million jobs globally, in a presentation made along with more than 45 travel industry leaders during a virtual G-20 meeting hosted by Saudi Arabia.

The 24-point plan is divided into

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G Adventure tests domestic day tours in Boston, Toronto: Travel Weekly

With most international and group travel largely on hold during the pandemic, global tour operator G Adventures is testing a new product: domestic day tours.

The company Friday announced a One Day in Boston: Sunrise to Sunset  small-group tour that starts with an early morning outdoor yoga session on the Common, includes a guided walk along the Black Heritage Trail, a bike tour into Cambridge, snacks and a history lesson

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Adventure awaits for those ready to travel abroad: Travel Weekly

Jeri Clausing

Jeri Clausing

While much of the world remains closed to Americans, luxury adventure tour operators are slowly resuming travel to some of the more far-flung locales that have reopened to international travel.

African destination specialists Extraordinary Journeys, in partnership with safari company Great Plains, this week announced a November trip to Kenya that it said was designed to jump-start safe, private, luxury travel back to the African continent.

The Return

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Apple Leisure Group touts advisors, says clients ready to travel: Travel Weekly

There has been a dramatic shift in consumer desire to get back on the road over the past few weeks, and advisors are key to providing the expertise that will give travelers the confidence needed to guide the industry to recovery.

Those were the key and oft-repeated messages over the past two weeks from Apple Leisure Group (ALG) executives, both at their virtual Ascend Summit and again in online briefings

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Luxury travelers hungry for adventures in far-flung locations: Travel Weekly

Very special, very expensive 

Indeed, both new and established tour operators are increasingly making possible what not long ago might have been considered impossible.

Papaioannou cited a recent nearly half-million-dollar trip that A&K crafted for a “very high net worth” man who wanted to propose to his girlfriend while on safari in Africa. 

“It was just the two of them,” she said. “A helicopter transported them to a beautiful spot

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From Covid crisis, luxury travel trends emerge: Travel Weekly

Jeri Clausing

Jeri Clausing

Out of every crisis comes new travel trends, or least new buzzwords that are generated as certain types of travel gain traction in response to chaos.

Two of the newest luxury phrases coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic are “slow” and “regenerative” travel.

Last week, I wrote about some examples of the growing slow travel movement, which is focused on single versus multiple destinations as those venturing out

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Adventure operators’ new products provide relief from cabin fever: Travel Weekly

Many guided travel companies remain on hold due the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are some adventure operators that are up and running domestically and even putting together new products to lure virus-wary travelers out of the house.

Backroads, which offers hiking, biking and multiadventure trips, has two new lines aimed at first-time active travelers who company founder and president Tom Hale said might normally choose ocean cruises, all-inclusives or large

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