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WE’RE NO. 1: Canada ranked world’s best country

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For the first time, Canada has taken top spot overall in the “2021 Best Countries Report,” a prominent ranking and analysis project that is designed to determine how countries are perceived by international business leaders and general citizens on the world stage. Beyond its overall top ranking, Canada, which placed 2nd overall in 2020, ranked No. 1 in quality of life and social purpose.

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First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

ANIMATED ABOUT AGENTS: Get your own caricature from JTB

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The Jamaica Tourist Board likes to get animated when it comes to travel counsellors – and to prove it, the JTB’s Canadian office is planning to create hundreds of unique, personalized caricatures as a gift to its travel partners. In celebration of Travel Agent Day on May 7, and as a token of gratitude for all they do, agents are invited to upload a smiling photograph or headshot of themselves to…

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First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Governments Join Sector Leaders for International Code to Protect Tourists

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Madrid, Spain, March 30, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / More than 100 countries, alongside international organizations and leading business groups have agreed to adopt harmonized standards for assisting tourists caught up in emergency situations. The Committee for the Development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists has agreed on the text of the first two Chapters of the Code…

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First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

WTTC Submission to Global Travel Taskforce Calls on Rapid Testing

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London, United Kingdom, March 30, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Rapid testing on departure at airports is the key to unlocking international travel, says the World Travel & Tourism Council in its submission to the UK government’s Global Travel Taskforce. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, has been at the forefront of global efforts to…

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WHAT’S UP IN THE UK IN 2021 – AND BEYOND

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More than one in 10 Canadian travellers (12%) have Britain on the brain when it comes to planning their next international trip, according to data compiled by VisitBritain. And while the manifestation of that desire is still uncertain due to the pandemic, the UK’s national tourism agency is eager to re-enforce the messaging that there is a wealth of new events and opportunities for Canadians to…

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10 REASONS TO GO CUCKOO FOR COLOMBIA

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A country of contrasts, unexplored landscapes, vast biodiversity, rich cultures, and ancient histories, Colombia is also known for passionate people and a growing reputation as a leading sustainable, culinary, and LGBT destination. Moreover, ProColombia wants to spread the news that the new-look South American country is also eager to welcome Canadians. During its recent first virtual “Annual…

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First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News