U.S. Study: In-person Business Events Are Safer Than Most Daily Activities


U.S. Study: In-person Business Events Are Safer Than Most Daily Activities Despite concerns about the Delta variant, a new U.S. study has found that face-to-face business meetings and events are actually safer than typical daily activities such as going to the grocery store. Even so, the study found that uncertainty will impact attendance at upcoming events, with some gatherings already pushed to early 2022. More events are opting to implement proof of vaccination policies for attendees and participants. The study—Planning Through Uncertainty: What You Need To Know About COVID-19 and Events—is a research [...]

U.S. Study: In-person Business Events Are Safer Than Most Daily Activities2021-08-31T12:54:35-04:00

Resources For Travel To Canada


Resources For Travel To Canada Destination Canada Business Events is encouraging the meetings and travel/tourism industry to share new resources with clients and destination partners. The resources, from the Public Health Agency of Canada, are meant to help visitors understand new COVID-19-related rules and restrictions as they plan their visits to Canada. Canada opened its borders to fully vaccinated Americans on August 9, 2021, and on September 7 all other foreign nationals who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption will be welcomed. Entering Canada By Land and Air During COVID-19 This resource covers what [...]

Resources For Travel To Canada2021-08-24T08:12:04-04:00

Australia Rallies Events Industry With “It’s Our Best Shot” campaign


Australia Rallies For Events With Pro-Vax Campaign Tourism Australia is rallying in support of its MICE industry with a pro-vaccination initiative called “It’s Our Best Shot For Events.” A Meetings & Conventions Asia article reports that Australians are encouraged to support the business events industry by getting vaccinated against COVID-19. The industry has been significantly impacted by ongoing lockdowns across the country and increased vaccination rates will allow travel restrictions to be eased and enable the industry to get back on track. The initiative supports the Australia government's four-phase approach to reopening, with each phase [...]

Australia Rallies Events Industry With “It’s Our Best Shot” campaign2021-08-20T12:26:30-04:00

We Need a Coordinated Approach To Vaccine Mandates


We Need a Coordinated Approach to Vaccine Mandates Mandatory vaccination is a hot topic, with a rising number of Canadian businesses saying they will require employees and visitors to their premises to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We’re seeing a growing number of universities and colleges, some companies as well as venues such as Winnipeg’s Canada Life Centre and Burton Cummings Theatre, implementing their own mandatory vaccination policies. The Travel Corporation (TTC) just announced that, beginning September 1, all adult guests travelling [...]

We Need a Coordinated Approach To Vaccine Mandates2021-08-20T12:18:23-04:00

COVID-19: Industry Research Roundup


COVID-19 Industry Research Roundup A new report from Destination Canada couldn’t be more timely given that Canada will open its borders on August 9 to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents for discretionary travel. Here are just a few of the key takeaways from Americans’ Perceptions of Travelling to Canada: 52% of respondents believe Canada is safe to travel to 46% believe Canada is easy to travel to 27% believe the majority of Canadians have been vaccinated 56% believe there are COVID-19 related barriers impacting travel to Canada, including border closure, travel ban, [...]

COVID-19: Industry Research Roundup2021-08-04T12:11:30-04:00
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