Destination Canada will be hosting regular webinars to share our approach amid the COVID-19 situation and will continue to invite industry partners, representatives from government as well as applicable businesses to provide the most up-to-date information and resources.
When: Wednesday April 1, 2020 at 11 a.m. ET
Speakers: The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages; Destination Canada; and Tourism Industry Association of Canada.
Details: Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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Webinar ID: 935 540 038
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/apimslL1u
We will hold a short Q&A at the end of the webinar again. Please submit your questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday March 30 at 5 p.m. ET.
Please find our most recent webinar here and continue to check our COVID-19 page regularly for up-to-date information.
We hope you are all staying healthy and well during this unprecedented period in our history.
Due to the uncertainty and quick moving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that any end date for international travel bans published by the government may change as the situation requires. We understand that this lack of certainty is not ideal for industry who are anxious to resume recovery efforts. We have reached out to the responsible federal departments for clarity and can confirm that, due to the unpredictable nature of this global epidemic, and the fact that health considerations remain the driving force for decisions – the end dates for the travel ban may be updated at any time. This means the travel ban might be lifted sooner or later than the published date.
As tourism industry professionals, our best advice is to treat these published end dates as “to be confirmed”. Please check the following government of Canada websites: Travel and Tourism and Public Health Agency of Canada for the most up to date information. Rest assured that Destination Canada will relay any change in travel restriction dates as soon as the information becomes available.
During these challenging times, we want to ensure that Destination Canada has a consistent message being shared with our partners, our teams, media and travellers.
This message will evolve as our response to COVID-19 evolves.
As of March 26, 2020, we are pausing all our consumer social media with this post: