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[ad_1] Travel Market Report is proud to announce a new partnership with MMGY Myriad to produce a monthly industry tracking survey to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel agencies. Travel Counselors COVID-19 Sentiment Barometer is an online survey designed and analyzed by MMGY Travel Intelligence and now lives here. “The Travel Market …

Meetings technology solution Bizly has expanded its platform to enable scheduling of virtual and hybrid meetings, especially simple self-service events, the company told BTN. The virtual meetings feature went live on Wednesday, giving planners three event options to choose from: in-person, virtual or hybrid. The platform is agnostic regarding which third-party virtual meetings tool a …

[ad_1] WHY IT RATES: Travelers to Africa can now enjoy VIP extensions, room upgrades, unique experiences and more with Ker & Downey Africa. —Codie Liermann, Deputy Editor-in-Chief Cape Town-based luxury travel company Ker & Downey Africa has launched its exclusive LuxVenture Travel Club. The travel agency has worked with a number of suppliers across Southern …

[ad_1] The Balearic Islands are heading towards the ‘new normal’ in tourism as the coronavirus pandemic recedes. Following in Formentera’s footsteps, the islands of Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca have reached the “third stage” of the Spanish reopening plan. This means that tourist accommodation can now operate at 50% of their capacity, while bars and restaurants …

[ad_1] Editor’s note: Our Entrepreneurship series documents how businesses and workers are dealing with the economy’s slow return to life after it suddenly closed in March – and adapt to new challenges ahead. Cathy Nystrom arranges trips for a living, but that doesn’t shield her from the vagaries of an industry ravaged by the coronavirus …

[ad_1] The number of travel counselors who charge clients a fee for their services hovers around 50%, based on several industry surveys. But as a direct result of the coronavirus crisis, that number is expected to increase. When leisure travel essentially came to a halt in March, many travel counselors found themselves canceling and modifying …