Bringing Canadian Travel Agency Owners Together.

We are the association for Canadian Travel Entrepreneurs, a grassroots networking organization that has been formed by Canadian Travel Entrepreneurs. There are no membership dues nor mandatory meetings. We are simply united by one thing – being leaders and owners in the travel agency community in Canada. Whether you have a retail brick and mortar storefront, second level office, or you work from home, whether you have your own IATA or are being hosted, as long as you classify yourself as a dedicated travel agency owner, and not an employee or hobbyist, this group is for you.

To join please go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/canadiantravelentrepreneurs

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Please note that this website is temporary as we are building our permanent home at www.the-cate.org. We will be announcing this launch shortly.

April 2021 Agenda

Advocacy remains our focus this month. Did you know that if a paper petition has a minimum 25 signatures and is presented to an MP, that MP must motion it in the House of Commons? It’s time we get the old-fashion pen out and start signing petitions!

We have 3 paper petitions to sign and gather by May 15th. They are:

Travel Agency Support:
  • Top up the CEWS and CERS for high impacted sectors to match their total revenue loss to maintain jobs and office leases.
  • Forgive the CEBA loan for those small businesses that have demonstrated a minimum 75% revenue loss for 15 months to aid in their recovery.
  • Federally-funded sector-specific grants for the Travel and Tourism Industry as they were affected by the federal travel restrictions.
  • The inclusion of travel agencies in any tourism economic recovery plan mandating that Canadian citizens book their domestic travel stimulus packages, if any, through a Canadian travel agency
End The Hotel Quarantine:
  • Immediately end the mandatory 3-night hotel stay for incoming travellers and replace it with the rapid COVID-19 testing.
Inclusion of Travel Agencies in Domestic Travel Stimulus:
  • Create a safe re-opening and recovery plan to include the lifting of travel restrictions in 2021 or replace them with rapid testing.
  • Create a stimulus package to encourage Canadians to travel domestically.
  • Include Canadian travel agencies in the stimulus package by mandating that the travel reservations must be made through a Canadian travel agency or travel agent.

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April Zoom Meeting Link:

Mark your calendars! You are also invited to our April Zoom meeting for all Canadian Travel Agency Entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

12:00 PM EST

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qc-qtrzMrGNQW-XIOM5gzT0N8Lq-TPSk7

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

March 2021 Agenda

We focused our efforts this month on government lobbying and advocacy work. A year into the pandemic and the airlines in Canada nor the travel and tourism industry have received sector-specific support from our provincial or federal governments, yet we’re the highest impacted industry and have been affectively been asked to suspend flights and shut down our businesses. This year, the federal government enforced tighter travel restrictions such as the mandatory 3-night hotel quarantine, that has been proven to be ineffective in stopping the spread of Covid-19.

We are meeting with MMPs and  MPs and urge you to write with yours and to your Premier and the Prime Minister. We can assist you in scheduling and/or attending a zoom meeting. You have a voice but together we have a roar.

Zoom advocacy meeting with Honorable MP Bob Bratina, of Hamilton/Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Click here to learn more about our advocacy campaign.