Here comes the weekend!
What have you got planned? Patio furniture and hoses out? Yard clean up? Starting to dream about a summertime road trip? Whatever your weekend plans, take a moment to get caught up on all the latest travel news!
Canadian Visits To USA Falling Steadily, Report Warns
Tourism and travel types aiming to increase Canadian visits to the U.S. appear to have their work cut out for them. A new survey finds that Canadian interest in visiting the U.S. is falling steadily and that the news will only get worse in the next couple of years.
OHIP Facing Opposition to Travel Changes
Ontario announced Wednesday morning they are considering ending a government-run travel insurance program that partly covers the cost of emergency health services abroad. Health Minister Christine Elliot said the government is reviewing OHIP’s Out of Country Traveller’s Program as part of efforts to address the province’s $11.7 billion deficit.
Delta Tops List of Best U.S. Airlines for the First Time Since 2000
The last time Delta ranked number one in the annual Airline Quality Rating report, Bill Clinton was president. But in the 18 years since, the Atlanta-based airline has fought its way back to the top in the 29th annual rankings of the largest airlines in the United States from researchers at Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
As the most comprehensive study of the performance and quality of the nine major U.S. carriers, the Airline Quality Report bases its ratings on four factors: mishandled baggage, consumer complaints, on-time performance, and involuntary denied boardings using 2018 data from the U.S. Transportation Department.
These North American Airports Rank Best (and Worst) in Passenger Satisfaction
Despite record passenger volumes and much-needed infrastructure overhauls, North America’s airports are improving in the eyes of passengers, according to a new study released by J.D. Power this week. After surveying more than 40,000 travelers, the study found that improved check-in, security screening, and food and retail options all contributed to record-high ratings for airports in the United States and Canada.