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We are halfway through August at this point: where has the summer gone?

We certainly hope you got to the beach, fished at the cottage or went on an epic road trip this summer! Enjoy this latest edition of our Travel News!

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Air Canada Significantly Boosts Air Transat Offer

Air Canada has all but guaranteed its purchase of Air Transat.

Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. (“Transat”) announced late Sunday night that Air Canada has agreed to increase the purchase price for the acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Transat, from $13 to $18 per share and have amended the Arrangement Agreement dated June 27, 2019 accordingly. Based on the increased consideration, the value of the all-cash transaction is approximately $720 million.



Hong Kong to restart flights Tuesday after Cancelling Departures & Arrivals

Hong Kong International Airport says it will restart flights beginning at 6 a.m. on Aug. 13 after it completely shut down operations on Monday when thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators occupied its main terminal. All flights Monday that had not completed check-in procedures by afternoon were cancelled, as were arriving flights that had not yet taken off. Hong Kong International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports. Airport staff advised passengers to leave the airport for their own safety, but traffic outside was at a near standstill, and public transportation was clogged. Some passengers and departing protesters opted to walk.




What This Tanzanian Preserve Can Teach Africa About True Conservation

When talking about Africa, “conservation” is a word that often comes up. It’s a catchall that covers anti-poaching and preservation of wilderness. It’s a vital part of the tourism discussion — and draw. But this word has become devoid of any meaning because it’s trying to convey too much. I just spent a few days in the Serengeti and can attest that this is too soft a word for what’s happening on the ground. The truth is there’s a full-fledged crisis in land and animal destruction, and given the pace and scale of population growth in Africa, which is estimated to reach 4.4 billion people by 2100, the compounding effect (coupled with climate change) will lead to disaster.





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