St. John’s Will Steal Your Heart

St. John’s Will Steal Your Heart In this week's digital edition of Travel Courier, Ashley Rochefort provides a first-hand report on what she did on her summer vacation with her family on a visit to beautiful St. John's, Newfoundland ... so read on ... and enjoy [Ed.]). Deciding on St. John’s for my family summer getaway... more ›
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Canadian Visits to Jamaica Bounce Back

Canadian Visits to Jamaica Bounce Back After a significant decrease in Canadian arrivals to Jamaica in 2016, visits from Canada to the island nation have bounced back. During a visit to Toronto last night (Sept. 21) Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett told the crowd the decline has been reversed with a solid 8%... more ›
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There’s Nothing Like Australia

There’s Nothing Like Australia A little wine … and a whole bunch of news was on the agenda when Tourism Australia and its partners hosted a high profile travel trade crowd at the Chef's House at George Brown College in downtown Toronto last night. Naturally, any gathering hosted by the destination features Australian... more ›
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WestJet, Hong Kong Airlines Team Up

WestJet, Hong Kong Airlines Team Up WestJet and Hong Kong Airlines have entered into a codeshare agreement which sees Hong Kong Airlines placing its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights. The two carriers are building on an existing interline agreement put in place earlier this year. “We welcome Hong Kong Airlines... more ›
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Transat Expands 2018 Transatlantic Program

Transat Expands 2018 Transatlantic Program Air Transat has unveiled an expanded 2018 transatlantic program, highlighted by increased service to the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Croatia, the Netherlands, Belgium and the Czech Republic. The carrier will offer direct service to a total of 27 Europe... more ›
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Updated: Watch This Space

Stay Tuned For Updates On Hurricane Maria, Mexico Earthquake

Updated: Watch This Space Good News From The DR Hurricane Maria has moved away from the Dominican Republic, without having had a direct impact on the country’s tourism industry. Julio Almonte, vice minister of tourism of the Dominican Republic’s Northern Zone, said: “In the north, the situation is under... more ›
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Collette Gives Back

Impact Travel Program Launched to Help Communities in Need

Collette Gives Back As part of its dedicated commitment to social responsibility both in their own communities and where their guests travel, Collette has launched an impact travel program. Twenty guests recently returned from the inaugural South Africa Impact Tour – Travel with Heart, a 13-day experience... more ›
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From Neon To Nature, Nevada Has It All

From Neon To Nature, Nevada Has It All Celebrating the official launch of a new TravelNevada office in Canada last night (Sept. 20), tourism officials stressed that their challenge is to get the word out that Nevada is much more than just Las Vegas. And while Vegas is certainly the state's most iconic destination, and only one... more ›
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Florida Has A Plan

Sunshine State Ready To Welcome Visitors Back After Irma

Florida Has A Plan Visit Florida's president and CEO, Ken Lawson reports that while Hurricane Irma was a very dangerous storm and several communities sustained serious damage, many areas of Florida did not see significant impacts. And last week, VISIT FLORIDA was talking to the leadership of the state's... more ›
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Play Ball!

Beane Applies Moneyball Methods To Hawaii Tourism

Play Ball! The message was a bit murky beneath all the sports terminology and entertaining anecdotes, but baseball icon Billy Beane nonetheless had a lesson for tourism stake holders during his keynote address at a conference in Hawai'i this week. It was all about numbers and statistics – the key to... more ›
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