Always A Surprise

Diverse Mexico City's Offers Visitors New Adventures

Always A Surprise Mirta Rodriguez Arechiga says those who will be visiting her hometown of Mexico City are certain to find traffic congestion – along with wonderful museums, great nightlife, upscale hotels and a thriving cultural scene, reports Ian Stalker in this week's digital edition of Travel Courier. The... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

A First For Juneyao

A First For Juneyao Juneyao Airlines has become the first airline to expand the Star Alliance network as a Connecting Partner. Under the Alliance’s partnership concept, the Shanghai-based airline now offers Star Alliance passengers new transfer opportunities at either of Shanghai’s two airports - Pudong... more ›
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Big Numbers For WTM

Big Numbers For WTM The World Travel Market Portfolio is set to smash last year's achievement of $7 billion worldwide industry deals after posting impressive visitor increases at its recent 2017 events -- WTM Latin America, WTM Africa and Arabian Travel Market. All three events, which took place this spring, have... more ›
Posted in Events, News

All Dreams Welcome

California Makes A Big Push In Canada

All Dreams Welcome About 120 Toronto-area travel trade VIPs learned first hand that All Dreams Are Welcome in California, as a mega-delegation of the Golden state's top tourism executives greeted them at a reception and dinner (prepared by celebrity chef, Bob Blumer) last night (May 25). “Tonight, we want to... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, Events, Hotels, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Best Of Both Worlds

Kissimmee Meets The Trade In Toronto

Best Of Both Worlds Kissimmee, Florida, is proud to have some entertainment industry giants close to its doorstep. Denise Graham, Canadian representative for Experience Kissimmee Florida, says those staying in her central Florida city may actually find themselves closer to Walt Disney World than those staying in... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Istanbul Readies For New Airport

Istanbul Readies For New Airport The countdown is on. October 2018 marks the anticipated opening date for a new airport in Istanbul, set to be significantly larger than Atlanta International Airport and London Heathrow Airport in sheer scale, and the world’s largest airport by passenger numbers, able to accommodate 150... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

On The Road At Volcano Bay

Universal Orlando Resort's Newest Theme Park Is A Blast

On The Road At Volcano Bay Amidst the threat of a tornado warning, Universal Orlando Resort offered a sneak peek at its newest theme park -- Volcano Bay -- yesterday, an impressive 25-acre water park which will celebrate its grand opening today (May 25), attended by PressToday's Greg Coates. Replacing Universal's... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, Florida, News, On The Road Again

Canada Is Hot, Hot, Hot

Conference Board Forecasts 3.7% Rise In Overnights In 2017

Canada Is Hot, Hot, Hot The Conference Board of Canada is forecasting that with Canadian and foreign airlines expanding their fleets and adding direct connections to many destinations across the country, overnight visits are expected to increase by 3.7% in 2017. Greg Hermus, associate director for The Conference... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Trends & Research

Inspired, Engaged, Excited

Rocky Mountaineer Moves Into New Vancouver Headquarters

Inspired, Engaged, Excited Impressive new head office digs for Rocky Mountaineer in Vancouver will have the effect of generating new product concepts, ideas and programs by staff, says the president of the rail-based vacation company. “This will enable our employees to be more inspired, engaged and excited about their... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Rail

Cruising By The Numbers

CLIA Releases Global Passenger Results For 2016

Cruising By The Numbers CLIA reports that 24.7 million travellers cruised in 2016, surpassing its previous projections for ocean cruise passengers of 24.2 million. For 2017, based on current new vessel launch schedule and expected regional deployment, CLIA is projecting another positive year of growth for the... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News