Agents' Choice 2018

Responsible Travel

Take The Icelandic Pledge

Visitors Invited To Promise To Be Responsible

Take The Icelandic Pledge Iceland has launched a new initiative to positively affect visitor behaviour and promote a happy and meaningful travel experience by introducing a first-of-a-kind pledge for visitors. ‘The Icelandic Pledge’ is an online agreement that invites travellers to sign up to be a responsible... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Responsible Travel

It’s New. It’s Different. It’s Agents’ Choice 2017

Stay Tuned For Canada's Biggest Travel Agents' Poll

It’s New. It’s Different. It’s Agents’ Choice 2017 Today's the big day, Agents' Choice 2017 is on its way to your Inbox – so stay tuned. The ballots have been counted. The results have been tabulated. The stories have been written. The pages have been designed.  And the 18th annual edition of the most comprehensive survey of Canadian travel... more ›
Posted in Agents' Choice Awards 2017, Airlines, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations Gives Sustainable Travel A Boost Gives Sustainable Travel A Boost has announced the 10 start-ups that will join its new accelerator program, Booster. The goal of the program is to identify, mentor and fund enterprising start-ups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the global tourism industry. The 10... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology

Keeping The Noise Down

Keeping The Noise Down PortsToronto opened its Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE) at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport) recently – an event attended by Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport. The three-sided, open-top facility will accommodate commercial aircraft at the airport and is designed to... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Responsible Travel, Technology

Partnering To Fight Pollution

Bermuda Resort Teams Up With Seabin Project

Partnering To Fight Pollution Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is partnering with the Seabin Project, a pilot program dedicated to sea-cleaning technology. Sponsored by The Butterfield Group, Bermuda's official bank, the Seabin apparatus will be installed at the Princess Marina this month, and will automatically begin... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, Responsible Travel

Eco-Friendly Stays The Way To Go

Eco-Friendly Stays The Way To Go With 2017 being designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations, it's fitting that Canadians are changing the way they travel. The recent Sustainable Travel Report commissioned by found the number of Canadian travellers staying in... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Responsible Travel, Trends & Research

Intrepid’s Big Vision

Purpose Beyond Profit

Intrepid’s Big Vision Just over one-week on the job as the newly appointed CEO of the Intrepid Group, James Thornton – the first non-founding member to hold the gig – shared the story of how the trade played a vital role in getting the tour operator off the ground back in 1989, reports Ann Ruppenstein in this... more ›
Posted in News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators

Partners For Conservation

NCL Teams Up With Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Partners For Conservation Norwegian Cruise Line is partnering with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) and Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute to host an ocean conservation-themed cruise on Norwegian Escape this fall. The cruise departs from Miami on Oct. 21 for a week-long cruise that... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Responsible Travel

Canadian Agent Gives Back

Liberty Of The Seas Godmother Supports Communities In Mali And Bolivia

Canadian Agent Gives Back It's safe to say that Donnalea Madeley's 'best day ever,' may well be April 8, although she's had some pretty good days. In fact, the Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND) retailer was named godmother of the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas in recognition of her philanthropic work, and on April... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Responsible Travel, Travel Agents

What Caring Looks Like

New Video Celebrates 10 Years Of WestJet Cares For Kids

What Caring Looks Like WestJet is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its signature community investment program, WestJet Cares for Kids, with the release of its newest video, Celebrating 10 years of WestJet Cares for Kids. The video does the math on the number of flights the program has donated to its charitable... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Responsible Travel