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 The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport. The three-sided, open-top facility will accommodate commercial aircraft at the airport and is... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Responsible Travel, Technology

The Perfect Hotel Stay Has The Winning Formula

The Perfect Hotel Stay More travellers than ever before are booking their trips based on peer recommendations and consumer behaviour is showing that reviews are becoming even more important than the traditional hotel star ratings when booking their trips. However, with so much information out there, it can be... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts, Technology, Trends & Research

Making The Investment

Flight Centre Takes An Interest In BIBAM

Making The Investment Flight Centre Travel Group has acquired a 24.1% interest in the Argentinian travel company BIBAM (Biblos America), which owns and operates Biblos and the fast growing e-commerce player Avantrip. According to Dean Smith, FLT's president in the Americas, the company's investment in Bibam will... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents Arrives In Toronto, Eh

Online Accommodation Specialist Opens Toronto Call Centre Arrives In Toronto, Eh The first thing you'll notice about's newly opened Toronto customer call centre – it's first in Canada, fourth in North America and 16th globally – is that it lacks the frenetic pace that's characteristic of call centres around the globe. Now admittedly, it's just ramping up... more ›
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Soul.City Launches Cityzen

Soul.City Launches Cityzen Montreal start-up, Soul.City Group Inc. has launched Cityzen – a community of world travellers who want to experience city discovery in a completely different way. Beginning with the realization that guide books do not take into account the notion of 'How I feel right now,' the Soul.City app... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Technology Is this retail travel’s Airbnb? Is this retail travel’s Airbnb? In an exclusive story in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press, executive editor, Bob Mowat reports that a San Francisco-based start-up called FlyEx has rolled out a personalized, on-demand, peer-to-peer travel booking and messaging platform (called Travel Chat) at SXSW (South By... more ›
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Europe’s Troubled Skies

Outdated System Causes Delays, Cancellations

Europe’s Troubled Skies Air traffic controller (ATC) strikes – causing massive delays and thousands of cancellations -- have become a Europe-wide phenomenon of late but those delays have paled into insignificance compared with the disruption caused by the continent’s air traffic management’s (ATM) inefficiencies,... more ›
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Discover Canada’s National Parks with Avenza Maps

Discover Canada’s National Parks with Avenza Maps As Canada's parks system celebrates the country’s 150th birthday with free admission to all parks this year, seasoned outdoor adventurers, weekend warriors and daytrippers alike are venturing into Canada’s wilderness. As travellers prepare for upcoming excursions, Toronto-based Avenza... more ›
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Amadeus Introduces Productivity Tracker for Agencies

Amadeus Introduces Productivity Tracker for Agencies Amadeus is helping agencies track their performance with Productivity Tracker, the latest solution in the Amadeus Agency Insight suite. According to officials, one of the biggest challenges in today's marketplace is trying to improve performance and getting the right information at the right... more ›
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Amadeus Locks It In With FLYR

Start-Up Company Helps Travellers Lock In Air Prices

Amadeus Locks It In With FLYR Amadeus Ventures has invested in FLYR – a start-up firm that helps travellers lock-un the price of flight tickets before they book. When travellers search for fares through an OTA, metasearch site or airline website, FLYR's FareKeep gives them the option to hold a specific fare and protect... more ›
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