Tourism Organizations

Rejuvenating Influence

Agents A Driving Force As Canadian Visits To Caribbean Grow

Rejuvenating Influence The Caribbean Tourism Organization's secretary general Hugh Riley believes travel agents are a growing force in booking travel to the region, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press. “Travel agents are major influencers in booking... more ›
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Off The Beaten Path In Ireland

Off The Beaten Path In Ireland Between increased air access, the ease of getting around and visitor arrivals from Canada growing to 203,000 last year, there are many reasons for agents to sell Ireland, but Debbie Moran, trade engagement advisor for Failte Ireland can add to the list. As a means of attracting more... more ›
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Canadian Travel to the Caribbean Still Hot

Canadian Travel to the Caribbean Still Hot Although Canadian tourism to the Caribbean took a tumble in 2015, the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s secretary general Hugh Riley says the country is expected to continue on a positive growth trajectory despite the impact of the hurricanes that recently affected 25% of its member... more ›
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Yeah Ann!

Ruppenstein Recognized With CTO Award For TC Cover Story

Yeah Ann! The champagne corks are 'apoppin' and we're in celebration mode here at 310 Dupont Street as assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein was recognized for her writing skills during the Caribbean Tourism Organization's (CTO) annual travel media awards event in Toronto yesterday (Nov. 14,... more ›
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Switzerland Tourism Celebrates New Prinz

Switzerland Tourism Celebrates New Prinz A mere two days into his post as the new director Canada for Switzerland Tourism, Pascal Prinz used the words of hockey great Wayne Gretzky to showcase his dedication to the country. “You miss 100% of the shots that you never take,” he said, addressing those gathered in Toronto last... more ›
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Checking Out The Buzz At WTM

Checking Out The Buzz At WTM World Travel Market is more than a networking platform and has come a long way since 1980 and the conveniently located Earls Court venue in the nineties, reports Baxter Travel Media's Lifestyle & Diversity contributor, Armando Mendonca. Today , the Excel (Exhibition Centre London) is... more ›
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Brexit Talks Top The Agenda at WTM London

Brexit Talks Top The Agenda at WTM London It was hardly surprising, given the London location, that Brexit issues dominated the first day of World Travel Market, reports Press Today's Mike Dunbar from the show. And there wasn’t anything positive to report concerning the UK’s decision to quit the European Union and its effect on... more ›
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Ireland Shines For Canadian Travel Agents

Ireland Shines For Canadian Travel Agents With Belfast and the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland clinching a coveted spot as the number one region in the world for travellers to visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 ranking, as last year saw a record number of Canadians travel to Ireland, and as non-stop and year-round air... more ›
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It’s All Good At WTM London

It’s All Good At WTM London Optimism was high as World Travel Market London kicked off today, with show organizers predicting that a hefty chunk of anticipated global growth will be fueled by more than $5 billion in business deals sealed by 51,500 industry pros attending almost one million faces-to-face meetings during... more ›
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Discover Portugal’s Secrets

Marvel At Its Culture, Nature, Gastronomy, Wine And Its People

Discover Portugal’s Secrets If you ask Ana Mendes Godinho why Portugal is such a hot destination, she'll smile and politely tell you the following: “I would say that [Portugal] is a warm destination – not hot. It’s warm because of the climate. It’s warm because of the people. It’s warm because of the offer –... more ›
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