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Generation Z Has Arrived

Virtuoso Reveals The Future Of Family Travel

Generation Z Has Arrived Good-bye Millennials, Hello Generation Z – the new destination disruptors. That's the message in Virtuoso's newly released 2017 Luxe Report which tracks what's trending in family travel this summer vacation. The survey of its global advisors not only looked at some of the leading... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Go Canada A Winner For Agents

Go Canada A Winner For Agents Air Canada Vacations (ACV) has launched a Go Canada contest exclusively for travel agents. When agents book land-only or air-inclusive packages to Canada they will automatically be entered to win round-trip Business class air tickets to anywhere in the world. Contest ends Dec. 31, 2017 and... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Contests, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Anderson Celebrates Canada’s 150th

Anderson Celebrates Canada’s 150th For over 20 years, Anderson Vacations has been offering Canadian packages, FIT, Custom holidays and more and its new escorted tour brochure features programs to every province and territory. Heidi Wesling, travel trade consultant, Tourism Saskatchewan, observed: “As the country celebrates... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

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

Making An Impact

Transat Creates New Distribution Unit

Making An Impact Transat is creating a new distribution unit that will be led by Joseph Adamo, who takes on the role of vice-president and chief distribution officer for Transat Tours Canada (TTC). The new distribution unit groups the company's commercialization and Customer Care Centre... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Appointments, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

WestJet Vacations Sneak Peek

Operators' 2017-2018 Set To Launch Soon

WestJet Vacations Sneak Peek At the end of April, WestJet Vacations is set to release its 2017-2018 brochure and they're real excited about what they've got lined up for agents to sell. In fact, they're so excited they sent Press Today a sneak peek at the cover and, naturally, we thought it would be nice to share it... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Cause For Concern

GBTA Looks At Home-Sharing And Travel Policies

Cause For Concern Home-sharing properties are allowed in one out of every six travel polices (17%), according to a new study released recently by the GBTA Foundation. However, more than double the number of business travellers are under the same impression (37%), meaning many travellers are booking and staying... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research 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 ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

ACV Launches Agent-Dedicated YouTube Channel

ACV Launches Agent-Dedicated YouTube Channel Air Canada Vacations (ACV) has launched ACV TV, a dedicated YouTube channel for the travel trade. Utilizing the video sharing site as another medium to stay connected with its partners, agents will be able to view personalized messages from ACV’s senior management team and stay informed... more ›
Posted in Tour Operators, Travel Agents

ACV Takes Off To Europe

ACV Takes Off To Europe Air Canada Vacations is taking off to Europe with the release of its new Europe brochure. The 160 page collection focuses on 10 destinations - Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Central Europe, England, Scotland, Ireland and Iceland - segmented into categories that include: Urban... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents