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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 ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

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 ›
Posted in Destinations, Fams, News, On The Road Again, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

TPI Opens Annual Conference With Record Sales

TPI Opens Annual Conference With Record Sales Travel Professionals International (TPI) held its 2017 Annual Conference, “Secrets to Success,” this week, welcoming more than 200 travel advisors, guests, staff and supplier partners to Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa in the Dominican Republic. Hosted by TPI along with sponsor... 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 ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Ready For The Bricks & Mortar Evolution

Transat Distribution Canada Prepares To Embrace The Future

Ready For The Bricks & Mortar Evolution For the past 15 years, people have been telling Nathalie Boyer that traditional bricks & mortar travel agencies are simply not relevant and will soon disappear, reports executive editor, Bob Mowat in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press. Well, it hasn't happened and... more ›
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Vision Travel Makes An Acquisition

Vision Travel Makes An Acquisition Brian Robertson (pictured, right), president of Vision Travel Solutions, has announced that Peter and Linda Van Der Heyden have agreed to join forces with Vision Travel. Located across southern Ontario and established in 1986 by Peter and Linda Van Der Heyden, the family owned operation... more ›
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A Mission Of Happiness For Club Med

A Mission Of Happiness For Club Med Club Med's Carolyne Doyon says the all-inclusive vacation provider's mission can be summed up in one quote by founder Gérard Blitz: “The aim of life is to be happy. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.” After being “in the happiness business for 67 years,” Club... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Resorts, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Carnival Redesigns GoCCL.com Agent Site

Carnival Redesigns GoCCL.com Agent Site Carnival Cruise Line has redesigned GoCCL.com, the line’s travel agent online resource. Enhancements were made based on extensive agent feedback from the line’s Travel Partner Advisory Committee, as well as the full agent community through online surveys and an opt-in testing period in... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Travel Agents

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 ›
Posted in Appointments, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Cooking With Transat

Operator Has A Taste For Growth In Europe

Cooking With Transat Over 50 VIP, travel trade types were welcomed to Cirillo's Culinary Academy in west Toronto yesterday (Nov. 6) to get the inside scoop on Transat Tours Canada Inc.'s 2018 Europe program and to roll up their sleeves and cook themselves a gourmet lunch featuring dishes from destinations –... more ›
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