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Allianz Global Assistance

Talking insurance with Allianz Global Assistance's Dan Keon

Allianz Global Assistance In this edition of Voices of Travel, host Ron Pradinuk explores a sector of the travelling public travel agents may not have thought much about for insurance sales. It's those travellers who come here from other places to spend time with Canadian friends and relatives. Are they covered in... more ›
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Avalon Waterways cruising to success

Talking river cruising with Stéphanie Bishop

Avalon Waterways cruising to success River cruising has experience unprecedented growth over the past decade. Today, you can book trips for your clients on most of the major rivers in the world. Europe certainly has some of the most popular itineraries – and one of the most successful brands in the river cruise sector –... more ›
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Switzerland

Discover something special in St. Gallen

Switzerland In this week's Voices of Travel podcast, host Ron Pradinuk will take you on a journey through a special part of Switzerland that's perhaps not as well-known as some of the other regions. It's the region of St. Gallen, with its historic UNESCO-recognized cathedral and nearby Lake Constance... more ›
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Discovering Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

… and a whole lot more …

Discovering Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Clifden may be a small community in southern Ireland but its connections are so strong to Canada that it celebrates Canada Day, as we do, every July 1. Barberstown Castle was owned until recently by guitarist and singer, Eric Clapton, and now you can rent one of the rooms in the castle... more ›
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Palladium Hotel Group

On the move with the Palladium Hotel Group

Palladium Hotel Group With over 6,000 rooms already available in their properties in Mexico and the Caribbean and another 1,500 set to open in the near future, the Palladium Hotel Group is clearly are a company on the move. In this week's Voices of Travel podcast, host Ron Pradinuk talks with Jacques De Paep,... more ›
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Destination Weddings

Tying the knot in the new millennium

Destination Weddings Destination weddings are big business for travel agencies, tour operators and overseas resorts. As this market segment grows, the need for experienced and trained agents becomes increasingly more important. In this week's Voices of Travel, host Ron Pradinuk explores some of the ways that digital... more ›
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The Palm Beaches of Florida

Always A Favourite With Canadians

The Palm Beaches of Florida From its origins in the 1800's, the Palm Beaches of Florida became known as the leisure destination for the famous. Including the present one, the region has been a frequent vacation option for many of the past presidents of the United States. Once the cold winds of winter start sending messages... more ›
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Annie Chouinard

Talking payment compliance with Proconform's Annie Chouinard

Annie Chouinard As of March 1, all travel agencies had to comply with the Payment Card Industries Data Security Standard. It sounds simple enough if you’re a back office accountant, but there is a lot to understand in the process and demands of the PCI. Annie Chouinard is a payment compliance expert. After... more ›
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Taking Care Of Business At TPI

Zeina Gedeon Talks To Voices Of Travel

Taking Care Of Business At TPI As Travel Professionals International (TPI) is on the verge of turning 25, they have brought on Zeina Gedeon as CEO to lead them into the next quarter century. This week, Voices of Travel host, Ron Pradinuk talks with Gedeon as she outlines how her experiences – first as a travel agent, then... more ›
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Utah

Utah The renowned Sundance Film Festival, Utah Jazz basketball, and some of North America’s best skiing: These and more make a trip to Salt Lake City and the Park City region an opportunity for very real and unique discoveries. In this week's edition of Voices of Travel, host Ron Pradinuk talks... more ›
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