Agents' Choice 2019

New Dreamliner Shines For WestJet

New Dreamliner Shines For WestJet WestJet took the travel trade in Western Canada behind-the-scenes last week to show off its brand, new 787 Dreamliner. The carrier's agency partners were also able to chat with WestJet's top executives, including Ed Sims, president and chief executive officer; Arved von zur Muehlen, chief... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

ETC Reports Tourism Resilient In 2018

As Europe Prepares For Uncertainties Of 2019

ETC Reports Tourism Resilient In 2018 In its latest report, “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects 2018,” the European Travel Commission (ETC) found that Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with a 6% upswing in international tourist arrivals in 2018 compared to the previous year. This growth continues... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Busch Gardens Set To Celebrate Its 60th

Canadian Resident Offer Features Savings And More

Busch Gardens Set To Celebrate Its 60th Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is gearing up for its 60th Anniversary, with celebrations kicking off on March 1 with a special concert and fireworks event. Originally opened on March 31, 1959, Busch Gardens has come a long way from the simple brewery tour and bird garden it once was to feature a... more ›
Posted in Attractions, News, Specials

Fares Slashed On CX Flights To Asia

Fares Slashed On CX Flights To Asia There is still time to get in on some great pricing for a spring getaway to Asia on board Cathay Pacific. The airline is operating a sale until Feb. 28 that will give customers the chance to fly to Asia with slashed airfares. Economy class fares start at $981 from Toronto, and at $854... more ›
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Air Canada Reports Annual Results

Air Canada Reports Annual Results Air Canada has reported its full year 2018 EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, impairment and aircraft rent) of $2.851 billion compared to full year 2017 record EBITDAR of $2.928 billion. The airline reported an EBITDAR margin of 15.8%, in line with its... more ›
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Bonus Points For Agents From Scenic Group

Bonus Points For Agents From Scenic Group Scenic Group, parent company of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Waterways and Scenic Eclipse, has announced that Canada-based travel agents will receive a bonus of 25,000 Rewards Points for every new booking they make between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2019 on any of its three brands –... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Cruise, News, Travel Agents

WestJet Looking To Make Some Changes

WestJet Looking To Make Some Changes WestJet said that it will seek shareholder approval at its 2019 annual and special meeting of shareholders to amend its articles of incorporation and By-Law No. 2005-1 to increase the limits on foreign ownership and control of its voting shares to those permitted by amendments made to the... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Something Nieuw

HAL's Newest Ship Is Making Waves

Something Nieuw Picture this: Oprah Winfrey is donning pajamas and handing out shots of tequila as passengers taking part in Holland America Line's Girls' Getaway cruise go wild with excitement at the sight of the popular talk show host, film star and founder of O, The Oprah Magazine. In this week's Travel... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, On The Road Again

ResVoyage Connects With Canadian Agents

ResVoyage Connects With Canadian Agents In this issue's podcast, Voices of Travel host, Ron Pradinuk talks with the founder of an online corporate and leisure booking tool that has been designed specifically for medium-sized agencies and smaller. Rastko Ilic consulted with major industry players like Amadeus, American Express and... more ›
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Contiki Kicks Off ‘Contiki SEVEN’ Campaign

Contiki Kicks Off ‘Contiki SEVEN’ Campaign Contiki has launched its largest campaign of the year with the introduction of the “Contiki SEVEN,” a set of must-do epic, worldwide experiences handpicked by the youth adventure travel brand that will be promoted for the next eight weeks. The campaign encourages young Canadians to... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Destinations, Tour Operators
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