Agents Choice 2018 EXCLUSIVE

Agents Are The Backbone Of The Travel Industry

Agents Choice 2018 EXCLUSIVE If you encounter someone who doubts that Canadian travellers are opting to use travel agents instead of booking directly, let the numbers speak for themselves, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in the 2018 Agents' Choice Awards Readership Survey. Take for example Uniworld Boutique... more ›
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Flair Expands Network

Flair Expands Network Flair Airlines has launched new services from Halifax, Calgary and Victoria, marking the airline's commitment to expanding its route network as announced earlier this year. With the addition of Halifax, Calgary and Victoria – coupled with increased frequency on existing routes – Flair... more ›
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The Ocean Is Calling

Holidaying By The Sea Is Key To Healthier Lifestyle For Canadians

The Ocean Is Calling While it may seem pretty obvious, spending time by the ocean is the key to a happier and healthier lifestyle. However, not all Canadian’s have easy access to ocean-front views or live within a walking distance from the ocean. Over twenty-three per cent of Canadian’s (23% in Toronto, 21%... more ›
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Air Canada Inaugurates Montreal-Lisbon Service

Air Canada Inaugurates Montreal-Lisbon Service Air Canada has launched new summer seasonal service from Montreal to Lisbon, Portugal. The three-times weekly Air Canada Rouge service began June 15 from Montreal, with the last operation from Lisbon on Oct. 27. Flights are operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and... more ›
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Philadelphia Posts Big Numbers

Canada Ranks As Top International Feeder Market

Philadelphia Posts Big Numbers VISIT PHILADELPHIA reports that Greater Philadelphia—Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties—welcomed 43.3 million visitors from the US in 2017. The results mark the eighth consecutive year for record visitation and a 3% increase over 2016. Of those 43.3 million... more ›
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Get Inspired

Toronto Marriott Markham Hotel Now Open

Get Inspired The Toronto Marriott Markham Hotel has officially opened its doors, offering an unrivaled guest experience that inspires guests with 209 sleek, modern guest rooms, an unexpected art collection, and top rated F&B offerings. Through personalized service, inspired and flexible meeting space... more ›
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Naples Beach Hotel Offers Third Night Free

Naples Beach Hotel Offers Third Night Free The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida has introduced a third night free offer available through Sept. 30. Located on the pristine white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the AAA Four-Diamond resort is Southwest Florida’s only beachfront resort with an on-site... more ›
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Just Like The Oscars

First Annual Agents' Choice Gala A Stellar Success

Just Like The Oscars It was a night when the stars of the Canadian travel industry shone brightly as Baxter Media – along with presenting sponsors, Air Canada and Sandals Resorts International; feature sponsors, WestJet, TravelBrands and the Jamaica Tourist Board – welcomed a sold out crowd for the first annual... more ›
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Le Boat Celebrates Canadian Expansion

Le Boat Celebrates Canadian Expansion Not even a nasty thunderstorm could stop the celebrations in Smith Falls, Ont. Wednesday (June 13) as Le Boat officially launched its first expansion into North America. While the boat rental company began operations on Canada's Rideau Canada near Ottawa on May 18, officials, dignitaries and... more ›
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Swoop Introduces New Mobile App

Swoop Introduces New Mobile App Swoop has introduced a mobile app in preparation for its first flights, taking off June 20. With a mission to make travel easy, affordable and accessible for Canadians, officials say offering travellers the convenience of a mobile app was a must-have for the ultra-low-cost carrier... more ›
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