Starwood Making Dreams Come True

Hotelier Offers Destination Wedding Tips For Hawaii

Starwood Making Dreams Come True It's no surprise that Hawaii is one of the leading wedding destinations – beautiful beaches, wonderful sunsets and it's a safe place for a romantic escape. As a result, thousands of couples choose to get married in the Hawaiian Islands annually – and that's a trend that's expected to... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Weddings & Honeymoons

Tourism Ireland Calls on Canada

Tourism Ireland Calls on Canada Following stops in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, the Tourism Ireland road show rolled into Toronto last night (Feb. 23) with Canadian and Irish partners on hand for a workshop event for the travel trade focusing on groups – along with live music and Irish delights. “It's an... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News

Always Something Surprising

India Beckons Canadians To Discover Its Wonders

Always Something Surprising The Canadian director for India Tourism says a visit to his homeland will never be mundane. Anil Oraw told a Feb. 23 Toronto gathering that, “there's something surprising always” in his homeland, with the country's disparate jurisdictions including the southern state of Kerala, a... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Profitable Partnerships For Quebec

Province Teams Up With Chineses Travel Agencies, Tour Operators

Profitable Partnerships For Quebec As part of the economic mission led by Tourism Minister Julie Boulet, the Quebec Tourism Industry Alliance (The Alliance) has announced partnerships with Ctrip and Tuniu, two of China's leading travel companies. The new partnershps will enable Quebec to better penetrate this growing market... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Mastercard Teams Up With Canada Post

Mastercard Teams Up With Canada Post Mastercard and Canada Post – along with collaboration from Payment Source Inc. and Peoples Trust Company – have launched Cash Passport, the latest payment solution for smart and simple travel. The contactless (tap) card, which allows you to load up to seven currencies at a time, is a... more ›
Posted in News, Technology

HAC Recognizes Excellence

HAC Recognizes Excellence The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has announced its 2016 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence winners. The Hall of Fame Awards provide an opportunity for the HAC to recognize the brightest stars of the industry – those that have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments, exemplary leadership... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Tourism Organizations

ACV Picks A Winner

ACV Picks A Winner Air Canada Vacations (ACV) has named Max Rositsan of Travelsavers -- Ontario as the winner of its recent Huatulco contest. For booking the most passengers to ACV's exclusive properties -- Isla Natura Beach and La Isla Huatulco and Beach Club -- Rositsan has won two air tickets in Air... more ›
Posted in Contests, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Canadian Agent Gives Back

Liberty Of The Seas Godmother Supports Communities In Mali And Bolivia

Canadian Agent Gives Back It's safe to say that Donnalea Madeley's 'best day ever,' may well be April 8, although she's had some pretty good days. In fact, the Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND) retailer was named godmother of the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas in recognition of her philanthropic work, and on April... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Responsible Travel, Travel Agents

Mixing And Mingling With Goway

Mixing And Mingling With Goway Goway says those feeling Down because of winter weather should look at the largest destination falling Under the banner of its South Pacific lineup. The company's Shirley Rourke told a Feb. 22 Toronto gathering that the tour operator wants travel agents “to sell Australia with... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Learn More About Germany

Don't Miss This Webinar On Feb. 28

Learn More About Germany The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) and Baxter Travel Media invite agents to take part in an agent webinar on Tuesday, February 28. Registration is free for all travel agents. From quaint city centers with half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, to trendy quarters flaunting... more ›
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