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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Shock & Awe: CITC changes course

Shock & Awe: CITC changes course The Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors (CITC) put a fresh face forward at its 44th annual AGM in Toronto yesterday (March 29) minus the face that has been most associated with the professional development organization for the past nearly 17 years. A shock decision to relieve president and COO... more ›
Posted in News

New posts for AC’s Buchnea, Young, Trudeau

New posts for AC’s Buchnea, Young, Trudeau Anna Buchnea has been named director, passenger sales Canada for Air Canada. Her appointment, which takes effect on June 1, was announced by the carrier's vice-president, global sales, Claude Morin. Buchnea, was formerly the carrier's general manager, sales communications and support, replaces... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Appointments, News

Travelzest by the numbers

Travelzest by the numbers Travelzest plc has released preliminary results for the year ending Oct. 31, 2011, reporting that it saw a 13% increase in total transaction value (a record) that was driven by agency growth in Canada. But the online travel company also reported that its revenue dropped by 14% due to a 49% decline... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

For Canadians on the move, Las Vegas stays hot

For Canadians on the move, Las Vegas stays hot Canadians are on the move. According to a recent report released by Statistics Canada, Canadians made a record-breaking 5.1 million trips outside of the country in December 2011. This represents a 1.5% increase from the previous month and the first time since March 1994 that monthly travel abroad... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

AC reiterates compliance with Public Participation Act

AC reiterates compliance with Public Participation Act Air Canada president and chief executive officer Calin Rovinescu provided the following remarks to the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities earlier today (March 29) following the closure by Aveos Fleet Performance Inc., a separate and independently owned... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Air Transat extends all-inclusive pricing across Canada

Air Transat extends all-inclusive pricing across Canada Air Transat's new all-inclusive pricing policy is being rolled out across Canada. As of yesterday (March 29), Air Transat's advertised airfares will always include all additional taxes and mandatory fees to simplify the process of shopping for airfare. The all-inclusive pricing policy has been in... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Sandals set to host cross-Canada workshops

Sandals set to host cross-Canada workshops As part of its commitment to support travel agents, Sandals Resorts will tour the country to provide sales and marketing training available to agents - both those who are seeking to become Certified Sandals Specialists and current CSS agents who need to maintain their status. The workshops will... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, News, Resorts

Icelandair resumes Toronto service

Icelandair resumes Toronto service Icelandair has resumed seasonal service out of Pearson International in Toronto, offering four flights per week operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Service runs through Nov. 4. Service from Toronto will then resume on March 22, 2013. Icelandair's seasonal flights from Halifax... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

EVA Air accepted as future Star Alliance member

EVA Air accepted as future Star Alliance member Star Alliance's executive board has unanimously accepted the membership application of EVA Air. The decision underscores the Alliance's long-term strategy of seeking network growth and providing access to new regions which show strong economic potential and development. "EVA Air is a very good fit... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Rhapsody ‘revitalized’

Rhapsody ‘revitalized’ After a month-long US$54 million dry dock, Royal Caribbean International's Rhapsody of the Seas has emerged from Singapore's Sembawang Shipyard as a virtually new ship. The newly revitalized Rhapsody features a host of new dining options, visually stunning entertainment and unique amenities after... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News
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