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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Last chance to vote in Agents’ Choice Awards survey

Last chance to vote in Agents’ Choice Awards survey Agents only have until midnight tonight to vote in the 13th annual Agents' Choice Award survey conducted by Baxter Travel Media's Canadian Travel Press, Travel Courier, TravelPress.com, and in collaboration with Tourisme Plus. From hotels to honeymoon destinations, car rentals to cruising, and... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, News

Maui Beach Hotel joins Aqua Hotels group

Maui Beach Hotel joins Aqua Hotels group The Maui Beach Hotel is now being managed by Aqua Hotels & Resorts, effective April 1. Maui Beach Hotel is located on Kahului Bay at 170 Kaahumanu Avenue and is the only hotel owned by Elleair Hawaii Inc., which also owns the Elleair Maui Golf Club, in Kihei.... more ›
Posted in Hawaii, News, Resorts

CLIA calls for industry to elevate role of agents

CLIA calls for industry to elevate role of agents Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has introduced a new report calling for a travel-industry dialogue aimed at elevating the role of the travel agent industry, a critical sales force for the entire travel and tourism industry. CLIA's report, "From Travel Agent to 'Travel Advisor':... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Thomas Cook ‘reorganization’

Thomas Cook ‘reorganization’ Thomas Cook Canada says a "reorganization of its business structure"has led to "a small percentage of positions"being eliminated. A statement from the tour operator didn't say how many positions were done away with or who was let go. Thomas Cook said the move was aimed at creating "a stronger... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators

Air Canada, IAMAW to return to the negotiating table

Air Canada, IAMAW to return to the negotiating table Air Canada and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) have agreed to re-commence negotiations. The parties have agreed to a 10-day negotiation period to begin following the appointment of an arbitrator by the Minister of Labour in accordance with the provisions of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Scenic Cruises christens new Crystal

Scenic Cruises christens new Crystal Glen Moroney, Scenic Cruises' founder and managing director, was in Rüdesheim, Germany this week to launch the company's sixth "Space-Ship,"Scenic Crystal. The ship boasts the company's signature all-inclusive formula as well as a new feature called the Scenic "Sun Lounge."Cabins offer... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Adventure Center gets luxurious with new brochure

Adventure Center gets luxurious with new brochure Adventure Center has moved into the luxury travel sector with the release of its tour operator Peregrine's "Reserve"brochure, which Adventure Center says has been "designed for discriminating clients who want to enjoy some of the most remarkable experiences on earth, whether it's dining in a palace... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators

Carnival to return to Boston in 2013

Carnival to return to Boston in 2013 With less than six weeks until the start-up of Carnival Cruise Lines' first extended schedule from Boston aboard the Carnival Glory, the cruise line and Cruiseport Boston have announced that the ship will return to the refurbished Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in 2013 to operate a series of cruises... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Air Namibia set for fleet expansion

Air Namibia set for fleet expansion Air Namibia is getting ready to enlarge its fleet. The airline has ordered two new Airbus A319s that will have two classes of service and are to be delivered in November or December. They will be used on regional routes. As well, Air Namibia has acquired a fourth Embraer ERJ 135. The airline says... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Four Points by Sheraton to debut in Kelowna

Four Points by Sheraton to debut in Kelowna Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced plans to introduce its rapidly expanding Four Points brand to Kelowna, BC. Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport will open in the spring of 2013, just minutes from baggage claim. Owned by Argus Properties Ltd. and managed by Pacrim... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, West
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