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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Deadline extended for top BC tourism nominees

Deadline extended for top BC tourism nominees There is still time to nominate those special individuals in the tourism or hospitality industry that have gone above and beyond the call of duty, for the BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards. This is the opportunity to recognize an outstanding tourism and hospitality industry member, with the... more ›
Posted in News, West

ACV launches two-day European sale

ACV launches two-day European sale Travellers booking air and hotel, air and car or packages to Europe with Air Canada Vacations (ACV) can save an additional $100 p.p. during a Sept. 5 and 6 sale. The offer is for travel between Oct. 1 and March 31, 2013. The Europe sale is for new bookings only and not applicable to group bookings.... more ›
Posted in News, Specials, Tour Operators

Save and play with Universal

Save and play with Universal Guests heading to Universal Orlando Resort can now receive a fourth day and fourth night for free, including accommodations at a hotel near Universal Orlando, park tickets and more. Guests can also save up to $350 at one of Universal Orlando's three on-site hotels with the Save and Play Getaway... more ›
Posted in News, Specials

The power of travel

The power of travel New research indicates that despite the economic challenges of recent years, there is a revival of the most meaningful driver of American vacations: the emotional connection between travel and quality of life. According to the newly released MMGY Global/Harrison Group 2012 Portrait of American... more ›
Posted in News

Have a fun and safe Labour Day 2012

Have a fun and safe Labour Day 2012 The gang here at Press Today and Baxter Travel Media want to wish all of its readers a safe and happy Labour Day 2012. Enjoy the great outdoors, chill out on the patio, watch some football or just take it easy on the last long weekend of the summer of 2012. And for those looking for something to... more ›
Posted in News

Starwood has deals for CAA members

Starwood has deals for CAA members Starwood invites CAA and AAA members to get away and enjoy the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada this fall with savings of up to 30% off regular published rates. Many participating hotels are also offering additional value adds such as parking, daily breakfast and more. The "AUTODEAL"special is... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Specials

HTA selects marketing partner for North America

HTA selects marketing partner for North America After a competitive request for proposal (RFP) process, the Hawai'i Tourism Authority (HTA) has selected the Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) to continue its leisure tourism destination marketing management services for the North America market. The HTA contract requires that HVCB... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Hawaii, News

Rocky Mountaineer rewards travellers who book ahead

Rocky Mountaineer rewards travellers who book ahead Rocky Mountaineer is offering an early booking bonus to travellers for the 2013 season. Guests who book a qualifying 2013 Rocky Mountaineer holiday package of seven nights or more in GoldLeaf Service before Nov. 30 will receive added value worth up to $1,500 per couple. Guests will be able to apply... more ›
Posted in News, Rail, Specials

Parents Getaway Package

Parents Getaway Package Victoria, BC's Inn at Laurel Point is making it a little less stressful for parents delivering kids to their Vancouver Island "home away from home,"and providing distractions so parents don't hover too much while settling students in. Called the "Parents Getaway Package,"it has been designed as... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, West

Business confidence slowing growth

Business confidence slowing growth IATA reports that global traffic growth continued to slow in July. July passenger demand in aggregate was 3.4% higher than the same month last year, compared to a 6.3% increase in June and average growth of 6.5% over the first half of the year. This slowdown in travel growth is being driven largely... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News
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