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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Demand slowdown continues

Demand slowdown continues IATA reports that global traffic results for August show demand for air transport continuing to flatten-out, but with significant regional variations. Demand for air travel expanded by 5.1% in August compared to the same month in 2011. This partly reflects a positive distortion owing to the timing... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

TDC national conference kicks off Nov. 16

TDC national conference kicks off Nov. 16 A Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) delegation of owners, managers and professional educators will convene for a week at the Gran Bahia Principe in Punta Cana beginning Nov. 16 to discuss current industry trends, learn from each other and hear from a variety of professional speakers, educators and... more ›
Posted in News

Air France releases winter schedule

Air France releases winter schedule Air France has announced its winter schedule that comes into effect Oct. 28 as well as new features it has in store for passengers flying to and from Canada. The airline will continue to operate two daily flights between Montreal and Paris and one daily departure out of Toronto. Flight times are... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Sunquest unveils 2013 Mediterranean cruise program

Sunquest unveils 2013 Mediterranean cruise program Sunquest has introduced its 2013 Mediterranean Cruising program, detailed in a new brochure and in the system - ready to book. Featuring departures out of Toronto with Alitalia (March to October 2013), Sunquest and MSC Cruises are continuing their partnership "to bring even more choice and value... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Tour Operators

Saint Lucia debuts Piton Awards for agents

Saint Lucia debuts Piton Awards for agents The Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) has introduced the new Piton Awards to Canadian travel agents, an enhancement of the Preferred Agent Saint Lucia Specialist (PASS) program. Agents and agency partners participating in PASS will be automatically enrolled and are eligible to earn new incentives... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Destinations, News

Palace Resorts expands Canadian sales team

Palace Resorts expands Canadian sales team Palace Resorts - which has five-star, all-inclusive resorts in Mexico - has expanded its Canadian sales team, naming Juan Carlos Calderon as corporate director of sales in Canada and Nadia Therrien as regional sales manager for groups and incentives. Both Calderon and Therrien will be tasked with... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News, Resorts

RIU set for Costa Rica expansion

RIU set for Costa Rica expansion Nov. 2 will see RIU Hotels & Resorts open its second hotel in Costa Rica and the first of its Riu Palace luxury brand in the country -- the Riu Palace Costa Rica. The resort will be in the Guanacaste region, famous for its natural beauty, and next to the Riu Guanacaste hotel. The seafront Riu... more ›
Posted in News, Resorts

Win a Club Diamond vacation to Jamaica

Win a Club Diamond vacation to Jamaica Agents are invited to enter to win an all-inclusive trip for two to Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica in Runaway Bay courtesy of Holiday House, and stay in the lap of luxury as a Club Diamond member. Guests of Club Diamond enjoy resort facilities, but with exclusive access to additional amenities. Extras... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, News

Insight into savings

Insight into savings Insight Vacations has launched its 2013 Europe & Britain brochure and is offering savings on most tour prices. Spanning 42 countries throughout Europe, including the Eastern Mediterranean and Morocco, the new brochure features nearly 100 unique itineraries including three Gold luxury tours, two... more ›
Posted in News, Specials, Tour Operators

Wild season teems with West Coast wildlife

Wild season teems with West Coast wildlife Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort reminds nature lovers that October's wild season is the best time to angle for wildlife adventures interspersed with tranquil moments in the staggering fjords of British Columbia's West Coast. "Wild season is about viewing wildlife when they are most active; bears and... more ›
Posted in News, West
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