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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Rovinescu takes on top Star Alliance job

Rovinescu takes on top Star Alliance job Air Canada's president and CEO, Calin Rovinescu has been elected as the new chairman of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board (CEB), succeeding Rob Fyfe, CEO Air New Zealand, who has held the post for the last two years. In taking on his new role, Rovinescu said: "On behalf of all Star Alliance... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Appointments, News

TICO board approves compensation fund claims

TICO board approves compensation fund claims On Nov. 27, TICO's board of directors approved payment of $40,300 to assist 72 consumers who did not receive the travel services for which they had paid. These payments were due to the closures of Atlas Air Travel in Toronto ($4,650); BG Seas Travel in Mississauga ($1,472); BTM Services ($3,450);... more ›
Posted in News

AC, Turkish Airlines sign codeshare deal

AC, Turkish Airlines sign codeshare deal Air Canada and Turkish Airlines have signed a reciprocal code sharing agreement that take effect at the beginning of the second quarter of 2013 and will leverage Air Canada's planned Toronto-Istanbul route launching this summer pending receipt of government approval. Calin Rovinescu, president and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

ARTA Canada opposes fee increase

ARTA Canada opposes fee increase ARTA Canada is making it abundantly clear that it opposes any increase to the TICO Compensation Fund. Its reasons for opposing the plan is that: TICO wishes to increase contributions in the amount of 600% by registrants to the TICO Compensation Fund over the next three years; TICO received a report... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

Aeroplan welcomes Shenzhen Airlines as newest partner

Aeroplan welcomes Shenzhen Airlines as newest partner Aeroplan has announced the addition of Shenzhen Airlines to its roster of airline travel partners. Starting today, Aeroplan members can accumulate and redeem Aeroplan miles for travel with Shenzhen Airlines of China, bringing the total number of airline partners to 34. "Bringing Shenzhen Airlines... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Get in the game with ‘Carnival Adventures’

Get in the game with ‘Carnival Adventures’ Carnival has launched the cruise industry's first interactive social learning game geared toward travel agents, designed to provide a fun and engaging platform for learning more about the company and all of the helpful tools available to agents. Available on GoCCL.com, "Carnival Adventures Learning... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Cruise, News

Vision 2000’s Race honoured

Vision 2000’s Race honoured The Vision 2000 Travel Group reports that Ian Race, vice-president sales and account management, was named an ACTE Volunteer of the Year at the recent Association of Corporate Travel Executives Canada Education Conference in Vancouver. These annual awards acknowledge members who give their time and... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News

Crystal adds new Mediterranean ports

Crystal adds new Mediterranean ports For its 2013 Mediterranean cruise season, Crystal Cruises is making first-time-ever visits to Çanakkale, Turkey; La Spezia, Italy; and Castellón de la Plana, Spain. The maiden calls offer new exploration of historic and off-the-beaten path areas from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Wyndham opens first hotel in Costa Rica

Wyndham opens first hotel in Costa Rica Wyndham Hotel Group has debuted its upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand in Costa Rica with the opening of the 111-room, newly constructed Wyndham Garden San José Escazú. The hotel is the third Wyndham Hotel Group property in Costa Rica, joining TRYP by Wyndham San José Sabana,... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News

New’ Riu Palace Mexico to reopen Dec. 1

New’ Riu Palace Mexico to reopen Dec. 1 The Riu Palace Mexico in Playa del Carmen will reopen on Dec. 1 after a complete renovation. This hotel, the first of the luxury Riu Palace brand in Mexico, will retain its colonial-style building, but has been modernized inside with the new line that RIU is rolling out in all its hotels. RIU has... more ›
Posted in News, Resorts
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