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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Annual hula festival set for Jan. 19

Annual hula festival set for Jan. 19 The 23rd Annual Moanikeala Hula Festival will see Hawaiian tradition and artistry come to life at the Polynesian Cultural Center as dancers of all ages from hula schools across Hawaii and Japan captivate crowds in the exhibition. Live musicians, gorgeous garments and fragrant flowers accentuate the... more ›
Posted in Hawaii, News

Historic rates celebrate 100-year birthday

Historic rates celebrate 100-year birthday The St. Regis Hotel in Vancouver is celebrating 100 years of service with room rates from the past. The hotel is offering a total of 1,000 room nights until April at the rate of $100 plus taxes. Prepaid vouchers are sold through www.stregishotel.com and can be redeemed for any night up to April 30,... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Specials, West

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND Air Canada has unveiled details of a major expansion of its international services for the summer of 2013, with plans for the launch of a new non-stop route between Toronto and Seoul; introduction of service to Istanbul subject to government approval; the addition of seven weekly departures to... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Sandy adds to industry challenges: IATA

Sandy adds to industry challenges: IATA IATA reports that global traffic results for October show a persistent softening of passenger traffic growth and a significant deterioration in freight demand. The industry association said that passenger demand rose 2.8% compared to October 2011, but declined 0.5% compared to September. Capacity... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Randonee travel images in Vancouver, Whistler shows

Randonee travel images in Vancouver, Whistler shows Robbin McKinney, photographer and founder/owner of Randonnee Tours/Great Explorations, will soon present a slide show of destination images and video from cycling trips around the world, in Vancouver and Whistler. The Vancouver show will take place Dec. 4 at Studio 16 in the city's South Granville... more ›
Posted in News, West

VISIT FLORIDA picks Seccombe

VISIT FLORIDA picks Seccombe VISIT FLORIDA has picked Will Seccombe as its new president and CEO. Seccombe, who has been VISIT FLORIDA's chief marketing officer since 2008, has been serving as the acting president and CEO since Chris Thompson's departure to take over the top spot at Brand USA. Seccombe has more than 23 years... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Destinations, News

Korea hits 10-million tourist milestone

Korea hits 10-million tourist milestone Korea has reached a milestone in tourism, with 10 million tourist arrivals in a single year. The feat was accomplished Nov. 21 when a 28-year-old Chinese tourist flew via Asiana Airlines from Shanghai to ICN to become the 10-millionth tourist arrival for 2012. Korea hit the one million tourist... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Sunquest savings

Sunquest savings Starting today (Nov. 29), Sunquest is featuring a sale that is designed to cure the "Winter Blues."Running until Dec. 5, travellers can save $200 per couple ($100 p.p.) on any sun package they book for any departure between Jan. 1 and March 6, 2013. The savings apply to single, double, triple and... more ›
Posted in News, Specials, Tour Operators

Alaska Airlines partners with Travelport

Alaska Airlines partners with Travelport Travelport and Alaska Airlines have launched a new global full content agreement. The new multi-year deal will provide Travelport-connected travel agencies worldwide with full access to Alaska Airlines published fares, seat availability and schedules. "Through this partnership, we are pleased to... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Travelodge hotels now part of Wyndham Rewards

Travelodge hotels now part of Wyndham Rewards Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, reports the addition of 91 Travelodge and Thriftlodge hotels in Canada to the program, making it the largest hotel loyalty program in the country with more than 380 participating properties, representing 10 brands. Now, Wyndham... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News
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