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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Maui visitors can now lend help to orphaned animals

Maui visitors can now lend help to orphaned animals Visitors to Maui who are feeling some "pet withdrawal"while on vacation can drop into the Maui Humane Society for some therapy. Beginning in April, the MHS is introducing two new programs for pet-deprived visitors who want to interact with and help homeless animals while holidaying on the island.... more ›
Posted in Hawaii, News

MANY HAPPY RETURNS: Retirement beckons for YVR agent

MANY HAPPY RETURNS: Retirement beckons for YVR agent Long-time Vancouver-area travel agent Maureen Otway has decided to step away from the booking computer and take up travelling in retirement. She started her career with BOAC in London in 1960, and was then transferred to South Africa for a few years. After working for Qantas in Vancouver from 1976... more ›
Posted in News, West

CONNECTED: AC lightens the load

CONNECTED: AC lightens the load In a move designed to make it an even more attractive option for travellers connecting to the US, Air Canada has introduced a simplified baggage handling process at its Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport hub. The new system sends checked baggage to connecting flights so connecting... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

BUSINESS BOOMING: GBTA gets to work in Toronto

BUSINESS BOOMING: GBTA gets to work in Toronto Evidently business is good. That's certainly the conclusion that one can draw judging by the upbeat mood and chatter that energized the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Canada's 9th annual conference that's taking place in Toronto this week. The event welcomed 425 attendees -- a record... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

TALK TO US: CTA looks at baggage rules

TALK TO US: CTA looks at baggage rules The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has launched a consultation to seek the views of the public and industry on the best approach to the application of baggage rules for transportation to, from and within Canada involving multiple air carriers. Baggage rules address matters such as the number... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

TEE IT UP: Say fore in Cozumel

TEE IT UP: Say fore in Cozumel May 4 will see golfers from various parts of the world converge on Cozumel for the Fifth Annual Cozumel Island Golf Tournament. The Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa will again be the host hotel. The site of the tournament will be Cozumel Country Club, an 18-hole, 6,734 yard par 72... more ›
Posted in News, Resorts

NEW ADDITION: Couples adds Almond Casuarina

NEW ADDITION: Couples adds Almond Casuarina Glenn Lawrence, CEO Couples Resorts, has announced that Couples Resorts and Casuarina Beach Club Limited have concluded negotiations for the lease of the 280-room Almond Casuarina Beach Resort in Barbados. Under Couples management, the resort will operate as Casuarina Beach Resort through June 14,... more ›
Posted in News, Resorts

I DO: Sandals hosting wedding webinars

I DO: Sandals hosting wedding webinars Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts are set to host a new series of WeddingMoons webinars to educate travel agent partners and wedding planners on various topics. Through these webinars, agents will learn important information that will be helpful when booking their clients' WeddingMoons at Sandals... more ›
Posted in News, Resorts

LAST CHANCE: Enter CTP’s photo contest now

LAST CHANCE: Enter CTP’s photo contest now From the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the depths of the Caribbean Sea, readers are snapping some incredible photos with their copies of CTP. With winners being announced April 1, this week is your last chance to submit entries in the "Around the World with CTP"photo contest being held as part of... more ›
Posted in News

VIRTUAL SPAIN: Interactive discoveries abound

VIRTUAL SPAIN: Interactive discoveries abound April 10 and 11 will see TURESPANA, through the Tourist Office of Spain, host the third edition of Conexion Spain Virtual ("Virtual Connection Spain"), an interactive trade show showcasing Spain as a leisure and convention tourism destination. Geared toward consumers, travel professionals and those... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News
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