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Monthly Archives: April 2013

HOTEL CULTURE CELEBRATED

HOTEL CULTURE CELEBRATED Commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery as a major exhibition, "Grand Hotel"charts the global evolution of that most well-known icon, the hotel. The two-floor exhibit examines the historical and contemporary design of the hotel, following its evolution from a utilitarian structure to a cultural... more ›
Posted in News, West

WESTJET SAYS SORRY

WESTJET SAYS SORRY WestJet is saying sorry to travel agents. In a letter to agents, WestJet's vice-president, sales & business development, Lyell Farquharson says, "WestJet has recently issued a campaign encouraging guests who typically book online to use our newly enhanced booking capabilities on westjet.com. It is... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Travel Agents

FAIRMONT KEA LANI HAS NEW PRE-ARRIVAL PROGRAM

FAIRMONT KEA LANI HAS NEW PRE-ARRIVAL PROGRAM The new pre-arrival program at the Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui offers guests personalized vacation planning, weeks before they even get to the hotel. Through this new service, guests are contacted sixty days before check-in by the pre-arrival manager, who offers information and insider tips in... more ›
Posted in Hawaii, News, Resorts

INSURANCE: MONEY TO BE MADE, SAYS RBC

INSURANCE: MONEY TO BE MADE, SAYS RBC Travel agencies should treat insurance as a separate profit centre, says RBC Insurance. Only then can they maximize what should be a very lucrative business. RBC's Simon Gilmartin (pictured) says travel insurance can be huge money-maker for agencies that treat it seriously, not simply as an add-on.... more ›
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RIU CONSOLIDATES CITY BRAND

RIU CONSOLIDATES CITY BRAND Riu Plaza Hotels says it has established itself as a premium option for large events and conventions after hosting more than 3,500 events in its hotels in Panama City and Guadalajara, Mexico. RIU diversified in 2010 with the introduction of its new brand of city hotels, a clear distinction from its... more ›
Posted in News, Resorts

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IN AGENTS’ CHOICE AWARDS

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IN AGENTS’ CHOICE AWARDS The deadline to take part in the 14th annual Agents' Choice Awards readership survey, which allows members of the Canadian travel industry a chance to voice their opinions by selecting "favourites"in a range of categories, is today (April 30). This year there are 28 categories, including the new... more ›
Posted in News

ANDERSON BOOKING INCENTIVE

ANDERSON BOOKING INCENTIVE Just in time for spring bookings of escorted coach tours and FIT holidays in Canada is a new travel agent incentive program by Anderson Vacations. Visa gift cards valued at $50 are now being offered to agents who make bookings with Anderson for programs ranging from the rugged coastline of the... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, News, Tour Operators

ISLAND ROUTES COMPLETES UPGRADE

ISLAND ROUTES COMPLETES UPGRADE Island Routes Caribbean Adventures announced the completion of substantial upgrades to its catamaran and fishing boat fleet at the JAPEX 2013 at the Montego Bay Convention Center. The significant improvements mark the ending of a two-year heavy maintenance program, where each vessel was given a... more ›
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AVALON INTRODUCES AGENTS’ RATES

AVALON INTRODUCES AGENTS’ RATES The Globus family of brands has introduced special travel agent discounts of up to 70% on a variety of 2013 Avalon Waterways' European cruises. With a choice of popular itineraries and a range of May to August dates, agents and one travelling companion are invited to enjoy Avalon's modern ships... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, News

WESTJET OFF TO DALLAS-FORT WORTH

WESTJET OFF TO DALLAS-FORT WORTH WestJet has launched new daily non-stop service between Calgary and Dallas, Texas. Chris Avery, WestJet vice-president, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development said the new flights mark "the launch of service to a key destination."And Avery continued: "Dallas-Fort Worth International... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News
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