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Monthly Archives: May 2013

PURCHASE PARK PASSES ONLINE

PURCHASE PARK PASSES ONLINE Visitors to Canada's iconic Banff National Park are now able to pay park entry fees and purchase annual passes to the famed Rocky Mountain park and UNESCO World Heritage Site online via Banff Lake Louise Tourism's web site. Banff National Park welcomes over 3 million visitors from near and far... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

TAKE OFF WITH ICELANDAIR

TAKE OFF WITH ICELANDAIR Icelandair will resume its resume its seasonal service from Halifax Stanfield International Airport with two nonstop flights per week to Iceland beginning June 1, 2013. Service from Halifax will increase up to 3 flights a week starting June 18 and operate until Nov. 4. Icelandair offers connections... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Specials

LAUNCHING THE SUN

LAUNCHING THE SUN Transat Holidays has launched its Sun Promotions for the 2013-2014 winter season, offering early booking promotions that feature a range of benefits for consumers. Clients booking by Sept. 30, 2013 will benefit from Transat's price guarantee (Distinction and Luxury Collections); a free upgrade to... more ›
Posted in Specials, Tour Operators

A GIFT FROM AC

A GIFT FROM AC Air Canada has launched gift cards which are available as both a traditional plastic gift card or in electronic form. The Air Canada Gift Card can be purchased in Canadian or US dollar denominations with values starting from $25. The cards can be redeemed in Canada and the United States online at... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

GATHERING IN CAPE TOWN

GATHERING IN CAPE TOWN Close to 700 aviation leaders are gathering in Cape Town, South Africa for the 69th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. The annual event takes place from June 2 to June 4, with discussions focusing on such industry issues as safety, environment, distribution and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

BUOYED BY BUSINESS

BUOYED BY BUSINESS Buoyed by the previous record-breaking winter, Whistler business levels remained consistent in winter 2012-2013, ending on a positive note. In fact, the winter of 2012-2013 proved to be the second busiest on record, with room nights down only slightly from the record-breaking winter 2011-2012... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

ECUADOR MAKES IT SPECIAL

ECUADOR MAKES IT SPECIAL Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism reports that it has successfully concluded its Discover Ecuador Roadshow in Canada and the US. During the events, ministry officials had a chance to meet with leading members of the travel trade industry in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Travel Agents

MONTREAL GETS AMBITIOUS

MONTREAL GETS AMBITIOUS Tourisme Montreal is gearing up for the summer tourist season, unveiling its plans to invest over $10 million in a range of promotional initiatives designed to drive an ambitious tourist volume growth target of 2%. For the most part, these efforts will target the North-Eastern United States,... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

PRIVACY PROTECTION

PRIVACY PROTECTION ASTA was on hand recently to represent the interests of the travel agency community at the fourth public meeting of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection (ACACP), which focused on airline passengers' data security. Paul Ruden, ASTA senior... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

MAKING IMPROVEMENTS

MAKING IMPROVEMENTS Work is underway to upgrade and expand the main check-in hall of the terminal building at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The improvements will provide additional space for passenger check-in and circulation, improved baggage handling and screening systems, and a modernized facade,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News
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