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Monthly Archives: May 2013

TOP SPOT FOR YVR

TOP SPOT FOR YVR Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has been named the best airport in North America for the fourth year in a row at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. In addition to being named tops on the continent, YVR also ranked eighth best airport in the world -- one spot up from last year. The... more ›
Posted in Destinations, West

LET THE VOTING BEGIN

LET THE VOTING BEGIN The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has sent out ballots to all registrants this week for the election of one retail position on the TICO Board of Directors. The eligible candidates on the ballot are: John Kirk, Porter Escapes, Toronto; Paul Samuel, Vision 2000 Travel Group, Toronto; and... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

A LITTLE INCENTIVE FROM ACV

A LITTLE INCENTIVE FROM ACV Air Canada Vacations is offering agents an ACV & ME incentive for the entire month of June that will see agents receive a $25 HBC gift card for every 2013 cruise booked. The offer applies to new bookings only that are made between June 1 and 30 and valid for travel completed by Dec. 31, 2013.... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Tour Operators

A GROWING PARTNERSHIP

A GROWING PARTNERSHIP Sabre, and Expedia, Inc. have expanded their global technology partnership into Asia. Expedia's online business in Singapore and Malaysia is now powered by Sabre's technology, providing online shoppers with some of the broadest and most competitively-priced travel options in the region. The... more ›
Posted in News

MARCHING TO VICTORIA

MARCHING TO VICTORIA Fans of marching bands will want to know that the second annual Pacific Tattoo is coming to Victoria in July. Bands from Australia, the Netherlands and across Canada, as well as members of the RCMP from throughout BC, will perform at the Tattoo, which will run July 13 and 14 at Victoria's Memorial... more ›
Posted in Destinations, West

UAE DROPS CDN VISA REQUIREMENT

UAE DROPS CDN VISA REQUIREMENT Beginning June 1, 2013, Canadians travelling to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will no longer require a visa in order to enter the country. The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates here in Canada advised of the change this week -- http://uae-embassy.ae/Embassies/ca/Content/1175 -- after the UAE... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

UPDATED BUNDLES

UPDATED BUNDLES Effective May 29, 2013, WestJet has moved the M fare class to the Econo bundle. This move will provide more availability for passengers who are primarily looking for the lowest fare option. Agents should note that bookings on M fare class made prior to May 29, 2013, will continue to have the... more ›
Posted in Airlines

LET THE CRUISING BEGIN

LET THE CRUISING BEGIN Montreal welcomed its first ship of the 2013 cruise season with the recent arrival of Holland America's 1,266 passenger Masdaam. And 2013 marks a big year for the port, which will be the first time its cruise season run from May through October. The longer season comes as a result of an anticipated... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

FOURTH FREE AT GLACIER

FOURTH FREE AT GLACIER Glacier Bay Lodge on pristine Glacier Bay, Alaska sits next to Bartlett Cove, and has outstanding views of a stunning national park setting. It is now offering an all-inclusive package that includes a fourth night free accommodations, based on double occupancy. The package includes the Glacier Bay... more ›
Posted in Resorts, Specials, West

TICO CONVICTION

TICO CONVICTION Hilan Oraha o/a Dolphin Travel has been convicted on three counts of failing to maintain trust accounts contrary to section 27 of Regulation 26/05 made under the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. Hilan Oraha o/a Dolphin Travel has also been convicted on three counts of operating as a travel agent... more ›
Posted in News
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