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Monthly Archives: September 2013

BAY OF ISLANDS WINS ANDERSON COVER CONTEST

BAY OF ISLANDS WINS ANDERSON COVER CONTEST In preparation of its soon-to-be-released 2014 Downunder Destination Planner, Anderson Vacations invited travel agents to participate in an August Cover Contest in search for the ideal cover visual. Of five possible covers (Bay of Islands, NZ, Great Ocean Road, AUS, Sydney Harbour Bridge, AUS, Lake... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators

WESTJET ORDERS 65 737 MAX AIRCRAFT

WESTJET ORDERS 65 737 MAX AIRCRAFT WestJet has entered into a definitive purchase agreement for 65 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing. This order was previously announced on Aug. 29 as a letter of intent to purchase. The purchase agreement includes commitments for 25 MAX 7 and 40 MAX 8 aircraft with substitution rights to the 737 MAX 9,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

CATCH A SHOW IN EUROPE ON ACV

CATCH A SHOW IN EUROPE ON ACV Agents with clients booking air and hotel to Paris or London with Air Canada Vacations (ACV) will receive two-for-one show tickets to Les Misérables in London or the famous Lido cabaret in Paris. The offer is for new bookings only made by Sept. 29 for travel from Oct. 1 and completed by Dec. 9.... more ›
Posted in Specials, Tour Operators

KEMPINSKI SET FOR AFRICAN EXPANSION

KEMPINSKI SET FOR AFRICAN EXPANSION Kempinski Hotels has announced plans to expand its portfolio of luxury hotels in Africa. With two new properties opened in Kenya this year, Kempinski looks to add five more hotels to its African portfolio in the next year. Upcoming openings in Africa in 2014 include the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels

WIN A VACATION TO ST. PETE’S, CLEARWATER

WIN A VACATION TO ST. PETE’S, CLEARWATER Perfect for families, golfers, shoppers, bird-watchers and sports fans alike, Sunwing’s hot new destination from Halifax this winter is sunny St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida. Weekly non-stop direct flights from Halifax to St. Petersburg/Clearwater begin Feb 5 and operate through April 30, 2014... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Tour Operators

AGENT REWARDS, CLIENT SAVINGS

AGENT REWARDS, CLIENT SAVINGS Rail Europe Inc. is giving agents a chance to provide clients with 20% off Eurostar Standard Premier (Comfort Class) tickets as well as 15% off First Class British Train e-tickets with coupon code BRITFIRST15 through Oct. 24. In addition, Rail Europe is offering clients 10% off City Passes to... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Rail, Specials

CELEBRATING WORLD TOURISM DAY

CELEBRATING WORLD TOURISM DAY Today (Sept. 27) is World Tourism Day and, although sometimes forgotten, travel agents had and still continue playing a key role on all travel-related activities and are responsible for moving thousands of people around the world. According to the World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, the United... more ›
Posted in News

TRAVELPORT, MARITIME TRAVEL RENEW PARTNERSHIP

TRAVELPORT, MARITIME TRAVEL RENEW PARTNERSHIP Travelport has signed a new long-term agreement with Maritime Travel. The new agreement builds on a 25-year relationship between the two companies and will see Travelport providing technology solutions to support Maritime Travel’s achievement of agency growth, new leisure and corporate business,... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

ENHANCING AVIATION SAFETY

ENHANCING AVIATION SAFETY Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have reached an arrangement to strengthen the safety net around international air travel. Under the arrangement, Transport Canada and EASA will conduct common inspections of foreign commercial aircraft operating within their... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

CUNARD HELPS CANADIAN ROWER

CUNARD HELPS CANADIAN ROWER Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 lent a helping hand to a Canadian rower, Mylène Paquette, in the mid-Atlantic yesterday (Sept 26). Paquette is aiming to become the first North American woman to row solo across the Atlantic, a total of 2,700 nautical miles. Queen Mary 2, which left New York on Sept.... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News
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