Monthly Archives: January 2014

What’s Neo?

CWT, KDS Step Into The Future With New Tech Initiative

What’s Neo? Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and KDS have once again showcased their ongoing commitment to provide the "ultimate seamless, customer-focused experience" to business travellers, announcing that KDS Neo Expense is now available to CWT clients in the Asia Pacific (APAC), North America (NORAM) and... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

A Word Of Advice

Federal Government Updates Advice On Sochi

A Word Of Advice The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), has announced that the Canadian government has updated its travel advice and information for Canadians as they make plans to attend the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Russia. The government... more ›
Posted in News

Fighting The Good Fight

Sabre Takes The Lead In Battle Against Human Trafficking

Fighting The Good Fight Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. Approximately 800,000 victims are trafficked globally every year and they include children involved in the sex trade, adults who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts,... more ›
Posted in News, Responsible Travel, Technology

Taking Over At ETC

De Wilde Replaces Butler As President

Taking Over At ETC At its 86th general meeting in Brussels recently, the European Travel Commission (ETC) elected Peter De Wilde, Toerisme Vlaanderen (Belgium), as its new president for a three-year term. De Wilde's election to the post follows the unexpected resignation of Manuel Butler as director general of... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Tourism Organizations

Hotels Find There’s Growth In Leisure

Hotels Find There’s Growth In Leisure Pegasus Solutions reports that average daily rates paid for leisure hotel stays grew consistently in 2013, ending the year with positive global year-over-year growth for all 12 months. The data indicates that 2013 ended on a positive note with volumes and rates up in both the corporate and... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News

Exploring Sandals LaSource In Grenada

Exploring Sandals LaSource In Grenada Press Today's Greg Coates is on location in Grenada at the new Sandals LaSource and early reports indicate that the resort more than lives up to its billing -- spectacular. During Coates' visit to the resort, the question of whether Sandals is planning any further expansion in Grenada came... more ›
Posted in On The Road Again, Resorts

Go To Camp With Nexion

Go To Camp With Nexion Nexion Canada has unveiled some enhancements to its Boot Camp program. In 2014, Nexion's Boot Camp will feature guest speaker Bob Becker, Norwegian Cruise Line's senior vice-president of consumer research. Becker -- who brings 20 years of travel industry experience, with 11 of those years... more ›
Posted in Travel Agents

Two For One From Cuba Cruise

Two For One From Cuba Cruise Cuba Cruise has launched a "Buy One, Get One" offer for all new bookings made before Feb. 28, 2014 on its 7-night circumnavigation sailing of Cuba. Cuba Cruise will even hold your cabin for 7 days to find your flights -- no obligations! Dugald Wells, president of Cuba Cruise, said: "Winter is... more ›
Posted in Cruise

Celebrating Responsibility

Annual RTTF Awards Presented In Toronto

Celebrating Responsibility The annual Responsible Travel & Tourism Forum (RTTF) Awards luncheon was held in Toronto yesterday at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel. About 50 travel trade types were on hand for the event which celebrated the completion of another successful series of webinars on Responsible Travel. In 2013, the... more ›
Posted in Responsible Travel

Malaysia Suspending KL-LAX Route

Malaysia Suspending KL-LAX Route Malaysia Airlines will be suspending its flights into Los Angeles following a route rationalization exercise to stem losses. The route rationalization exercise takes effect on April 30, 2014. Malaysia Airlines Group CEO, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said: "Whilst Malaysia Airlines has a long history in... more ›
Posted in Airlines