Monthly Archives: April 2014

ACTA, Carnival Presidents Meet in NYC

ACTA, Carnival Presidents Meet in NYC Following months of persistence, ACTA president David McCaig (right, in the picture) met with Carnival Cruise Corporation president Arnold Donald earlier this month in New York City -- the first time the two had met since ACTA sent a letter to request open collaboration and express the... more ›
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Good News, Bad News

Air Travel Remains Steady, but US Travel From Canada Slows

Good News, Bad News In this week's Travel Courier, Mike Dunbar reports that it appears that the wheels have fallen off a five-year travel surge to the United States, with early year statistics showing cross-border overnight demand dropped 3% in February, following a 0.3% decline a month earlier. But there's... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News, Trends & Research

On The Road

On The Road TravelPress’ Greg Coates is in Orlando to discover Walt Disney World Resort’s newest adventure, the “crowning jewel” of New Fantasyland – the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, representing the completion of the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history. Watch for full coverage in upcoming... more ›
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Germany Names New Director of Sales for Canada

Germany Names New Director of Sales for Canada The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) has named Antje Splettstoesser (pictured, left) as the new director of sales and marketing for Canada, joining Carina Schumacher, who has been appointed manager of public relations in the Canadian office. Splettstoesser obtained a degree in tourism... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Destinations

Silversea Unveils ‘Silver Select’

Silversea Unveils ‘Silver Select’ For a limited time, Silversea Cruises is offering a special booking incentive – Siliver Select -- exclusively in the Canadian and US markets. The new Silver Select promotion enables guests to personalize their voyage with three special offers: a two-category suite upgrade, a $500 p.p.... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Specials

Two HAL Ships to Return to Asia

Two HAL Ships to Return to Asia From winter 2014 through spring 2015, Holland America Line (HAL) will have two ships exploring the mysteries and wonders of the Far East. The 1,432-passenger Volendam will sail a series of 14- to 17-day cruises and non-repeating itineraries, while the 1,404-passenger Rotterdam takes an epic... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations

TICO Charges

TICO Charges Dut Phuc Ngo, a sole proprietor trading as Sky Asia Travel, has been charged with one count of failing to hold customer funds in a designated trust account, contrary to the Travel Industry Act, 2002. The first court appearance is scheduled for May 15 at the Ontario Court of Justice in... more ›
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World’s Largest Aquarium Opens in China

World’s Largest Aquarium Opens in China Guinness World Records has confirmed that China’s newly opened Hengqin Chimelong Ocean Kingdom is the world’s largest aquarium. Located in the Guangdong province of China (pictured), the aquatic theme park has seven themed areas, each representing a different part of the ocean. In... more ›
Posted in Destinations

CWT Keeping Travellers Happy

90% of Surveyed Customers Very Satisfied or Satisfied

CWT Keeping Travellers Happy Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) reports record traveller satisfaction scores for 2013, based on its customer feedback program, CWT Listens. The percentage of very satisfied or satisfied travellers improved from 84% to 90% in CWT North America, CWT’s largest customer base. Similar... more ›
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WestJet Launches Additional YYC Service

WestJet Launches Additional YYC Service WestJet has launched new daily non-stop service from Calgary International Airport to New York (JFK) and Prince George, BC. “John F. Kennedy International Airport is the busiest international passenger gateway in the United States and a hub for our US partners, American Airlines and Delta... more ›
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