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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Festive Orlando Lights Up the Season

Disney, Universal, SeaWorld Among Those Set to Celebrate

Festive Orlando Lights Up the Season Orlando is getting set to celebrate the most magical time of the year with special events and live entertainment in its theme parks and beyond. Along with the nearly 150 holiday-themed events at the theme parks and throughout the destination, visitors can also find the perfect gift at... more ›
Posted in Destinations

Barbados Has New Tourism CEO, Carter Moving to UK

Peter Mayers Appointed New BTMI Director for Canada

Barbados Has New Tourism CEO, Carter Moving to UK Following the announcement of Barbados’ two new divisions of tourism – the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) – the BTMI has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer – William Griffith – and an industry-leading... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Destinations

VIA Rail Goes International

VIA Rail Goes International VIA Rail Canada has gone international by establishing a partnership with the passenger rail carrier alliance company AccesRail. The partnership extends VIA Rail’s distribution reach to more than 120,000 travel agencies around the world through AccesRail’s airline connectivity to Global... more ›
Posted in News, Rail

WestJet Rewards Launches New Tiers

WestJet Rewards Launches New Tiers WestJet is celebrating the launch of WestJet Rewards tiers. WestJet Rewards members now enjoy higher WestJet dollar earn rates and milestone awards with Teal, Silver or Gold tiers. According to officials, tiers also offer easy-to-use flight benefits like a free checked bag, lounge and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Need For Investment

IATA Outlines Infrastructure Plan

Need For Investment During a stop in Toronto, IATA's director general and CEO, Tony Tyler said that: “Aviation is a natural driver of growth -- linking markets and connecting business. Demand for connectivity is rising. To meet that demand and enable aviation to deliver its economic and social benefits,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Sell Big, Win Big with Transat

Sell Big, Win Big with Transat Transat is launching Confetti, a unique and engaging sales program that aims to reward top travel agents, as well as their agencies. A different sales challenge will be issued each month, with extravagant prizes to be won. “The program is both fun and innovative,” commented Denise... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Tour Operators

Disney Sailing Back to Tortola

Disney Sailing Back to Tortola Disney Cruise Line will once again be stopping in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands starting in January 2016. The Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic will sail from Port Canaveral, Fla. to the Eastern Caribbean, with Tortola as a port-of-call on 11 sailings. Tortola is the largest island... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations

Riu Palace Maspalomas Marks 25 Years

Riu Palace Maspalomas Marks 25 Years Riu Hotels is marking 25 years of the inauguration of the Riu Palace Maspalomas, the first hotel in the Riu Palace luxury line that set new standards of service for the chain. The hotel continues to be a benchmark, as shown by the awards it receives year after year from both guests and tour... more ›
Posted in Hotels

Leading By Example

Operator Uses Geography To Allay Ebola Fears

Leading By Example Africa specialist Big Five Tours & Expeditions insists brushing up on geography could help allay growing international alarm over Ebola and the company's president is citing his own ongoing travels in Africa to demonstrate that most of the continent isn't now at risk for the deadly disease,... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Tourism Industry Celebrates Strong Growth: TIAC

Tourism Industry Celebrates Strong Growth: TIAC Canada's tourism industry had a strong summer season with a record number of overseas visitors in 2014. The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) says the solid growth from overseas, in addition to re-entering the US market with a national campaign, will put the industry on track to... more ›
Posted in News
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