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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bringing The World Together

Tourism and Culture Focus of 2015 Conference

Bringing The World Together The First World Conference on Tourism and Culture will bring together Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture from around the world with experts and stakeholders from both sectors to explore new models of partnership between tourism and culture. The conference takes place from Feb. 4-6,... more ›
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Renovated Allegro Cozumel Reopens

Renovated Allegro Cozumel Reopens Following significant renovations, Occidental Hotels & Resorts reports that the Allegro Cozumel Resort has reopened, just in time for the holiday season. Upon arrival, guests can experience a revitalized lobby area boasting a design scheme that celebrates the region. Evoking a Yucatan... more ›
Posted in Resorts

RIU Launches Specialist Program for Agents

RIU Launches Specialist Program for Agents RIU's Certification Program for travel agents has been launched in Canada. The RIU Specialist Program ( is available in both English and French, and is designed to provide agents with the tools and resources to confidently sell any RIU property in Mexico, North... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Resorts

Travel Trends and Hot Destinations for 2015

2015 Shaping Up To Be The Year of Travel Innovation

Travel Trends and Hot Destinations for 2015 With 2015 just around the corner, the travel experts at have dusted off their crystal ball and are once again forecasting travel trends for the upcoming year. In its Top Travel Trends and Hot Destinations for 2015 report, the team shares its take on the where and how of... more ›
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In The Cloud

Amadeus Teams Up With London Gatwick

In The Cloud London Gatwick Airport (LGW) has become the first to implement Amadeus’ cloud-based Airport-Collaborative Decision Making Portal (A-CDM) to improve collaborative decision-making processes. Gatwick is now one of a forward-thinking group of airports to join the European-wide A-CDM standard,... more ›
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TICO By-Law Amendments Approved

TICO By-Law Amendments Approved At a meeting held on Dec. 16, TICO members voted to approve amendments to TICO By-law No. One. The most significant change was with respect to the board composition. The seat held by the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors was eliminated and an additional elected at large position was... more ›
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Topping the Agenda

HRG Predicts Clients Will Demand More In 2015

Topping the Agenda In its look ahead at 2015, Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) says that travel program integration, smarter data analysis and travel risk management will be on top of the agenda for corporate clients in the coming year. The international corporate services company noted that smarter data analysis... more ›
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Share The Dream

Share The Dream New Year's Eve is one of the busiest times of year for online travel agent, who this year wants to celebrate the unique and wonderful ways global travellers celebrate the big 11:59 p.m. moment. has searched its extensive list of accommodations around the globe to find... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News

New Self-Serve Kiosk Accessibility Standard On The Way

New Self-Serve Kiosk Accessibility Standard On The Way Starting Dec. 31, 2016, any newly installed automated self-service kiosks used for such things as check-in, printing of boarding passes and baggage tags at Canadian air, ferry and train terminals should be accessible to travellers with disabilities, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that 25%... more ›
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Goway Offers Free Elephant Hills Stay

Goway Offers Free Elephant Hills Stay Goway is offering three special offers for children to Thailand. For a great family adventure, Goway is offering free stays for Children under 15 at Elephant Hills in Thailand during the months of May, June and September, and up to 75% off children's rates during other months. Goway... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Tour Operators