Monthly Archives: January 2015

Jammin’ in Jamaica

Year-Long Calendar of Festivals Set to Shine Throughout 2015

Jammin’ in Jamaica Most Canadians think of Jamaica as a sun and sand vacation destination; however many travellers may be surprised by the number of festivals and events held on the island throughout the year. “Jamaica has a fantastic year-long calendar of festivals and events,” said Jamaica's director of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Welcome Back

Ireland's Refurbished Ashford Castle Set to Re-Open

Welcome Back Ireland's iconic Ashford Castle will begin welcoming guests back through its doors in March following a restoration program that has completely restored the historic building. Having acquired the Castle in June 2013, Red Carnation Hotels, a family owned collection of 16 luxury award-winning... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels

Transat Introduces New Haiti Packages

Transat Introduces New Haiti Packages Transat has introduced new vacation packages to Haiti from Montreal. Available for seven or 14 nights, these more “traditional” packages include roundtrip flight, transfers and accommodation in one of three hotels offered in Port-au-Prince or at one of four resorts on the Côte des... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Tour Operators

Agents Know Best

16th Annual Agents' Choice Survey Launched

Agents Know Best Baxter Travel Media is kicking off the 16th annual Agents' Choice readership survey, the country's largest and most influential survey of its kind. Agents are invited to vote for their favourites in 28 travel categories, including Adventure Operator, Winter Sunspots, Airport and... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, News

Cupid’s Arrow Takes Flight With ACV

Cupid’s Arrow Takes Flight With ACV Valentine’s Day weekend is just around the corner and Air Canada Vacations (ACV) is playing cupid with a selection of travel offers to entice couples to escape to some of the Caribbean’s most romantic destinations. Couples who book a trip with Air Canada Vacations by Jan. 31 to one of 14... more ›
Posted in Specials, Tour Operators

TICO Board Approves Comp Fund Claims

TICO Board Approves Comp Fund Claims On Jan. 27, TICO’s board of directors approved payment of $7,906.56 to assist 15 consumers who did not receive the travel services for which they had paid. The payment was due to the failure of Mexicana Airlines in... more ›
Posted in News

CHTA Names New CEO

CHTA Names New CEO The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), representing 32 National Hotel Associations across the region, has appointed hospitality and tourism industry veteran Frank J. Comito as its new CEO and director general. He assumes the post March 9. As CEO, Comito will work to raise... more ›
Posted in Appointments

Sala Joins Royal Hawaiian Center

Sala Joins Royal Hawaiian Center Royal Hawaiian Center has announced the hiring of Aaron J. Sala as its director of Cultural Affairs. Sala will join the Festival Companies’ executive management team and is responsible for direction and oversight of all resources and activities promoting Hawaiian culture at the centre. He... more ›
Posted in Hawaii

Into The Wild

Goway Expands Zambia Portfolio

Into The Wild Goway Travel is expanding its Zambia product, following a 10-day exploratory trip by product manager, Kirsty Perring. “I was completely blown away by the country, the magnificent game, the exquisite lodges and camps, the friendly and hospitable people, the mouth watering cuisine and the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators

Sandals Offers Agents ‘Engagement Season’ Tips

Sandals Offers Agents ‘Engagement Season’ Tips Following the most popular time to pop the question and as the New Year gears up with wedding planning, Sandals Resorts has announced dates for its “Engagement Season Tips & Tools” webinars designed exclusively for travel agent partners. As Sandals and Beaches know the importance of... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Resorts