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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Business As Usual

Mobility Services, 'Bleisure' Travel Trending High

Business As Usual Despite an 80-cent dollar and an increase in everything online, it seems the state of business travel in Canada is just fine with participants in a Best Western Business Travel Summit yesterday (Feb. 26) in Toronto reporting stable or increasing numbers. Taking part in the summit were Chris... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana Use

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana Use The Jamaica Tourist Board's Canadian director says it won't be a case of reefer madness in his homeland. Jamaican parliamentarians have approved the decriminalization of marijuana in a country where marijuana has long been smoked by much of the population, but Philip Rose notes the move... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Something Special In The Air

Delta Celebrates Launch Of Toronto Flagship

Something Special In The Air These are heady days for Delta Hotels & Resorts as the icon Canadian hotel group hosted the official grand opening of its flagship property in Canada – the Delta Toronto. And in the next 30 days or so, the definitive deal that Marriott International signed to acquire Delta Hotels &... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News

Britain Posts Record Gains

But Canadian Visits Dive Due To Dollar Dip

Britain Posts Record Gains Despite a distinct lack of cooperation from Canada, Britain posted record tourism numbers in 2014, delegates at the ExploreGB trade show in Ascot, England, were told Thursday. Canadian visitations to the UK were projected to be down 11 per cent for the year -- due mainly to the drop in the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Taking Care Of Business

Discover America Canada Plans Membership Push In 2015

Taking Care Of Business Discover America Canada held its annual general meeting at Toronto's fashionable Spoke Club this week, welcoming close to 50 members as it reviewed its activities in 2014 and looked ahead to a busy 2015. In her report, Discover America Canada president, Sana Keller told members that outbound... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Agents Invited to Attend GLP Seminar at Sea

Agents Invited to Attend GLP Seminar at Sea What better way to learn about the “World's Most Beautiful Voyage” than by experiencing it first-hand while on board sailing through Norway's majestic coastline? GLP Worldwide Expedition Travel and Tours is the Canadian representative for Hurtigurten and is inviting agents to take part... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Fams

Saying ‘I Do’ is Easy in Antigua, Barbuda

Saying ‘I Do’ is Easy in Antigua, Barbuda The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority is toying with a “love-ly” way of generating more revenue. Marie Walker, the tourism authority's vice-president of sales and marketing for North America, notes the destination doesn't have any residency requirements for those wanting to get... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Weddings & Honeymoons

Boomerang Introduces Special to New Zealand

Boomerang Introduces Special to New Zealand Boomerang Tours is making travel to New Zealand more affordable than ever with some special low airfares with partner Air New Zealand. Valid on all new bookings made by March 31 for travel between July 24 and Sept. 21, travellers can take advantage of special low rates to Auckland from... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Specials, Tour Operators

Atlantis Introduces All-Inclusive Groups Experience

Bahamas Resort Adds Team Dedicated to Celebrations

Atlantis Introduces All-Inclusive Groups Experience Atlantis, Paradise Island has introduced an all-inclusive experience for groups, now bookable for stays fall 2015 through 2017. The all-inclusive plan allows groups to bundle a host of Atlantis activities, varied dining opportunities from Bahamian Club to Virgil’s Real BBQ, and daily... more ›
Posted in News, Resorts

TO2015, Porter Airlines Unveil Branded Aircraft

TO2015, Porter Airlines Unveil Branded Aircraft The Organizing Committee for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games (TO2015) and Porter Airlines unveiled one of two Bombardier Q400 aircraft featuring colourful TO2015 sport pictograms yesterday. The pictograms combine to create a pattern that represents the TORONTO 2015 Games motto... more ›
Posted in Airlines
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