Monthly Archives: April 2015

Travel Tribes Of 2030

Amadeus Study Reveals Traveller Behaviours Of The Future

Travel Tribes Of 2030 In case you were wondering what your clients will be like in 2030, well wonder no more as a new study commissioned by Amadeus and written by The Future Foundation provides a detailed look at how the shifting social, economic, and technology trends of today will make the world a very different... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Trends & Research

Argentina: A Country Of Contrasts

Argentina: A Country Of Contrasts Argentina tour guide Helena Salico says Mother Nature has clearly been kind to her homeland. Salico noted, during a presentation in Toronto this week, that Argentina's varied landscapes includes jungle, glaciers, desert and towering Andean peaks, including Aconcagua, the highest mountain in... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Sending Out An SOS

Transat, SOS Children's Villages' Team Up To Help Nepal Earthquake Victims

Sending Out An SOS Transat has donated close to $33,000 raised during its most recent twitter auction to SOS Children's Villages in order to help victims of the Nepal earthquake. With latest reports indicating that more than 5,000 are dead (a figure that is still rising), thousands are homeless and hundreds of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations

Bordeaux Uncorks Some Surprises

Bordeaux Uncorks Some Surprises Oenophiles will be in their element in Bordeaux. Sophie Gaillard-Mairal of the Bordeaux Tourist Office told a Toronto audience this week that the southwestern France region is “the capital of wine. Wine is everywhere in Bordeaux.” Those exploring the city of Bordeaux can find wine... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Mobile Users Expect A Lot

U.S. Travelers Weigh In On Hotel And Travel Smartphone Apps

Mobile Users Expect A Lot A new survey conducted by Cornell University's Center for Hospitality Research points to what mobile users expect from hospitality and travel smartphone apps. On the cusp of 2015's travel season, the study points to smartphone features that surveyed participants say they currently use or expect... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Tourism Organizations

RTO-ERO Picks Merit

RTO-ERO Picks Merit For the ninth consecutive year, Merit Travel has been appointed the official travel provider for the Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO-ERO). Merit's longstanding relationship with RTO-ERO began in 2006 and grows stronger every day as Merit works to build meaningful and authentic travel... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

It’s Your Day!

Travel Agent Day 2015 Shaping Up To Be Bigger, Better Than Ever

It’s Your Day! It comes but once a year. No, not Christmas or Easter, or even Mother's Day, but a national day in recognition of travel agents across the country. With a growing number of offices partaking in celebrations and awareness increasing among travel agents and suppliers, the fourth annual Travel... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Costa Takes The Lead In China

Increases Capacity By 74% With Addition Of Costa Serena

Costa Takes The Lead In China The Costa Serena made its maiden call at the Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal recently, joining the Costa Atlantica and Costa Victoria in homeporting out of Shanghai year-round. The launch event was attended by Buhdy Bok, President of Costa Asia, Costa Cruises Pacific &... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Globus Makes May A Month For Agents

Globus Makes May A Month For Agents While May 6 is Travel Agent Day in Canada, Globus family of brands is taking things a step further by celebrating for the entire month of May, making it particularly special for travel agents across the country. Globus family of brands' managing director, Stephanie Bishop observed: “We are... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, News, Tour Operators

G Adventures Tops Nepal Goal

Tour Operator Sets New $100K Target, Contributes Additional $25K

G Adventures Tops Nepal Goal G Adventures has surpassed its initial goal of raising $75,000 in relief following the devastating earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. Bruce Poon Tip, founder, G Adventures, observed: “The global response to our relief efforts has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to everyone who... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators