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Monthly Archives: April 2015

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

ASTA Lends Its Supports To Nepal Recovery

ASTA Lends Its Supports To Nepal Recovery American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) – which has nine members in Nepal – has joined the Nepal earthquake recovery effort through its partner Tourism Cares. Companies and individuals from all over the world may make a donation to the fund. ASTA is reaching out to help the people of Nepal,... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations

WestJet Adding Vegas-Abbotsford Flights

WestJet Adding Vegas-Abbotsford Flights WestJet will be adding new, non-stop, twice-weekly service between Abbotsford, BC and Las Vegas, beginning Oct. 29, 2015. The Abbotsford International Airport recently eliminated several fees, including the airport improvement fee, creating a cost-friendly environment for WestJbbet to grow... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News

Copa Signs Deal With MLB

Two Year Partnership For Latin America And Canada

Copa Signs Deal With MLB Copa Airlines and Major League Baseball (MLB) have signed a two-year agreement that will see the carrier become the “Official Airline of Major League Baseball” in Latin America and Canada through the 2016 season. As part of the deal, the Major League Baseball silhouetted batter, as well as... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Cruise Professionals Picks Sarracini

Cruise Professionals Picks Sarracini The Cruise Professionals has named Jason Sarracini to the newly created post of chief operating officer. In that role, Sarracini will oversee day-to-day operations and provide strategic leadership on business development, marketing initiatives, valued supplier partnerships, and the introduction... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Cruise, Travel Agents

Smooth Sailing With Vacation.com

17th Annual Conference Cruising Along On Quantum Of The Seas

Smooth Sailing With Vacation.com Vacation.com kicked off its 17th annual International Conference & Trade Show this past weekend aboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas with several major announcements, including the launch of a new charitable program, Family Bonds, reports Press Today's Greg Coates from the... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, On The Road Again, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Hilton Bringing Garden Inn Brand to Hawaii

Hilton Bringing Garden Inn Brand to Hawaii Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a franchise license agreement to operate the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Hawaii, bringing the brand to all 50 US states. Once opened, the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will be the only Hilton branded hotel on the island of Kauai. Owned... more ›
Posted in Hawaii

Mobile Bookings Gain Traction With Canucks

Mobile Bookings Gain Traction With Canucks According to Hotels.com's most recent Hotel Price Index (HPI), booking travel “on the go” is a rapidly-growing trend in Canada, as well as around the world. It's reported that 1 in 4 global transactions are being booked on a mobile device across the Expedia, Inc brands. Here in Canada,... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts, Trends & Research

Intrepid Overwhelmed By Nepal Donations

Operator Increases Target Following Huge Response To Initiative

Intrepid Overwhelmed By Nepal Donations Intrepid Travel has increased the target for its Nepal Appeal to more than AUD$200,000 after being overwhelmed by donations to its not-for-profit, The Intrepid Foundation The adventure travel company offered to match traveller donations dollar-for-dollar to assist with emergency relief in... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators

Sandals Launches Interactive Wedding Guide

Sandals Launches Interactive Wedding Guide The innovations continue as Sandals Resorts has unveiled more ways to make planning a WeddingMoon or ReTie the Knot celebration an inspirational and fun journey for travel agents and their clients. The new, 62-page, interactive Sandals Wedding Planning Guide is user-friendly and contains every... more ›
Posted in Hotels, Resorts, Travel Agents
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