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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Wineries Drive Tourism Growth

Industry Attracting Three Million Visitors Annually

Wineries Drive Tourism Growth Wine tourism is a growing and important part of Canada's tourism industry attracting three million annual visitors and driving $1.2 billion in spending for the national tourism sector, according to a joint report released by the Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) and the Tourism Industry... more ›
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WestJet Flight Attendants Vote in Favour of New Agreement

WestJet Flight Attendants Vote in Favour of New Agreement WestJet reports that its flight attendants have voted in favour of a new work agreement with 81.7% of eligible flight attendants voting. A tentative agreement was negotiated between WestJet and the WestJet Flight Attendant Association Board (FAAB) – the association representing its flight... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Universal Unveils Plans for Volcano Bay

Universal Unveils Plans for Volcano Bay Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled plans for an entirely new water theme park experience called Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort and joining Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure to become the resort’s third incredibly immersive park. Universal’s... more ›
Posted in Destinations

Get Cooking With Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Cruise Line Offers Only Miele Culinary School at Sea

Get Cooking With Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, represented by GLP Worldwide Expedition Travel & Tours in Canada, is offering special packages in which passengers can learn to cook in the only Miele Culinary School at sea while taking part entertaining workshops hosted by gourmet experts. “Hapag-Lloyd represent... more ›
Posted in Cruise

Officials Value Annual NACTA Membership at $2,500

Officials Value Annual NACTA Membership at $2,500 Leaders of the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA), in an exercise to identify the most valuable benefits of belonging to and joining the association, have determined its $165 annual membership fee is actually worth $2,500. Thirty-five travel consultant volunteers, all NACTA... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

Air China, AC to Launch Beijing-Montreal Flights

Air China, AC to Launch Beijing-Montreal Flights Air China and Air Canada are preparing for the launch of non-stop flights between Beijing and Montreal that will create the first transpacific direct link between Asia and Montreal. The flights will be operated by Air China starting on Sept. 29, initially three times a week, with Boeing... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations

Vision Travel Supporting Nepal Relief Efforts

Vision Travel Supporting Nepal Relief Efforts Following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal, Vision Travel is working with the Canadian Medical Assistance Team (CMAT) to bring health care professionals from various parts of Canada to the centre of the relief efforts in Kathmandu. Through Vision Travel Foundation, the company’s... more ›
Posted in Tour Operators

UPDATE: Business As Usual For TravelBrands

Legacy Issues Push Company To Seek CCAA Protection

UPDATE: Business As Usual For TravelBrands TravelBrands says that the fact that it has been granted protection by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) will not hinder the future of its business. (See Press Today, May 27, 2015) A company representative, who could not be named,... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Windstar Debuts Third All-Suite Power Yacht

Windstar Debuts Third All-Suite Power Yacht On May 26 at a christening ceremony in Rome, Windstar Cruises debuted Star Legend, the third and final of the fleet’s three new all suite power yachts. The christening ceremony and pier-side champagne celebration mark the luxury yacht’s introduction to the Windstar fleet, and the start... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Niagara Falls Welcomes Rendez-vous Canada

Niagara Falls Welcomes Rendez-vous Canada The rumble of Niagara Falls is just steps away, but business still rules the day at the 2015 edition of Rendez-vous Canada, reports Press Today's Ted Davis, who's attending this year's RVC. Nearly 1,600 Canadian tourism sellers and international buyers have populated the floor at the... more ›
Posted in News, On The Road Again
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