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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Jumeirah Popular With Canadians

Jumeirah Popular With Canadians The timing was right for Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts to call in Toronto Friday for a trade luncheon extolling the virtues of the luxury brand, which includes the Burj Al Arab in Dubai (the famed “sailboat” hotel). Company VP sales and marketing Americas Tom Civitano told travel agents... more ›
Posted in Hotels

Viking Ocean Celebrates Float Out of Second Ship

Viking Sea Meets Water for First Time

Viking Ocean Celebrates Float Out of Second Ship Viking Ocean Cruises' second ship – the 930-passenger Viking Sea – was “floated out” last week, marking a major construction milestone and the first time that the new ship touched water. The traditional ceremony took place June 25 at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard – little more... more ›
Posted in Cruise

Trafalgar Unveils Its Largest Americas Program Ever

Trafalgar Unveils Its Largest Americas Program Ever Trafalgar has released its most comprehensive Americas program to date, with the 2016 The Americas brochure showcasing its USA, Canada, Central and South America itineraries in one singular brochure. Building on the brand’s promise to provide industry partners with the best tools they need... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Tour Operators

500 and Counting

WestJet Accepts Milestone Aircraft From Bombardier

500 and Counting WestJet congratulated Bombardier on June 25 for the delivery of its 500th Q400 aircraft. The milestone aircraft was delivered to WestJet during a ceremony at Bombardier's assembly site in Toronto. “The speed, reliability, guest comfort and economics offered by the Q400 have made this... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Spotlight on India

Spotlight on India Services International Ltd. says “cat-ty” sorts will be at home in India's Ranthambore National Park. Pramod Singla, director of the New Delhi-based company, says the park is best-known for its tiger-sighting opportunities, adding its “50-50” that those who go on one of his company's... more ›
Posted in Destinations

Celebrity, MGM Deliver Deliver the Goods

Celebrity, MGM Deliver Deliver the Goods Celebrity Cruises and MGM Resorts International have come together to give loyalty program members more ways to travel in style. Celebrity’s Captain’s Club and MGM Resorts’ M life members can choose from exclusive premium offers throughout the year. These include complimentary cruises... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Hotels

Playa Resorts’ Hosts July Webinars

Playa Resorts’ Hosts July Webinars Playa Resorts, which recently introduced the Hyatt Ziva/Zilara brands, will host two webinars in July, open to all Canadian travel agents. The following is a link for the July 3 webinar, 10 a.m. (Pacific): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3440806557719045377 . A second will be held... more ›
Posted in Resorts

Panorama’s Bike Park Now Open

Panorama’s Bike Park Now Open BC's Panorama Mountain Resort has launched its summer operations. The resort’s Bike Park is now operating seven days a week, from 10 a.m. To 5 p.m., until Aug. 30. All 16 downhill trails are open for riders of all abilities to enjoy. Panorama has also announced the completion of a... more ›
Posted in West

Niagara Serves Up Unique Canada Day Experiences

Boat Tours, Fireworks All Part of the Fun

Niagara Serves Up Unique Canada Day Experiences Steeped in Canadian history and surrounded by stunning natural scenery, Niagara offers a long list of uniquely Canadian ways to celebrate Canada Day. What better place is there to mark Canada’s national birthday on July 1 than in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, which played a pivotal role... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

AC Agents Ratify Agreement

AC Agents Ratify Agreement Air Canada welcomed news from Unifor, representing the airline's approximately 4,000 Customer Service and Sales Agents, that its members have ratified an agreement on a new collective agreement for five years. “The ratification of this new contract by our customer service and sales agents... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News
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