Monthly Archives: October 2015

HAL: Savor The Journey

Cruise Line Unveils New Brand Identity, Several New Initiatives

HAL: Savor The Journey Holland America Line (HAL) is set to make a splash in the cruise industry with a new brand identity and tagline – “Holland America Line, Savor The Journey.” HAL president Orlando Ashford (pictured) made the announcement at a special press event at The Explorers Club in New York... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

An Award Winning Celebration

Etihad Airways Marks 10th Anniversary of Service To Canada

An Award Winning Celebration Etihad Airways marked a major milestone in its history last night (Oct. 30, 2015), celebrating 10 years of service to Canada and doing it in style. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier hosted about 100 travel trade VIPs, along with representatives from its codeshare and equity partner airlines, such as... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Agents Shine For SOS Children’s Villages

More Than $8,500 Raised During Transat's Sun Academies

Agents Shine For SOS Children’s Villages Kudos to all the agents and other travel trade types who helped Transat raise over $8,500 for SOS Children's Villages during its recent Sun Academies. SOS Children's Villages is the world's largest charity dedicated to the welfare of orphaned and abandoned children. In exchange for a... more ›
Posted in News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Karisma Delivers The Beef

Karisma Delivers The Beef Karisma Hotels & Resorts celebrated the official launch of the third annual Canadian Beef Culinary Series in Toronto last night (Oct. 29) with a VIP dinner for travel agents presented with Air Canada Vacations (ACV). The Canadian Beef Culinary Series, a partnership between Karisma Hotels... more ›
Posted in News, Resorts

Trafalgar Is Already In The Christmas Spirit

Operator Rewarding Agents With Holiday Season Incentive

Trafalgar Is Already In The Christmas Spirit Alright, stay calm, but the countdown is on … there's only 57 days … that's 8 weekends … to get your holiday season shopping done. Well, to ease some of the stress that always arrives with the holiday season, Trafalgar has launched a Holiday Gift Card Incentive for agents. There are... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Air Canada’s Got Seoul

Carrier Set To Add Non-Stop Flights To Korean Destination

Air Canada’s Got Seoul Beginning June 17, 2016, Air Canada will launch a new year-round, daily non-stop service between Toronto's Pearson International Airport and Seoul, Korea's Incheon International Airport. The addition of Seoul is part of Air Canada's ongoing expansion of its international services and to... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations

Scenic Rewards Canadian Agents

River Cruise Specialist Unveils Details Of New Program

Scenic Rewards Canadian Agents Scenic has unveiled the details of its new reward program for Canadian travel agents, Scenic Rewards. Under the program, Canadian agents will earn points with every Scenic trip they book. Points earned through Scenic Rewards can then be redeemed for gift cards from more than 200 select... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Cruise, News, Travel Agents

Vegas Here We Come!

WestJet Adds New Lift From Abbotsford

Vegas Here We Come! WestJet has launched twice-weekly service from Abbotsford to Las Vegas, marking the 12th Canadian city with non-stop WestJet service to The Entertainment Capital of the World. John Weatherill, director, network and schedule planning for WestJet, said: “With more than 80 weekly flights from a... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News

MLSE Picks Friisdahl For Top Job

Travel Industry Veteran Set To Take On New Role In December

MLSE Picks Friisdahl For Top Job Wow! Never saw this coming! As reported in Press Today Breaking News yesterday, travel industry veteran, Michael Friisdahl will be leaving his job as president and CEO of Air Canada's Leisure Group to take over as the president and chief executive office of Maple Leaf Sports &... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News

Building On Success Adds Over 270 New Agencies In North America

Building On Success reports that over 270 agencies have recently joined the organization. The new member agencies include over 200 in the United States and close to 70 in Canada. Member agencies have the opportunity to take advantage of benefits and programs that help them inspire their clients and... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents