Monthly Archives: October 2015

Put Your Hands Up!

Club Med Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

Put Your Hands Up! With the success of its CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil program and the upcoming opening of the Zen Oasis in Punta Cana, Club Med has many reasons to celebrate, not to mention that the all-inclusive brand is marking its 65th anniversary this year, reports assistant editor, Greg Coates in this... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts

More Lift To Auckland

Air New Zealand Expanding Vancouver Service

More Lift To Auckland Air New Zealand will be adding additional return service on its Vancouver-Auckland route ahead of the upcoming peak northern summer period between April 2 and May 7, 2016. The popularity of that service, will see the carrier increase its frequency in 2016 from three to four return flights... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Hogwarts Is Coming To Hollywood

Universal Starts The Countdown To Spring 2016 Opening

Hogwarts Is Coming To Hollywood As it gears up for the Spring 2016 opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, California, Universal has launched a new and interactive web site that will let the world experience a virtual tour of the much-anticipated attraction. With Hogwarts' arrival in... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Resorts

It’s A Game Changer

Ensemble Puts Agents In Control With Aviate

It’s A Game Changer Over 900 travel agency owners, managers and supplier partners filled the main ballroom at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate this week for the presentation of the Ensemble Travel Group's Circle of Excellence Awards. The large gathering of travel professionals were taking a well-dressed... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Embracing Luxury

SLH Picks Boyen To Lead Its Operations

Embracing Luxury Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has picked Filip Boyen as its new CEO and he didn't waste any time in outlining his vision for SLH's future. Recognizing that the definition of luxury was ever-changing in order to meet the evolving needs of the guest, Boyen unveiled a number of new... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Hotels, News, Resorts, Trends & Research

Cutting Edge Intelligence

Amadeus Unveils New Solution For Airlines

Cutting Edge Intelligence Amadeus has unveiled Amadeus Schedule Recovery, a new travel intelligence solution that minimizes disruptions to operations caused by external events such as bad weather or air traffic control congestion. The new solution serves as a recommendation engine, using data analytics to help quickly... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology

New MSC Site Has Agents In Mind

New MSC Site Has Agents In Mind With the goal of making the travel agent and consumer experience more user friendly, MSC Cruises has launched the first phase of its new, redesigned web site for North America – Improvements made include a completely new look and feel with enhanced graphics and... more ›
Posted in Cruise

7th Heaven For Power Of Vision

Annual Conference Hosts Over 400 Travel Professionals

7th Heaven For Power Of Vision The Vision Travel Group has certainly got it together – in fact, that was the theme, “Together/Rassembler,” of its 7th annual Power of Vision conference held in Ottawa last weekend (Oct. 23 to Oct. 25) at the Westin Hotel. More than 300 Vision travel advisors and 120 representatives of... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

A Model Strategy With Mutual Benefits

Etihad's Hogan Says Partnerships, Collaboration Are The Way To Grow

A Model Strategy With Mutual Benefits If you're looking for a recipe for success in the airline business these days, then consider a strategy that involves partnership and collaboration. That was the message delivered by James Hogan, president and CEO of Etihad Airways during this week's IATA Aviation Day in Abu Dhabi. Hogan told... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Trends & Research

He’s Back!

Craig Kijek Joins Huntington Travel As Its New President

He’s Back! Well that didn't take long. Craig Kijek is back in business joining Huntington Travel Services (HTS) as its new president. Huntington Travel's CEO, Kiran Budhdev commented: “We look forward to having Craig join the team, and bring with him his wealth of industry knowledge as we enter a... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News, Online Travel Agency, Travel Agents