Monthly Archives: November 2015

Shapes Of Things To Come

ACTA In A 'Good Place' And Gearing Up For 2016

Shapes Of Things To Come For the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), 2016 may prove to be a rather significant year in its history as it hires a new president, rolls out a new membership card that provides tangible, member-specific incentives, and continues to focus on its strategy of “Advocate, Educate,... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

A Better Understanding

CWT White Paper Provides Framework For T&E Analysis

A Better Understanding There's no doubt that travel and expense (T&E) is a big, not to mention complex, cost driver for companies, so it's not surprising that Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has launched a new strategic framework – the T&E Decision Tree – that's designed to help clients understand and... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

New Look For Star Alliance Web Site

Upgraded iPad, Android Apps Available Soon

New Look For Star Alliance Web Site Star Alliance has redesigned its website to offer a fresh, modern look and user friendly experience across both desktop and mobile devices, complementing the individual websites of its member airlines. Upgrades to its iPad and Android apps to improve usability and add new features will also... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology

Discover Winter In Hong Kong

Discover Winter In Hong Kong The Hong Kong Tourist Board is asking the seasonal question: “Who loves winter?” And the answer, is that many people do. The HKTB points to young adults who find romance in all the festivities; and families, especially those with children, who all love the fairytale atmosphere that the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Tourism Organizations

TravelOnly Is All About Family

TravelOnly Is All About Family TravelOnly recently hosted a hands-on training session on family travel for its agents at the Mimico Cruising Club in Toronto. The session began with a presentation of TravelOnly's new Family Travel Guide featuring tips and recommendations for family travel. Over 40 TravelOnly associates... more ›
Posted in Travel Agents

TravelBrands, Encore Cruises Making Waves

TravelBrands, Encore Cruises Making Waves The TravelBrands team will soon set sail on board the Norwegian Getaway with over 130 travel agents and 12 supplier partners. Nathalie Tanious, vice-president of cruises, said that: “This is the biggest SeaU yet. We are so excited to have the opportunity to host our travel partners and... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Cruise, Tour Operators

Cooking In Niagara

Tour Company Makes Food A Rewarding Experience

Cooking In Niagara Niagara Culinary Tours was the recipient of the 2015 Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award during the recent Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence presentations. Helping people eat, walk and smell the prosciutto is a shared passion for owners Kimberley Gunning and Steven... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Tour Operators

Good News For Brussels

Alert Level Lowered, As City Uses Humour To Weather The Storm

Good News For Brussels There's no doubt about it, Brussels has been in the eye of the storm for the past week or more. However yesterday (Thurs., Nov. 26), brought some good news as the Belgian Coordinating Unit for Threat Analysis (OCAM/OCAD) announced that the terrorist alert for the Brussels-Capital Region was... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

IATA Updates Growth Forecast

Expects Total Passenger Traffic To Double To 7 billion By 2034

IATA Updates Growth Forecast IATA has updated its passenger growth forecast and is now projecting that passenger numbers are expected to reach 7 billion by 2034 with a 3.8% average annual growth in demand (2014 is the baseline year). That is more than double the 3.3 billion who flew in 2014 and exactly twice as many as the... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Transat Pilots Request Conciliation

Transat Pilots Request Conciliation Air Transat pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, (ALPA), have formally requested that Canada's Minister of Labour intervene in labour negotiations, saying the company's proposal would keep Air Transat's pilots below the industry standard during the term of the proposed... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News