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Monthly Archives: February 2016

So What’s Next For TravelBrands?

So What’s Next For TravelBrands? And then there were two. By this time next year Travelbrands' multiple wholesale companies will be whittled down to just Sunquest and everything else under the all-encompassing Travelbrands' banner, reports managing editor Michael Baginski in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Happy Birthday, WestJet

Carrier Marks 20th With New Logo, Sale And More

Happy Birthday, WestJet Happy birthday, WestJet! Hard to believe that it was 20 years ago that the carrier launched its first flight, but it is and the carrier is starting its next 20 years with a new Canadian-inspired logo, a birthday seat sale and lots more. WestJet's president and CEO, Gregg Saretsky observed... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

UNWTO Confident in Egypt’s Tourism Recovery

UNWTO Confident in Egypt’s Tourism Recovery UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, (pictured, left), has expressed the organizations’ full confidence in the recovery of tourism in Egypt following a recent visit to the country. Rifai met with Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and the Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Hisham... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Republic Airways Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Republic Airways Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization US regional carrrier Republic Airways Holdings Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection. The Indianapolis-based short-haul carrier, which feeds flights to American Airlines Group Inc, Delta Air Lines Inc and United Continental Holdings Inc brands, reports Republic and its... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

‘Escape the Cold’ with Kissimmee

‘Escape the Cold’ with Kissimmee Agents and their clients have a chance to win a trip to Kissimmee in the Florida destination's “Escape the Cold” sweepstakes, running through March 27. Three grand prize winners will be chosen during the 11-week entry period to win a trip for four, including round-trip airfare, five... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Destinations

Leap Into Savings at Starwood

Leap Into Savings at Starwood Starwood Hotels and Resorts across Canada are offering guests savings so great they only come around once every four years. Today only (Feb. 29), participating Sheraton, Westin, Four Points, Le Méridien, W, Element and Aloft hotels are offering travellers the chance to enjoy up to 29% off... more ›
Posted in Hotels, Specials

Inflight Entertainment Goes Mobile at Transat

Inflight Entertainment Goes Mobile at Transat Air Transat has launched a new personalized inflight entertainment app on its Boeing 737 narrow-body jets, giving passengers access to a selection of movies and TV series, as well as music playlists on their iOS mobile devices. “We care deeply about enabling our passengers to start their... more ›
Posted in Airlines

The Ultimate March Break

The Ultimate March Break The InterContinental Toronto Centre is gearing up for March Break 2016 with its “Ultimate March Break Escape” package, which features fun for everyone – including the family pet. Located close to Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the CN Tower and Ripley's... more ›
Posted in Hotels, Specials

Canada’s Unsuspecting Travel Hot Spots

With Weak Loonie, Domestic Travel Certain To Be Popular

Canada’s Unsuspecting Travel Hot Spots Weak loonie or not, Canadians love to travel. And so the question becomes where will they head this year? Domestic travel is certain to be popular, prompting the travel experts at Cheapflights.ca to take a look at Canada's travel hot spots. By comparing flight searches to Canadian... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

ASTA Applauds Hilton Initiative

ASTA Applauds Hilton Initiative The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has commended Hilton Worldwide for its recognition of the value travel agents add as an extension of its brand and business. On Feb. 16, Hilton launched a new campaign communicating that Hilton HHonors members can receive discounts on room rates... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Travel Agents
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