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Monthly Archives: April 2016

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French America Line Sets Sail in August

Take Me To The River French America Line is getting set to introduce boutique US river experiences with the August launch of the newly refurbished 75-stateroom Louisiane, sailing from its home port of New Orleans. Inaugural sailings begin Aug. 22. The elegant ship celebrates regional food, music and history... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations, News

Giddying up for the Calgary Stampede

Giddying up for the Calgary Stampede The countdown is on: 69 days. Gearing up for the annual event, taking place this year July 8-17, representatives from the Calgary Stampede were in Toronto last night (April 28) to highlight the event and announce the official lineup for country music venue Nashville North during the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News

Air Canada Posts Q1 Results

Air Canada Posts Q1 Results Air Canada has reported first quarter 2016 record EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and aircraft rent) of $460 million compared to EBITDAR of $442 million in the same quarter in 2015. For the 12 months ended March 31, 2016, Air Canada's EBITDAR margin was... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Carnival Takes Delivery of Vista

Carnival Takes Delivery of Vista At a traditional maritime handover ceremony held yesterday (April 28) at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its newest, largest and most innovative ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista. The 3,954-passenger ship will reposition to Trieste, Italy, where it... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Sandals Hosts Virtual WeddingMoons Parties

Sandals Hosts Virtual WeddingMoons Parties Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts is inviting clients of travel agents to participate in one of two Virtual WeddingMoons Parties on May 4 (8 p.m. EST) or May 14 (2 p.m., EST). Perfect for newly engaged couples looking to say “I do” in paradise, webinar participants will learn important... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Resorts

Crystal Puts The Spotlight On The Big Easy

Crystal Puts The Spotlight On The Big Easy Crystal Cruises has introduced three new Caribbean itineraries which either start or end in New Orleans for November and December. The voyages, each 14 days in length aboard the Crystal Serenity, set out on varied island routes and either begin or end with an overnight stay in The Big... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations

Silversea Offers US$199 Business Class Air Upgrade

Silversea Offers US$199 Business Class Air Upgrade Silversea Cruises has introduced transatlantic business class air upgrades for US$199 on select bookings of all-inclusive Mediterranean sailings. The offer is available from more than 50 gateway cities in Canada and the US and is valid for new bookings made between April 27 and June 10 on 18... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Specials

National Updates Summer Schedule

National Updates Summer Schedule Orlando-based National Airlines has announced changes to its planned summer flight schedule, including the postponement of expansion at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in New York and transitioning to seasonal service at Windsor International Airport (YQG) in Ontario. Windsor service... more ›
Posted in Airlines

Searching For Millennials

Canada Targets Generation Of Lifetime Digital Ambassadors

Searching For Millennials Federal tourism officials are reaching out to millennials, with tourism minister Bardish Chagger using the Rendez-vous Canada show in Montreal to announce the launch of the Millennial Travel Program yesterday (April 27, 2016). That demographic is seen as tech-savvy, with Chagger saying... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

TICO Approves Comp Fund Rate Increase

TICO Approves Comp Fund Rate Increase The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has approved an increase to the Compensation Fund Contribution Rate from $0.15 to $0.25 per thousand dollars of Ontario sales, effective July 1. In response to stakeholder input, the board of directors approved a phased-in increase over the next... more ›
Posted in News
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