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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Spotlight on Switzerland

Spotlight on Switzerland The Swiss city of Basel has plenty of experience in the art of showcasing art. Doris Schuermann, sales manager for Basel's tourism board, told a Friday Toronto gathering that her city has more than 40 museums, with its fine arts museum housing the oldest public art collection in the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Tour Operators

Disney Cruise Line Has Exclusive Canadian Offer

Disney Cruise Line Has Exclusive Canadian Offer Disney Cruise Line has introduced special savings for Canadians on select Caribbean sailings. For instance, a family of four can save from up to US$1,495 on select seven-night cruise vacations – based on 20% off prevailing rates for two adults and two children (ages 3-12) staying in a... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Specials

CLIA Launches Samsonite Referral Program

CLIA Launches Samsonite Referral Program Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has introduced a “Samsonite Referral Program” for North America CLIA Travel Agency and Individual Agent Members, offering an exclusive 30% discount on Samsonite luggage for CLIA members and their clients. In addition, travel agents will... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Cruise

Trump Coming to YVR

Trump Coming to YVR Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver, scheduled to open late this summer, will have 147 guest rooms and be the second-tallest building on the Vancouver skyline. Located on West Georgia Street, the luxury hotel will feature Vancouver’s first pool bar nightclub, Drai’s Vancouver;... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels

One Brand To Rule Them All

Transat Dropping Nolitours, TMR Holidays Brands As Of June 1, 2016

One Brand To Rule Them All Transat is making it simple for agents and their clients, announcing that as of June 1, 2016, it will be dropping the TMR Holidays and Nolitours brands and going to market as Transat. It's a move that Denise Heffron, vice-president national sales & commercial for Transat, said is one... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Busbud Is Taking Care Of Business

Montreal-based Company Picks Shannon As COO

Busbud Is Taking Care Of Business Montreal-based Busbud – a bus travel booking app and website selling bus tickets in 63 countries and 10,000 cities – has launched Busbud Business, which opens its Bus Booking API to partners and increases its lead in the bus and coach industry. By partnering with Busbud, travel sites and... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News, Technology

WestJet Goes Mobile With TSA PreCheck Program

WestJet Goes Mobile With TSA PreCheck Program WestJet reports that eligible guests departing from US airports will now be able to receive the TSA PreCheck designation using web, mobile and kiosk check-in. Until now, only eligible guests who received their boarding passes at WestJet counters could take advantage of the program, which... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Dollars And Cents

TourRadar Gets $6 Million In Funding

Dollars And Cents TourRadar has completed a $6 million round of Series A funding led by Cherry Ventures and Hoxton Ventures with participation from the two leading Austrian funds aws Founders Fund and Speedinvest. TourRadar, which is headquartered in Vienna, has grown rapidly over the last year, tripling... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Tour Operators

Empress of the Seas Now Home In Miami

Empress of the Seas Now Home In Miami Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas arrived to its new homeport, Miami, this week following a US$50 million revitalization. The ship sets sail today (May 27) visiting Royal Caribbean’s private island CocoCay, Bahamas and Nassau, Bahamas. The ship will then offer short four- and... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations, News

Sunwing Offers ‘Zero Deposit’ Through July 13

Sunwing Offers ‘Zero Deposit’ Through July 13 Sunwing Vacations is giving travellers the opportunity to guarantee their spot in the sun by rewarding them with unprecedented incentives to book their vacation early. For the first time, Sunwing is offering customers “Zero Deposit” on all vacation packages in order to conveniently... more ›
Posted in Specials, Tour Operators
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