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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Brexit: Travel Faces The Consequences

Report Forecasts Years of Uncertainty For UK, EU Industry

Brexit: Travel Faces The Consequences The consequences of Brexit, the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) following the country’s referendum on June 23, will be far-reaching for the entire EU travel market, according to consumer insight firm Canadean. This is largely due to Europe being the UK’s biggest tourist... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Starwood Makes Historic Debut in Havana

Starwood Makes Historic Debut in Havana Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide marked a historic milestone with the opening of Four Points Havana – the company’s first hotel in Cuba. The opening comes on the heels of groundbreaking deals signed by Starwood in Cuba earlier this year, which established Starwood as the first... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News

Rouge Rings in Third Birthday

Rouge Rings in Third Birthday Air Canada Rouge celebrates its third birthday tomorrow (July 1), having grown since its inaugural flight in 2013 into an international leisure carrier with 1,600 employees, a fleet of 44 aircraft and a network of 100 routes touching five continents. “After three years of rapid growth, we... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

New Film Puts Spotlight on US National Parks

New Film Puts Spotlight on US National Parks Rachel Pohl wants visitors to the United States to discover some great “park-ing” spots. Pohl is among the outdoorsy sorts seen in America Wild: National Park Adventures, a film showcasing the US national parks system and the release of which coincides with the centennial of that... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Happy Birthday, QTR

Qatar Airways Marks Five Years of Montreal Service

Happy Birthday, QTR Qatar Airways celebrated its fifth anniversary of services to Montreal yesterday (June 29) and marked the occasion with a special fare promotion available through July 1. Flights to Dubai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Bombay and Delhi are on sale. In addition, the airline has launched a Facebook... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Specials

Trafalgar Preview Includes Agent Incentives

Trafalgar Preview Includes Agent Incentives With Trafalgar's Europe and Britain recently released preview pricing, agents can offer clients the best deal of the year on popular Trafalgar-guided vacations with 2016 prices for 2017 summer travel. “Preview combines the best value of the year and the best selection of our favourite... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Tour Operators

WestJet Introduces Halifax Service From YVR, Winnipeg

WestJet Introduces Halifax Service From YVR, Winnipeg WestJet has introduced new non-stop service to Halifax from Vancouver and Winnipeg, the only carrier to do so. The inaugural flight from Vancouver to Halifax launched yesterday (June 29) and flights from Winnipeg to Halifax begin July 2. Both of these seasonal, direct flights (four times... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations

ATTACK ON THE INNOCENT

Outraged Industry Condemns Terrorist Bombing At Ataturk

ATTACK ON THE INNOCENT Travel industry leaders are condeming the June 28 attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport as “cowardly and murderous.” Reports indicate that 41 people – including 13 foreigners – are dead and 239 people have been wounded in an attack carried out by 3 suicide bombers. There are also... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News

Linton Joins Cover-More Group

Linton Joins Cover-More Group Mark Linton has been appointed head of sales for USA and Canada for Cover-More Group, a specialist, integrated travel insurance and medical assistance provider. The appointment follows Cover-More’s recent announcement that their executive Carole Tokody was relocating to New York as CEO, US... more ›
Posted in Appointments

Move To Lift Mexican Visa Requirements Applauded

Move To Lift Mexican Visa Requirements Applauded The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has applauded the Government of Canada's decision to the lift the Mexican visa requirement as of Dec. 1. According to officials, the reiteration of this promise shows a concrete step towards visa openness in one of Canada's most important... more ›
Posted in News
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