Monthly Archives: July 2016

Terror Concerns Impacting Vacation Planning

Terror Concerns Impacting Vacation Planning In its latest Vacation Confidence Index, Allianz Travel Insurance found that 86% of Americans “are concerned about terrorist attacks occurring while on vacation in various regions of the world in the future” and that's “prompting many to make major changes to their travel plans.” The... more ›
Posted in Insurance, News, Trends & Research

Air Canada By The Numbers

Air Canada By The Numbers Air Canada has reported record second quarter 2016 EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and aircraft rent) of $605 million compared to the previous record EBITDAR of $591 million in the same quarter in 2015. EBITDAR in the second quarter of 2015 included a... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Win With Sunquest

Win With Sunquest Sunquest continues to reward travel agents in conjunction with its popular “Deal of the Week” program, now in its third week. This week, receive a Bonus US$150 Resort Coupon for a total of US$550 at all Secrets Resorts and Spas offered by Sunquest in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Niagara Falls Stakes Its Claim

Campaign Launched To Claim 8th Wonder Of World Title

Niagara Falls Stakes Its Claim Niagara Falls is arguing that it deserves the official title of Eighth Wonder of the World. The unofficial title is often given to sites, buildings, projects and designs that are deemed comparable to the original Seven World Wonders. Niagara Falls is often listed as a top natural wonder or... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News

Free Is Good

European Waterways Offers New Booking Incentive

Free Is Good European Waterways is offering a free hotel night for new bookings on all remaining 2016 departures on select luxury hotel barges in France. The hotel stay includes breakfast, can be used either pre-or post-cruise, and is combinable with any other current offer. Booking deposits must be... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Specials

Sunwing Adds Punta Cana From YKF

Sunwing Adds Punta Cana From YKF This winter, Sunwing Vacations will be offering direct weekly flights between the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The service starts Dec. 22, 2016 and continues through March 23, 2017, connecting residents of Waterloo Region with the popular... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Tour Operators

Share Saint Lucia Photos To Unlock Deals

Share Saint Lucia Photos To Unlock Deals Saint Lucia’s natural beauty offers summer vacationers a blend of island adventure and Caribbean vibes and the setting to inspire #UnlockSaintLucia, a social media photo sharing campaign, where Canadians work together to help unlock exclusive, time-limited travel deals for an idyllic Saint... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Specials

The Brexit Factor

UK Referendum Impacting Consumer Confidence

The Brexit Factor A new study by GfK reports that the consumer climate in Germany weakened slightly in July as a result of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom. GfK's Consumer Climate Study found that the overall consumer climate indicator forecasts 10.0 points for August, which is down from 10.1... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Toronto Pearson Heads For A Record

Airport Set To Welcome Over 9.6 Million Passengers This Summer

Toronto Pearson Heads For A Record The summer travel season is in full swing, and Toronto Pearson International Airport is gearing up to welcome an average of 120,000 passengers per day throughout July and August, representing an additional 10,000 passengers per day over the same time period in 2015. Nearly 150,000 passengers... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Trends & Research

Travel With Style

Contiki Launches 2016-2017 Europe Program

Travel With Style Featuring 50 trips through 24 countries in five different travel styles, Contiki Holidays has launched its new 2016-17 Europe Autumn, Winter, Spring program. In addition to fewer crowds and often lower prices, the program highlights some of the other benefits of visiting the continent outside... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators