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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Jamaica Taking Tourism To New Heights

Minister Bartlett Plans To Reverse Canadian Decline

Jamaica Taking Tourism To New Heights Jamaica's most senior tourism officials are visiting Canada with the goal of reversing a 6% decline in visitations from this country to the island nation in 2016, reports Press Today's Michael Baginski. The government and its tourism ministry has launched an ambitious plan to boost total... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Velas Unveils New Travel Agent Website

Velas Unveils New Travel Agent Website Mexico’s Velas Resorts has a new website for travel agents as the company gets ready to open its fifth resort, Grand Velas Los Cabos (pictured). Available in English, Spanish and French (coming soon), the portal offers everything from virtual tours, sales materials, image library, current... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Resorts

The Diversity and Duality of Tahiti

The Diversity and Duality of Tahiti Beyond the iconic shots of Bora Bora, the diversity and duality of French Polynesia was on display last night (Aug. 30) as the Tahiti Tourisme North America reception series stopped in Toronto. The annual trade event, which includes Canadian dates in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver,... more ›
Posted in News

HAC Calls for Hall of Fame Entries

HAC Calls for Hall of Fame Entries The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is now accepting entries for the 2016 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence. The program continues the Association’s tradition of acknowledging the strong standards and values of those involved in and with the lodging industry. The awards program... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News

‘Lip Sync Battle’ Coming to Carnival

‘Lip Sync Battle’ Coming to Carnival You may not have to hit the right notes, but you better have the right moves. Fans of Spike TV’s award-winning hit show “Lip Sync Battle” will soon be able to channel their inner rock star at sea as the pop culture phenomenon has been added to the entertainment lineup aboard Carnival... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Let’s Talk Travel

Let’s Talk Travel Now in its 16th year, Let’s Talk Travel will soon be visiting a number of cities in Ontario. Participating suppliers include DeNure Tours, Jordan Tourism, Scenic, Tourcan Vacations, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board, Visit Myrtle Beach and Universal Orlando. The schedule is as follows:... more ›
Posted in Events, News

Sunwing Adds Second Sunshine Flight From Kelowna

Sunwing Adds Second Sunshine Flight From Kelowna Sunwing is expanding the vacation options for residents of Kelowna, BC with the introduction of a new weekly flight to Cancun, Mexico for the coming 2016/2017 season. The flight will depart Sundays between Nov. 6 and April 9, 2017, and is being offered in addition to Varadero, Cuba... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, Tour Operators

Going Strategic

New Concept Gains Traction With Travel Managers

Going Strategic In a newly released study, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) reports that the concept of the “strategic airline” is on the rise among business travel managers and will be a factor in air carrier negotiations over the next two years. The Evolution of Airline Agreements... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Transat Does It All For The Family

Transat Does It All For The Family Transat has unveiled its new Famili brochure, featuring holidays down south and in Florida. The new brochure features a variety of destinations and plenty of travel tips that will allow families to plan a memorable, tailor-made getaway. In Southern destinations, Transat offers family... more ›
Posted in Tour Operators

Peaks And Perks

Rocky Mountaineer Offer Encourages Rail Trips

Peaks And Perks Rocky Mountaineer is encouraging travellers to take a rail trip in 2017 with its Peaks and Perks offer. The promotion is in effect from now until Nov. 4, 2016, offering travellers booking select 2017 Rocky Mountaineer packages an added value of up to $800 per couple to enhance their... more ›
Posted in Rail, Specials