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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Tauck Boosts Travel Agent Support

Company Also Enhances 'Agent Rewards' Program

Tauck Boosts Travel Agent Support Tauck is helping travel agents navigate the crowded and sometimes confusing European river cruising market with new sales materials that spell out the differences between its river cruises and those offered by other lines. In addition, the company is encouraging agents to gain first-hand... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Cruise, News

WestJet Cares

WestJet Cares Today (Sept. 30), WestJet employees will spend their day mentoring 100 youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) by showing them the ins and outs of aviation at the airline's Calgary headquarters and 28 airports across Canada. “Over the last 10 years, WestJet Cares for Kids has found... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Dominica, Saint Lucia Weather The Storm

Dominica, Saint Lucia Weather The Storm Initial reports indicate that Dominica (pictured) and Saint Lucia have weathered the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew. To date, there have been no reports of loss from the tourism sector in Dominica. According to officials, businesses are open and clean-up efforts are ongoing. Utility... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

There’s Nothing Like Australia

There’s Nothing Like Australia The spotlight was on Australia last night (Sept. 29) as Tourism Australia officials held an industry event at Proof Lounge in Toronto to update travel agents and suppliers on all things new Down Under. With Canadian arrival numbers to Australia on the rise, Robert Keddy, head of commercial... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Vote For Miami

Vote For Miami The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau rolled into Toronto last night (Sept. 29) for the first of two trade events designed to promote the city, in this case, primarily as a meetings, incentives and conventions destination. Playing off the US election theme, the CVB is urging... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events

Board Approves LH-Brussels Airlines Deal

Board Approves LH-Brussels Airlines Deal The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved a move to acquire the remaining 55% of shares in SN Airholding, parent company of Brussels Airlines. The approval paves the way for Lufthansa’s full acquisition of Brussels Airlines. The goal of Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines'... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Globus, Cosmos Launch 2017 North America Tours

Globus, Cosmos Launch 2017 North America Tours Globus has unveiled its selection of North America tours for 2017, including new “Special Event” getaways and, for the first time, trips to Mexico. “We really have something for any client who’d love to travel in the company of new-found friends, on a hassle-free itinerary where you... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Tour Operators

Faucher Joins ACV

Faucher Joins ACV Jocelyne Faucher has joined Air Canada Vacations as general manager, sales – Ontario. Faucher has more than 20 years of experience in leisure travel and has an MBA from the University of Guelph. Her previous roles include regional director, Thomas Cook North America; director, National... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Tour Operators

Turkey Has New Website

Turkey Has New Website The Turkish Office of Culture and Tourism in Canada has unveiled its new website – www.turkeytourism.ca. The website can serve as a tool for agents as well as clients travelling to Turkey. It houses brochures and videos, as well as links to information for travellers, including a link to... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Canadians Set Their Sights On Seoul

Canadians Set Their Sights On Seoul A growing number of Canadian travellers are setting their sights on Seoul, reports Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital edition of Travel Courier. According to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), the number of visitors from Canada has increased an average of 4% to 10% during the past... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations
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