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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Porter Launches Book and Win Contest for Agents

Porter Launches Book and Win Contest for Agents Travel agents registered with Porter Airlines or Porter Escapes have the chance to win one of three grand prize trips for two or one of four weekly prizes of 25,000 VIPorter points in celebration of Porter’s 10th birthday on Oct. 23. “Ten years of service is a big milestone for us. We... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Airlines

DeNureTours Unveils 2017 Lineup

DeNureTours Unveils 2017 Lineup DeNureTours has launched its 2017 brochure, complete with new logo and a new focus for the company. Not only does the publication feature new tours and destinations, but it also signifies an evolution for DeNureTours – which officials say is no longer satisfied with simply offering travel... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Tour Operators

Air Canada Adds Six New Routes To Its Network

Air Canada Adds Six New Routes To Its Network Air Canada has announced the addition of six new destinations to its international network, including year-round Boeing 787-9 service between Toronto and Mumbai and between Vancouver and Taipei. The new services will launch for summer 2017, with the Montreal-Algiers and the Vancouver-Taipei... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News

UNWTO Calls for Support to Crisis-Hit Countries

UNWTO Calls for Support to Crisis-Hit Countries UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai has called for increased co-operation between tourism source markets and destinations that have been affected by crises. Addressing the 20th Summit of the Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry (BTW) on Monday in Berlin on the topic of “Safe,... more ›
Posted in News

British Airways Introduces Special Business Class Fares

British Airways Introduces Special Business Class Fares British Airways has launched some special fares for those looking to travel in style to the UK this fall and winter. Select business class tickets are available for purchase through Oct. 1 from any of British Airways’ Canadian gateways – Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Specials

SeaWorld Ups The Fun Factor in 2017

New Rides, Shows and Events Coming to Parks

SeaWorld Ups The Fun Factor in 2017 SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has unveiled an extensive lineup of new attractions, shows and events for 2017 – part of an approximate US$175 million in capital spending and one of the largest new attraction years in the company's 50-year history. The announcement includes major new ride... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Best Western Introduces New ‘White Label’ Franchise

Best Western Introduces New ‘White Label’ Franchise Best Western Hotels & Resorts has introduced SureStay Hotels – “a revolutionary new 'white label' franchise model in the hotel industry.” SureStay will operate as a separate subsidiary while plugging hotel owners into the company’s infrastructure and distribution channels. With... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News

The Power Of Change

G Adventures Unveils Travel Better And More On WTD

The Power Of Change In his welcome to the crowd of travel trade types and others who packed Toronto's funky District 28 last night (Sept. 27) to mark World Tourism Day (WTD), G Adventures founder, Bruce Poon Tip observed that, “We're here to celebrate tourism [because it] has the power to change the... more ›
Posted in News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Germans Say Prost to Travel Trade

Germans Say Prost to Travel Trade The German National Tourist Office and partners Lufthansa and the Chelsea Hotel hosted a trade gathering last night to celebrate Oktoberfest and talk all things Germany. “I'm a serious person and I have some serious news to tell you about Germany,” laughed GNTO's Director, Marketing... more ›
Posted in Destinations

Meliá Hits The Road

Meliá Hits The Road It was all about Meliá Hotels International last night (Sept. 27) as a group of the Spanish hotel chain's international team continued a five-city cross-Canada road show with a stop in Toronto, hosting travel agents with a cocktail reception, trade show and dinner at the Park Hyatt... more ›
Posted in Hotels, Resorts
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