Monthly Archives: November 2016

Turning The Corner

Annual Report Targets Sustained Tourism Growth In Canada

Turning The Corner The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and HLT Advisory (HLT) have released the 2016 Annual Report on Canadian Tourism. The report focuses on the potential opportunity to target American travellers and reviews the parameters powering global industry growth in contrast to the... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Always A Surprise

Trafalgar Travel Directors Search For That Special Highlight

Always A Surprise A Trafalgar travel director says he and his colleagues are committed to ensuring that those who go on Trafalgar itineraries won't simply be seeing more of the same. “[As] travel directors [we're] always trying to give you something unique,” Dave Neil told a Nov. 29 Toronto... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators

Ancillary Growth Continues In 2016

Ancillary Growth Continues In 2016 CarTrawler and IdeaWorksCompany are projecting that airline ancillary revenue will reach $67.4 billion worldwide in 2016. The CarTrawler Worldwide Estimate of Ancillary Revenue represents a nearly 200% increase from the 2010 figure of $22.6 billion, which was the first year for the ancillary... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Car Rental, News, Trends & Research

Delta Gives Back

Delta Gives Back To celebrate #GivingTuesday, Delta Air Lines is donating $1.5 million to select non-profit organizations who align with the company's focus on advancing education, expanding global health and wellness, promoting arts and culture, saluting armed service members and veterans, supporting global... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Destination Canada, Air Canada Join Forces To Boost Tourism

Destination Canada, Air Canada Join Forces To Boost Tourism Happy birthday, Canada! That's pretty much how the industry should interpret the new partnership between Destination Canada and Air Canada as the two join forces to promote Canada's tourism wonders to the world. The deal, reached on the eve of Canada's 150th birthday, is an innovative,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Carnival Awards $15,000 in Cash Prizes to Agencies

Carnival Awards $15,000 in Cash Prizes to Agencies Carnival Cruise Line has awarded $15,000 in cash prizes to three travel agencies – including one from Halifax – as part of the line’s “Ultimate Cruise Night” event. One grand prize of $5,000 was originally to be awarded with two runners up receiving $2,500. However, Carnival... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Cruise

Intrepid Gives Back With New Campaign

Travel for Good Campaign Kicks Off Today

Intrepid Gives Back With New Campaign Intrepid Travel launches its groundbreaking Travel for Good campaign today, furthering the positive impact its adventure tours have on travellers and the world. Starting today, Intrepid will donate 10% of all tour bookings to help four community projects around the world. The campaign runs... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators

Sunwing Adds Winnipeg-Nassau Lift

Sunwing Adds Winnipeg-Nassau Lift Sunwing is introducing direct flights from Winnipeg to Nassua, The Bahamas this winter. The new, weekly service begins on Dec. 17, 2016 and continues until April 1, 2017 To coincide with the new route, Sunwing has also introduced new all inclusive packages at several of the island’s... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Tour Operators

And Now A Word From TICO

Lots Of Opportunity For Industry And Consumer Input

And Now A Word From TICO A bit of a follow up and clarification from an item in yesterday's Press Today on changes to the Ontario Travel Industry. (Click here to see that story) TICO president & CEO, Richard Smart told PT that the Dec. 3, 2016 deadline referred to in the story applies to the survey recently... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

InterContinental Gets Festive

'12 Days of Christmas Cocktails'

InterContinental Gets Festive With only a month left until Christmas, “12 Days of Christmas Cocktails” is being offered at all InterContinental Hotels in Canada. InterContinental Toronto Centre, InterContinental Toronto Yorkville and InterContinental Montreal are spreading holiday joy during December with 12 festive... more ›
Posted in Hotels