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Monthly Archives: November 2016

BC Travel Assurance Fund Pays Out

BC Travel Assurance Fund Pays Out From Jan. 1 to Oct. 31, 2016, 19 travellers were compensated $13,359 through BC's Travel Assurance Fund – a result of the closures of BC travel agencies Air-World Tour & Travel Ltd. (based in Surrey) and Skyline Tours Ltd. (Burnaby). Administered by Consumer Protection BC, the Travel... more ›
Posted in News, West

Vista Launches Year-Round Sailings From Miami

Vista Launches Year-Round Sailings From Miami PortMiami welcomed Carnival Cruise Line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista, Sunday (Nov. 27) when it arrived to kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day cruises to the Caribbean. To officially welcome Vista to its Miami homeport, Carnival Vista... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations, News

Secrets Debuts Cap Cana Resort & Spa

Secrets Debuts Cap Cana Resort & Spa AMResorts continues to expand its Secrets Resorts & Spas brand with the opening of Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa. The 457-room, adults-only resort, located within the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, marks a new destination for the AMResorts Collection... more ›
Posted in Resorts

Still Time To Win Cayman Islands Trip

Still Time To Win Cayman Islands Trip It might be getting colder in Canada, but things are heating up in The Cayman Islands. With new properties from Kimpton and Margaritaville, the Cayman Islands will be a “new” destination by 2019. Plus, the island nation is an increasingly popular culinary destination offering more than... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Contests, Destinations

Flying High!

Trade Deals Good For Aviation

Flying High! Global free trade is so good for aviation that airline bosses must have breathed huge sighs of relief when Belgium’s French regions finally signed on to the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement (CETA), reports Montreal editor, Mike Dunbar in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Trends & Research

Time To Change Ontario Travel Act

Toronto Agent Urges Industry To Get Involved As Deadline Looms

Time To Change Ontario Travel Act A Toronto-based travel retailer is urging travel agents across the province to get involved in the updating of Ontario's travel industry act that has been proposed by the provincial government. But time is short as the deadline to complete the Travel Industry Act Review Survey is Dec. 3,... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

In The Spotlight

ACV Highlights Spotlight Collection From Western Gateways

In The Spotlight Air Canada Vacations is showcasing its Spotlight Collection in Western Canada. The tour company's Spotlight Collection features over 50 properties in Mexico and the Caribbean which are deemed to be ACV’s most popular. Each resort in the collection offers a variety of exclusive perks... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, West

Get More From SIREV

Get More From SIREV Softvoyage has introduced several new enhancements to SIREV. Loyalty programs Travel agents enjoy suppliers’ loyalty programs, which reward them for repeat business. SIREV agents can now key in their reward account’s personal identification code in the corresponding field of the... more ›
Posted in Technology

Travel Corporation Appointments

Travel Corporation Appointments The Travel Corporation (TTC), parent company of Lion World Travel and 29 other brands, has announced several senior promotions in its adventure division. Lucille Sive has been promoted to The Travel Corporation Africa Division CEO, and former Contiki president Brad Ford to president of Lion... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Tour Operators

Turkish Airlines Enhances Entertainment Options

Turkish Airlines Enhances Entertainment Options Working in co-operation with Denon, Turkish Airlines’ Business class travellers on America-bound flights will now have the possibility to experience a renewed audio experience. Thanks to this partnership, the audio engineering company will provide a comfortable set of headphones, which are... more ›
Posted in Airlines