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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Agents Predict Strong Year Ahead for Cruise Travel

Last-Minute Deal Hunters on the Decline

Agents Predict Strong Year Ahead for Cruise Travel It's all good news in the Cruise Lines International Association's (CLIA) fourth – and final – Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report for 2016. The report, which tracks key cruise travel trends along with providing insight into the current state of the travel agent industry,... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

2016 in Review, Kayak’s Top Travel Trends

2016 in Review, Kayak’s Top Travel Trends Travel search engine KAYAK.com has revealed what some of the top travel trends and hot spots for Canadians were in 2016. Will and Kate’s Canadian visit strengthens British bond? Perhaps due to the visiting Royal Family in Vancouver this year, or maybe the release of a new binge worthy... more ›
Posted in News

Le Boat Sets Sights on the Rideau Canal

Le Boat Sets Sights on the Rideau Canal Le Boat, Europe’s largest self-drive boating company, is poised to become a global brand with the launch of the company’s first North American base of operations in 2018 on Ontario’s historic Rideau Canal. The Rideau Canal, which opened in 1832, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations

Desire Opens New Duplex Villa Suites

Desire Opens New Duplex Villa Suites Desire by Original Group, a Mexican firm of “adult hospitality providing a safe, clothing-optional playground where couples can explore their fantasies,” has a new bonus gift for guests – four duplex villa suites surrounding their own private pool, that opened in December. The... more ›
Posted in Resorts

G Adventures for Good

G Adventures for Good G Adventures has new sustainable travel experiences in Belize, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and Nepal for 2017, enabling travellers to support local communities while offering them a local experience. The five social enterprise projects are a guided bike tour on Caye Caulker, Belize, local meals... more ›
Posted in Tour Operators

Palace Resorts Set to Welcome Sean Paul

Palace Resorts Set to Welcome Sean Paul Palace Resorts – which has five-star, all-inclusive resorts – reports Grammy-winning reggae and dancehall artist Sean Paul will perform this spring at the brand’s AAA Four Diamond rated Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The international superstar will take the stage at... more ›
Posted in Resorts

Courtyard by Marriott Open in Cold Lake

Courtyard by Marriott Open in Cold Lake Courtyard by Marriott has opened a new hotel in Cold Lake, Alberta. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, 120-room Courtyard by Marriott Cold Lake is located at Route 28 and Highway 897, adjacent to Casino Dene. Along with media pods,... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels

Princess Unveils Re-imagined Youth Centres

Princess Unveils Re-imagined Youth Centres Princess Cruises, in partnership with Discovery Consumer Products (the licensing arm of Discovery Communications) has plans to expand its Discovery at Sea partnership with re-imagined youth centres to help young Princess explorers learn, play and create fun memorable memories while on a cruise... more ›
Posted in Cruise

Volunteer Vacations Connect Travellers With Locals

Increasing Number of Canadians Volunteering in Jamaica

Volunteer Vacations Connect Travellers With Locals With the holiday season upon us, many people start to think of ways they can give back and help others over the coming weeks and year. Vacations with a purpose continue to be on the rise with travellers to Jamaica, as many people want to lend a hand to a local project while enjoying their... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Umapped Heads Into 2017 Positioned For Growth

Umapped Heads Into 2017 Positioned For Growth 2016 was record-breaking a year for Canadian-based Umapped, the collaborative travel itinerary management platform. The company saw achievements in product innovations, expanded partnerships and new client launches in 11 countries including Canada, US, Australia, Portugal, Spain, Italy, UK,... more ›
Posted in News
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