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Monthly Archives: January 2017

US Travel Ban Spreads Fear, Uncertainty: ACTE

Travel Uncertainty Bad For Business

US Travel Ban Spreads Fear, Uncertainty: ACTE It seems the newly launched US travel ban is causing fear and uncertainty throughout the country. Twenty per cent of companies responding to a survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) report that the current US travel ban is causing their travellers... more ›
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IATA Seeks Clarity on Travel Ban

IATA Seeks Clarity on Travel Ban The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released a statement on the US Executive Order on Travel (EO), seeking clarity on the radical changes to entry requirements for the United States. Working with 265 member airlines for safe, secure, efficient and sustainable global air... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

WestJet Bringing Back Halifax-Gander Service

Summer Schedule Also Features Calgary-Nashville Flight

WestJet Bringing Back Halifax-Gander Service As part of its 2017 summer schedule, WestJet will once again fly its Halifax to Gander, Nfld. route, with service starting daily on April 30. Overall, WestJet's guests in Atlantic Canada have a total of 31 non-stop routes and 21 different WestJet destinations to choose from. WestJet has... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations

Record Setting World

Residential Yacht Reaches Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

Record Setting World   The World has broken a world record. The private residential ship broke the record for the most southerly navigation reaching 78°43•997´S and 163°41•421´W at the Bay of Whales in Antarctica’s Ross Sea. It is the furthest south any vessel has ever sailed. The World... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations, News

Collette Contest to Share a Passion for Travel

Agents, Consumers Can Enter 'Come Away With Me' Contest

Collette Contest to Share a Passion for Travel   Collette has launched a “come away with me” contest, designed to “excite the world about a passion for travel through the power of sharing stories and videos.” The contest, which begins Feb. 1 and runs through April 3, invites travellers to describe travelling with their... more ›
Posted in Contests, Tour Operators

Sunwing Partners With Wiarton Willie

Tour Operator Launching Groundhog Day Getaway Contest

Sunwing Partners With Wiarton Willie Sunwing is getting set to celebrate Groundhog Day as a platinum sponsor of the Wiarton Willie Festival in Wiarton, Ont. on Feb. 2. The star of the Wiarton Willie Festival is Canada’s most famous groundhog who will emerge at 8:07 a.m. to offer his weather prediction for the weeks to come.... more ›
Posted in Specials, Tour Operators

On The Move

On The Move The Dominican Republic Tourism Board's Toronto office is changing locations as of Feb. 1. The new address is 67 Yonge St., Suite 1203, Toronto, Ont. M5E 1J8. Telephone numbers remain the... more ›
Posted in News

Cheesecake Factory coming to Ka Makana Alii

Cheesecake Factory coming to Ka Makana Alii Oahu's Ka Makana Alii reports that restaurant and retail giants – The Cheesecake Factory and Sephora – will open their first West Oahu locations at the new regional shopping centre in Kapolei. The globally recognized brands are among numerous tenants that have joined the centre since its... more ›
Posted in Hawaii

Always Ready For The Next Evolution

Ensemble Travel Celebrates 50th In 2017

Always Ready For The Next Evolution Cast your mind back to 1968. If you're a student of travel industry history, you might just recollect a group of 10 travel agents in Brooklyn, New York – led by Warren Buckner – who banded together to launch the Greater Independent Association of Travel Services or GIANTS. Not only... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

Chaos, Confusion, Condemnation

Chaos, Confusion, Condemnation Donald Trump's Jan. 27 executive order banning entry to the US to those travelling on passports from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen for the next 90 days, has created chaos, confusion and condemnation in both the US and around the world. Courts in four US states –... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents
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