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Monthly Archives: March 2017

ACV Talks Shop With New Advisory Board

New Product, Loyalty Program, Partnerships on the Table

ACV Talks Shop With New Advisory Board Air Canada Vacations (ACV) talked product and partnerships during its recently held Travel Advisory Board meeting in Mississauga, Ont. With partners from across the country representing chains, consortia and independent agencies. Updates included ACV’s growing partnership with RIU Plaza... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators

Nexion Canada Training the Next Generation

Nexion Canada Training the Next Generation Nexion Canada has launched plans for training the next generation of travel agents through two new educational programs – a Virtual Campus and an Independent Learner program. Each gives individuals new to the travel industry the chance to thoroughly learn the business – “in the way... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

Urgent Call For Electronics Ban Alternatives

Urgent Call For Electronics Ban Alternatives The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to urgently find alternatives to recently announced measures by the United States and the United Kingdom to restrict the carry-on of large electronic items on certain flights departing the Middle East and North... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Viking Rolls Out Resident Historian Program

Viking Rolls Out Resident Historian Program In a move designed to elevate the guest experience, Viking Cruises has rolled out a new onboard Viking Resident Historian program. Launching on Viking Star, Viking Sea and Viking Sky this month, a carefully selected faculty of historians will provide an enhanced level of enrichment for... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Agents Invited to Discover Dominica

Agents Invited to Discover Dominica The Discover Dominica Authority and Baxter Travel Media invite agents to take part in a free webinar on April 6. Join Lise Cuffy, marketing executive for the Discover Dominica Authority, to find out why more and more visitors are finding out about Dominica, The Nature Island, voted one of... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Destinations

TICO Approves Comp Fund Claims

TICO Approves Comp Fund Claims On March 28, TICO’s board of directors approved payment of $6,848 to assist eight consumers who did not receive the travel services for which they had paid. The payment was due to the closure of Akkiratourz Ltd. in Toronto ($5,950) and SkyGreece Airlines S.A. ($898). The board denied... more ›
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Wanderluxe Celebrates Joy of Giving, Love of Travel

Wanderluxe Celebrates Joy of Giving, Love of Travel Air Canada, in collaboration with TD Bank Group, will host an evening of fine wine and food, a live auction of bespoke travel experiences and a Cirque de Soleil JOYÀ special performance at the second annual Wanderluxe on April 6 at 1 Yonge St. (Freeland St. entrance) at Queen's Quay E.,... more ›
Posted in Events, News

Edmonton Canada’s New Travel Hot Spot?

Edmonton Canada’s New Travel Hot Spot? Canada is a popular travel destination and according to Hotels.com's 2016 Hotel Price Index (HPI) Edmonton is trending as one of the country's hot spots. The 2016 HPI listed Edmonton as the third most popular destination for Canadians, just behind Toronto and Montreal. The city has been... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News

Turkish Airlines Honours Top Partners

Turkish Airlines Honours Top Partners Turkish Airlines held its first Toronto Agency Awards Ceremony last night at the Delta Toronto East Hotel honouring its top partners from 2016. Attendees were treated to a guest speaker, author Shashank Nigam, writer of SOAR which examines the airline industry, live music, dinner and an... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Tour Operators

Remembering Pat Doherty

Well Known Industry Veteran Passes Away In Florida

Remembering Pat Doherty Let's all take a minute today to remember Pat Doherty, who passed away in the loving arms of his family on March 27 in Florida. The ever-smiling Doherty was one of Canada's “larger-than-life” travel industry personalities, who enlivened conversations and events with his unbridled... more ›
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