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Monthly Archives: March 2017

He’s Back!

UNIGLOBE Picks Jamie McNair As Eastern Canada Region President

He’s Back! Jamie McNair has been tapped to become president of the UNIGLOBE Eastern Canada Region. McNair will take over his new responsibilities beginning May 1 and he'll be based at UNIGLOBE's office in Mississauga. He will lead the management team in business development and growth... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News, Travel Agents

Living Life In Los Cabos

Living Life In Los Cabos Rodrigo Esponda has gone from being a Los Cabos visitor to a Los Cabos resident. Esponda ended a 17-year Mexico Tourism Board career last year and relocated from Toronto to Los Cabos and for the past six months has been overseeing Cabo tourism promotion efforts, reports Press Today's Ian... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, On The Road Again

WestJet Updates Pre-Travel Notification Process

WestJet Updates Pre-Travel Notification Process WestJet has updated how it communicates electronically with clients, in accordance with the industry standard set by IATA – ensuring clients receive timely and relevant operational information about their booking. The airline is advising agents that when a clients' contact information is... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Porter Boosts North Bay Service

Porter Boosts North Bay Service Porter Airlines has introduced a new schedule of daily flights between Toronto (Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport) and North Bay. According to officials, the improved departure times allow business travellers from North Bay to leave home in the morning, complete a full day of meetings in... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations

Delivering The ‘Wow’ Factor Every Time

For Trafalgar And Uniworld, It's All About The Experience

Delivering The ‘Wow’ Factor Every Time In this week's digital edition of Travel Courier, it's all about delivering that “Wow” factor as TC's Ann Ruppenstein talks to Trafalgar Canada's president Wolf Paunic and Uniworld's vice president, sales – Canada, Michelle Palma to find out exactly how their companies do that each and... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Where’s Frank?

Jordan Tourist Board Bids Farewell To Frank And Marie LaFleche

Where’s Frank? About 60 travel trade types – top producers for Jordan – were on hand to bid a fond farewell to Frank and Marie LaFleche, who are retiring from their role as the Canadian representatives of the Jordan Tourist Board after almost a decade and a half of service. Malia Asfour, the director... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News

Back To Its Roots

On The Road at Tianguis Turistico 2017

Back To Its Roots Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto welcomed close to a 1,000 companies from 87 countries to the 42nd annual Tianguis Turistico in Acapulco, Mexico. In his opening remarks, the president noted that Mexico welcomed 35 million international visitors during 2016 – almost 50% more than in... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News

Canada Urged To Eliminate Crown Rents

Canada Urged To Eliminate Crown Rents The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging the Canadian government to eliminate Crown rents as a way to improve the competitiveness of its aviation sector over consideration of airport privatization. “The Canadian government has already pocketed about $5 billion as the... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Air Canada Recognized

Air Canada Recognized Air Canada has been named one of Canada's “Best Diversity” employers for 2017, the second consecutive year the carrier has been awarded this distinction. In naming Air Canada, Mediacorp Canada Inc. cited the airline's success promoting women, including in non-traditional roles. The award... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

SAA Offers Conference Delegates Special Trade Fares

SAA Offers Conference Delegates Special Trade Fares South African Airways (SAA) is once again offering special travel industry fares for upcoming tourism conferences in South Africa. The 2017 travel trade fares are being offered from North America for travel industry delegates that are attending the World Travel Market – Africa, April... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Specials
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