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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Are You Sitting Comfortably

WestJet Introduces Self-Serve Seat Selection Feature For Agents, Guests

Are You Sitting Comfortably Travel agents can now pre-purchase seats for their clients using a new self-serve option on WestJet’s website. This is kind of neat. If a travel agent books WestJet for their client using the GDS and does not add seats at the time of booking, the agent can simply search for their client’s... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Travel Agents

Smart And Getting Smarter

Sabre Enhances The Shopping Experience With FareNabber API

Smart And Getting Smarter Sabre Corporation launched its new FareNabber API at Sabre's TTX innovation conference in Las Vegas, empowering travel companies and developers to create a smarter, more personalized experience for consumers when shopping for airfares, reports Mitchell McClung from the show. In a world where... more ›
Posted in Events, News, On The Road Again, Technology

Trafalgar Adds Cuba To The Itinerary

Trafalgar Adds Cuba To The Itinerary Trafalgar is adding six new itineraries and is offering Cuba as a destination for the first time in its newly released 2018 USA & Canada brochure. The new program features 43 itineraries, with each trip showcasing the very best scenery, attractions and experiences spread across this... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Motor Coach, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

A First For Sunwing

Operator Offering Packages From Abbotsford This Winter

A First For Sunwing Big news out of Sunwing as the operator has unveiled plans to offer packages from Abbotsford this winter – and that's a first. Staring Dec. 17, 2017 and continuing weekly until April 8, 2018, Sunwing will offer Sunday departures from Abbotsford to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. With the... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators

Quite An Acquisition

American Express Global Business Travel Acquires Banks Sadler

Quite An Acquisition American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has signed an agreement to acquire Banks Sadler, an international event management agency headquartered in London. The company will operate as part of American Express Meetings & Events, a division of GBT. When the transaction completes,... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

Quite A Performance

Ensemble Elite Members Deliver Big Numbers

Quite A Performance Ensemble's elite agents certainly delivered for their partners, posting the “best year in the organization’s history from a North American profit-sharing perspective” and celebrating the achievement with a seven-day Norse Legends cruise aboard Holland America Line’s Koningsdam. This... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Events, News, Travel Agents

Globus Launches 2018 Faith-Based Tours

Globus Launches 2018 Faith-Based Tours The Globus family of brands in Canada has launch its 2018 Religious Travel brochure – featuring 14 tours in the new and old world, each designed to allow Christians to explore the roots and stories of their faith with fellow believers. Offered by both Globus and Cosmos, the escorted tours... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Now This Is Good News

VisitBritain Reports Record April Numbers

Now This Is Good News VisitBritain has just released figures on overseas visits for April of this year and the news is good, real good. In fact, April 2017 was a record for both the number of overseas visitors and for spending as well. The tourism organizations figures reveal that 3.7 million visits were made to... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

TTX Underway In Vegas

TTX Underway In Vegas The Sabre Travel Technology Exchange 2017 (Sabre TTX 2017 for short) is underway at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sabre TTX brings together some of the brightest minds and some of the boldest ideas to provide a combination of industry insights, technology breakthroughs,... more ›
Posted in Events, News, On The Road Again, Technology

Business Travellers Need Certainty: ACTE

Business Travellers Need Certainty: ACTE Following the ruling by the US Supreme Court that it would allow some aspects of the Trump Administration's travel ban to stand until it issues a ruling on the order in 2018, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives' (ACTE), executive director, Greeley Koch said: “When the Trump... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations
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