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Monthly Archives: July 2017

2017 Tourism Results Robust

International Tourist Arrivals Up 6% Worldwide

2017 Tourism Results Robust International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade, according to the latest numbers released by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Sustained growth in most... more ›
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Strike Continues at Pearson

Strike Continues at Pearson Travellers are being advised to arrive early for flights at Toronto's Pearson International and be prepared for possible delays as more than 700 baggage handlers and ground crew continue to strike. The employees of Swissport have been on strike since Thursday evening. However, no major... more ›
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WestJet Reports Disclosure of Guest Information

WestJet Reports Disclosure of Guest Information WestJet is reporting that some WestJet Rewards member profile data has been disclosed online by an unauthorized third party. None of the data, however, contained credit card or banking information. WestJet has taken immediate steps to secure affected systems and has been working closely... more ›
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Cruise The Globe With Goway

Cruise The Globe With Goway Although known for custom and tailor-made FIT programs globally, Goway has slowly established and grown its selection of cruises across many top destinations, and now offering 220 cruising ideas on its website. For instance, with Goway, travellers can circumnavigate Iceland, enjoy wildlife... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Tour Operators

TravelBrands Gives Back

TravelBrands Gives Back TravelBrands cares about children’s health and until Aug. 31 agents are invited to donate their Loyalty Rewards points towards the SickKids Foundation and TravelBrands will double the donation. Donations starting at $5 will be matched. Each year, TravelBrands conducts a number of events... more ›
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Dual-Branded Marriott Coming to Clearwater Beach

Dual-Branded Marriott Coming to Clearwater Beach A new Marriott dual-branded Residence Inn Tampa Clearwater Beach (140 suites) and SpringHill Suites Tampa Clearwater Beach (115 suites) will open in August. Co-located at 309 Coronado Dr., both hotels will feature oversized guestrooms with a coastal vibe, flexible living, working and... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels

Ensemble Invites Members to ‘Think Big’ in Dallas

Ensemble Invites Members to ‘Think Big’ in Dallas Ensemble travel agency owners, front-line counsellors and preferred partners will converge in Dallas this fall to attend the 2017 Ensemble Travel Group International Conference set for Oct. 16-20 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion. Member survey results from last year’s annual meeting... more ›
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Here Comes The Sun

Air Canada Vacations Launches Expanded Winter Sun Program

Here Comes The Sun Air Canada Vacations (ACV) has launched its new Sun Brochure, 2017/2018 Collection, highlighted by flexible getaways from three to 29 nights, 40 destinations and more than 700 resorts, 60 of which are new to the ACV line-up. The brochure also includes 19 resorts exclusive to Air Canada... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators

Pearson Baggage Handlers, Ground Crew Strike

Pearson Baggage Handlers, Ground Crew Strike Travellers flying through Toronto's Pearson International Airport could face delays as more than 700 baggage handlers and ground crew went on strike last night (July 27). The unionized workers, employed by Swissport, voted 95% to reject the company's latest offer. While reports of delays... more ›
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Interjet Launches Toronto-Mexico Service

Interjet Launches Toronto-Mexico Service Today is the day Interjet Airlines launches new nonstop service between Toronto's Pearson International Airport and Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez (MEX), as well as to Cancun International Airport (CUN). The airline is offering four flights a week between Toronto and... more ›
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