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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Mexico Connections Strong at JBC Event

Mexico Connections Strong at JBC Event Dignitaries, hoteliers and tour operator executives representing Mexico came to Vancouver last week to confirm a long-running relationship between JBC Travel and Mexico tourism, reports western editor Ted Davis. The Richmond-based tour operator hosted a dinner during which the reps from... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events

AC Expands Network, Gets Festive

AC Expands Network, Gets Festive Air Canada (AC) has introduced several new non-stop year-round transborder routes that will begin spring 2018 from Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver. All new flights – Toronto to Omaha and Providence, Montreal to Baltimore and Pittsburgh, Vancouver to Sacramento, and Edmonton to San... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Contests

A Glitzy Affair

A Glitzy Affair Delta, KLM, Air France and Alitalia hosted their second annual Agency Elite Event last night (Nov. 28) at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. The event is held to recognize top tier agencies for their continued support over the past year. Pictured at the event are (l-r) Benedetto Mencaroni... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events

Tourism Thriving in the Dominican Republic

Tourism Thriving in the Dominican Republic Heading towards the end of 2017, the Dominican Republic continues to see strong tourism numbers. According to officials, the country is thriving as a tourist destination with several resorts and a national park recently recognized in highly regarded annual award lists – Los Haitises... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Taking The Initiative

Transat Taking The Fight To The Competition

Taking The Initiative Transat may be facing fierce competition on several fronts but the company is fighting back with a series of initiatives to boost efficiency, simplify operations and reduce costs, reports Montreal editor, Mike Dunbar in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press. According to... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

New Carry-On Rules Now In Effect

New Carry-On Rules Now In Effect New carry-on regulations allowing airline passengers to carry small knives on flights are now in effect. Transport Canada will prohibit certain powders and granular material with a volume of 350 ml (the size of a soda can) or more in all carry-on baggage in Canada. These items will still be... more ›
Posted in News

Lufthansa Reveals New Business Class Concept

Lufthansa Reveals New Business Class Concept Lufthansa has unveiled the concept for its new Business Class, which will be available for the first time in 2020 with the roll-out of the Boeing 777-9. The new seat is the key element connected to the service and comfort level in the cabin. With the new seat, Lufthansa guests will... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Canada’s Global Brand Remains Strong

Canada’s Global Brand Remains Strong O Canada. Canada’s global brand remains among the top four in the world, tying Japan for fourth place with a strong showing in the latest Anholt-GfK Nations Brand Index (NBI) study. Germany retakes the top ranking from the US, which fell to sixth place from first. France climbs to... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

ACTA Has Early Bird Membership Renewal Offer

ACTA Has Early Bird Membership Renewal Offer It's time for ACTA members to renew their memberships and ACTA is offering those renewing their membership by Dec. 31 a chance to win a Via Rail travel voucher for up to $500. Membership kits were posted for delivery as of Nov. 8 and may have already arrived in some offices. New members... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

Celestyal Appoints New President, North America

Celestyal Appoints New President, North America Celestyal Cruises has appointed Leslie Peden as president, North America. Peden will be responsible for driving business growth and promoting Celestyal Cruises in North America. Peden is a highly experienced travel professional with 30-plus years of success in cruising, tour operations,... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Cruise
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