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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Collette Unveils 100 Days of Giveaways

Collette Unveils 100 Days of Giveaways Collette has launched 100 days of giveaways in honour of its centennial celebration. Travel agents and their clients have 100 days to enter to win a prize. To enter, guests must submit their reason for travel to have a chance at winning the grand prize of $10,000 towards any Collette... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Tour Operators

Industry Teams Up On New Initiative

Industry Teams Up On New Initiative Environmental organizations and the global shipping industry have joined forces to call for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020. IMO has agreed that from Jan. 1, 2020, the maximum permitted sulphur content... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations

ACTA Unhappy With Marriott’s Planned Commission Cuts

ACTA Unhappy With Marriott’s Planned Commission Cuts ACTA is not happy about Marriott International's plans to reduce agent commission rates and has responded. ACTA president Wendy Paradis released the following statement regarding Marriott's intentions to reduce the commissions it pays to group and meetings intermediaries from 10% to 7%,... more ›
Posted in News

Canadian Trade Wins With MSC Cruises

Canadian Trade Wins With MSC Cruises MSC Cruises USA has announced the Canadian winners of its 5th Annual MSC True Partnerships' Awards. Joe Jiffo, senior vice-president of sales, MSC Cruises USA, said, “2017 proved to be an outstanding year for MSC Cruises as we introduced two brand new mega ships. Our dedicated partners in... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Travel Agents

Making The Leap

IATA's NDC Ready For The Next Phase

Making The Leap IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative took a “critical” leap forward last October when all three global distribution system (GDS) providers – Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport – confirmed that they will achieve the highest level of certification as aggregators by the end of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Good News From Jamaica

Good News From Jamaica Clearly, Canadians were making it Jamaica, again in 2017. The Jamaica Tourist Board's (JTB) regional director – Canada, Philip Rose told Press Today that Jamaica welcomed 405,174 Canadian visitors in 2017. And that, Rose said, represents an increase of 8.9% over the previous... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

U.S. Virgin Islands Have A Plan

U.S. Virgin Islands Have A Plan The U.S. Virgin Islands has a plan. In the wake of the two Category 5 hurricanes that hit in September, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has developed a 150-day rolling marketing plan to share with industry stakeholders. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty said:... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Cruise, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Grupo Pinero Just Keeps Growing

Grupo Pinero Just Keeps Growing The parent company of Bahia Principe, Grupo Piñero has reported an 8% increase in sales and a 5% EBITDA increase in 2017 over 2016. Those gains mark a sixth year of growth for the brand and gross operating profit of US$250 million. Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, which accounts for 72%... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts

Something Developing At TRAVELSAVERS

Something Developing At TRAVELSAVERS TRAVELSAVERS continues to grow its agency engagement across North America and is offering agents an unprecedented lineup of training and networking events in 2018. This year will see the group's bi-annual conference Travel Market take place in Boca Raton, June7 to 10 and the Affluent Traveler... more ›
Posted in Events, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Epic Adventures With Disney Cruise Line

Epic Adventures With Disney Cruise Line Disney Cruise Line is planning some epic adventures at sea in 2019 with special engagements of two popular itineraries – Star Wars Day at Sea and Marvel Day at Sea. Spanning two Disney cruise ships, sailing across the Caribbean and Bahamas, these cruises bring Disney and fan-favorite fun to... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News
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