Monthly Archives: January 2018

Vancouver Gears Up For Busy 2018

City Will Host A Record 33 Conventions, Events

Vancouver Gears Up For Busy 2018 It's going to be a busy year for Vancouver as the city prepares to host 33 citywide conventions and events – that's the highest number the city has ever hosted in a single year. Over the course of 2018, these 33 events will bring over 100,000 out-of-town delegates to Vancouver where they... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Dacko Joins Voyages Encore Travel

Dacko Joins Voyages Encore Travel Dean Dacko has joined Voyages Encore Travel as its chief commercial officer. The announcement of Dacko's appointment – which is effective immediately – was made by Monique Mardinian, CEO and founder of Voyages Encore Travel. In his new role, Dacko will be responsible for all commercial... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News, Travel Agents

ACV Has It All In Europe

ACV Has It All In Europe Air Canada Vacations thinks Nice is nice … As is a huge swathe of the rest of Europe. The tour operator held a Thursday Europe product launch in Toronto that featured European destinations stretching from Iceland to Iberia, along the French Riviera to cities like Nice and into Eastern... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

And The Countdown Begins

Celebrity Edge Floats Out Of Dry Dock

And The Countdown Begins The excitement is rising as Celebrity Cruises offered the world a glimpse of what will be the brand's first ship in a new class in more than 10 years, as Celebrity Edge floated out of her dry dock at the STX France shipyard. [Check out the video at... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Events, News

Canada, Israel Expand Air Deal

Air Canada, Transat A.T. Applaud Increase In Weekly Flights

Canada, Israel Expand Air Deal Both Air Canada and Transat A.T are welcoming the Canadian government's announcement of an expanded air transport agreement with Israel. With the revised agreement Air Canada indicated it will look to further expand its services between Canada and Israel. Benjamin Smith, president,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Vision Is Back At It In 2018

Company Acquires Percy Hunt Travel Group

Vision Is Back At It In 2018 Vision Travel, a Direct Travel Company, continues to pursue its expansion strategy in key markets across Canada, agreeing to acquire Regina, Saskatchewan-based, Percy Hunt Travel Group. The Percy Hunt Travel Group has 23 locations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Its... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents, West

“Water We Waiting For?”

Club Med Unveils New Brochure And More

“Water We Waiting For?” With the release of its new 2018 brochure, Club Med is asking potential customers, “Water we waiting for?” The 160-page brochure showcases what sets a Club Med all-inclusive vacation apart, outlining all on-demand resorts for the Canadian market. More than ever before, the informative... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Convicted And Sentenced

Convicted And Sentenced Alicia Kielek pled guilty and was convicted of five counts of operating as a travel agent without registration, contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (the “Act”). Kielek operated in Toronto. The Court ordered the following sentence on January 19, 2018: !!!... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Picture Perfect In Puerto Vallarta

Hyatt Ziva Re-imagines Relaxation

Picture Perfect In Puerto Vallarta It's been said that Puerto Vallarta was truly put on the map after the 1964 movie release of The Night of the Iguana, which showcased the natural beauty of the destination. The fact that celebrities like Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Elizabeth Taylor spent time in the scenic Mexican area on the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts

On The Road In Chiang Mai

ATF Tourism Conference Now Underway

On The Road In Chiang Mai A conference theme of “Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless Prosperity” is providing content direction to the 2018 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), which started this week in Chiang Mai, Thailand, reports western Canada editor Ted Davis from the show. It kicked off with a lavish opening... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, On The Road Again, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents