Monthly Archives: February 2018

Carnival Expands Cuba Program From Miami

New Voyages to Feature Day-Long Visits to Havana

Carnival Expands Cuba Program From Miami Carnival Cruise Line will offer 17 new sailings to Cuba aboard Carnival Sensation in 2019. The five-day Cuba voyages will be the line’s first to operate round-trip from Miami and feature a day-long call in Havana, as well as stops at popular Caribbean and Bahamian ports, including Grand... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations, News

WestJet Introduces Econo (Lowest)

WestJet Introduces Econo (Lowest) WestJet has a basic economy fare called Econo (Lowest), aimed at travellers who are looking for low cost fares without any added amenities. According to officials, Econo (Lowest) is designed for the value-seeking guest who doesn’t travel often. For agents, WestJet has put together a... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Why Wait, Travel Now

Trafalgar Hosts “A Winter's Travel Tales” Gathering

Why Wait, Travel Now The woman who penned the New York Times bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die is cautioning those with wanderlust not to repeatedly delay travel to their dream locales. Patricia Schultz told Trafalgar's A Winter's Travel Tales gathering that those who do repeatedly put off their dream... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Cunard Partners With Rocky Mountaineer

Luxury Line Back in Alaska After 20 Years

Cunard Partners With Rocky Mountaineer Luxury cruise line Cunard has launched a partnership with Rocky Mountaineer to offer passengers special, unmatched experiences in Alaska. Cunard is returning to Alaska in 2019, for the first time in over two decades. “As we return to Alaska for the first time in 20 years, we are excited... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Rail

Ensemble Expands Partner Network

Ensemble Expands Partner Network Ensemble Travel Group is continuing to help its members expand their global reach with a new round of preferred partners – four On Location partners: Family Twist, Leonidas Travel, Revealed America, and Reykjavik Excursions; and specialty supplier Shore Excursions Group. “One of the ways... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

Intrepid Celebrates Record Growth

Intrepid Celebrates Record Growth The Intrepid Group is celebrating record growth, with revenue up 17% globally in 2017, in addition to a 40% increase in North America alone in January. It is the second year of record growth for the multi-brand Intrepid Group, which comes two and a half years after the travel company split... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators

Travel Agents Say: MoBay Is Okay!

Travel Agents Say: MoBay Is Okay! Although the state of public emergency in St. James Parish of Jamaica, which includes the popular resort destination of Montego Bay, has been extended until May 2, many top selling Jamaican specialists across Canada are reporting that it’s very much business as usual, reports CTP's assistant... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Still Time To ‘Book Your Own Bonus’ With Collette

Still Time To ‘Book Your Own Bonus’ With Collette Collette’s “Book Your Own Bonus" program has one month to go, coming to a close on March 31. Agents qualify for this promotion after their first booking. Following their initial booking, earnings starts to increase: second booking, earn $50; third booking, earn $100. Any booking after... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Tour Operators

Line-Up Finalized for St. Kitts Music Festival

Line-Up Finalized for St. Kitts Music Festival The St. Kitts Tourism Authority has announced the complete roster of musical artists who will be performing at the 22nd annual St. Kitts Music Festival taking place June 27 - July 1. “We are extremely pleased to have such an exciting and diverse range of artists confirmed to perform in... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events

Remembering Doug Hamer

Aug. 4, 1938 to Feb. 23, 2018

Remembering Doug Hamer Take a minute today to remember Douglas A.E. Hamer, all of us here at Baxter Media will certainly be doing just that. Typically of Doug, he wrote his own obituary and this is what he had to say: “Doug passed away peacefully in White Rock, BC after a 5 year battle with cancer. Doug is... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary