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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Nexion Canada Turns Five

Nexion Canada Turns Five Nexion Canada is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a half-decade of extraordinary growth. Founded in 2013, the company is based in London, Ontario, with member agencies now spanning nine provinces. Its members sell travel in every type of specialty. Mike Foster, president of Nexion... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Travel Agents

Brazil Posts Solid Gains From Canada

Brazil Posts Solid Gains From Canada A big improvement in the processing of visas for visiting Brazil has resulted in a jump in visitor visa applications to the country, said a tour operator executive in Vancouver recently. A new electronic visa program has vastly reduced visa processing times, to an estimated approval period of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Sabre Checks In With

Sabre Checks In With Sabre Corporation has signed a new agreement with that will provide Sabre agency customers with to all listings – including its alternative lodging listings – through the Sabre Content Services for Lodging. Sabre Content Services for Lodging is a solution that... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Resorts, Technology, Travel Agents

Celebrity Cruises Unveils Another First

Celebrity Cruises Unveils Another First Designed to leave its guests in awe, Celebrity Cruises has unveiled the line's first ever brand-designed cruise terminal, Terminal 25 (T25), located at Port Everglades in Hollywood, Fla. The terminal is designed to complement the sophistication of its future resident –-- Celebrity's new... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Exceeding Expectations

UNWTO Reports Strong Growth In International Tourist Arrivals

Exceeding Expectations The UNWTO reports that international tourist arrivals grew by 6% in the first four months of 2018 – compared to the same period last year – and that not only continued the strong 2017 trend, but exceeded its forecast for 2018. Growth was led by Asia and the Pacific (up 8%) and Europe (up... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Kimpton Returns To Canada With First Toronto Hotel

Kimpton Returns To Canada With First Toronto Hotel Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is still inspired by the vision its founder Bill Kimpton had when he started the hotel development and management company 37 years ago. “His passion was small European hotels and the hospitality that you get from those hotels. This was back in the era when... more ›
Posted in Events, News

Towering Changes

CN Tower Unveils Major Upgrades

Towering Changes Toronto's famed CN Tower is enjoying a spectacular case of double vision. The landmark attraction – which last year hosted a record 1.9 million visitors – on Tuesday unveiled upgrades to its lofty Lookout Level, which included the addition of a glass floor that's directly above the glass... more ›
Posted in Attractions, News

A Disappointing Decision

ACTE Global Comments On Trump Versus Hawaii Decision

A Disappointing Decision Following the Supreme Court decision in Trump v. Hawaii that upheld the administration'’s travel ban restricting visitors from select countries from entering the United States. ACTE executive director, Greeley Koch commented that: “This is a disappointing decision on the part of the... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Sunwing Expands Ottawa Services

Company Adds Weekly Flight To Los Cabos

Sunwing Expands Ottawa Services Sunwing will be adding flight services from Ottawa for this coming winter to include a direct flight service to Los Cabos in Pacific Mexico for the first time. The flights will operate from Dec. 20, 2018 until April 11, 2019. With the addition of this new flight, Ottawa residents can look... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

The Royal Treatment

Agents Enjoy The Luxury Of Sandals Royal Bahamian

The Royal Treatment Sandals Resorts recently hosted a fam trip for 10 agents from Eastern Ontario to showcase the regal elegance and luxury of Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas. During the three-night trip, agents were able to personally experience the resort's many luxurious amenities including the... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Fams, Resorts, Travel Agents