Monthly Archives: August 2018

Have Family, Will Travel

1,000 km, 8 People, 7 Nights, 2 Cars, 1 Memorable Adventure In Newfoundland

Have Family, Will Travel It didn't start out as planned. Instead of kicking off a family vacation with eight of my closest relatives, thanks to a delayed flight and a missed connection I found myself sitting alone in a hot tub in the backyard of an expansive house that sleeps 16. I don't know if absence truly makes... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Trends & Research

GBTA Forecasts Growth, End Of Uncertainty

GBTA Forecasts Growth, End Of Uncertainty In 2017, global business travel spending reached $1.33 trillion, increasing by 5.8% over 2016 levels, according to the newly released GBTA BTI Outlook -- Annual Global Report & Forecast. And spending is forecast to advance another 7.1% in 2018 and will expand to $1.7 trillion by... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

VoX Names New GNTO Director

VoX Names New GNTO Director Julia Dywelski has been named the new director of marketing for the German National Tourist Office (GNTO), which is represented by VoX International in Canada. In that role, Dywelski will be responsible for developing and overseeing a marketing plan for the Canadian market which will include... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Goose Launches Mobile Travel Insurance App

Goose Launches Mobile Travel Insurance App The Goose mobile app has launched in Canada, providing Canadians with instant access to travel medical insurance. Goose is a mobile-first, self-serve solution that lets Canadians who travel out of country the ability to purchase travel medical insurance in under 60 seconds through the Goose... more ›
Posted in Insurance, News, Technology

Trafalgar Picks Skulski

Trafalgar Picks Skulski Trafalgar has appointed Kaylyn Skulski sales manager for Alberta. Skulski joins Trafalgar with many years of experience in sales and marketing, and has been in the travel industry for the past two years, working on a cruise ship followed by a travel agency. She has a great passion for travel... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Tour Operators

TDC Takes The Lead

Retail Group Holds First-Ever LGBTQ Destination Wedding Fam

TDC Takes The Lead Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) continues to take the lead in offering its agents educational forums that respond to the latest consumer trends, with plans for one that focuses on LGBTQ destination weddings. In the fall of this year, TDC will hold a Destination Wedding fam in Puerto... more ›
Posted in Fams, LGBT Travel, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Karisma Takes The Initiative

Company Eliminates Single-Use Plastic Straws At Its Properties

Karisma Takes The Initiative Karisma Hotels & Resorts will eliminate the production and distribution of plastic straws across all of its properties. The ban on plastic straws is the latest effort within Karisma Hotels & Resorts' overall commitment to the environment. In 2013, Karisma created the Passion for... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts, Responsible Travel

A Little Magic From Trafalgar

Operator Featuring Festive Season Offers

A Little Magic From Trafalgar Trafalgar is in a festive mood these days with the launch of its 2018-2019 Christmas Spectaculars European program. Offering three handcrafted trips to reveal the best of Europe's magical Christmas markets, clients will be taken from the iconic to unexpected, while enjoying the warmth of... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators

Czech Republic – In The Heart Of Europe

Czech Republic – In The Heart Of Europe Jiri Duzar of Czech Tourism says his homeland is smack-dab in the middle of Europe, something that he says well serves visitors wanting to explore different countries on that continent. Duzar told a Tuesday Toronto audience that the Czech Republic's physical location clearly puts it in a... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Travel Agent Education

Get Social With Sandals

Canadian Agents Invited To Social Media Webinar

Get Social With Sandals As part of its ongoing, weekly webinar series created exclusively for travel agents, Sandals Resorts is getting social this Friday. This week's topic shares Social Media tips and more – specifically, how agents can incorporate engaging social media content – with Sandals & Beaches... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Events, News, Resorts, Travel Agent Education