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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Aruba Hosts Record-Breaking Vow Renewal Ceremony

Aruba Hosts Record-Breaking Vow Renewal Ceremony Following last year's successful inaugural vow renewal ceremony, Aruba again hosted hundreds of amorous lovebirds from around the world on the white sands of Eagle Beach on Aug. 22. A global event, couples travelled to Aruba from Germany, Italy, Brazil and all over the United States, eager... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, Weddings & Honeymoons

Special Needs, Special Care

IATA Teaching Agents How To Deliver The Right Services

Special Needs, Special Care Assisting travellers with special needs is a business imperative whose time has come, particularly given the demographics of an aging but still active boomer generation. And IATA has developed a learning module to allow travel agents and their suppliers to serve customers with physical... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

The AC Race Heats Up In Kissimmee

The AC Race Heats Up In Kissimmee What do you get when you cross soccer and golf? FootGolf! Day one of the Air Canada Race 2018 competition kicked-off yesterday (Aug. 27) pun intended, with teams battling it out on the links. Played quite literally like traditional golf, but with a soccer ball, FootGolf is so popular in... more ›
Posted in News

Air Canada, WestJet Increasing Checked Baggage Fees

Air Canada, WestJet Increasing Checked Baggage Fees Air Canada and WestJet have announced plans to raise checked baggage fees. Both airlines are raising the fee for the first checked bag to $30 from $25. They will also raise the price of checking a second bag to $50 from $30. The moves are reportedly being made to offset rising fuel costs.... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

TravelBrands Has A Million Rewards Points Up For Grabs

TravelBrands Has A Million Rewards Points Up For Grabs Agents now have the opportunity to win a million Loyalty Rewards points through TravelBrands. For every online booking made, agents will automatically receive one entry for a chance to win the grand prize, or one of three subsidiary prizes. All TravelBrands products booked online are valid... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Tour Operators

Hosted Safari Will Help Save Rhinos

Hosted Safari Will Help Save Rhinos There is still time to sign up for a South Africa safari experience hosted by Vancouver-based safari expert Christine Boecker, to Kruger National Park. She will direct this eye-opening and life-changing journey for a maximum of 30 travellers in May 2019. In doing so, guests will be... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators

AC Race Ready For Take-Off In Kissimmee

AC Race Ready For Take-Off In Kissimmee Thirty-four travel agents from across the country have touched down in Kissimmee, Florida, ready to participate in the 2018 edition of the Air Canada Race. The Amazing Race-style competition for travel agents officially gets underway today, but the trade were treated to a welcome reception... more ›
Posted in Florida, On The Road Again, Travel Agents

Sunwing Returns To Bonaire

Sunwing Returns To Bonaire After a successful inaugural season, Sunwing will be returning to Bonaire this winter season. Weekly Sunday flights from Toronto to Bonaire will resume Dec. 16 and run until April 14, 2019. A top-rated dive destination, Bonaire is a favourite vacation spot for those who enjoy all types of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Tour Operators

Avalon Extends Free Air Offer

Avalon Extends Free Air Offer Avalon Waterways has extended a free air offer on European river cruises departing between September and December until Sept. 11. The offer includes free scheduled air on flights from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, while clients from numerous other gateways receive a... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Specials

Collette Names New Head of Sales in Canada

Collette Names New Head of Sales in Canada Collette has announced the appointment of George Christakis as head of sales in Canada. In this role, Christakis is responsible for the training, development, mentoring and management of the business development managers (BDM's) for Canada. He will held accountable for maintaining strong... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Tour Operators
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