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Monthly Archives: November 2018

On The Edge With Celebrity

A First Look at Celebrity's New Flagship Vessel

On The Edge With Celebrity PressToday's Greg Coates was among the first passengers aboard Celebrity Cruises' iconic new flagship, the Edge, this week as Celebrity hosted travel trade personnel from around the world for a first look at the new ship during a two-night sailing out of Fort Lauderdale. The ship was clearly... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

New York Touts Diverse Tourism Opportunities

New York Touts Diverse Tourism Opportunities The New York State Division of Tourism wants to draw attention to parts of New York State that are at times overshadowed by the bright lights of New York City. “Everyone has heard about Times Square and the Statue of Liberty,” Markly Wilson, the division's director of international... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Sunwing Adds Flights From Detroit

Sunwing Adds Flights From Detroit Sunwing is giving residents of Southwestern Ontario more travel options with the addition of new flights from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. From Jan. 20 until April 22, travellers can book select vacation packages to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Montego Bay, Jamaica, with weekly... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News

Record Day for ACV

Record Day for ACV Air Canada Vacations' (ACV) Black Friday sale recently set a record for the highest single-day sales in the company's 38-year history. On Nov. 23, ACV achieved an increase of more than 300% in bookings compared to a normal booking day, with Canadians booking vacation packages from sunny... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators

Craighead Appointed CLIA President, CEO

Craighead Appointed CLIA President, CEO Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Kelly Craighead as president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1. Craighead takes over the role currently held by Cindy D'Aoust, who in July of this year announced her intent to leave the position by year’s... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Cruise, News

Sell Florida Like A Pro

VISIT FLORIDA Launches Florida Travel Pro In Canada

Sell Florida Like A Pro VISIT FLORIDA has launched its newest program for Canadian travel trade professionals – Florida Travel Pro. This e-learning platform is designed to help travel professionals nationwide discover the best the state has to offer and sell Florida like a pro. Florida Travel Pro is a collaborative... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Will They or Won’t They?

Report Says Mexico Tourism Board Offices Could Be Closed

Will They or Won’t They? A report from Mexico says the newly elected Mexican federal government plans to shut down the Tourism Promotion Council of Mexico and close the 46 Mexico Tourism Board offices found outside the country. One government official was quoted as saying that the new government is committed to... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Universal Gets Festive

Annual Holiday Celebrations Well Underway

Universal Gets Festive Merry, mischief and thrills were all combined as Universal Orlando Resort recently unwrapped its annual Holidays celebration. According to officials, it’s a holiday celebration unlike any other where guests can do everything from sip hot Butterbeer and witness “The Magic of Christmas at... more ›
Posted in Attractions, Events, News

Gaming For Tourism

UNWTO Partners With Niantic

Gaming For Tourism The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with one of its newest Affiliate Members, real-world games developer Niantic, to enhance global tourism through the use of mobile augmented reality game experiences. UNWTO will collaborate with Niantic, creators of Pokémon GO and Ingress... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations

Air Transat Takes Off To London

Air Transat Takes Off To London With an increase in international visitors for the 8th consecutive year in 2017, and a royal wedding that got the world's eyes turning once again to Kensington Palace in 2018, London is clearly top of mind for travellers these days. And Canadians are no exception. This winter, Air Transat... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations