Agents' Choice 2019

Monthly Archives: January 2019

Are You Ready To Vote

Agents' Choice Is Back And Better Than Ever

Are You Ready To Vote Are you ready to pick your favourites? Well it's that time again as Baxter Media launches the 2019 Agents' Choice Readership Survey this week. Agents' Choice is Canada's original and most authoritative travel industry poll and each year it asks Canadian travel agents to pick their favourite... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2019, Events, News

Viva Italia!

Pedal Through Italy With TDA Global Cycling

Viva Italia! Here's a chance to ride through Tuscany to Siena and Florence, over the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily, and up the Tyrrhenian coast through Naples on TDA Global Cycling's new Viva Italia tour in Italy and France, debuting in 2019. Covering 1,450 miles in five and a half weeks, the... more ›
Posted in News

Matheson Joins Rocky Mountaineer

Matheson Joins Rocky Mountaineer Rocky Mountaineer has named Tyson Matheson as vice-president of global human resources. In this role, Matheson will be responsible for driving the global human resources strategies, including employee engagement, people recruitment and development, and organizational culture. Steve... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Rail

Air Canada Rewards Excellence

Air Canada Rewards Excellence Air Canada has announced the agency recipients of the 2019 Circle of Excellence (COE) Awards, through which the airline recognizes its top supporting agencies from across Canada. COE qualification took place from October 2017 to September 2018. To be recognized, agencies had to achieve a... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Appointments, News, Travel Agents

Skal Canada Elects New Executive

Skal Canada Elects New Executive Skal Canada experienced one of its strongest years to date in 2018 achieving over 160% of its new member goal, marking the largest increase in national membership in more than a decade. The organization will be led in 2019 by newly elected president Paul Durand of Skal Edmonton. Durand's... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News, Tourism Organizations

Brussels Is Breaking Records

Brussels Is Breaking Records Tourist are coming back to Brussels in their droves. The numbers speak for themselves. In 2018, almost 8.5 million overnight stays were recorded in the capital. What's more, the leisure tourism sector is undergoing a significant evolution and for the first time, is reaching the levels of the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

The Greening Of Adventure

Adventure Travel Evolves To Tackle Over-Tourism

The Greening Of Adventure Traveller concerns with the effects of over-tourism, plus the desire to travel sustainably, have become major pillars of considerations for adventure vacations in 2019, says a leading adventure travel specialist based in Sydney, Australia. Concern about over-tourism is convincing adventure... more ›
Posted in News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators

TTAND Earns Celebrity Rising Star Award

TTAND Earns Celebrity Rising Star Award Celebrity Cruises has awarded The Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND) its Celebrity Rising Star Award for 2018 in Canada. The award is given to a newer, upcoming agency. TTAND is an agency that is focused on a true partnership with Celebrity Cruises, one that shows innovative marketing and... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Travel Agents

AC Reaches New Jazz Agreement

AC Reaches New Jazz Agreement Air Canada has announced an agreement to amend and extend the Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Jazz Aviation LP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., under which Jazz currently operates certain regional Air Canada Express flights. The amendments should provide long term... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Fun In The Sun With Club Med

Fun In The Sun With Club Med Club Med has kicked off its Fun in the Sun Sale, with sale bookings available until Feb. 26, 2019. Between now and then, Canadian vacationers can take advantage of Club Med's best offerings for winter and spring holidays in a sunny destination starting at $1,649 per adult, which includes... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Resorts, Specials