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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Exclusive: Canadian Agents Pick The World’s Top Beaches

Exclusive: Canadian Agents Pick The World’s Top Beaches As snow piles up across the country and temperatures continue to drop, many Canadians long for a hot beach escape. From remote stretches of sand in far-flung locales to the ever-popular Caribbean getaways, there are a bounty of spectacular places for travellers to soak up the sun, whether they... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Air Canada Ups Capacity to ‘Magical’ Oregon

Air Canada Ups Capacity to ‘Magical’ Oregon Air Canada's Simona Cercel, tourism and sales development manager, took advantage of a Tuesday night Travel Oregon event in Toronto to announce that it is nearly doubling capacity on flights from Toronto to Portland this spring. The carrier is enhancing its daily Toronto service, from May 24... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News

Discovering Undiscovered Britain

Taking The Cobblestones Less Travelled

Discovering Undiscovered Britain It was a hearty and stalwart group of travel agents who made their way – through a major winter storm -- to the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto yesterday (Feb. 27) afternoon to discover, courtesy of the Globus family of brands and VisitBritain, Undiscovered Britain. As agents... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Why Do Canadians Hate Winter?

Tripcentral.ca Has The Answers

Why Do Canadians Hate Winter? If you're wondering how bad winter weather, snowstorms, or extreme cold affect web-traffic, calls and bookings to sun destinations, well a survey of 2,000 Canadians – conducted by tripcentral.ca in mid-February – asked 20 probing questions about the most hated aspects of Canadian winters and... more ›
Posted in News, Trends & Research

Switzerland Reaches New Heights

Switzerland Reaches New Heights Switzerland has reached new peaks in popularity in Canada. According to tourism data from the Swiss Federal Office of Statistics, Canadian arrivals and overnights increased once more in 2018 compared to the previous year, concluding in another record year. The latest numbers show an... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

SEA Flight News By SQ Comes With Big Prize

SEA Flight News By SQ Comes With Big Prize A night of information gathering by attendees at a recent Singapore Airlines (SQ) event turned into something much bigger for meetings consultant Alex Frias of International Conference Services of Vancouver. Frias was on the receiving end of a randomly drawn prize package that includes... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News

Vietnam Airlines, Sabre Expand Relationship

Vietnam Airlines, Sabre Expand Relationship Vietnam Airlines and Sabre Corporation were joined by President of the United States of America Donald Trump, and President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, for the signing of a... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau Appointment

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau Appointment The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) has appointed Kainoa Daines to the newly created position of director of culture and product development. Daines previously served as the director of sales for the Oahu Visitors Bureau, a HVCB Island Chapter, for nearly eight years and a... more ›
Posted in Hawaii

Another Record Year for Canada

International Arrivals Reached 21.1 Million in 2018

Another Record Year for Canada The tourism sector in Canada has reached another milestone, beating the 2017 record for arrivals by more than 250,000 travellers. Continued growth, say Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) officials, is a testament to tourism's place as an essential contributor to the Canadian... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

And The Atout France Award Goes To…

And The Atout France Award Goes To… Forget The Oscars, last night awards were given out a little closer to home as Atout France recognized partners during the annual Destination France event in Toronto. Over the past few weeks, the France Tourism Development Agency had Canadian agents vote for the “most inspiring travel product... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents
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