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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Five Weddings And An Elopement

An Inside Look At Some More Agent-Booked Destination Weddings

Five Weddings And An Elopement After an eight-year engagement, Courtney Kayter and Nick Erfle decided the time had come to lock in plans for a destination wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica with a guest list of 100 friends and family members. The venue was booked and the invitations were mailed, but then the couple... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Travel Agents, Weddings & Honeymoons

KLM Marks 70 Years in Montreal

KLM Marks 70 Years in Montreal Seventy years ago yesterday on May 29, 1949, members of the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines crew boarded a Lockheed Constellation 749 to welcome passengers on the first ever Amsterdam-Montreal flight. The “Batavia” touched down at Dorval airport on May 30, after two stopovers. The Batavia... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News

Kimpton Raptor Challenge Is On

Kimpton Raptor Challenge Is On With the Toronto Raptors making the NBA Championship finals for the first time in franchise history against the Golden State Warriors, Toronto's Kimpton Saint George Hotel (the only Kimpton in Canada) has challenged their Kimpton family in San Francisco (where the company originates) to a... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News

Swoop Celebrates One-Millionth Passenger

Swoop Celebrates One-Millionth Passenger Swoop celebrated its one-millionth traveller on a flight from Edmonton to Hamilton earlier this week. William and Emily Burchat were surprised to be selected as the lucky recipients of a round-trip for two on Swoop and a commemorative, Swoop-branded, model aircraft. The pair were travelling... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News

Adventure Canada Secures Access to HMS Erebus Site

Adventure Canada Secures Access to HMS Erebus Site Adventure Canada, in an exclusive partnership this summer with Parks Canada, is striking out once more to the legendary wreckage site of the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus as part of its iconic Into the Northwest Passage and Out of the Northwest Passage 2019 expeditions. Since the last... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators

Carnival Sunshine Now Sailing From Charleston

Carnival Sunshine Now Sailing From Charleston Carnival Sunrise has launched a schedule of four- to 11-day voyages from the Port of Charleston, becoming the newest ship to operate year-round cruises from that port. Sunshine’s schedule from Charleston includes four- and five-day sailings to the Bahamas, six- and seven-day voyages to... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations, News

SAA, Alaska Airlines Launch Interline Agreement

SAA, Alaska Airlines Launch Interline Agreement South African Airways (SAA) and Alaska Airlines have established a new interline partnership which provides new and convenient flight options for both SAA and Alaska’s customers travelling between North America and Africa. Customers are now able to purchase a single itinerary for travel on... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News

Transat Puts the Spotlight on Family Travel to Greece

Transat Puts the Spotlight on Family Travel to Greece Whitewashed villages, temples with Doric columns, blue-green seas and stands of cypress trees are just a glimpse of what awaits travellers heading to Greece and its islands this summer. Transat is encouraging Canadian families looking for adventure, leisure and history to take advantage of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators

Celebrating Manitoba at Rendez-vous

Province Makes Lonely Planet's Top 10 Destinations for 2019

Celebrating Manitoba at Rendez-vous Lonely Planet has been the “bear-er” of good news for Manitoba's tourism trade. Travel Manitoba president Colin Ferguson told a Rendez-vous audience Wednesday that the company – known for its popular and authoritative travel guides – has named Manitoba as one of its top 10... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

Sinorama Closure Costs Comp Fund Almost $250,000

Sinorama Closure Costs Comp Fund Almost $250,000 On May 28, the Travel Industry Council of Ontario’s (TICO) board of directors approved a payment from the Compensation Fund of $249,490 to assist 135 consumers due to the failure of Sinorama Holidays Inc., which voluntarily terminated its TICO registration on Aug. 8, 2018. “It’s... more ›
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