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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Royal Irish To Host Wales Fam

Royal Irish To Host Wales Fam Royal Irish Tours (RIT) has unveiled plans for its upcoming 2019 familiarization trip to Wales, from Nov. 4-12. According to officials, Wales has been a growing destination for RIT in recent years, and the company wants to showcase the best of the country to agent partners. “We want... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Fams, Tour Operators

Helen Mirren Named Godmother of Scenic Eclipse

Helen Mirren Named Godmother of Scenic Eclipse Scenic has announced that Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will be the godmother of its first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse. The maiden voyage of this ultra-luxury vessel is scheduled for Aug. 15, departing Reykjavik, Iceland on a 13-day discovery sailing, ending in Quebec on Aug.... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Cruise, News

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth Meet in Halifax

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth Meet in Halifax Luxury cruise line Cunard’s flagship liner Queen Mary 2 had a rare meeting with sister ship Queen Elizabeth in Halifax Friday (July 26), making for a spectacular sailaway. Halifax is the birthplace of the company’s founder Sir Samuel Cunard. The meeting was arranged in celebration of... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations, News

Happy With The Experience

Despite Mishaps, Business Travellers Are Content

Happy With The Experience While over half (54%) of business travellers have experienced a mishap while on the road for work in the last year – with 52% reporting they had a delayed flight and 40% a cancelled flight – the vast majority (86%) of global travellers are satisfied with their overall business travel... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Ethiopian Airlines Expands Fleet

Ethiopian Airlines Expands Fleet Ethiopian Airlines bolstered its fleet Friday, taking delivery of its 25th De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft, a plane that the carrier's CEO lavished praise on during a Toronto ceremony. Tewolde GebreMariam told a gathering at the De Havilland plant that the Dash 8-400 is “highly capable,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Unlock Your True Potential With Sandals Resorts

Unlock Your True Potential With Sandals Resorts Sandals Resorts is reminding travel agents that its Certified Sandals Specialist workshops are continuing across Canada, so agents still have time to “take the keys” and unlock their true potential. However, space is limited and agents are encouraged to register as soon as possible to... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Events, Hotels, News, Resorts, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

TICO Registers A Conviction

TICO Registers A Conviction After being charged by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO), Emmanuel Adjei was convicted on three counts of operating as a Travel Agent without registration, contrary to the Travel Industry Act, 2002. Adjei was ordered to pay $6,561 in restitution and perform 200 hours of community... more ›
Posted in News

FlyOver Canada Set To Fly Into Toronto

FlyOver Canada Set To Fly Into Toronto A new attraction is coming near the base of the CN Tower following a competitive bid process involving 27 organizations. FlyOver Canada, which opened in Vancouver in 2013 and has since brought in over three million visitors, is bringing its flight ride experience featuring the country’s most... more ›
Posted in Attractions, News

Vietnam, Cambodia Featured On NARAT Fam

Vietnam, Cambodia Featured On NARAT Fam NARAT is offering a new Indochina fam to Vietnam and Cambodia – an area that has become a top travel favourite in 2019. The Ultimate Vietnam and Cambodia fam takes place Oct. 7 to Oct. 14, and includes return airfare from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The 11-day educational program... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Fams, Tour Operators

Understanding The Essentials

Orion Helping Canadians Understand Travel Insurance

Understanding The Essentials Orion Travel Insurance, a CAA company, has launched a campaign to make it easier for Canadian travellers to navigate and understand the essentials of travel insurance in advance of the busy summer travel season. Kellee Irwin, vice president of Orion Travel Insurance Company, says that: “As... more ›
Posted in Insurance, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research
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