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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Experience The Magic Of The Beaches Of Fort Myers And Sanibel

Experience The Magic Of The Beaches Of Fort Myers And Sanibel When asked about his favourite part of The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, Ray Sarracino of The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau doesn’t point to the year round mild temperatures of living on Florida's Gulf Coast or popular attractions like Edison & Ford Winter Estates.... more ›
Posted in Attractions, Destinations, Florida, News, Tourism Organizations

AC Grounds Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Until Feb. 14

AC Grounds Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Until Feb. 14 Air Canada reports it has now removed the Boeing 737 Max from its flying schedule until Feb. 14, 2020. The decision is based on operational considerations for the airline, as it launches a new reservation system beginning next month. “Today we are extending to Feb. 14, 2020 the removal... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

InterContinental Yorkville Reveals New Look

InterContinental Yorkville Reveals New Look Ahead of its 30th anniversary, the InterContinental Yorkville has revealed its fresh new look following a $12 million renovation. “We’re celebrating our 30th anniversary. We were the first boutique hotel in Toronto so it was time to showcase what’s new and different about us,” Shaun... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News

Canada’s Ice Hotel Marks 20 Years

Canada’s Ice Hotel Marks 20 Years The Quebec City area is on the verge of reaching a totally cool anniversary that has repeatedly avoided Mother Nature-responsible meltdowns. The Hotel de Glace – which translates as Ice Hotel – will this winter be inviting those in the area to stay in the winter-alone structure for the... more ›
Posted in Events, Hotels, News

Sneak Peek At Uniworld’s S.S. São Gabriel

Sneak Peek At Uniworld’s S.S. São Gabriel Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has released a sneak peek of new Super Ship S.S. São Gabriel, set to debut in Portugal on April 9, 2020. One of four Super Ships launching next year as part of the brand’s continued elevation, the new S.S. São Gabriel will join fellow new Super... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

MSC Meraviglia Makes Its Canadian Debut

MSC Meraviglia Makes Its Canadian Debut MSC Cruises’ first Meraviglia Class smart ship made its North American debut last week and its inaugural visit to Quebec City on Oct. 14, as part of its first ever cruise from North America. MSC Meraviglia is MSC Cruises’ largest ship sailing from the U.S and sets the record for the... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations, News

TravelBrands Gives Facebook Members A Chance To Win

TravelBrands Gives Facebook Members A Chance To Win TravelBrands’ Facebook group, YourTravelBrandsBDM, is celebrating its fifth anniversary and to commemorate the milestone, the tour operator is asking for the Canadian travel agent community to come together and help it reach a goal of having 10,000 members. Once this goal is reached,... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Contests, Tour Operators

TDC: It’s All About That WOW Experience

TDC: It’s All About That WOW Experience It's all about the WOW these days at Transat Distribution Canada (TDC). As Louise Fecteau will tell you, she has no doubt that retail travel professionals will be around for a long, long time just as long as “they provide their customer with a different experience -- a WOW... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Albufeira Creates Some Buzz In Toronto

Albufeira Creates Some Buzz In Toronto A hundred travel agents, tour operators, and other industry professionals gathered in downtown Toronto last night to explore the Albufeira region of Portugal. Visit Portugal was joined by 17 suppliers from APAR, the agency for the promotion of the Albufeira region. Attendees were invited to... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Tentative Deal To End Vancouver Hotel Strike

Tentative Deal To End Vancouver Hotel Strike On Tuesday (Oct. 15), a tentative agreement was reached to end a strike by about 1,500 hotel staff employed at four hotels in downtown Vancouver. The unratified deal was struck between the union representing the workers – UNITE HERE Local 40 – and the Westin Bayshore, Hyatt Regency,... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News
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