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Monthly Archives: November 2019

25th Annual Golf Tournament Kicks Off in Jamaica

25th Annual Golf Tournament Kicks Off in Jamaica Let the games begin! Close to 100 travel agents, tour operators, airline reps and travel agency personnel are on location at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort for the 25th annual Canadian Travel Industry Golf Tournament presented by Sandals Resorts and Baxter Media. The festivities kicked off... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, Jamaica - golf 2019, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Sandals Honoured at 2019 World Travel Awards

Sandals Honoured at 2019 World Travel Awards Sandals Resorts International (SRI) received four prestigious awards at the 26th annual World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony that took place Nov. 28 in the Sultanate of Oman. Most notably, Sandals Resorts International was dubbed the World's Leading All-Inclusive Company for the... more ›
Posted in News, Resorts

Spotlight on Riu Hotels & Resorts

Spotlight on Riu Hotels & Resorts The Riu Hotels & Resorts brand will continue to surface in points far and wide in the coming years. Hugo Aguilera, Riu's director of partner marketing and business development USA and Canada, told a Toronto gathering yesterday (Nov. 28) that next year will see the Spanish company open... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts

Billy Bishop Airport Ferry to Go Electric

Billy Bishop Airport Ferry to Go Electric PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, has announced that the airport’s Marilyn Bell I passenger/vehicle ferry will be converted to electric power. This innovative retrofit represents a unique technological advancement in the airport’s fleet as the vessel... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Responsible Travel

TICO Conviction

TICO Conviction Alicia Kielek has been sentenced to two years of probation, including 50 hours of community service, restitution totalling $6,440 (to be paid by Nov. 25, 2021) and an industry ban for the duration of the Order. Kielek was convicted of two counts of operating as a travel agent without... more ›
Posted in News

Sunwing Airlines President Honoured

Sunwing Airlines President Honoured Sunwing Airlines president, Mark Williams, received the ATAC Lifetime Honoree Award at the annual Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow in Montreal. The prestigious award is bestowed by the board of directors of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) upon individuals who have... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Cayman Island Numbers Continue To Rise

Cayman Island Numbers Continue To Rise Business is brisk in the Cayman Islands. The tourist board reports that stayover visitation continued to rise in October with arrivals of 23,798 persons, a 5.76% increase, or 1,297 more visitors than October 2018. For the period January through October 2019, the destination welcomed... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

The Right Side Of The Law

CATO Takes A Legal Look At Travel Industry Issues

The Right Side Of The Law In an age where information and pictures are being disseminated online with the simple push of a smartphone button and travellers can share their feedback and complaints about a vacation instantaneously from virtually anywhere in the world, those in the travel industry have to be careful not to... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Travel Law

Tourism to Germany Soaring

Tourism to Germany Soaring The Berlin Wall has come down and tourist visits to Germany have gone up. Julia Dywelski, who oversees the German National Tourist Office's Canadian office, told a Wednesday Toronto gathering that in the 30 years since the removal of the barrier separating East and West Berlin, tourism to... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News

Porter Brews New Partnerships

Porter Brews New Partnerships Porter Airlines is brewing new relationships with local Ontario brands Balzac’s Coffee Roasters and Sloane Fine Tea Merchants. Beginning Dec. 1, Porter is serving a Balzac’s dark roast blend and an assortment of artisan Sloane teas across its network as part of its renowned complimentary... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News
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