Monthly Archives: December 2019

It’s All About Innovation For TDC

It’s All About Innovation For TDC Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) welcomed a delegation of around 200 travel agency owners, preferred partners and members of the TDC leadership team for its bi-annual National Leadership Conference at the Marival Armony Luxury Resort & Suites in Punta de Mita, Mexico. The week-long event,... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

To Give Or Receive: A WestJet Christmas Miracle

To Give Or Receive: A WestJet Christmas Miracle WestJet's new Christmas Miracle video, To Give or Receive, highlights real acts of giving and receiving, with a twist. This year, families visiting a market in Toronto were invited into a life-size WestJet blue Santa hat for an experience they would never forget. WestJet left it up to them,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Responsible Travel

Beach Deals From Sunwing

Beach Deals From Sunwing For agents with clients looking for bargains, you might want to check out Sunwing’s Best Beach Bargains Sale. From now until Dec. 13, 2019, the tour operator is offering deals on vacation packages to resorts across Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. With winter departures in high... more ›
Posted in Specials, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Savour Portugal With Emerald Waterways

Savour Portugal With Emerald Waterways For the third year in a row, Emerald Waterways is partnering with chef Michael Bonacini for an Emerald Waterways river cruise, this time on Portugal’s Douro River. The eight-day sailing trip aboard the 112-passenger Emerald Radiance departs Porto on Aug. 8, 2020 and sails through the Douro... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations

Cuba Tops The Million Mark

Cuba Tops The Million Mark The Cuba Tourist Board is celebrating these days, reporting that the destination has now officially welcomed over a million Canadian visitors over the course of the 2019 travel season. Following in the foot steps of a very strong 2018, the confirmation of the incredible accomplishment came... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Travel Edge Appoints O’Connell

Travel Edge Appoints O’Connell Travel Edge has name Sinead O’Connell as its new director of supplier relations - cruise. O’Connell will be responsible for managing and partnering with our luxury cruise suppliers and partners to develop and roll-out new and cutting edge premiere programs. She will collaborate on... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Travel Agents

TTAND Is Tops With Globus

TTAND Is Tops With Globus The Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND) has been named top producer for 2019 for the Globus family of brands. The award is presented to Globus agency partners who are recognized as top producers in each BDM territory. Flemming Friisdahl, founder of TTAND, said: “We are super excited to have... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Exclusive: Forecast 2020

Industry Insiders Track The Trends You Need To Watch

Exclusive: Forecast 2020 So what's next? That's essentially the question that every end-of-the-year forecast is asking. It's a question that can be phrased in many different ways and by doing so, elicit many different answers. This year, Canadian Travel Press kept it simple, asking close to a dozen industry experts... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Online Travel Agency, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Goway Is In A Festive Mood

Goway Is In A Festive Mood 'Tis the season for Goway to once again its demonstrate its generosity. Company staffers made the rounds in Toronto on Friday, thanking people in the travel industry for their support by giving them wine and displaying plush animal toys – among them a monkey, a lion, a panda and a bulldog... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

IATA Reports ‘Modest’ Slowdown

IATA Reports ‘Modest’ Slowdown IATA reports that while global passenger traffic date for October 2019 showed a 3.4% rise in demand compared to a year ago, it was a “modest” slowdown from the 3.9% growth recorded in September. The airline industry association says that this is the result of softer traffic performance... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Trends & Research