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Monthly Archives: April 2022

Scotland Reconnects With Overseas Markets

Scotland Reconnects With Overseas Markets Not to put too fine a point on it, Discover Scotland: Reconnect – held earlier this month – was a big success. Scottish tourism businesses were able to engage directly with tour operators, travel advisors and Destination Management Companies representing key global markets to drive... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Scenic Group Canada Celebrates Travel Agents

Scenic Group Canada Celebrates Travel Agents Scenic Group Canada -- which includes Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises -- is celebrating Travel Agent Appreciation Month and beyond with bonus commissions paid on new bookings made for 2022 and 2023 seasons. Travel agents who make a new booking through the online... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Cruise, Travel Agents

Israel, Dubai Team Up For Tourism

Israel, Dubai Team Up For Tourism Dubai and Israeli officials staged a joint Toronto tourism event Tuesday, a gathering Israel Tourism's Canadian director said underscored a dramatic shift in the Middle East. Israel and the United Arab Emirates -- of which Dubai is part of -- have signed a peace treaty, leading to cordial... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Take In A Movie With The JTB

Take In A Movie With The JTB The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is inviting travel advisors to ‘An Evening With Jamaica’ at private screenings of the James Bond feature film, No Time to Die. The film will play at select Cineplex theatres across Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario, starting in Winnipeg on May 4 and... more ›
Posted in Canada, Destinations, Events, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Emerald Luna Sets Sail

Emerald Luna Sets Sail Emerald Cruises’ newest river ship, Emerald Luna, joined the line’s fleet on April 8 when it set sail from Amsterdam on an eight-day Holland and Belgium in Bloom river cruise. The launch comes as Emerald Cruises celebrates its eighth year of operations and the recommencement of its 2022... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

UNWTO Members Vote To Suspend Russian Federation

UNWTO Members Vote To Suspend Russian Federation The Russian Federation has been suspended from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), losing with immediate effect its rights and privileges as part of the United Nations specialized agency. In the first extraordinary meeting of the UNWTO General Assembly, members debated the suspension of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Ukraine Russia

Wyndham Debuts New All Inclusive Brand

On Scene In Cancun For The Launch Of Wyndham Alltra With Playa Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham Debuts New All Inclusive Brand Wyndham Alltra, Wyndham’s first all inclusive brand in partnership with Playa Hotels & Resorts, officially launched during a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday at Wyndham Alltra Cancun in Mexico. Scott LePage, President, Americas for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said the concept of the... more ›
Posted in Events, Hotels, News, On The Road Again, Resorts

Discovering More With Avalon Waterways 

Discovering More With Avalon Waterways  As more cruisers choose the small-ship cruise alternative, inviting them to sail down the world’s most legendary waterways with fewer people and more of everything, Avalon Waterways has curated a collection of the most intriguing experiences. On the company’s new, all-about-you Active... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

A Ray Of Hope

ACTA Says Canada Recovery Hiring Program May Provide Wage Support For Agencies

A Ray Of Hope ACTA is advising that some travel agencies may have overlooked the federal Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP) which supports businesses experiencing sufficient recovery to hire employees or increase hours of work of existing employees. Now that recovery is underway for many, the CRHP may... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Industry Veteran, Don McWilliam Retiring

Industry Veteran, Don McWilliam Retiring After a career that's neared half a century and taken him from the Yukon to Ontario's capital, Don McWilliam is getting ready to bid adieu to the airline industry. McWilliam, who now oversees the Canadian operation for Dubai-based Emirates, will soon be retiring, a development he says will... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Appointments, News
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