Ask Joel Ostrov if 2021 has gone the way he’d expected it would go and Direct Travel’s president – Canada East Region will tell you: “I am afraid not. The Delta variant caused many corporations to slow the restart of their travel programs. As a result, the borders between Canada and the... more ›
In a message to the industry, the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) says that it recognizes the difficulty that many registrants have faced resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic; observing that the prolonged industry downturn has led to great financial strain and uncertainty, forcing... more ›
Travel Brands Car Rentals is revving up its engines with a new incentive campaign for agents this holiday season.
The company’s ‘Tis the Season for Giving’ campaign gives agents the opportunity to receive a 2% bonus commission and 2x the Loyalty Rewards Points on all car rental... more ›
Beth Fleeton has joined CAA Niagara as its Associate Director of Travel Sales & Experience.
In a social media post, Fleeton wrote: “I can't wait to dive in and help in the recovery efforts we have all been dealing with during the pandemic, in particular my beloved travel... more ›
TTI Travel has bought MeritBiz from H.I.S Merit Travel Group.
MeritBiz is the corporate travel management division of H.I.S-Merit Travel Group and the purchase was jointly announced by Rocky Racco, CEO of TTI Travel and Frank DeMarinis, CEO of H.I.S-Merit Travel Group and H.I.S-Red Label... more ›
Tourism Industry Can Be A Leading Sector In The Economic Recovery
Nik Nanos, founder of Nanos Research brought a welcome message to those attending the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s 2021 Congress in Ottawa. That message was all about rebuilding the economy and how the travel and tourism industry can play a leading role in that rebuilding process... more ›
With the Christmas shopping season well underway, Sunwing has launched its new Sunwing Gift Cards.
Available now, the digital gift cards can be purchased online at www.sunwing.ca with amounts ranging from $50 to $2,500, and can be easily redeemed online, with customers’ travel agents or... more ›
Basecamp Resorts will open its newest hotel -- Basecamp Lodge Golden -- on Dec. 10, 2021.
The 15-unit property is situated a short walk from downtown Golden, overlooking the Kicking Horse River and a 12 minute drive to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
Designed for families, avid... more ›
When the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) held its in-person 2021 Congress in Ottawa last week it was like a family gathering. Perhaps a touch bittersweet -- considering all of the events that have taken place since the last one -- but still a celebration of the Canadian travel and... more ›
Carrier Keeps On Making Wishes Come True
WestJet has released its 10th holiday video, WestJet Christmas Miracle: A Wish Come True.
In 2021, the theme focuses on the emotional and sentimental moments that guests missed celebrating last year due to the pandemic.
Richard Bartrem, WestJet vice-president, brand, communications and... more ›