For the first time, TruTravels – which specializes in youth travel and social adventure – is expanding its trade sales into Canada.
Timing of the move to sell via the trade comes as the company is making it easier for agents to connect travellers to the right trip by categorizing its... more ›
Restaurants Canada and Uber Eats distributed $1 Million in grants to 400 independently-owned restaurants across Canada this week.
The program is part of a partnership announced in February to support restaurants that have had to keep their dine-in service closed or restricted with capacity... more ›
Sportscorp Travel has acquired Charrisma Travel Group.
Shawn Ashton of Sportscorp Travel announced the acquisition which was effective April 1, 2021, and indicated that the collaboration generates growth opportunities while strengthening Sportscorp Travel’s presence with the addition of... more ›
RVing, Camping Viewed As ‘Not Risky’ Travel Activities In New Survey
In a newly released survey, more than 70% of Canadians indicated that they viewed RVing and camping as the ‘safest travel options’ for 2021.
The findings of the survey (conducted by Abacus Data) were released by RVezy and highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the travel plans of Canadians... more ›
ACITA Continues Its Lobbying Efforts For ITAs
You might say that March went out like a lion for the Association of Independent Travel Advisors (ACITA), wrapping it up with a long-awaited meeting with the Transport Minister Omar Alghabra.
During the meeting, ACITA clearly laid out the many ways that travel agencies, travel advisors, and... more ›
Holland America is setting a course for the East Coast of North America in 2022, with sailings of Zaandam and Nieuw Statendam.
In fact, bookings are now open for May through October 2022 sailings that will allow passengers to discover why a cruise to Canada and New England is as much about... more ›
TIAC Session Looks At Challenges With Travellers Return
Those eager to kickstart this country's tourist trade must do more than convince potential tourists that it's once again safe to hit the road, a March 30 TIAC webinar was told.
Joe Naaman of consulting firm Twenty31 wondered how those in tourism can “unscare” people who may be nervous... more ›
Liz Scull has been named general manager in Canada for the Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association (DWHSA).
Scull will be responsible for building DWHSA's membership in Canada and providing romance travel training programs for Canadian travel advisors.
Currently, 15%... more ›
Baxter Student Ambassador Program 2021 Is Underway
Students are as excited as ever to be graduating from travel, tourism, and hospitality programs across Canada - and their enthusiasm couldn't come at a better time.
With the 2021 season of the Baxter Student Ambassador Program (BSAP) well underway, our multi-platform audience can look... more ›
Travel Edge Takes It To The Limit And Beyond
Travel Edge wrapped up its Limitless virtual luxury conference this past weekend, providing over 400 attendees with two days of “inspiration, education, and connectivity.”
Highlights included keynote addresses from Kyle Mabry, VP Global Sales at American Airlines, and Jane Burnell, Vice... more ›