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BoC Could Hold Rate Until At Least 2023

BoC Could Hold Rate Until At Least 2023 According to half of the economists (47% or 7 out of 15) on Finder’s BoC Interest Rate Forecast panel, the Bank of Canada could hold the interest rate until at least 2023. A third of the panel expect the rate to hold until some point in 2023 while an additional 13% say it will hold beyond... more ›
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National Extends Loyalty Benefits

National Extends Loyalty Benefits Enterprise Holdings reports that National Car Rental is extending its loyalty benefits an additional year. Now Emerald Club Program Free Days -- previously set to expire Dec. 31, 2020 -- will not expire until Dec. 31, 2021. The move makes National the first in the industry to extend loyalty... more ›
Posted in Car Rental, COVID-19, News

A Celebration For The Industry

Agents’ Choice 2020 Gala Celebrates The Industry

A Celebration For The Industry No one will argue with the assertion that the travel industry in Canada needs a reason to celebrate. Certainly, no on here at Baxter Media will argue with that. So, while a global pandemic may have prevented an in-person, hugs and cheek-kissing gala, it didn’t prevent Baxter Media from... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Car Rental, COVID-19, News

Travel Advisors Are All-Stars

Agents Show Their Value When Things Go Wrong

Travel Advisors Are All-Stars In the Agents’ Choice 2020 Readership Survey, the value of using a travel agent is showcased in the issue’s feature story. In the wake of travel bans, restrictions, cancellations and last-minute re-booking needs brought on by the pandemic, it became apparent that those who used travel... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

A Call For Change

Canadian Travel Agents Pen Open Letter to Travel Suppliers

A Call For Change In an open letter to travel suppliers, the ACTA COVID-19 Travel Agency Leaders Advisory Committee calls for “a holistic review of the systemic practices and policies that are currently in place between travel agencies and travel suppliers.” The travel industry is going through an... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

We Salute You … All Of You

Everyone’s Favourite, The 2020 Agents’ Choice Awards Virtual Gala

We Salute You … All Of You Not even a global pandemic could prevent Baxter Media from paying tribute to those in the travel industry who are truly deserving of tributes. On Thursday, Baxter Media took the high-tech route to host the 2020 Agents’ Choice Awards Virtual Gala and salute the favourites of its annual, and... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Contests, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Weddings & Honeymoons

It’s Agents’ Choice Awards Gala Day

It’s Agents’ Choice Awards Gala Day Find out who all your favourites are this afternoon. There's still time to register to be a part of this historic event at: https://www.travelpress.com/aca-2020-gala/ The Baxter Media team is thrilled to deliver the highly-anticipated Agents' Choice Awards Virtual Gala presented by Manulife... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Agents’ Choice Awards Gala Happening TOMORROW

Agents’ Choice Awards Gala Happening TOMORROW Tomorrow, Baxter Media is excited to bring you the highly-anticipated Agents' Choice Awards Virtual Gala presented by Manulife and WestJet. Register today to be a part of this historic event: https://www.travelpress.com/aca-2020-gala/ The Agents' Choice gala brings Canada's travel... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Attractions, Car Rental, Contests, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

CHHB Urges Government To Extend CEWS

New Coalition Warns Of Widespread Bankruptcies Without Wage Subsidy

CHHB Urges Government To Extend CEWS A newly formed coalition representing people with a stake in this country's ailing tourism trade is calling on Ottawa to extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy well into next year, warning that if the federal government goes ahead with its planned phase-out of the subsidy, widespread travel... more ›
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Enterprise Closes Acquisition Of Discount

Enterprise Closes Acquisition Of Discount Enterprise Holdings Inc. -- which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – advises that its Canadian subsidiary has closed its acquisition of Discount Car and Truck Rentals. All conditions of closing have been satisfied, including receipt of a no... more ›
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