Agents' Choice 2018

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Record Year For Canada

Canada Welcomes Record-Breaking 20.8 Million Tourists

Record Year For Canada Canada welcomed a record-breaking 20.8 million tourists in 2017, the highest ever in Canadian history. The preliminary data, released this week by Statistics Canada, shows that Canada has surpassed the previous record set in 2002, by almost a million. “Today's results are yet another... more ›
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On The Run in Nepal

On The Run in Nepal Khadga Bikram Shah is inviting energetic sorts to participate in an up, up and away experience. Bikram Shah, with the Nepal Tourism Board's Kathmandu office, says Nepal – known for its trekking and mountaineering opportunities – is diversifying its vacation experiences, offering more... more ›
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UNWTO Working With Africa

UNWTO Working With Africa In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, UNWTO signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation for the Strengthening of the National Tourism Statistical System of Nigeria and the Development of a Tourism Satellite Account. UNWTO... more ›
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Dominica Poised To Get 120 New Luxury Rooms

Anichi Resort and Spa Breaks Ground

Dominica Poised To Get 120 New Luxury Rooms Principals of the Anichi Resort and Spa recently hosted Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and members of his Cabinet in a ground breaking ceremony for a new 120-room property being built in the northern town of Portsmouth. The boutique property will be operated by Trust Hospitality... more ›
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Cox Picked As New CSHAE President

Cox Picked As New CSHAE President Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) for the next two years. Cox, who unexpectedly took the top job early last year following an unscheduled leadership change, received a full two-year mandate at the association's annual... more ›
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Disney To Open Toy Story Land June 30

Disney To Open Toy Story Land June 30 A new toy-filled world – inspired by Disney Pixar’s Toy Story films – will open at Walt Disney World Resort on June 30. Guests in Toy Story Land – located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – will feel like they have shrunk to the size of a toy as Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Slinky Dog, the... more ›
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Hard Rock Moving Into The Big Easy

Hard Rock Moving Into The Big Easy Hard Rock International is expanding its hotel portfolio into the historic French Quarter and New Orleans Theater District with plans to open Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans and the Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans. The 18-storey building is scheduled to open in the spring of... more ›
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Saint Lucia Appoints New Trade Sales Manager

Saint Lucia Appoints New Trade Sales Manager The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has appointed Rod Hanna as its new trade sales manager. Hanna will work closely with the trade as part of a leading, national strategy to increase travel agent engagement, to reach Canadians seeking unique and exotic island experiences. Hanna has... more ›
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Dallas Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Dallas

Dallas Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Dallas Travellers to Texas are invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the debut of the original Dallas TV series with legendary cast members Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing) and Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs) March 30-31. Exclusive events in... more ›
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Caribbean Region Hits 30-Million Mark

Arrivals Set New Benchmark Despite Devastating Storms

Caribbean Region Hits 30-Million Mark It seems all is well in the Caribbean. The catastrophic hurricanes that devastated some Caribbean destinations last September slowed down tourism’s progress, but did not stop it, according to figures released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional tourism... more ›
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