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Sailing Into The Comeback

Hot Trends And Takeaways From Expedia Cruises

Sailing Into The Comeback “It’s a whole new world right now,” says Ealeen Wong, Director, Strategy and Business Development at Expedia Group. “The great news is with pent up demand for travel like never before people are eager to make up for missed moments.” In fact, the travel company is witnessing a surge... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Cruise, Events, News, Trends & Research

Pent Up Demand Is There, But Industry Still Faces Hurdles

Pent Up Demand Is There, But Industry Still Faces Hurdles The president of TripCentral.ca is warning that there are still dark days ahead for a travel industry that's already been badly battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Richard Vanderlubbe told a recent Discover America Canada webinar that the federal government is preparing to wind down... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

New ACTA Board Elected At Virtual AGM

New ACTA Board Elected At Virtual AGM ACTA held its annual general meeting earlier this week – the second year in row that it was held virtually – with the session presided over by Mary Jane Hiebert CTC, Chair of the ACTA Board of Directors. Hiebert thanked the current Board of Directors for continuing to serve for an... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Walt Disney World Resort Turns 50 On Oct. 1

Walt Disney World Resort Turns 50 On Oct. 1 It is hard to believe, but the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is turning 50. Yes, on Oct. 1, 1971, Walt Disney World Resort officially opened to guests for the first time, the culmination of years spent imagining, planning and developing Walt Disney’s magical dream. In the... more ›
Posted in Attractions, COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News

JNTO, Air Canada Webinar Prize Winners Announced

JNTO, Air Canada Webinar Prize Winners Announced Last Thursday, Air Canada and the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) jointly hosted a webinar for all interested travel professionals. We had travel agents and consultants from all across Canada in attendance. Acting as MC for the webinar was Mark Hashimoto, Specialty Sales Manager... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Airlines, Contests, COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Japan: Discovering The Ultimate Wonderland Safely

Japan: Discovering The Ultimate Wonderland Safely The appearance of the new director of the Japan National Tourism Organization's Toronto office underscores that Japanese take coronavirus safety protocols seriously. Ken Toyoda noted during a June 17 Baxter Media webcast that his hair is now longish as he hasn't been able to get a haircut in... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations

Winners of Oasis Hotels and Resorts Prize Draw Announced

Winners of Oasis Hotels and Resorts Prize Draw Announced On June 8, Baxter Media and Oasis Hotels & Resorts jointly hosted a webinar for all interested travel professionals. We had agents from all across Canada in attendance. Pam Bassett, Business Development Manager (Canada), covered all COVID-19 initiatives (including their on-site testing,... more ›
Posted in Contests, COVID-19, Events, Hotels, Resorts, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Let’s Get It Open

Industry Needs Smart Evidence-Based Plan Now

Let’s Get It Open Canadian and US politicians and travel and tourism industry leaders gathered for a virtual panel discussion on the re-opening of the border between the two countries. The message from representatives on both sides of the border couldn't have been more direct -- the Canadian and US... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Jamaica Goes Virtual With Canadian Product Showcase

Jamaica Goes Virtual With Canadian Product Showcase The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is gearing up for its inaugural Virtual Product Showcase for Canadian travel advisors. Set for July 20 from 1 pm to 3 pm ET, the event will provide advisors with the opportunity to get timely destination updates, connect with travel suppliers and enjoy some... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Canada, COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Expedia Cruises Sailing With Data, Demographics

Virtual Conference Provides Insights To Help Agents, Cruise Lines Target Demand

Expedia Cruises Sailing With Data, Demographics During its Expedia Cruises 2021 Virtual Conference, the Expedia Group unveiled new data and demographic insights to help agents and cruise lines better target demand. The virtual event also saw cruise executives from the online travel agency highlighting the need for the industry to... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Cruise, Events, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Trends & Research
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