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Sandals Resorts Hailed As Good Corporate Citizens

Good As Gold Jamaica's minister of tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed Sandals Resorts as a prime example of indigenous companies in the tourism sector that are taking their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to new heights, ensuring that the positive impact of tourism is reaching all corners of... more ›
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SLH Expands European Portfolio

SLH Expands European Portfolio Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s (SLH) three latest hotel joiners are the epitome of European elegance. Indulge in a curated art hotel in the heart of Vienna, relax in a 15th century villa set amongst the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, or choose a Roman holiday fit for wine or... more ›
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Agents’ Choice: Two Decades Of Tracking Trends

The 2019 Edition Of Canada's Most Trusted Travel Agent Readership Survey Is Here

Agents’ Choice: Two Decades Of Tracking Trends For 20 years, Baxter Media has worked diligently to make the Annual Agents’ Choice Readership Survey the most-trusted and authoritative travel industry poll in Canada. And the result, Canadian travel agents have made it their own, voting for their favourite suppliers in growing numbers,... more ›
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It’s All About Agents

Air Canada, Trafalgar, Sandals Praise Travel Retailers For Their Support

It’s All About Agents Baxter Media's 2019 Agents' Choice Awards Gala was all about travel agents and presenting sponsors – Air Canada, Sandals and Trafalgar – each thanked them heartily for their hard work and support. Representing Air Canada and Air Canada rouge was John MacLeod, vice-president of Global... more ›
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Agents’ Choice Celebrates Josef Ebner

Hotelier Presented With W.H. Baxter Lifetime Achievement Award

Agents’ Choice Celebrates Josef Ebner Being presented with the W.H. Baxter Lifetime Achievement Award at last night's second annual Agents' Choice Awards Gala is just the latest highlight for a man whose career and life have seen many lofty achievements. Josef Ebner, regional vice-president - Canada and managing director of... more ›
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RIU Enters Senegal

RIU Enters Senegal RIU Hotels & Resorts has purchased a 25-hectare site in the Pointe Sarène area on Senegal’s west coast, a “paradise destination in the midst of the tourist development process.” With it, the chain strengthens its commitment to Africa, where it already owns six hotels (five in Cape... more ›
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Tapestry Collection Expanding to the Caribbean

Tapestry Collection Expanding to the Caribbean Hilton has announced the signing of ROK Hotel, Kingston, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, representing the brand’s debut in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Slated to open in 2020, the 168-room property, owned by PanJam Investment Limited, sits in a multi-purpose complex on the Kingston Waterfront... more ›
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Kimpton Raptor Challenge Is On

Kimpton Raptor Challenge Is On With the Toronto Raptors making the NBA Championship finals for the first time in franchise history against the Golden State Warriors, Toronto's Kimpton Saint George Hotel (the only Kimpton in Canada) has challenged their Kimpton family in San Francisco (where the company originates) to a... more ›
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New Dual-Branded Hilton Opens in Chicago

New Dual-Branded Hilton Opens in Chicago Hilton has announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop and Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop. The new property brings a total of 342 new rooms and suites (many featuring scenic lakeshore views) to downtown... more ›
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Hotel Belmont Now Open in Vancouver

Hotel Belmont Now Open in Vancouver Vancouver is now home to its first-ever Ascend Collection Hotel. Hotel Belmont, a boutique hotel in a landmark Vancouver building, is open for bookings. The modern and trendy hotel is a newly renovated, 82-room boutique property that has stood at the corner of Granville and Nelson for more... more ›
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