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Meliá Goes Grand

Meliá Goes Grand With the opening of The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real last December, Meliá Hotels International introduced a new top-tier hotel brand. “The Grand Reserve is really targeting the high-end guests of the world in terms of leisure,” Jaime Piedras, general manager of The Grand Reserve... more ›
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Over The Moon In Jamaica

Over The Moon In Jamaica “Go, Annie, go!” It’s late afternoon in September as a few dozen guests of Half Moon resort in Jamaica are gathered beachside to cheer on the 242 baby Hawksbill turtles clumsily making their way towards the Caribbean Sea one tiny step at a time – frequently and adorably colliding into... more ›
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Sandals, Beaches Launch Dive Promotion

Limited Time Offer Allows Non-Certified Divers to Dive for Free

Sandals, Beaches Launch Dive Promotion Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts have launched a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience promotion, allowing couples and families the chance to discover the underwater world with a complimentary, introductory learn-to-dive course during their vacation. For all new bookings of six nights or... more ›
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Caribbean Hotels Unite For Bahamas

CHTA Urging Travellers To Vacation In The Caribbean

Caribbean Hotels Unite For Bahamas From Aruba to Jamaica and The Bahamas to Bermuda, hotels and resorts have joined with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) to launch an online action to help support the long-term recovery of the northwestern islands of the Bahamas. Lovers of the Caribbean as well as those who... more ›
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Congratulations, Maureen

Barnes-Smith Celebrates 25 Years With Unique Vacations Canada Inc.

Congratulations, Maureen Baxter Media wants to send out a big congratulations to Maureen Barnes-Smith, director of sales & marketing for Unique Vacations Canada Inc., who's celebrating 25 years with the company this September. Not to put too fine a point on it, but Barnes-Smith has been an integral part of the... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Hotels, News, Resorts

Curio Collection Debuts in South East Asia

Curio Collection Debuts in South East Asia Hilton is celebrating the opening of SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, described as “a free-spirited tropical escape that offers sun, sea, style and sustainability, creating a playful getaway for groups of fun-seeking friends, couples and families.” Nestled within the... more ›
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Playa Shines in Toronto

Playa Shines in Toronto In an increasingly competitive industry, Playa Hotels & Resorts' Rose Cosentino believes service from the heart is what makes the company stand out from other all-inclusive resorts. That's why she kicked-off a VIP celebration in Toronto last night (Sept. 4) promoting all the new development... more ›
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Sandals Special Bahamas Webinar

Sandals Special Bahamas Webinar Sandals’ weekly “Let’s Talk” webinars have regularly allowed for Canadian agents to get the latest updates directly from the featured resort’s management teams. In light of the recent passing of Hurricane Dorian over the Bahamas, perhaps there is none timelier than the upcoming... more ›
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Travel: A Catalyst For Good

Duke of Sussex Launches Global Sustainable Initiative – Travalyst

Travel: A Catalyst For Good The Duke of Sussex has announced a major new global partnership aimed at improving conservation, environmental protection and expanding local community economic development by encouraging sustainable tourism practices across the travel industry. Called Travalyst, the partnership has been... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Industry Ready To Help The Bahamas

Industry Ready To Help The Bahamas It is hard to watch the videos of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas. Joy Jibrilu, director general of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, said of the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian on Grand Bahama Island and on The Abacos, that: “Our thoughts and... more ›
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