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Vote Now For Your 2019 Agents’ Choice Favourites

April 5 Voting Deadline Is Fast Approaching

Vote Now For Your 2019 Agents’ Choice Favourites Time is ticking as the April 5 voting deadline is fast approaching, so vote now. When you vote for your favourites in the Agents' Choice Readership Survey, you will automatically be entered in a draw to win one of six incredible prizes from our survey sponsors. That's right, all you have... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2019, Airlines, Contests, Cruise, Insurance, News, Tour Operators

Virtuoso Picks Allianz Global Assistance

Virtuoso Picks Allianz Global Assistance Virtuoso and Allianz Global Assistance Canada have announced a preferred partnership that will enable more Canadian travellers to protect their trips and access valuable emergency medical benefits while travelling. Allianz Global Assistance Canada is a leading provider of travel insurance and... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Insurance, News, Travel Agents

IT’S TIME TO VOTE!

Agents' Choice Is Back And Celebrating Its 20th

IT’S TIME TO VOTE! Are you ready to pick your favourites? Well it's that time again as Baxter Media launches the 2019 Agents' Choice Readership Survey this week. Agents' Choice is Canada's original and most authoritative travel industry poll and each year it asks Canadian travel agents to pick their... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2019, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Florida, Hawaii, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

ACV Offers CareFlex Plan For Vegas

ACV Offers CareFlex Plan For Vegas Air Canada Vacations enhances its exclusive travel protection plans with CareFlex now available on Las Vegas flight & hotel package bookings. Clients can now purchase the fully commissionable CareFlex plan for $49 per person at the time of booking only. This added value allows agents'... more ›
Posted in Insurance, News, Tour Operators

Allianz Global Assistance Canada Has New CEO

Allianz Global Assistance Canada Has New CEO Allianz Global Assistance has appointed Chris Van Kooten as chief executive officer (CEO). Van Kooten brings extensive insurance industry experience to his new position, having held executive leadership roles with a number of well-respected Canadian companies. In recent years, he held... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Insurance

Exclusive – GANJA JOURNEYS

Is Cannabis Tourism A Viable Business Venture

Exclusive – GANJA JOURNEYS Like it or not, the legal retailing of cannabis in Canada is soon to get underway. As of Oct. 17, a whole new business sector based on cannabis sales through licensed outlets – with all the much-discussed pros and cons – will start operating across the country, reports Western editor, Ted... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Goose Launches Mobile Travel Insurance App

Goose Launches Mobile Travel Insurance App The Goose mobile app has launched in Canada, providing Canadians with instant access to travel medical insurance. Goose is a mobile-first, self-serve solution that lets Canadians who travel out of country the ability to purchase travel medical insurance in under 60 seconds through the Goose... more ›
Posted in Insurance, News, Technology

Zurich Canada to Launch Travel Accident Business

Zurich Canada to Launch Travel Accident Business Zurich Canada has appointed John Thain, a 25-year veteran of the travel insurance industry, as vice-president, Travel, Accident & Sickness. He will be responsible for launching personal leisure travel, business travel accident and supporting accident and sickness products in Canada. He... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Insurance, News

Just Like The Oscars

First Annual Agents' Choice Gala A Stellar Success

Just Like The Oscars It was a night when the stars of the Canadian travel industry shone brightly as Baxter Media – along with presenting sponsors, Air Canada and Sandals Resorts International; feature sponsors, WestJet, TravelBrands and the Jamaica Tourist Board – welcomed a sold out crowd for the first annual... more ›
Posted in Agents' Choice Awards 2018, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

AIG Study Finds Safety Is An Issue

AIG Study Finds Safety Is An Issue A recent study commissioned by AIG Travel found that 45% of female travellers feel less safe or much less safe about traveling than they did five years ago. Results of the travel trends survey also show that safety is top of mind for women while they are evaluating potential destinations as... more ›
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