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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 ›
Posted in Insurance, News, Trends & Research

ACV Unveils New CareFlex Plan

ACV Unveils New CareFlex Plan Describing it as “your passport to peace of mind,” Air Canada Vacations has unveiled its new CareFlex plan. Clients travelling to select ACV destinations or resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean can now purchase the CareFlex Plan for $49 per person at time of booking only. This added... more ›
Posted in Insurance, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Allianz Global Assistance Is All About Agents

Making It A Priority To Help Its Partners Grow Their Business

Allianz Global Assistance Is All About Agents One of the first things that travel agents need to know about Allianz Global Assistance is that the company is committed to taking care of its partners and their customers, writes executive editor, Bob Mowat in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press. “There are two main... more ›
Posted in Insurance, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Agents’ Choice 2018 – It’s Time To Vote

Have Your Say In More Ways Than Ever Before

Agents’ Choice 2018 – It’s Time To Vote Agents' Choice 2018 is back and it's better than ever. This year, Canada's favourite travel agency poll has expanded a number of categories. For example, agents will now be able to vote for their favourite destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Asia, Canada, the USA and... more ›
Posted in Agents' Choice Awards 2018, Airlines, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Online Travel Agency, Rail, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

AGENTS’ CHOICE IS BACK!

Time To Make Your Picks In Canada's Favourite Travel Agency Poll

AGENTS’ CHOICE IS BACK! The theme at Baxter Media these days is all about “making it new,” so it should surprise no one that that's exactly what we're going to do with Agents' Choice in 2018. Actually, we already started making those changes with the Canadian travel industry's favourite and most influential poll... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Agents' Choice Awards 2018, Airlines, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents
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