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Record Year For Canada

Canada Welcomes Record-Breaking 20.8 Million Tourists

Record Year For Canada Canada welcomed a record-breaking 20.8 million tourists in 2017, the highest ever in Canadian history. The preliminary data, released this week by Statistics Canada, shows that Canada has surpassed the previous record set in 2002, by almost a million. “Today's results are yet another... more ›
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Scenic Group Purchases Mayflower Tours

Scenic Group Purchases Mayflower Tours   Scenic Group continues its growth in the North American market with the purchase of Mayflower Tours. According to officials, both companies share similar histories, albeit on two different continents. Scenic began as a luxury tour operator in 1986, adding luxury river cruises in... more ›
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On The Run in Nepal

On The Run in Nepal Khadga Bikram Shah is inviting energetic sorts to participate in an up, up and away experience. Bikram Shah, with the Nepal Tourism Board's Kathmandu office, says Nepal – known for its trekking and mountaineering opportunities – is diversifying its vacation experiences, offering more... more ›
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Norwegian Bliss One Step Closer to Delivery

Norwegian Bliss One Step Closer to Delivery Norwegian Bliss, the third of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class, emerged from the Meyer Werft building dock in Papenburg, Germany on Feb. 17, representing a major milestone in the vessel’s construction. The ship will remain in the shipyard port for the final phase of... more ›
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UNWTO Working With Africa

UNWTO Working With Africa In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, UNWTO signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation for the Strengthening of the National Tourism Statistical System of Nigeria and the Development of a Tourism Satellite Account. UNWTO... more ›
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CATO Keeps Taking Care of Business

CATO Keeps Taking Care of Business Despite the cliché to the contrary, perception is not always the reality. Consider, for example, the Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO). It hasn't had a very high profile – certainly not in the trade media – but it has been busy working closely with the Travel Industry... more ›
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Princess Helping Agents Chart A Course To Success

Voices of Travel Talks To John Chernesky

Princess Helping Agents Chart A Course To Success [caption id="attachment_104906" align="alignnone" width="600"] Princess Helping Agents Chart A Course To Success[/caption] This week, Voices of Travel host, Ron Pradinuk takes listeners on a voyage of discovery to learn about the ships, the great itineraries, and exceptional service of Princess... more ›
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Breaking Records

Air Canada Reports Annual Results For 2017

Breaking Records Air Canada has reported record full year 2017 EBITDAR of $2.921 billion compared to the previous record full year 2016 EBITDAR of $2.768 billion, an increase of $153 million. The company had 2017 operating income of $1.364 billion compared to 2016 operating income of $1.345 billion. Adjusted... more ›
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Emerald Waterways Expands Southeast Asia Lineup

Emerald Waterways Expands Southeast Asia Lineup With the popularity of European river cruising continuing to soar, travellers are now looking for more destinations to explore in the same leisurely fashion. For the third consecutive year, Emerald Waterways will be operating an expanded offering of cruises and tours in Southeast Asia, with... more ›
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Cox Picked As New CSHAE President

Cox Picked As New CSHAE President Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) for the next two years. Cox, who unexpectedly took the top job early last year following an unscheduled leadership change, received a full two-year mandate at the association's annual... more ›
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