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The Bahamas Still Rockin’

The Bahamas Still Rockin’ Bahamas Minister of Tourism & Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar called an unscheduled second press conference during the 38th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace at Baha Mar’s Performing Arts and Convention Centre to share the good news that 2019 was a record breaking year on many levels for... more ›
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Cunard, Author Annie Barrows Team Up

Cunard, Author Annie Barrows Team Up Cunard has announced that The New York Times best-selling author Annie Barrows will sail on flagship Queen Mary 2 as part of the luxury line’s renowned Insights program on a Bruges and Guernsey voyage, May 20-24. While sailing on the four-night voyage round-trip from Southampton, England,... more ›
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Tourism Just Keeps Growing

Tourism Just Keeps Growing According to the UNWTO, 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. That's an increase of 4% on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties. By... more ›
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Silversea Opens Sales on New Grand Voyage

Silversea Opens Sales on New Grand Voyage Silversea Cruises has opened general sales on a new 59-day grand voyage in the Mediterranean. The Grand Voyage Mediterranean 2021 will link unique, immersive experiences across the region, showcasing historic cultures, old-world charm and spectacular landscapes. Between Sept. 8 and Nov. 5,... more ›
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Huntsville Launches ‘Winter Wonders Travel Package’

Huntsville Launches ‘Winter Wonders Travel Package’ Anyone looking for a classic Canadian getaway may want to take advantage of the “Winter Wonders Travel Package” now being offered by tourism businesses in Huntsville, Muskoka, Ont. Visitors who book a minimum of two nights at participating accommodations in Huntsville for a stay between... more ›
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TICO Conviction

TICO Conviction After being charged by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO), Raed Karborani, operating as Biblical Journeys Canada, has pleaded guilty to one count of operating as a travel agent without registration, contrary to the Travel Industry Act. Since being charged in June 2019, Biblical... more ›
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‘Jamaica, Heartbeat of the World’

Jamaica Unveils New Brand Positioning at Caribbean Marketplace

‘Jamaica, Heartbeat of the World’ The Jamaica Tourist Board has unveiled new brand positioning, “JAMAICA, Heartbeat of the World,” designed to recognize the Caribbean nation's “outsized influence on the world.” The initiative was unveiled at this week's Caribbean Travel Marketplace. According to officials, Heartbeat... more ›
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CATO Makes The Case For Consumer-Pay Model

CATO Makes The Case For Consumer-Pay Model The Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) made its case for the need to reform the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund during consultations on Bill 159: “Rebuilding Protection for Consumers Act” this week. In a presentation to a group of two dozen MPPs and Ministry... more ›
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Sabre Connects With Google Cloud

Sabre Connects With Google Cloud Google Cloud has joined forces with Sabre Corporation to help digitally transform the traveller’s experience and co-create the future of travel. When it was launched in 1960, Sabre revolutionized the travel market with the industry’s first semi-automated flight reservation system. Since... more ›
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Sun Princess Returns to Kangaroo Island

Sun Princess Returns to Kangaroo Island Princess Cruises' 2,000-guest Sun Princess became the first cruise ship to return to Australia's Kangaroo Island this past weekend as a show of support for the local community that begins the recovery from the impact of the recent bushfire disaster. South Australian Premier Steven Marshall... more ›
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