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Transat’s Shareholders Approve Sale To Air Canada

Transat’s Shareholders Approve Sale To Air Canada Well, it's up to the regulators now. Transat A.T. Inc reports that at the special meeting of its shareholders this morning, a significant majority voted in favour of the special resolution (the Arrangement Resolution) approving the previously announced plan of arrangement under Section 192... more ›
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One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean

One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean With a diverse membership of more than 30 countries and territories, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) certainly has its challenges as an organized body trying to focus on the entire region of the Caribbean as a single destination entity. It was everything Caribbean yesterday (Aug.... more ›
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WestJet Welcomes Roatán to its Network

WestJet Welcomes Roatán to its Network WestJet is adding Roatán, Honduras to its growing list of Caribbean destinations with new non-stop seasonal service from Toronto starting Dec. 15. “With the addition of the snorkelling paradise of Roatán to our network, WestJet guests now have convenient access to 14 Caribbean... more ›
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Germany Continues To See Steady Growth

Germany Continues To See Steady Growth Incoming tourism to Germany continues to show steady growth, with an increase of 3.3% in June. According to provisional figures from the Federal Statistical Office, 39.8 million international overnights were registered across hotels and accommodation establishments with more than 10 beds... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

World Travel Awards Come to Western Canada

World Travel Awards Come to Western Canada For the first time in its 27-year history, the World Travel Awards will be held in Canada – and the Thompson Okanagan region of B.C. will serve as the hosts. The Thompson Okanagan has won a bid to hold the Awards event for three years, starting with the Predator Ridge Resort in Vernon in... more ›
Posted in Events, News, West

Lights, Action, Camera

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Sets Scene For New Steven Soderbergh Feature Film

Lights, Action, Camera Cunard's Queen Mary 2 is providing the setting for a new film by Oscar winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Oceans 11, Traffic and Behind the Candelabra) and an Oscar and Emmy award winning cast and crew this week (Aug. 18-24). The as-of-yet unnamed film will feature the Queen Mary 2 on the... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Competitiveness Crucial For Swiss Aviation

Competitiveness Crucial For Swiss Aviation In a newly released analysis, IATA highlights that the competitiveness of Switzerland’s air transport sector could generate an additional 36,000 jobs and nearly CHF 13 billion in extra GDP for the nation’s economy by 2037. The IATA study, Switzerland Air Transport Regulatory... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News, Trends & Research

Flight Centre Employees Helping Out In Thailand

Flight Centre Employees Helping Out In Thailand Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has teamed up with the Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand (WFFT) to improve and enrich the lives of animals at the Project Wildlife Rescue Centre near Bangkok, Thailand. Sixteen FCTG employees will spend the week of Sept. 8 volunteering at the project... more ›
Posted in News, Responsible Travel, Travel Agents

Skal Tees Off At Lionhead

Skal Tees Off At Lionhead The industry turned out in full force for the 64th annual Skal Toronto/Toronto North golf tournament yesterday at the spectacular Lionhead Golf & Country Club in Brampton. The day-long Texas Scramble Best Ball Format also featured a host of specialty hole prizes, including Closest to the... more ›
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Room To Move With Goway

Room To Move With Goway Craig Wachholz can offer those vacationing in Australia room (to manoeuvre on ocean water) and (a surf) board. Wachholz is with Sydney-based Let's Go Surfing, which offers surfing instructions in Sydney and elsewhere, and says riding waves is an iconic activity in his homeland. “It's what... more ›
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