Sneak Peek At Uniworld’s S.S. São Gabriel

Sneak Peek At Uniworld’s S.S. São Gabriel Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has released a sneak peek of new Super Ship S.S. São Gabriel, set to debut in Portugal on April 9, 2020. One of four Super Ships launching next year as part of the brand’s continued elevation, the new S.S. São Gabriel will join fellow new Super... more ›
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MSC Meraviglia Makes Its Canadian Debut

MSC Meraviglia Makes Its Canadian Debut MSC Cruises’ first Meraviglia Class smart ship made its North American debut last week and its inaugural visit to Quebec City on Oct. 14, as part of its first ever cruise from North America. MSC Meraviglia is MSC Cruises’ largest ship sailing from the U.S and sets the record for the... more ›
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TDC: It’s All About That WOW Experience

TDC: It’s All About That WOW Experience It's all about the WOW these days at Transat Distribution Canada (TDC). As Louise Fecteau will tell you, she has no doubt that retail travel professionals will be around for a long, long time just as long as “they provide their customer with a different experience -- a WOW... more ›
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Albufeira Creates Some Buzz In Toronto

Albufeira Creates Some Buzz In Toronto A hundred travel agents, tour operators, and other industry professionals gathered in downtown Toronto last night to explore the Albufeira region of Portugal. Visit Portugal was joined by 17 suppliers from APAR, the agency for the promotion of the Albufeira region. Attendees were invited to... more ›
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Tentative Deal To End Vancouver Hotel Strike

Tentative Deal To End Vancouver Hotel Strike On Tuesday (Oct. 15), a tentative agreement was reached to end a strike by about 1,500 hotel staff employed at four hotels in downtown Vancouver. The unratified deal was struck between the union representing the workers – UNITE HERE Local 40 – and the Westin Bayshore, Hyatt Regency,... more ›
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CTO Making Big Changes

Closing New York, London Offices

CTO Making Big Changes The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Chair -- and Saint Lucia’s Tourism Minister -- Dominic Fedee issued a statement yesterday on the restructuring of the organization, stating: “Over the past two decades, there has been much discussion surrounding the promotion and development of... more ›
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Israel Names Carlin To North America Post

Israel Names Carlin To North America Post The Israel Ministry of Tourism has named Eyal Carlin as the new Tourism Commissioner for North America. Carlin will oversee all business partnerships and developments, marketing strategy and public relations efforts across the United States and Canada in efforts to continue promoting Israel... more ›
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Win With Oasis

Win With Oasis These are Grand times for Oasis Hotels & Resorts. Pam Bassett, business development manager Canada for Oasis Hotels & Resorts, notes that the Spanish company is preparing to broaden its Cancun presence with the Dec. 10 opening of the Grand Sens Cancun, an upscale all-inclusive that... more ›
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Cunard Adds More Alaska Out Of Victoria

Bonus Commission Available on Voyages Booked in October

Cunard Adds More Alaska Out Of Victoria Cunard has announced three additional opportunities for guests to sail roundtrip from Victoria on some of the line's 2020 Alaska itineraries. New roundtrip 2020 voyages out of Victoria on Queen Elizabeth include (fares are per person, based on double occupancy): A 12-night Alaska voyage... more ›
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‘Meet the Winemaker’ With NCL

‘Meet the Winemaker’ With NCL Norwegian Cruise Line has introduced an array of upcoming cruise offerings for new and experienced cruisers alike, including a “Meet the Winemaker” series, three- and four-day cruises to the Bahamas and special Spring Break sailings. The Meet the Winemaker series calls on all wine... more ›
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