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Remembering Stanley Tollman

Remembering Stanley Tollman Stanley Tollman, the chairman and founder of The Travel Corporation has passed away at the age of 91 following a battle with cancer. Tollman – who is the father of TTC’s chief executive officer, Brett Tollman – spent the final days of his life in France surrounded by his close-knit... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators

Remembering One Of The Greats

Nick Tarsh, OBE, Founder Of Insight International Tours Passes Away

Remembering One Of The Greats There are a handful of people who have played key roles in the history of the global travel industry. Nick Tarsh OBE -- 22/5/1934 – 10/5//2021 -- Founder, Insight International Tours; Former Chair, Relate; Founding Chair, European Tour Operators Association; Head Boy, Governor and... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations

Remembering Paul Leon

Remembering Paul Leon Long-time industry veteran, Paul Leon passed away suddenly in the early morning of May 19. Leon was well-known as Park ‘N Fly’s vice-president from 1981 to 2010 and he was a long-time member of Skal Toronto, serving as its president in 2014. In 2010, Leon retired from Park ‘N Fly,... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary

Remembering David Roper

Remembering David Roper There is much sadness these days. More today, as the industry learns of the passing of David Roper. In a post on his Facebook page, Sandals Resorts International’s executive vice president of sales, Gary Sadler writes: “In 1986, an exuberant young man joined our organization as... more ›
Posted in Hotels, Obituary, Resorts

May Your Adventures Continue

A Tribute To Frank LaFleche, Jan. 3, 1935 to March 11, 2021

May Your Adventures Continue Let’s take a moment today and remember a remarkable man, Frank LaFleche, who passed away on March 11. For over a decade, LaFleche has been an integral part of the Jordan Tourist Board in North America (JTBNA) – joining the JTBNA following a remarkable career with the Canadian Tourism... more ›
Posted in Canada, Destinations, Obituary, Tourism Organizations

The Industry Remembers Arne M. Sorenson

The Industry Remembers Arne M. Sorenson The industry is in mourning following the unexpected passing of Marriott International’s president and CEO, Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO, on Feb. 15, 2021. Sorenson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2019 and on Feb. 2, 2021, Marriott shared the news that Sorenson would... more ›
Posted in Appointments, COVID-19, Hotels, News, Obituary, Resorts

Remembering Doug Donovan

Remembering Doug Donovan All of us here at Baxter Media were saddened to learn of the passing of Doug Donovan. His friends at the Sunwing Travel Group remembered their friend and colleague in this message to the industry: “It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Doug Donovan. A highly... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary, Tour Operators

A Son Remembers

“My Greatest Gift Ever Was To Be Your Son”

A Son Remembers In this week’s issue of Canadian Travel Press, Adam Stewart remembers his father, writing: “My greatest gift ever was to be your son. Call after call, message after message from all four corners of the globe with people sharing stories about how you affected their lives, the outpouring... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Obituary, Resorts

Making Us All Feel at Home

Air Canada Vacations Pays Tribute to Gordon “Butch” Stewart

Making Us All Feel at Home For everyone in the travel industry, Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s name is synonymous with success and the transformation of tourism in the Caribbean. By the time many began their careers in travel, the legendary Sandals brand had already been a well-established beacon of innovation, with... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Obituary, Resorts, Tour Operators

UPDATED: Remembering Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

A Man Who Believed That Nothing Was Impossible

UPDATED: Remembering Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart The Honourable Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart passed away on Mon. Jan 4, 2021 in the United States. He was 79. The founder of Sandals and Beaches Resorts was a towering figure in both the Caribbean and the global travel industry, and over the course of his 52-year career his innovative, new... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Obituary, Resorts, Voices of Travel