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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

Remembering Bruce Slade

Remembering Bruce Slade It is with sadness and shock that Press Today reports the passing of Bruce Slade, the well-loved business development manager for Huntington Travel. Slade was diagnosed with cancer a month ago and passed away on Dec. 27, 2020 at the age of 62. Well known throughout the industry, it was... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary, Tour Operators, Voices of Travel

Remembering Charlotte Bell

'Words Cannot Express Our Collective Grief'

Remembering Charlotte Bell In a letter to all members of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), the association’s Board Chair, Dave McKenna informed members of the passing of TIAC’s president and CEO, Charlotte Bell. McKenna writes: “As Chair of TIAC, I am saddened to inform you that our President... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Obituary, Tourism Organizations, Women in travel

Remembering Edith Baxter

Canadian Travel Press’ Editor-In-Chief And Baxter Media's Co-Founder Was Truly An Industry Icon

Remembering Edith Baxter Baxter Media management and staff is deeply saddened to report the passing of its one and only, Editor-In-Chief, Edith Baxter. Edith passed peacefully at her home in Toronto, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. For over 50 years, Mrs. B – as she was known throughout the... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary, Women in travel

Remembering Jim Proctor

Feb 3, 1948-July 11, 2020

Remembering Jim Proctor Take a moment today and remember Jim Proctor … Jim Proctor took his last flight on Saturday July 11, surrounded by his wife and twin daughters. He was 72 years at the time of his death. Jim was known to many of us in the Travel Industry over many years. He started his career at... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News, Obituary