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Remembering Ron Harding

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Remembering Ron Harding All of us here at Baxter Media were saddened to learn of the passing of Ronald Herbert Harding on Feb. 28, 2022, at the age of 84 at Collingwood Hospital after a life altering accident. Harding was surrounded by his loved ones who will continue to honour his legacy by living life with... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Obituary, Tour Operators

Remembering Jean Holder

Remembering Jean Holder The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is mourning the loss of Dr. Jean Holder, the father of regional tourism development. The late Dr. Holder spent more than 30 years of his professional life leading the development and expansion of the sector that would become the region’s main foreign... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Obituary, Tourism Organizations

TICO Remembers Frank Dennis

TICO Remembers Frank Dennis The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO), its Board of Directors and all of its employees are remembering Frank Dennis. “We are saddened by the recent passing of Mr. Frank Dennis, TICO says in a statement, that continues: “Frank was the first Chairperson of TICO’s Board of... more ›
Posted in Canada, Obituary, Tourism Organizations

Remembering Frank Dennis

Remembering Frank Dennis It is with great sadness and sorrow that Uniglobe Travel (Eastern Canada) announces the passing of their past owner and CEO – Frank V. Dennis Dennis passed away on Jan. 15, 2022 – he was 80 years old. Prior to joining Uniglobe, Dennis enjoyed a successful career in the food industry... more ›
Posted in Canada, News, Obituary, Travel Agents

Remembering John McKenna

June 28, 1935 - November 27, 2021

Remembering John McKenna For many of us in the travel industry here in Canada, John McKenna and travel insurance were synonymous. McKenna, an industry icon, passed away at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Nov. 27. He was 86. Born in Montreal, McKenna began his professional career as a personnel administration... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Insurance, News, Obituary

Remembering Bernie Rickman

Jamaica Tourist Board Pays Tribute To Former Canadian Regional Manager

Remembering Bernie Rickman All of us here at Baxter Media were saddened to receive the following message from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) advising of the passing on Bernie Rickman. Here’s the JTB’s message of condolence: “The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) was saddened to learn of the recent passing of... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Obituary, Tourism Organizations

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