Agents' Choice 2018

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Making The Leap

IATA's NDC Ready For The Next Phase

Making The Leap IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative took a “critical” leap forward last October when all three global distribution system (GDS) providers – Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport – confirmed that they will achieve the highest level of certification as aggregators by the end of... more ›
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Agents’ Choice 2018 – It’s Time To Vote

Have Your Say In More Ways Than Ever Before

Agents’ Choice 2018 – It’s Time To Vote Agents' Choice 2018 is back and it's better than ever. This year, Canada's favourite travel agency poll has expanded a number of categories. For example, agents will now be able to vote for their favourite destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Asia, Canada, the USA and... more ›
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It’s All About Choice

Air Canada Flying Into The Future With Launch Of Branded Fares

It’s All About Choice One of the first things that Virgilio Russi will tell you about Air Canada's launch of Branded Fares is that it's a “good news story” that's “going to have a big impact” for Air Canada, for its distribution partners and for their customers. In this week's digital edition of Canadian... more ›
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Natural Disasters: A Reminder From TICO

Natural Disasters: A Reminder From TICO The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) is reminding all registrants of their responsibilities under the Regulation pursuant to the Travel Industry Act, 2002 in relation to the change or cancellation of travel services (transportation and accommodation) as to relates to damage sustained to... more ›
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Food For Thought

Booking.com Research Reveals Food Dictates Choice

Food For Thought New research commissioned by Booking.com reveals that close to 69% of Canadians would travel somewhere known for its food and drink. And with the joy of trying local delicacies often becoming one of the highlights of any trip, it’s clear Canadians have developed this taste for travel. As... more ›
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Exploring Our Own Backyard

Expedia Reports That Canadian Travel Is Booming

Exploring Our Own Backyard According to new data from the Expedia Group, domestic travel is on the rise in Canada. In fact in 2016, travel demand by Canadians to domestic cities rose 15% compared to 2015. And that trend continued to increase in the first quarter of 2017, which saw over 10% more demand than in... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Trends & Research

Making The Investment

Flight Centre Takes An Interest In BIBAM

Making The Investment Flight Centre Travel Group has acquired a 24.1% interest in the Argentinian travel company BIBAM (Biblos America), which owns and operates Biblos and the fast growing e-commerce player Avantrip. According to Dean Smith, FLT's president in the Americas, the company's investment in Bibam will... more ›
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FlyEx.com: Is this retail travel’s Airbnb?

FlyEx.com: Is this retail travel’s Airbnb? In an exclusive story in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press, executive editor, Bob Mowat reports that a San Francisco-based start-up called FlyEx has rolled out a personalized, on-demand, peer-to-peer travel booking and messaging platform (called Travel Chat) at SXSW (South By... more ›
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Amadeus Locks It In With FLYR

Start-Up Company Helps Travellers Lock In Air Prices

Amadeus Locks It In With FLYR Amadeus Ventures has invested in FLYR – a start-up firm that helps travellers lock-un the price of flight tickets before they book. When travellers search for fares through an OTA, metasearch site or airline website, FLYR's FareKeep gives them the option to hold a specific fare and protect... more ›
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Content Is The New Travel Currency

TripXpertz Launches New Approach To Online Travel Selling

Content Is The New Travel Currency   “Content,” observes Brad Miron, “is the new travel currency.” Miron, the founder & CEO of TripXpertz, sat down with Canadian Travel Press recently to talk about the launch of TripXpertz, which he described as a virtual agency website network of “destinational-focused... more ›
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