The acquisition of Red Label Vacations Inc. (RLV) – which operates TravelBrands – by a subsidiary of H.I.S. Co., Ltd. (H.I.S.) has now been completed.
Frank DeMarinis will continue on as president and CEO of TravelBrands. In that role, DeMarinis will oversee a diverse portfolio of both... more ›
2019 has certainly started off with a bang with the announcement today that Red Label Vacations Inc. – which operates redtag.ca, itravel2000.com, The Travel Experts and TravelBrands – has signed an agreement to be acquired by a subsidiary of H.I.S. Group, a leading global travel... more ›
IATA Going Global With New Paperless ID Card
Canada is one of only two testing grounds for IATA's brand-new digital Travel Professional ID Card, which went mobile via the AgentExperience app last week. If all goes without a hitch here and in Australia, the paperless card is expected to go global in a couple of months, reports Quebec editor,... more ›
Sabre Corporation has signed a new agreement with Booking.com that will provide Sabre agency customers with to all Booking.com listings – including its alternative lodging listings – through the Sabre Content Services for Lodging.
Sabre Content Services for Lodging is a solution that... more ›
Finland, Norway and Sweden Now Up And Running
IATA reports that Transparency in Payments (TIP) has been implemented in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets.
TIP, which is being introduced in conjunction with NewGen ISS, is an industry initiative focused on providing airlines with increased transparency and control in the collection of... more ›
Travelport and Priceline Extend Technology And Content Partnership
Travelport and Priceline.com have signed a long-term renewal agreement that will see Travelport continue to provide pricing, booking and ticketing technology and content to Priceline.
The renewal comes approximately 20 years after the two companies signed their first agreement for Priceline... more ›
Travelport has unveiled its product roadmap to extend its content offering to airline customers using IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard; and enabling travel agency customers to access such content via Travelport's platform.
In December 2017, Travelport was the first, and is... more ›
IATA's NDC Ready For The Next Phase
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 ›
Have Your Say In More Ways Than Ever Before
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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, Online Travel Agency
, Tour Operators
, Tourism Organizations
, Travel Agent Education
, Travel Agents
Air Canada Flying Into The Future With Launch Of Branded Fares
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 ›