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EXCLUSIVE – Beyond The AD75

IATA Going Global With New Paperless ID Card

EXCLUSIVE – Beyond The AD75 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 ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Sabre Checks In With Booking.com

Sabre Checks In With Booking.com 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 ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Resorts, Technology, Travel Agents

TIP Goes Live In Three More

Finland, Norway and Sweden Now Up And Running

TIP Goes Live In Three More 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 ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents

Deal Is Done

Travelport and Priceline Extend Technology And Content Partnership

Deal Is Done 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 ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Technology

Travelport Maps Out The Future

Travelport Maps Out The Future 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 ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents

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 ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

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 ›
Posted in Agents' Choice Awards 2018, Airlines, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Online Travel Agency, Rail, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

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 ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Travel Agents

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 ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Travel Law

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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