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No Sale

TripAdvisor Takes Action To Protect Animals

No Sale TripAdvisor has announced its commitment to launch a set of industry-leading actions, including changes to its policy on selling tickets to animal attractions and the launch of a new education portal to help inform travellers about the standards of care for wild, captive, and endangered species... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations

Making The Connections

Vacation.com, Travelport Working To Help Agents Succeed

Making The Connections In this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press, Ann Ruppenstein reports on Vacation.com's 18th International Conference and Trade Show that was held in Hollywood, Florida last week, while Bob Mowat sits down with Travelport America's group vice-president & managing director to talk... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Answering The Unanswered Question

Booking.com Works To Personalize Search For Users

Answering The Unanswered Question A few years ago, if you typed “Downhill Skiing” into a search box on one of the major search engines, you wouldn't get back much in the way of useful information to help you plan your trip. Or as Darren Huston put it, “you'd get kind of a lot of noise.” But things are changing and... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Trends & Research

Booking.com Connects With Cuba

Certain US Travellers Will Soon Be Able To Book Destination Instantly

Booking.com Connects With Cuba Booking.com has announced that it will become the first online US travel brand to offer instantly bookable hotel properties for certain US citizens travelling to Cuba. Following months of work with the Cuban Authorities and local hotels, the first properties will be ready to book in the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology

Embracing NDC

Unlocking Value Through The Agency Channel

Embracing NDC The retail travel trade need not fear IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) currently being beta-tested by the first batch of member airlines. In fact, they should be wholeheartedly embracing the new XML internet transmission standard since it puts them on an equal sales footing with... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Baby, It’s Warm Outside

Mild Winter Doesn't Mean A Deep-Freeze In Sun Bookings

Baby, It’s Warm Outside Predictions that Old Man Winter's icy grip may not be that icy this winter doesn't seem to be alarming tourist boards that invite people to flee bone-chilling weather, reports Ian Stalker in this week's digital edition of Travel Courier. Numerous meteorological reports are suggesting that an... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

He’s Back!

Craig Kijek Joins Huntington Travel As Its New President

He’s Back! Well that didn't take long. Craig Kijek is back in business joining Huntington Travel Services (HTS) as its new president. Huntington Travel's CEO, Kiran Budhdev commented: “We look forward to having Craig join the team, and bring with him his wealth of industry knowledge as we enter a... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News, Online Travel Agency, Travel Agents

Booking.com Is All About Business

Almost One In Five Bookings On Site Are Made By Road Warriors

Booking.com Is All About Business Booking.com reports that an increasing number of leisure travellers coming to its site are also making business travel bookings. As a result, the accommodation booking platform has responded with a number of tailored services designed to provide road warriors with an easier and more... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Resorts, Technology

Canadians Are Definitely Deprived

Expedia.ca Reports 10 Million Vacation Days Unused In 2015

Canadians Are Definitely Deprived Well, the verdict is in … Canadians are unquestionably vacation deprived. If you don't believe that, consider the newly released 2015 edition of Expedia.ca's Vacation Deprivation Survey. That survey, which was conducted by Northstar this year, reports on the number of unused vacation days... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Specials, Trends & Research

Are We There Yet?

Expedia Looks At Joys, Perils Of Family Vacations

Are We There Yet? A new study commissioned by Expedia, and conducted by GfK, took a look at the joys and perils of family travel, examining the issues parents face when planning family vacations, the difficulties that can arise while travelling, and why travel is such an important feature of their family... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Trends & Research