Unlocking Value Through The Agency Channel
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 ›
Mild Winter Doesn't Mean A Deep-Freeze In Sun Bookings
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 ›
Craig Kijek Joins Huntington Travel As Its New President
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 ›
Almost One In Five Bookings On Site Are Made By Road Warriors
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 ›
Expedia.ca Reports 10 Million Vacation Days Unused In 2015
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 ›
Expedia Looks At Joys, Perils Of Family Vacations
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 ›
GDS To Distribute AC's Full Content And More
Air Canada and Amadeus have signed a new multi-year distribution deal that will see all of Amadeus' travel agency customers – both offline and online – having access to all fares and seat availability for the carrier.
AC will take advantage of Amadeus Fare Families and Amadeus Ancillary... more ›
Janet Alkobi has been named vice-president, air & hotel product for Travel Nation Canada. Alkobi brings a wealth of expertise and specialization in air contracting to her new post, joining Travel Nation Canada following a two-year stint at Skylink Aviation.
Noting that he was excited at... more ›
Transat, Nolitours Kick Off Fall Sales Season
Transat Holidays and Nolitours kicked off their fall sales workshop and sun training academies in Toronto Wednesday with a packed house at the airport Sheraton.
A trade show featuring destinations and hoteliers offered in the tour operators' winter brochures was followed by an informative... more ›
Gedeon Back As TravelBrands' New CEO
As reported first by Press Today in a Breaking News story released yesterday afternoon, things are getting real interesting at TravelBrands as the travel company picked Zeina Gedeon as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Gedeon, who's well known in the agency community from her previous... more ›