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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 Is All About Business

Almost One In Five Bookings On Site Are Made By Road Warriors Is All About Business 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 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'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

Air Canada, Amadeus Connect On Deal

GDS To Distribute AC's Full Content And More

Air Canada, Amadeus Connect On Deal 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 ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents

Alkobi Joins Travel Nation

Alkobi Joins Travel Nation 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 ›
Posted in Appointments, Online Travel Agency

Sunny days

Transat, Nolitours Kick Off Fall Sales Season

Sunny days 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 ›
Posted in Online Travel Agency, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Leading The Transformation

Gedeon Back As TravelBrands' New CEO

Leading The Transformation 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 ›
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Trio Of Execs Depart TravelBrands

Montagnese Takes Over National Sales, Sears Travel Division

Trio Of Execs Depart TravelBrands Three key executives have left TravelBrands. In a release from TravelBrands' CEO, Frank DeMarinis the company has announced that executive vice-president, retail division, Al Budhwani; vice-president commercial ALBA tours, Firdosh Bulsara; and senior director, national sales, Dawn Rzepka have... more ›
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