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At Home, With Family In Nepal

At Home, With Family In Nepal Rajani Shrestha is standing in the kitchen on the top floor of her house – or, our home, as she puts it – in Panauti, Nepal pinching and shaping a white substance made of rice flour, demonstrating how to make a Newari delicacy called yomari, writes assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Women in travel

Above & Beyond

2019 Agents' Choice Awards Gala Hits New Heights

Above & Beyond Where were you when the Toronto Raptors won the NBA Championship? Well, for close to 400 of the Canadian travel industry's finest, the answer to that question is they were at the second annual Agents' Choice Awards Gala at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. It was a night of celebration and... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2019, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Air Canada Salutes Its Indigenous Employees

Carrier Marks National Indigenous Peoples Day With Special Flight

Air Canada Salutes Its Indigenous Employees Air Canada marked National Indigenous Peoples Day by highlighting the achievements and contributions of its Indigenous employees. This week, AC185 from Toronto to Vancouver, operated with Air Canada's flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner, was flown by an all-Indigenous full crew of two pilots and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations

Good As Gold

Sandals Resorts Hailed As Good Corporate Citizens

Good As Gold Jamaica's minister of tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed Sandals Resorts as a prime example of indigenous companies in the tourism sector that are taking their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to new heights, ensuring that the positive impact of tourism is reaching all corners of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

A New Story Unfolds

TreadRight, Contiki Launch NEW Initiative With KARI Foundation In Australia

A New Story Unfolds While Sarain Fox may have a new title – she’s now a partner – with the TreadRight Foundation, as she sees it, all it does is “just expands some of the work that I can do in a more official way and broadens the scope of our relationship – the possibilities of the projects that we can... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators

PONANT Foundation Launched

PONANT Foundation Launched French cruise line PONANT has announced the creation of the PONANT Foundation to support sustainability initiatives that will focus on research, raising awareness and conservation efforts for the oceans, polar regions and indigenous populations. The project initially began in 2018 when the... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Responsible Travel

Agents’ Choice: Two Decades Of Tracking Trends

The 2019 Edition Of Canada's Most Trusted Travel Agent Readership Survey Is Here

Agents’ Choice: Two Decades Of Tracking Trends For 20 years, Baxter Media has worked diligently to make the Annual Agents’ Choice Readership Survey the most-trusted and authoritative travel industry poll in Canada. And the result, Canadian travel agents have made it their own, voting for their favourite suppliers in growing numbers,... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2019, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Agents’ Choice Celebrates Josef Ebner

Hotelier Presented With W.H. Baxter Lifetime Achievement Award

Agents’ Choice Celebrates Josef Ebner Being presented with the W.H. Baxter Lifetime Achievement Award at last night's second annual Agents' Choice Awards Gala is just the latest highlight for a man whose career and life have seen many lofty achievements. Josef Ebner, regional vice-president - Canada and managing director of... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2019, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Travel Law

Endangered Species Bouncing Back Thanks to Ecotourism

Travellers May Have More Conservation Power Than You Think

Endangered Species Bouncing Back Thanks to Ecotourism Between Botswana ending its five-year ban on elephant hunting and giraffes being considered for the endangered species list, there’s good reason to be concerned about wildlife conservation in the face of climate change, poaching and overpopulation. Yet there are conservation success... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators

Travel Leaders Tackles Overtourism

Travel Leaders Tackles Overtourism With destinations continuing to focus on increasing year-over-year visitor arrivals and agencies on increasing their bottom line, Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko believes those in the travel industry can take a more active role on combatting overtourism. “We’re a little bit drunk on... more ›
Posted in Destinations, On The Road Again, Responsible Travel, Travel Agents, Trends & Research
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