Agents' Choice 2020

Responsible Travel

Sustainable Tourism Offers Opportunity

Sustainable Tourism Offers Opportunity The European tourism sector continues to register growth in the number of international tourist arrivals largely due to the presence of plenty of business and leisure opportunities. However, the looming ‘no deal’ Brexit and a sluggish global economy cannot be discounted and the real... more ›
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Iberostar Hooks Sustainable Fishing Initiative

Iberostar Hooks Sustainable Fishing Initiative A hot topic these days is overtourism – but what about overfishing? According to the UN, a third of the world’s oceans are overfished, posing a threat to marine species and habitats across the globe. As a bulk purchaser of seafood products, hotels – some of which serve as much as... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts, Responsible Travel

SickKids Takes Off With Ethiopian Airlines

SickKids Takes Off With Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian Airlines Canada continues to support the SickKids Foundation, donating over $50,000 in flights since 2017. Over the past two years the flight donations have supported the Centre for Global Child Health’s capacity-building projects in sub-Saharan Africa and the International... more ›
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Another Great Idea From Air New Zealand

Edible Coffee Cups Being Tested On Aircraft, In Lounges

Another Great Idea From Air New Zealand Air New Zealand has begun trialling edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground as it explores new and innovative ways to meet its sustainability challenges. The airline currently serves more than eight million cups of coffee each year. Niki Chave, the carrier's senior... more ›
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First Stewart Family Philanthropic Award Presented

First Stewart Family Philanthropic Award Presented Sandals Resorts International’s (SRI) Gordon “Butch” Stewart is well known for making a positive impact across the Caribbean – donating millions of dollars in cash, services and materials to educational, civic, religious and charitable organizations not just in the Caribbean, but... more ›
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To Give Or Receive: A WestJet Christmas Miracle

To Give Or Receive: A WestJet Christmas Miracle WestJet's new Christmas Miracle video, To Give or Receive, highlights real acts of giving and receiving, with a twist. This year, families visiting a market in Toronto were invited into a life-size WestJet blue Santa hat for an experience they would never forget. WestJet left it up to them,... more ›
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Exclusive: Forecast 2020

Industry Insiders Track The Trends You Need To Watch

Exclusive: Forecast 2020 So what's next? That's essentially the question that every end-of-the-year forecast is asking. It's a question that can be phrased in many different ways and by doing so, elicit many different answers. This year, Canadian Travel Press kept it simple, asking close to a dozen industry experts... more ›
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UNWTO Takes Aim At Industry Emissions

UNWTO Takes Aim At Industry Emissions According to a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF), transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016. At the same time, as tourist numbers rise and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Costa Rica Campaigns to #StopAnimalSelfies

Costa Rica Campaigns to #StopAnimalSelfies But first, let me NOT take a selfie. In an ongoing commitment to sustainable tourism, Costa Rica has launched a #StopAnimalSelfies campaign to protect wild animals and encourage responsible photography by stopping cruel or improper selfies with wild animals. “Costa Rica is the first country... more ›
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Time To Explore The Florida Keys

Time To Explore The Florida Keys The Wreck Trek is great for divers with a fish wish. Florida Keys spokeswoman Ashley Serrate said during a Thursday Toronto gathering that the islands, found off of southernmost Florida, are great for the underwater exploration crowd, having both numerous dive operators and many dive sites,... more ›
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