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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Easy Targets

ACTA Renews Partnership with ACCEL PCI

Easy Targets ACTA is renewing its partnership with ACCEL PCI to help Canadian travel agencies strengthen their security system and fight cybercrime. According to “Baseline Cyber Security Controls for Small and Medium Organizations,” prepared by the Canadian Center for Cyber Security, organizations... more ›
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Qantas Testing New Long Haul Routes

Qantas Testing New Long Haul Routes Some record-setting long-distance test flights by Qantas are being assessed for their potential to be introduced as regular commercial routes, and also for their impact on the health of passengers and flight crews. Two of three super long-haul test flights have been completed, with the first... more ›
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ACTA Tracks The Trends At Summit

ACTA Tracks The Trends At Summit ACTA welcomed about 100 of its members to Toronto's St. Regis Hotel for its day-long Travel Industry Leadership Summit. Along with updating those attending on ACTA's activities and priorities the event featured keynote addresses by association president, Wendy Paradis; disruption strategist,... more ›
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Opportunity Knocks And itravel2000 Answers

Opportunity Knocks And itravel2000 Answers When it launched in 1994, itravel2000 was on the crest of the wave of online travel agencies (OTAs) that have remade the global travel industry. Now, almost 25 years later and true to its 'let's shake things up' origins, itravel2000 continues to follow its own path with the opening of a... more ›
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Critical Mass

Air Canada, Key North American Carriers Taking The Initiative On NDC

Critical Mass Air Canada is playing a leading role in the ongoing development of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative. Along with fellow North America carriers United, jetBlue and American as well as 17 other members from around the globe, AC has been designated a `Leaderboard’ airline,... more ›
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One ID: A Step Closer To Reality

One ID: A Step Closer To Reality End-to-end seamless travel across borders came a step closer to reality when IATA member airlines meeting in Seoul for this year’s AGM unanimously resolved to accelerate the global implementation of the One ID initiative, which will be based on a single biometric identifier to move passengers... more ›
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Say Good-Bye To PNRs, Say Hello To ONE Order

Say Good-Bye To PNRs, Say Hello To ONE Order Air travel retailers and their clients can say goodbye to passenger name records (PNRs), e-tickets and electronic miscellaneous document (EMDs) – but not just yet. They’ll have to wait until IATA’s groundbreaking ONE Order initiative is up and running across the global airline industry,... more ›
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Historic Horsepower

Britain Puts Its History On Show

Historic Horsepower On June 6 this year, a few historic relics from the golden age of flight lifted off from an airfield in eastern England to participate in a re-enactment of the D-Day landings. It was 75 years to the day since these same aircraft had taken off in the early morning gloom to start the attacks that... more ›
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MMGY Global Moves Into Canada

Company Acquires Vancouver-Based NEXTFactor

MMGY Global Moves Into Canada MMGY Global has acquired NEXTFactor Enterprises Inc., a strategic planning and consulting company focused on the travel and tourism industry. The Vancouver-based company is MMGY Global's first Canadian acquisition and represents a new service offering for the world's largest integrated... more ›
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