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Wyndham Grand Expands Tech-Free Family Program

Put Down Your Phone Wyndham Grand is creating new VIP areas at its pools and restaurants with perks promoting quality time for guests at five of its hotels. The catch? You can't check your phone. An expansion of its Reconnected Family Experience, the unique hotel family program encouraging quality time over... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts, Technology

Digital Transformation In The Spotlight

Digital Transformation In The Spotlight   Digital transformation in tourism was in the spotlight in Budapest, Hungary recently as the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) examined how investment in new technology provides the sector with opportunities for innovation as it celebrated World Tourism Day 2018. The... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Exclusive – Welcome to the future

It's Not As Scary As You May Think

Exclusive – Welcome to the future If the truth be told, the future may not be as scary as you may think. Consider, for example, a story that Transat Distribution Canada's (TDC) general manager, Nathalie Boyer tells about taking her 13-year-old son, Samuel, to her office recently and asking him to put together a report for... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Technology, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

EXCLUSIVE – Jamaica Making It New

EXCLUSIVE – Jamaica Making It New In the final part of this two-part series, Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett sits down with CTP to talk about some of the big disruptors in the world today, how they impact on tourism and how the industry can combat some of those impacts. Jamaica's minister of tourism, Edmund... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

New-Look Hotel Pages on Transat.com

New-Look Hotel Pages on Transat.com Transat has unveiled its new online hotel pages on Transat.com. Officials say the pages are “simpler, more efficient and more user-friendly,” and serve as a complete source of information for travel agents looking to learn more about the different resorts offered. Users are now able... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Tour Operators

Flight Centre Acquires Umapped

Acquisition Fuels Group's Digital Transformation

Flight Centre Acquires Umapped The Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) has acquired Umapped – a Toronto-based technology company that provides travel documentation, communication and itinerary management software to the travel industry – fast-tracking its digital transformation. Announcing the deal, the company said that... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Travel Agents

Get Secure With SecurMatic.com

Get Secure With SecurMatic.com SecurMatic.com has launched its Cybersecurity suite of services for the global travel industry. SecurMatic's cybersecurity as a service solutions can be utilized across travel suppliers (airlines, hotels, car rentals, tours & activity suppliers) and travel intermediaries (wholesalers, tour... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Hotels, News, Resorts, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Brave New World

Thriving In An Era Of Self Booking

Brave New World What do travel agents actually do? While on the surface it may seem like the job is about selling airline tickets, hotels and car rentals, Jason Merrithew, president of Merit Travel, says it really comes down to providing expertise, experience and service. “You have to understand what... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Transforming The Experience

Transforming The Experience IATA will be address the challenge of improving the passenger experience as demand rises at its inaugural Global Airport and Passenger Symposium (GAPS). The primary drivers of change are expected to be data-driven technology solutions. GAPS will help stakeholders across the aviation value... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Take A Ride With Canada’s Wonderland

Take A Ride With Canada’s Wonderland Get ready for some heart-stopping thrills because when Canada's Wonderland opens its gates for the 2019 season, the park's skyline will be transformed by Yukon Striker -- the longest, fastest and tallest dive roller coaster in the world. Situated in the newly themed area Frontier Canada,... more ›
Posted in Attractions, News, Technology
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