Agents' Choice 2019

Technology

Exotik Journeys Now Available on Access by TravelBrands

Exotik Journeys Now Available on Access by TravelBrands Travel agents can now book unique destinations offered by Exotik Journeys through the online platform Access by TravelBrands. A select number of the brand’s itineraries are bookable online, with plans to release more products online in the future. “Our goal is always to help agents... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Tour Operators

Let The Journey Begin

Core Carriers Embracing NDC

Let The Journey Begin IATA has charted the upcoming journey to New Distribution Capability (NDC) adoption by a majority of member airlines by highlighting the experience thus far of a core group of carriers – including Air Canada – which have already embraced the program, reports Quebec editor, Mike Dunbar in this... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology, Travel Agents

Canada One Brings ResVoyage To Canada

Technology Built To Help Agencies And TMCs

Canada One Brings ResVoyage To Canada Canada One Travel in Winnipeg has been awarded full Canadian distribution rights for ResVoyage, a corporate and leisure online booking tool purpose-built to help small and midsize travel agencies and TMCs grow their business. Thomalex Inc. with headquarters in Miami, Florida is the developer... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Travel Agents

New Zealand Tourism App Adds Enhanced Reality

New Zealand Tourism App Adds Enhanced Reality An “augmented reality” (AR) app is giving New Zealand visitors the chance to experience a once-famous geological formation that disappeared over 130 years ago. The Pink and White Terraces were once known as the “eighth wonder of the world” and were obliterated by the Mount Tarawera... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Technology

Weathering The Trends

Winter Is Hot For Canadian Hotels

Weathering The Trends When it comes to what's visually luring travellers into booking a particular hotel, it turns out the money shot isn’t just of the view, but also the loo. “Oddly enough, a bathroom photo [is important],” Bonnie Vesterfelt, Expedia’s Toronto area manager tells Canadian Travel Press' Ann... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News, Technology, Trends & Research

Women In Travel – Focus On The Future

Seven Big Disruptors For 2019

Women In Travel – Focus On The Future Over the past year, Canadian Travel Press' Women In Travel series has featured some remarkable individuals who impact the industry, both in Canada and around the world. In the first of a two-part end-of-the-year roundup article, some of the experts previously profiled in the section reveal what... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Trends & Research, Women in travel

Bleisure Is Booming

Expedia Group Media Solutions Study Tracks Growing Trend

Bleisure Is Booming The number of people seeking to use their business trips as the starting point for a holiday extension is rapidly growing in number, says a new study by Expedia Group Media Solutions. These so-called “bleisure” travellers have increased in number by nearly 40% since a 2016 study, when... more ›
Posted in Events, News, On The Road Again, Technology, Trends & Research

LH Committed To Connecting Agents To The Future

LH Committed To Connecting Agents To The Future Canada, travel agents and a whole lot more were topics of the first of a two-part conversation when Canadian Travel Press sat down with the Lufthansa Group's senior vice-president sales for Lufthansa Hub Airlines and chief commercial officer (CCO) Hub Frankfurt, Heike Birlenbach. “The... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Celebrity Introduces Edge Access Tour App

Celebrity Introduces Edge Access Tour App Celebrity Edge represents a monumental leap in cruise ship design and innovation, and now, Celebrity Cruises is introducing its most technologically advanced ship in the most technologically advanced way – with the launch of the Celebrity Edge Access Tour app. Narrated with insights by... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Technology

Cultural Tourism Needs Community Involvement

Cultural Tourism Needs Community Involvement The UNWTO's International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology and 40th Affiliate Members Plenary Session wrapped up recently with a renewed call for community participation in development of cultural tourism using cutting-edge technologies. Cultural and... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Tourism Organizations
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