Just Like The Oscars

First Annual Agents' Choice Gala A Stellar Success

Just Like The Oscars It was a night when the stars of the Canadian travel industry shone brightly as Baxter Media – along with presenting sponsors, Air Canada and Sandals Resorts International; feature sponsors, WestJet, TravelBrands and the Jamaica Tourist Board – welcomed a sold out crowd for the first annual... more ›
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RBC, WestJet Creating New Canadian Loyalty Platform

RBC, WestJet Creating New Canadian Loyalty Platform RBC and WestJet are creating Ampli – a next generation loyalty platform that will deliver unparalleled value to consumers through amplified earning power on a simple and convenient digital solution. Open to all Canadians, Ampli will provide members with merchant offers, flexible rewards and... more ›
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Tourism Vancouver Teams Up With Tencent

Tourism Vancouver Teams Up With Tencent Tourism Vancouver has signed a new technology deal with China industry giant Tencent to attract more Chinese tourists. The deal will see Tencent Travel and its partner Trip Advisor China promote Vancouver as an international model for smart city tourism. As part of the three-year... more ›
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Montreal Makes It Official

Digital Overhaul Enhances Visitor Experience

Montreal Makes It Official Tourisme Montréal has just launched an innovative mobile app called My Official Montréal City Guide. The new app has been designed to assist leisure and business tourists visiting Montreal. Once they create an account, users can select favourites, plan their stay, share their itinerary and... more ›
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It’s All About Authentic

ITAC Launches Indigenous Canada Web Site

It’s All About Authentic “We have been here for more than 15,000 years,” begins the call to action on the new IndigenousCanada.travel site launched by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) earlier this month at Rendez-vous Canada 2018, and inviting travellers to book authentic Indigenous tourism... more ›
Posted in News, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tourism Organizations

Canada Is Rocking It!

13th Annual Best Western Leisure Summit Tracks The Trends

Canada Is Rocking It! There's no doubt about it, Canada is hot and getting hotter according to three top travel industry experts on the panel at the 13th annual Best Western Leisure Travel Summit that was held in Toronto yesterday (May 16). The trio of panelists – Dorothy Dowling, chief marketing officer and... more ›
Posted in Events, Hotels, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Skylink Takes Technology On The Road

Skylink Takes Technology On The Road Baxter Media was on location at the Skylink 2018 Roadshow in Hamilton this Tuesday (May 15) with magazines, Personnel Guide print directories, candy, and photo ops for travel agents in front of the infamous green screen. Representatives from WestJet, TAP Portugal, Jet Airways, Latam... more ›
Posted in Events, News, On The Road Again, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Travelport Makes Some Changes

Travelport Makes Some Changes Travelport has announced new leadership for its Agency Commerce teams in the Americas and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In the Americas, Simon Ferguson will become managing director, Agency Commerce for the region which spans the United States, Canada, and Latin... more ›
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New Look For Visit Philadelphia Site

New Look For Visit Philadelphia Site VISIT PHILADELPHIA has rolled a look visitphilly.com website. The site is designed to inspire people to visit Philadelphia, motivate them to stay longer and encourage its more than 1 million monthly users to do more in Philadelphia And The Countryside. The site is one of the most successful... more ›
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It’s An Instagrammable World

Leveraging Instagram In The Travel Business

It’s An Instagrammable World They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and with 800 million monthly active users, there’s no denying people are drawn to the imagery of Instagram, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press. Seeking more insights into its users,... more ›
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