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Curacao: It’s Picture Perfect

Curacao: It’s Picture Perfect Curacao can be picture-perfect for people wanting to brush up on their art skills. The Curacao Tourist Board held a Thursday event in Toronto overseen by prominent Curacao artist Garrick Marchena. Curacao – which has long-established ties to Holland, which produced such household names in... more ›
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London Is Calling Come From Away

London Is Calling Come From Away A wee bit of Canadiana is heading across the pond. Come From Away, the musical that tells the uplifting story of the 7,000 passengers from all over the world who were welcomed to the community in Gander, Newfoundland during the wake of 9/11, is hitting the stage in London, England as of Jan.... more ›
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Australia – There’s Nothing Like It!

Canadian agents invited to become Aussie specialists and win

Australia – There’s Nothing Like It! Tourism Australia is seeking a talented Canadian travel agent to become a part of a new VIP program. The tourism body is inviting those who have completed introductory modules of its Aussie Specialist Program (ASP) to be one of the country’s first-ever Aussie Specialist Ambassadors, the... more ›
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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER

TreadRight Foundation Celebrates 10 In Toronto

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER For a decade now, the TreadRight Foundation has been making things better. The not-for-profit organization is at the heart of The Travel Corporation's (and its family of brands) commitment to making tourism a force for positive change around the world. So it was quite a celebration in Toronto... more ›
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Technology, Innovation Boost Cultural Tourism

Technology, Innovation Boost Cultural Tourism In an effort to advance use of innovation and cutting-edge technologies into cultural tourism practices, destinations and products, the International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology will be held in Hamedan, Iran alongside the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members... more ›
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VisitBritain Finds The Passions For Why We Travel

VisitBritain Finds The Passions For Why We Travel With buzz of a Royal baby coinciding with the event, the 2018 Destination Britain North America show got underway this week in Austin, Texas. Featuring more than 150 buyers, suppliers and media, including a Canadian contingency, the conference aims to increase travel to Britain through... more ›
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Asia Pacific Posts Strong Results

Asia Pacific Posts Strong Results Foreign arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations continued to grow at better than the global average in 2017, reaching a record volume high of more than 646 million arrivals relative to 2016. According to the Annual Travel Monitor 2018 Final Edition (ATM) released by the Pacific Asia Travel... more ›
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The Rhythm Never Stops

CTO, CHTA Partner On New Marketing Campaign

The Rhythm Never Stops The sounds and sights of the Caribbean are powering a new marketing campaign – The Rhythm Never Stops – that's designed to entice travellers to “revel in the Caribbean's incredible natural beauty, diverse cultures and hidden treasures.” The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association... more ›
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UNWTO Reports Growth Continues

International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum

UNWTO Reports Growth Continues The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reports that international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 following a record year of growth in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fuelled by strong demand from... more ›
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Going Local

Discovering Another Side Of Jamaica

Going Local After taking a winding road from Kingston high up into Jamaica’s lush Blue Mountains, I’m sitting in a 200-year-old Georgian style house about to taste coffee brewed from beans grown and harvested in the famed surrounding range, writes assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital... more ›
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