Agents' Choice 2020

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Finding Pura Vida In Costa Rica

Finding Pura Vida In Costa Rica Gliding across the water as the imposing Arenal Volcano comes into focus, Elidier Rojas of Pedal Board Costa Rica turns and shouts, “You can jump in if you want,” writes assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's cover story in Travel Courier. Picture a stand-up paddleboard with... more ›
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Tokyo 2020: This is the Year to Visit!

Tokyo 2020: This is the Year to Visit! Agents are invited to attend an exciting and vibrant webinar next Tuesday (Jan. 28) at 1 p.m. (EST). Agents who attend the full duration of the webinar will be given a chance to win one of four $50 prepaid Visa cards. Tokyo continues to astound visitors with the sheer diversity of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Caribbean Travel Marketplace Heats Up In The Bahamas

Caribbean Travel Marketplace Heats Up In The Bahamas In a first for Caribbean Travel Marketplace, The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has introduced a pilot program for a group of leading travel agents to take part in the conference which kicks off today at Baha Mar's Performing Arts and Convention Centre, reports Press Today's... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

ACTA Angry Proposed Changes Ignore Its Concerns

Industry Lobbying Efforts For Consumer-Pay Completely Ignored

ACTA Angry Proposed Changes Ignore Its Concerns ACTA is angry that in the proposed changes to the Ontario Travel Industry Act rules, there is no indication that there will be revisions to the funding model for the provincial compensation fund. The association reports that in December, the Ontario government advised ACTA and the industry of... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Travel Law

Agents’ Choice Readership Survey Is Now Open

Agents’ Choice Readership Survey Is Now Open This week marks the launch of Baxter Media's 21st annual Agents' Choice Readership Survey. Like we always say, no one knows travel better than travel agents. The survey asks Canadian agents to vote for their favourite suppliers, destinations, brands, and services in more than 40... more ›
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Get Ready To Vote

Agents' Choice 2020 Is Back And It's Better Than Ever

Get Ready To Vote Well it's that time again as Baxter Media launches the 2020 Agents' Choice Readership Survey this week. Agents' Choice is Canada's original, authoritative and most popular travel industry poll and each year it asks Canadian travel agents to pick their favourite suppliers in over 40 different... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Contests, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

CATO Unveils Executive Changes

Brett Walker Assumes Chair, Melissa Reiter Becomes Vice-chair

CATO Unveils Executive Changes Brett Walker, general manager Canada at Collette, has been named Chair of the Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO), effective Jan. 1, 2020, following the conclusion of Tim Croyle’s 2-year term. Melissa Reiter, legal counsel at G Adventures, becomes Vice-Chair of CATO. Richard... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations

V2V Ferry Departs From BC Tourism Waters

V2V Ferry Departs From BC Tourism Waters A boutique ferry service that had sailed between Vancouver and Victoria has decided to end its run in the BC tourism business. V2V Vacations, which had been in operation for 2 1/2 seasons, announced that it was folding in the first week of January this year. “V2V Vacations has made the... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Agents’ Choice Is Back

So Get Ready To Pick Your Favourite Suppliers

Agents’ Choice Is Back Are you ready to pick your favourites? Well it's that time again as Baxter Media launches the 2020 Agents' Choice Readership Survey this week. Agents' Choice is Canada's original, authoritative and most popular travel industry poll and each year it asks Canadian travel agents to pick... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Bucketlist Worthy Yucatan

Bucketlist Worthy Yucatan Baxter Media invites agents to attend a unique webinar next Thursday (Jan. 16) at 1 p.m. (EST). Taken from an Industry perspective, next week's webinar covers all of the features and benefits that make travel to Yucatan not only unforgettable but accessible to your clients. Whether as a... more ›
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