Agents' Choice 2019

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Discovering Undiscovered Britain

Taking The Cobblestones Less Travelled

Discovering Undiscovered Britain It was a hearty and stalwart group of travel agents who made their way – through a major winter storm -- to the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto yesterday (Feb. 27) afternoon to discover, courtesy of the Globus family of brands and VisitBritain, Undiscovered Britain. As agents... more ›
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Switzerland Reaches New Heights

Switzerland Reaches New Heights Switzerland has reached new peaks in popularity in Canada. According to tourism data from the Swiss Federal Office of Statistics, Canadian arrivals and overnights increased once more in 2018 compared to the previous year, concluding in another record year. The latest numbers show an... more ›
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And The Atout France Award Goes To…

And The Atout France Award Goes To… Forget The Oscars, last night awards were given out a little closer to home as Atout France recognized partners during the annual Destination France event in Toronto. Over the past few weeks, the France Tourism Development Agency had Canadian agents vote for the “most inspiring travel product... more ›
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Travel Edge Promotes Chang to SVP, Finance

Travel Edge Promotes Chang to SVP, Finance Travel Edge has announced the promotion of Grace Chang to senior vice-president, Finance, effective March 1. Chang has served as VP, Finance, for the past year and in that time has made substantial improvements to the company’s financial management practises. As senior vice-president,... more ›
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It’s Full Steam Ahead For TL Network

Consumer Confidence High, 2019 Looks Positive

It’s Full Steam Ahead For TL Network Despite a softening in the travel market due to the recent US government shutdown, TL Network officials say consumer confidence is back and the largest retail travel agency organization in North America is looking forward to a solid 2019, following on the heels of a successful... more ›
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Barbados Is The Place To Be

Barbados Is The Place To Be If you ask Barbados' Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds where travel agents fit in the island's plans, he'll answer succinctly: “Agents are important to us because agents influence the market.” In this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press, he... more ›
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Northeastern Ontario Is All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Northeastern Ontario Is All It’s Cracked Up To Be Having worked in the Yukon for nearly two decades, Rod Raycroft thought he’d seen the heart of Canada’s wilderness. Then he took up his is post as executive director of Northeastern Ontario Tourism and, “his beliefs were dashed.” Home to draws like The Crack in Killarney Provincial... more ›
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US Virgin Islands Upbeat About Lift

US Virgin Islands Upbeat About Lift The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism reports that airlines serving the Territory are satisfied with their route performance and some are looking forward to increasing capacity to the islands in the months ahead. Speaking following the 12th Routes Americas conference in Québec last... more ›
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Come What May, Ireland Is Ready For 2019

Come What May, Ireland Is Ready For 2019 There's no doubt that 2018 was a spectacular year for Irish tourism, the question is – with the March 29 deadline for a Brexit deal looming large – whether the destination can expect the same kind of head-turning results in 2019, writes executive editor, Bob Mowat in this week's issue of... more ›
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Israel Where Else

Top Travel Wholesalers, Agents Attend 8th Annual Conference

Israel Where Else The Israel Ministry of Tourism welcomed 80 of the top wholesalers and agents from around the world to the 8th annual Israel Where Else conference, the official annual tourism conference for the world travel industry. During mid-February, conference attendees had a chance to experience... more ›
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