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Uniglobe Carefree Launches New Host Agency

Carefree Connections Positioned To Support Independent Advisors, Travel Agencies

Uniglobe Carefree Launches New Host Agency Uniglobe Carefree Travel is entering the host agency business, following its recent acquisition of Uniglobe LGI Travel and through the launch of its new division, Carefree Connections. Carefree Connections is a full-service host agency designed to provide independent travel advisors and... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

Martinique Ready To Welcome The World, Virtually

Martinique Ready To Welcome The World, Virtually The Martinique Tourism Authority is gearing up to welcome the international travel trade to the Martinique Travel Show that is set for May 18 to May 20. The welcome will be virtual, of course, with the event being attended by tour operators, travel agents and other members of the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Our Survival Is At Stake

ACTA Survey Reveals 75% Won’t Survive Without Continued Help

Our Survival Is At Stake Frightening. A newly released ACTA survey reveals that a ‘staggering’ 75% of the industry will not survive if financial aid programs are not continued until the end of 2021 or until 90 days after travel restrictions are lifted. The survey of travel agents, ITAs and travel agencies was... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

A Little Domestic Incentive From Intrepid

A Little Domestic Incentive From Intrepid Travel advisors are being offered the chance to win two spots on one of Intrepid Travel’s domestic tours as part of the operator’s new North America Domestic Travel Incentive promoting its range of sustainable, closer-to-home domestic tours in the U.S. and Canada. Running from April 15... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Contests, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Agents Can Win In Cuba Photo Contest

Agents Can Win In Cuba Photo Contest The Cuba Tourist Board is celebrating Travel Agent’s Day and honoring the hard work and dedication of the Canadian travel advisors with a photo contest. Lessner Gomez, director of the Cuba Tourist Board in Toronto, is inviting all Canadian travel advisors to share their favorite memories... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Contests, COVID-19, Destinations, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Tauck Restarting U.S. Tours By July 1

Tauck Restarting U.S. Tours By July 1 In an email to guests and travel advisors, Tauck CEO Dan Mahar revealed that Tauck plans to fully restart its U.S. tours by July 1. Mahar advised that Tauck’s “Southern Charms: Savannah, Hilton Head and Charleston” itinerary have already begun operating, to be followed this month by... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Motor Coach, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Air Canada, ACV Brief Trade On Refunds, Commissions

Air Canada, ACV Brief Trade On Refunds, Commissions Following the news that a long awaited deal between Air Canada and the Canadian government had been reached, the airline and Air Canada Vacations executives held a virtual travel trade town hall yesterday (April 13). Lucie Guillemette, Air Canada’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

TPI Welcomes New AC, Government Deal

Time To Celebrate Collective Efforts Of The Industry

TPI Welcomes New AC, Government Deal Following the announcement this week on the agreement between Air Canada and the Canadian government, TPI is in the mood for celebration. TPI CEO, Zeina Gedeon observed: “It’s been a long haul. It’s been a time of angst and frustration for travel advisors and agency groups over the... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

TravelBrands Rewards Loyalty

Agents Can Earn 25,000 bonus Loyalty Rewards Points 

TravelBrands Rewards Loyalty Agents will be sailing with TravelBrands and its new cruise offer that benefits both travellers and travel agents. Until April 30, 2021, agents who book a future 50-plus night cruise sailing can earn 25,000 Loyalty Rewards points. Nathalie Tanious, COO, TravelBrands, said: “We... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, Cruise, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

ACV Ready To Process Refunds Today

ACV Ready To Process Refunds Today Air Canada Vacations is advising that beginning today (April 13) it will begin accepting and processing refund requests from eligible customers whose vacations were cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour company indicates that its revised policy covers trips cancelled by... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents
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