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TDC: It’s All About That WOW Experience

TDC: It’s All About That WOW Experience It's all about the WOW these days at Transat Distribution Canada (TDC). As Louise Fecteau will tell you, she has no doubt that retail travel professionals will be around for a long, long time just as long as “they provide their customer with a different experience -- a WOW... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

KLM’s Secret Of Success

Carrier Celebrates 100 Years Of Flying With Canadian Partners

KLM’s Secret Of Success A hundred years in any business is quite an achievement. A century of flying in the airline business is, not to put too fine a point on it, simply astounding. And if you ask KLM executive committee member, Barbara Van Koppen how the airline has been able to do it, she'll tell you that it... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

TL Network Flying High

TL Network Flying High With a new sales manager for Canada, 20 new members and now more than 600 agency partners across the country and bookings up by double digits, Travel Leaders Network, Canada (TL Network) is having a banner year. The travel agency organization held its Toronto West Fall Regional Conference... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Travel Agents

Booking Site Gets Thumbs Up At YVR India Event

Booking Site Gets Thumbs Up At YVR India Event The smooth functionality of a booking website operated by tour operator Services International Ltd. of New Delhi took centre stage during a dinner presentation on India tourism in Vancouver recently, reports Press Today's western editor, Ted Davis. The automatic rate adjustment function of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, West

The Art Of Travelling In Style

Insight Vacations Unveils Its 2020 Europe & Britain Collection

The Art Of Travelling In Style Well, that was quite an experience. Insight Vacations brought “The Art of Travelling in Style” to Toronto yesterday (Oct. 9) -- complete with its promise of “All the sights and the insights, up close and personal, in comfort and style” -- welcoming a small group of VIP partners to the... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

FlightHub Takes Off In Montreal

FlightHub Takes Off In Montreal FlightHub is expanding its Montreal headquarters to support the massive growth it has been experiencing in recent years. The online travel company generates more than $3 billion a year in revenue, A true local success story, the company was founded by Montreal-based entrepreneurs who... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Travel Agents

An Acquisition That Could Pay Off

Thomas Cook Stores Acquired By Hays

An Acquisition That Could Pay Off GlobalData's head of R&A, Travel & Tourism, Nick Wyatt believes that Hays Travel's deal to acquire 555 Thomas Cook stores from the receiver could just pay off. Wyatt said, ““Not many of us saw this deal coming but it is welcomed news for the high street. It is a bold move on... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

Luxury Gold Shines For Agents

“We Depend 99% On Our Travel Trade Partners”

Luxury Gold Shines For Agents Not to put too fine a point on it, but Luxury Gold depends on travel agents to listen, remember and support it and clearly, Canadian agents have responded as Brad Ford will tell you. “Luxury Gold experienced a very good year in Canada in 2019, where we had 22% growth which is really a... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

ACV Launches 2020 Europe Collection

ACV Launches 2020 Europe Collection Air Canada Vacations has unveiled its 2020 Europe Collection which features a total of 145 vacation packages in 21 countries -- including 30 new itineraries tailored to better meet agents' clients’ travel styles. Nino Montagnese, managing director at Air Canada Vacations, said: “Filled... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Vision Rebrands Corporate Division As Direct Travel

Vision Rebrands Corporate Division As Direct Travel Vision Travel is is formally rebranding its corporate division to Direct Travel – the French name will be les services Direct Travel -- following its merger with Direct Travel, Inc. in April of 2017. Joel Ostrov, president, Canada East region, said: “The rebrand to Direct Travel is... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News, Travel Agents
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