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Craig-Peddie Retiring From ACTA

Avery Campbell Joins Association’s Advocacy Team

Craig-Peddie Retiring From ACTA Heather Craig-Peddie, ACTA’s Vice President of Advocacy and Member Relations will be retiring on July 16, 2021. Craig-Peddie has advocated on behalf of Canadian travel agencies and travel agents for more than 22 years and has made a tremendous contribution to ACTA and the Canadian travel... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Canada, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Jamaica Goes Virtual With Canadian Product Showcase

Jamaica Goes Virtual With Canadian Product Showcase The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is gearing up for its inaugural Virtual Product Showcase for Canadian travel advisors. Set for July 20 from 1 pm to 3 pm ET, the event will provide advisors with the opportunity to get timely destination updates, connect with travel suppliers and enjoy some... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Canada, COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Win A Honeymoon Do Over From Sandals Resorts

Canadian Advisors Can Nominate A Deserving Canadian Couple

Win A Honeymoon Do Over From Sandals Resorts Over its history, Sandals Resorts has been all about love and romance. So, it’s not surprising that its launching an initiative to celebrate all those newlyweds that didn’t get their dream honeymoon during the pandemic. In fact, Sandals is giving couples a second chance with 30 days of... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts, Specials, Travel Agents

Air Transat Taking Off For Winter 2021-2022

Air Transat Taking Off For Winter 2021-2022 Air Transat unveiled its 2021-22 winter flight program, which begins Nov. 1 and features service to nearly 50 destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, the United States and Europe. Miami and Fort Myers will be two new destinations that Air Transat will... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

It’s Anchors Aweigh For Cruise CEO

It’s Anchors Aweigh For Cruise CEO Cruise CEO set sail this week, positioning itself as a cruise-centric host agency that is the only Virtuoso cruise-focused host agency in North America. The new business and brand features a leadership team – with close to 90 years of experience -- that includes Morris Chia, Zeina Gedeon... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Cruise, News, Travel Agents

Air Canada Set To Take Off For Summer 2021

Air Canada Set To Take Off For Summer 2021 Air Canada is gearing up for the summer of 2021, with three new domestic Canada routes, service to 50 Canadian airports, the re-establishment of select regional routes, and wide-body aircraft featuring Air Canada Signature Class and Premium Economy Class on select transcontinental... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

TL Network Going Live With Cross-Canada Fall Events

TL Network Going Live With Cross-Canada Fall Events As COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift across Canada, TL Network is going live with its Owners and Managers Mixers beginning in Winnipeg on Aug. 31. During the pandemic, TL Network has hosted virtual mixers, allowing owners and managers to meet with key suppliers, but now it’s relaunching... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Events, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Rewards For Agents From Barbados’ Ocean Hotels

Rewards For Agents From Barbados’ Ocean Hotels Ocean Hotels – which operates Sea Breeze Beach House, South Beach Hotel and, the soon to open, all-inclusive O2 Beach Club & Spa in Barbados – has launched a new rewards program for travel agents; along with chances to win trips and cash. The new program awards agents 2 points for... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, Hotels, Resorts, Travel Agents

TravelBrands Unveils Refund Plan, Protects Commissions

TravelBrands Unveils Refund Plan, Protects Commissions TravelBrands is now offering full refunds on vacation packages without relying on external assistance; it also said that it will be protecting agent commission. Frank DeMarinis, president & CEO, TravelBrands, observed that: “Trust is paramount in any industry, especially the travel... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

The Comeback Kids

Reasons Why More People Will Use Travel Advisors After The Pandemic

The Comeback Kids In the early days of travel restrictions and cancellations, many predicted that there would be an uptick in travellers using the services of a trusted professional post-pandemic after book-it-yourselfers were left scrambling on hold for hours on end with no one in their corner. On the... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Travel Agents
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