Agents' Choice 2019

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Say Fore In Portugal

Baxter Media Picks The Algarve For Its First European Golf Tournament

Say Fore In Portugal Contrary to popular belief, across the pond golf, isn't only limited to the cool, damp and windy climates of Northern Europe. A perfect example is Portugal's Algarve region, located in the most southerly point of the country. Along with its colourful history, rich cultural heritage, superb... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Sandals Is All About Groups

New 'Group Code' Makes Life Easy For Agents

Sandals Is All About Groups What's a great way for an agent to pad their wallet? Easy, sell groups. And who better to sell groups to, and get help from, than Sandals Resorts International? Booking a group with Sandals has never been easier. The magic numbers are 5 and 3 – five rooms, three-night minimum, reports... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

TTAND Restructures Into Four Regions

TTAND Restructures Into Four Regions The Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND) is restructuring into four regions in a move designed to benefit both its agents and suppliers. Traditionally, host agencies are considered by suppliers to be only one agency and this means that they only get the attention of one business development... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Making Changes For The Better

Flight Centre Canada Continues To Develop Its Unique Offerings

Making Changes For The Better Ask Gavin Miller whether a world that is digitally transforming itself is going to change Flight Centre's strategy and he'll tell you: “The retail strategy is evolving and it changes, but in essence it’s a very similar one that we’ve had for years which is that we really value and we... more ›
Posted in News, Responsible Travel, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Fill Your Heart With Ireland

Fill Your Heart With Ireland Top officials from Tourism Ireland were in Toronto last night (Jan. 30) to introduce travel trade VIPs to the destinations new marketing campaign – Fill Your Heart With Ireland. Tourism Ireland's CEO, Niall Gibbons; vice president North America and Australia, Alison Metcalfe and Canadian... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Vietnam Leads At ASEAN Tourism Forum

Vietnam Leads At ASEAN Tourism Forum Three days of intense destination selling and information gathering wound up last week in Vietnam at the 38th annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), reports Press Today's Ted Davis, who was in attendance at the show. The ATF was held in Ha Long City – the gateway to scenic Ha Long Bay. About... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, On The Road Again, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Insight Launches Croatia Fam Contest

Insight Launches Croatia Fam Contest Insight Vacations has launched a FAM trip contest for travel advisors across Canada, in appreciation of their continued support. To qualify, advisors are asked to book any Insight Vacations or Luxury Gold 2019 journeys up until March 8, 2019 and the top sellers earn one spot each on an 8-day... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Contests, Fams, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Something New From Club Med

Something New From Club Med Club Med is offering an exclusive air-inclusive offer for its Ixtapa Pacific resort. The hacienda-style resort is situated between the Sierra Madre Mountains and Mexico's Pacific coast and is perfect for families. The property offers an array of sports and activities, from flying trapeze to... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Hotels, Resorts, Specials, Travel Agents

Let The Journey Begin

Core Carriers Embracing NDC

Let The Journey Begin IATA has charted the upcoming journey to New Distribution Capability (NDC) adoption by a majority of member airlines by highlighting the experience thus far of a core group of carriers – including Air Canada – which have already embraced the program, reports Quebec editor, Mike Dunbar in this... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology, Travel Agents

A Reminder From Globus

A Reminder From Globus Globus is reminding travel advisors that its 7.5% early booking bonus on its 2019 European, North American and South and Central American escorted tours is slated to expire on Jan. 29. Valid on new bookings on all departures, except Globus Escapes, the discount applies to a vast array of... more ›
Posted in News, Specials, Tour Operators, Travel Agents
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