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Europe Reports Positive Long-Haul Trends

Europe Reports Positive Long-Haul Trends The European Travel Commission, the European Tourism Association (ETOA) and Eurail B.V. published the results of the Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) for September – December 2019. Findings indicate that Europe is gaining increased attention as a tourism destination from overseas markets for... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

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

Just You Growing Strong

Just You Growing Strong Just You says its potential clientele is just growing. In fact, says the tour operator's Nick Roberti, the solo travel specialist that provides each passenger with a room on its group tours and doesn't charge single supplements, has a large potential audience for its tours, with 2016... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators, Trends & Research

Discover America Tracks The Trends

Baxter Media's Greg Coates Wins Two Awards At Annual Event

Discover America Tracks The Trends Canadian visitations to the United States have dipped this year, but the president of an American marketing firm that monitors cross-border travel predicts the drop will soon be reversed. Scott Johnson of Travel Market Insights told Friday's (Oct 4) Discover America Canada's annual media day... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Jamaica Heats Up

More Rooms, More Travellers

Jamaica Heats Up Tourism to Jamaica is heating up with a booming increase in arrivals and big-name resorts coming online across the island destination. “Jamaica is experiencing record-breaking numbers, undergoing major developments, and receiving global recognition like never before,” said Donovan White,... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

IATA Takes The Initiative

Association Launches Its 25by2025 Campaign

IATA Takes The Initiative IATA has launched the 25by2025Campaign -- an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the airline industry by 2025. The campaign is a voluntary commitment by participating IATA member airlines. Key among the commitments of airlines participating in the 25by2025 Campaign... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Trends & Research

Hitting The Heights

New Heights Cannabis Tourism Summit To Focus On Cannabis Tourism In Canada

Hitting The Heights The tourism and cannabis industries will come together during the first annual New Heights Cannabis Tourism Summit on Oct. 28, 2019 at Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre. Jennifer Mason, founder of the Cannabis Tourism Summit, said: “Canada has caught the world’s attention with the... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Critical Mass

Air Canada, Key North American Carriers Taking The Initiative On NDC

Critical Mass Air Canada is playing a leading role in the ongoing development of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative. Along with fellow North America carriers United, jetBlue and American as well as 17 other members from around the globe, AC has been designated a `Leaderboard’ airline,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology, Trends & Research

Amazing Israel

IGTO's New Director Is Here To Make Some Noise

Amazing Israel As Gal Hana sees it, opportunity is knocking for Israel's tourism industry in the Canadian market. And as the new director for Canada for the Israel Government Tourist Office, Hana plans to “make some noise” about it during his time here. Off the top, it's certainly “noise worthy,”... more ›
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