Vision Travel – Leisure Travel Is In Its DNA
For those out there who believe that Vision Travel is only about corporate travel, you may want to have a bit of a chat with Lynda Sinclair, vice-president, leisure travel for Vision, who admits that this is a pretty common misconception about the company, reports Bob Mowat in this week's digital... more ›
VisitBritain Rolls Out New Campaign In Canada
It's the question that everybody is asking: “Why do you travel?”
Well, Visit Britain isn't asking anymore, instead it has been listening to the answers that Canadians have been giving to that question and the result is its new marketing campaign – “I Travel For ...” – that it... more ›
Contiki Research Reveals Seeing The World Makes People Better
Think about it — has travel made you better? Whether it’s being more open to other cultures, coming home recharged or feeling more confident, the answer is likely yes, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital edition of Travel Courier.
“It’s something that we... more ›
Iberostar Set To Write Its Next Chapter
Amid an ambitious global expansion plan to open 15 hotels across destinations like Montenegro and Cuba in the next year, Iberostar Group has unveiled a new brand strategy complete with a colour-coded segmentation of its properties, a redesigned logo and the tagline Let It Shine, reports assistant... more ›
Vienna is reporting that 2017 was the “best year ever” for tourism, with 15.5 million visitor bednights – that's 3.7% more than in 2016 and it represents a new all-time high.
In the record year 2017 Vienna recorded 15,510,000 visitor bednights (up 3.7%) and 7,097,000 arrivals (up... more ›
IATA's NDC Ready For The Next Phase
IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative took a “critical” leap forward last October when all three global distribution system (GDS) providers – Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport – confirmed that they will achieve the highest level of certification as aggregators by the end of... more ›
City Will Host A Record 33 Conventions, Events
It's going to be a busy year for Vancouver as the city prepares to host 33 citywide conventions and events – that's the highest number the city has ever hosted in a single year.
Over the course of 2018, these 33 events will bring over 100,000 out-of-town delegates to Vancouver where they... more ›
It was a record breaking year for tourism in Toronto, with the region welcoming 43.7 million visitors in 2017. And for the first time, overnight visits in Toronto's Downtown surpassed the 15 million mark (15.5 million), joined by 28.2 million same-day travellers.
Visitors to Toronto spent... more ›
Air Transat Launches Vacation Intervention Contest
There were some raised eyebrows at the offices of Air Transat when it learned that 33% of Canadians haven't taken a vacation in the past two years.
So not surprisingly, the airline decided to take concrete action in line with its brand promise to “brighten the everyday with the joy of... more ›
Time To Get Ready For IATA's NewGen ISS
The travel trade has just a couple of months to get used to the idea of the New Generation IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS) because a progressive wave roll-out is slated to start on March 1, with worldwide implementation scheduled for the end of 2019, reports Quebec editor, Mike Dunbar in the... more ›