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Brainstorming In Calgary

WestJet Looks To Its TAAB For Feedback

Brainstorming In Calgary WestJet welcomed members of its Travel Agent Advisory Board (TAAB) to its head office in Calgary for two days of interactive feedback, planning and discussion last week. The two-day conference was attended by 40 TAAB members representing 35 travel agencies across Canada. Corporate and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, West

Major Renos For Casino At St. Eugene

Major Renos For Casino At St. Eugene Large-scale renovations have been announced for the Casino of the Rockies at the St. Eugene Resort in Cranbrook, BC. Work on the redesign is starting this month and is expected to take under three months to complete, wrapping up in late June 2019. The casino will be open through each... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts, West

Feed Your Imagination

Building Boom Underway Again In Las Vegas

Feed Your Imagination There was no shortage of destination news at a recent Las Vegas tourism mission stop, called “Feed Your Imagination,” in downtown Vancouver. A group of hotel and attraction suppliers were led by Vegas tourism officials from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority in describing... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News, Tourism Organizations, West

Long Night, Good Cause

Winter Tour Of Yukon An Incredible Success

Long Night, Good Cause The Long Night winter tour of the Yukon for travel professionals from across Canada was an “incredible experience” that raised over $11,000 for worthy charities and non-profit organizations in Yukon and NWT, said organizers. The Long Night brought over 80 travel industry specialists from... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Fams, News, Responsible Travel, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, West

Western Trade Set To Tee Off With Mexico

Western Trade Set To Tee Off With Mexico Two grand prizes have been announced for the upcoming Mexico Golf Classic for travel industry members and stakeholders. The tournament will be held at the Mayfair Lakes Golf Course in Richmond, BC on Aug. 23, and will be co-sponsored by the Mexico Tourism Board and Puebla Tourism The first... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, West

Vision Is Back At It In 2018

Company Acquires Percy Hunt Travel Group

Vision Is Back At It In 2018 Vision Travel, a Direct Travel Company, continues to pursue its expansion strategy in key markets across Canada, agreeing to acquire Regina, Saskatchewan-based, Percy Hunt Travel Group. The Percy Hunt Travel Group has 23 locations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Its... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents, West

Committed To Vancouver

Air Canada Builds Presence, Confirms More Routes Out Of YVR

Committed To Vancouver Vancouver’s growing prominence in the Air Canada route network was confirmed at a New Routes event by the airline last week, at a club in the fashionable Yaletown district of the city. Leading the presentation was Bonnie Walker, AC director of sales for western Canada. She told assembled... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News, West

Travel Masters Acquires Altec Travel

Vancouver Agency Continues To Pursue Growth Strategy

Travel Masters Acquires Altec Travel Vancouver's Travel Masters has acquired Altec Travel's retail division – a move that is part of the company's growth and acquisition strategy. Altec Travel was established in 1978 and is an independent travel agency and a consolidator representing all the major airlines departing from... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents, West

RVC 2017 Shines In Calgary

Canada Celebrates 150th With A New Tourism Vision

RVC 2017 Shines In Calgary Given the historic anniversary significance of 2017 for Canada, any number of Canadian cities would have been appropriate venues for hosting the country’s principle tourism marketplace, reports western editor, Ted Davis in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press. But it was... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, West

RVC 2017 Kicks Off In Calgary

RVC 2017 Kicks Off In Calgary The first day of Rendez-vous Canada 2017 is now in the books, and host city Calgary has rolled out the welcome mat with soft spring weather and their famous cowboy vibe. Wide-brimmed hats, cowboy boots and Calgary Flames jerseys are all in the house – which is the BMO Centre in this case,... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, On The Road Again, West
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