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Booking Site Gets Thumbs Up At YVR India Event

Booking Site Gets Thumbs Up At YVR India Event The smooth functionality of a booking website operated by tour operator Services International Ltd. of New Delhi took centre stage during a dinner presentation on India tourism in Vancouver recently, reports Press Today's western editor, Ted Davis. The automatic rate adjustment function of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, West

Tahiti Breezes Into Vancouver

Tahiti Breezes Into Vancouver The island nation of Tahiti was centre stage at the recent Islands of Tahiti 2019 reception in Vancouver, partially through the words of two freelance travel journalists who attended as presenters. Daniel Wood and Sandra Thomas were keynote speakers at the third annual evening dinner event,... more ›
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World Travel Awards Come to Western Canada

World Travel Awards Come to Western Canada For the first time in its 27-year history, the World Travel Awards will be held in Canada – and the Thompson Okanagan region of B.C. will serve as the hosts. The Thompson Okanagan has won a bid to hold the Awards event for three years, starting with the Predator Ridge Resort in Vernon in... more ›
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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 ›
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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 ›
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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 ›
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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 ›
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