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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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 ›
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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 ›
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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 ›
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Nevada Road Show Makes a Richmond Stop

Nevada Road Show Makes a Richmond Stop A supplier road show delegation from Nevada came to Vancouver last week and maximized their time by attending travel trade events throughout the area. For instance, they hosted a Travel Nevada breakfast reception at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, and then two days later,... more ›
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Meet Rocky Mountaineer’s Karen Hardie

Canadian Travel Press Launches New Feature Celebrating Women in Travel

Meet Rocky Mountaineer’s Karen Hardie They're movers and shakers. Their contributions have changed and continue to change the nature of travel, both in Canada and around the world. And with this issue, Canadian Travel Press is recognizing their achievements – past, present and future – with the launch of an ongoing,... more ›
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A New Look For Outer Shores

A New Look For Outer Shores Outer Shores Expeditions marked its fifth anniversary in 2017 with the unveiling of a new logo and website celebrating the shared beauty and spirit of British Columbia's wild Pacific Coast and the company's classic wooden schooner Passing Cloud. The newly unveiled logo and website were... more ›
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BC Travel Assurance Fund Pays Out

BC Travel Assurance Fund Pays Out From Jan. 1 to Oct. 31, 2016, 19 travellers were compensated $13,359 through BC's Travel Assurance Fund – a result of the closures of BC travel agencies Air-World Tour & Travel Ltd. (based in Surrey) and Skyline Tours Ltd. (Burnaby). Administered by Consumer Protection BC, the Travel... more ›
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In The Spotlight

ACV Highlights Spotlight Collection From Western Gateways

In The Spotlight Air Canada Vacations is showcasing its Spotlight Collection in Western Canada. The tour company's Spotlight Collection features over 50 properties in Mexico and the Caribbean which are deemed to be ACV’s most popular. Each resort in the collection offers a variety of exclusive perks... more ›
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