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Cruising Into A Bright Future

Cruising Into A Bright Future After a long, treacherous and tumultuous journey during the pandemic, the cruise industry finally felt some positive waves this month as multiple cruise lines confirmed upcoming plans to resume operations. Hear from Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises; Wybcke Meier, CEO... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, News, Trends & Research, West

Celestyal Picks Bacon As BDM In The West

Celestyal Picks Bacon As BDM In The West Celestyal Cruises has appointed Eric Bacon as its new business development manager, Western U.S.  and Canada. Based in Los Angeles, Bacon will be responsible for cultivating relationships with Celestyal’s travel advisors and growing the company’s key distribution channels, through... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Canada, COVID-19, Cruise, West

WestJet Adds 11 In Western Canada

WestJet Adds 11 In Western Canada WestJet is unveiling details of 11 new domestic routes across Western Canada. The routes will offer new nonstop service for 15 communities across Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. The enhancements follow an announcement made earlier in the week to return... more ›
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HAL Pauses June Roundtrip Alaska Sailings From Seattle

HAL Pauses June Roundtrip Alaska Sailings From Seattle Holland America Line is extending its pause of cruise operations to now include all June 2021 roundtrip sailings to Alaska from Seattle, Washington. This includes six cruises on Eurodam and Oosterdam with a call at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. However, the cruise line also... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News, West

Finding A Way Forward

Innovation Drives The Industry Ahead

Finding A Way Forward Using the overused buzzword of the past year as an example, the pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges and turmoil to the travel industry. Travel advisors are struggling, tour operators aren't operating, airlines are cutting routes and would-be travellers are staying home amidst... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research, West

HAL Pauses All 2021 Departures To Or From Canadian Ports

HAL Pauses All 2021 Departures To Or From Canadian Ports As Holland America Line continues to review and assess its plans around the Canadian Transport Ministry’s Interim Order that closed Canadian ports and waters to passenger vessels, the company is extending its pause of cruise operations to now include all sailings that depart from or conclude... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News, West

Let The Transformation Begin

$80 Million Investment For Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort Announced

Let The Transformation Begin Outrigger Hospitality Group has released details of the $80 million transformation of the brand’s flagship property, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, located directly on the golden sands of world-famous Waikiki Beach. The investment transforms the resort into a contemporary beachfront... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts, West

WestJet Drops Four As Demand Falters

WestJet Drops Four As Demand Falters WestJet is temporarily suspending its operations to St. John's, N.L., London, Ont., and Lloydminster and Medicine Hat, Alta., beginning March 19 and continuing until June 24, 2021. The Calgary-based carrier’s president and CEO, Ed Sims of the decision: “We have continued to operate in... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, West

COVID-19 And Canadian Travel Intentions

Outbound Canada Releases Winter 2020-2021 Outlook

COVID-19 And Canadian Travel Intentions In its Winter Travel Intentions Outlook for the Winter of 2020-2021, Outbound Canada reports that: “As would be expected, the COVID-19 crisis continues to have a substantial impact on the travel activity of Canadians. The most recent travel intentions survey indicates that just 36% of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research, West

Cooking With Heroes Is A Recipe For Inspiration

Travel Agency Releases Cookbook To Raise Funds For Wounded Warriors Canada

Cooking With Heroes Is A Recipe For Inspiration The pandemic hit Lindsay Schile particularly hard. But after months of tears, the Manager and Groups Coordinator for Vacations For Heroes, a division of Chilliwack-based travel agency CM Travel Ltd., was struck with inspiration to launch a cookbook in support of her clients. “I had a good... more ›
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