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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WestJet Looks To Its TAAB For Feedback
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 ›
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 ›
Building Boom Underway Again In Las Vegas
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 ›
Winter Tour Of Yukon An Incredible Success
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 ›
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 ›
Company Acquires Percy Hunt Travel Group
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 ›
Air Canada Builds Presence, Confirms More Routes Out Of YVR
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 ›
Vancouver Agency Continues To Pursue Growth Strategy
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 ›
Canada Celebrates 150th With A New Tourism Vision
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 ›