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GBTA Takes Aim At Diversity, Equality, Inclusion 

GBTA Takes Aim At Diversity, Equality, Inclusion  The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has launched a new global committee -- the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Committee. Comprised of global members, the new committee will strive to bring to light many of the issues facing travelers and coworkers in the workplace, whilst... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Women in travel

Ellen Melman Leaving IMOT

Ellen Melman Leaving IMOT After more than 40 years with the Israel Ministry of Tourism, Ellen Melman is leaving IMOT on Jan. 7, 2021. In a message to the industry, Gal Hana, Consul Tourism and Director Canada for IMOT, writes that: “Our dear friend & colleague will be leaving Israel Ministry of Tourism –... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Women in travel

New Guidelines For Inclusion & Diversity From WTTC

New Guidelines For Inclusion & Diversity From WTTC The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched its new high-level guidelines for inclusion and diversity in the Travel & Tourism sector, which have been compiled to support businesses of all sizes and provide an inclusive work environment for all employees. Research has shown... more ›
Posted in News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research, Women in travel

Finding The Silver Lining

Some Insights From FCM On 2020

Finding The Silver Lining While 2020 presented some extraordinary challenges for the travel industry, FCM Travel Solutions has responded by innovating and adapting, allowing the company to close the year with several significant improvements. From new business wins to technology innovations, from more flexible... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research, Women in travel

Remembering Charlotte Bell

'Words Cannot Express Our Collective Grief'

Remembering Charlotte Bell In a letter to all members of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), the association’s Board Chair, Dave McKenna informed members of the passing of TIAC’s president and CEO, Charlotte Bell. McKenna writes: “As Chair of TIAC, I am saddened to inform you that our President... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Women in travel

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 ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Responsible Travel, Travel Agents, West, Women in travel

A Secret Revealed

Edith Baxter In Her Own Words

A Secret Revealed In 2013, Baxter Media published Voices of Travel: Stories from the pages of Canadian Travel Press to mark the magazine’s 45th anniversary. More than 40 icons of Canada’s travel industry offered their reflections and observations. One of the many highlights of the first book to trace... more ›
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Remembering Edith Baxter

Canadian Travel Press’ Editor-In-Chief And Baxter Media's Co-Founder Was Truly An Industry Icon

Remembering Edith Baxter Baxter Media management and staff is deeply saddened to report the passing of its one and only, Editor-In-Chief, Edith Baxter. Edith passed peacefully at her home in Toronto, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. For over 50 years, Mrs. B – as she was known throughout the... more ›
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Sailing To Success With Ellen Bettridge

Just Ask, The Answer May Surprise You

Sailing To Success With Ellen Bettridge After the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the UK issued a blanket statement in July advising against all cruising, Ellen Bettridge, the President & CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, penned 500 words about how river cruises shouldn’t be compared to ocean cruising and sent it off... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News, Women in travel

Let’s Get Uncomfortable About Racism

Tomorrow: Event Confronting Anti-Black Racism in Canada’s Travel Industry

Let’s Get Uncomfortable About Racism Canadian travel professionals are invited to join a virtual event -- “Let’s Get Uncomfortable: Confronting Anti-Black Racism in Canada’s Travel Industry” – set to take place tomorrow (July 7) from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. ET. With conversations about systemic, anti-Black racism... more ›
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