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Air Canada Salutes Women On IWD 2021

Meet The Winners Of The 2021 Captain Judy Cameron ScholarshipIn In New Video

Air Canada Salutes Women On IWD 2021 Air Canada is marking International Women's Day 2021 by celebrating the contributions and achievements of its women employees. Four Air Canada women in non-traditional aviation careers share how they pivoted, then navigated with flexibility and resilience the ever-changing events related to... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Events, News, Women in travel

Saint Lucia Pays Tribute To Inspiring Women

Saint Lucia Pays Tribute To Inspiring Women Noting that it is the only sovereign nation in the world to be named after a woman, Saint Lucia is moving the needle forward and celebrating International Women’s Day today (March 8), and the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) is amplifying the “She is Saint Lucia” campaign with an... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Women in travel

UN Unveils Guide For Women In Tourism

UN Unveils Guide For Women In Tourism As the tourism industry enters the second year of an unprecedented crisis, the impact this has had on women in tourism has been made clear. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the pandemic, and the unprecedented drop in international tourist arrivals, risks rolling back... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Women in travel

Dudley Nominated For RBC Women Entrepreneur Award

Dudley Nominated For RBC Women Entrepreneur Award The Travel Agent Next Door’s Shalene Dudley has been nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award, which is part of the RBC Momentum Awards. Dudley was nominated by a sorority sister and is currently in a very rigorous application process after accepting the nomination. Her... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents, Women in travel

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, Obituary, 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 ›
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