AIR CANADA VACATIONS
(locations and times, TBD)
Winter product launches
Dates are as follows: Sept. 9, Montreal; Sept. 10, Toronto; Sept. 15, Vancouver; Sept. 16, Calgary; Sept. 17, Winnipeg; Sept. 22, Ottawa; Sept. 23, Halifax.
The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) has locked down the dates for the BC Tourism Industry Conference, set for Vancouver on Oct. 20-21. The 2015 conference will offer a variety of workshops, keynote speakers and tourism professionals from all regions of the province. Upwards of 400 delegates are expected to attend this year’s event, representing all sectors of the industry from city/community destination marketing organizations, to independent operators to provincial and municipal government leaders.
Travel Professionals International (TPI) has unveiled details of its plans for its upcoming 2015 TPI Annual Conference. Now entering its 21st year in business, TPI will be holding its annual event at the Melia Marina Varadero in Cuba from Nov. 16-19. The event is being presented by TPI, Transat Holidays and Nolitours, and Melia Hotels & Resorts. More than 250 travel advisors, guests, staff and travel partners are expected to attend the which will include site inspections, networking opportunities, keynote speakers, training workshops, excursions and more.
South Africa Airways
South African Airways has announced the tour dates for this year’s Africa Showcase, which will for the first time include a stop in Canada (Toronto on Oct. 7). The Africa Showcase is the largest travel trade event in North America featuring exclusively African suppliers that represent hotels, safari lodges, destination tourism organizations and other attractions that are popular with North American travellers. The show brings Africa travel specialists the latest trends on the region’s products and services, enabling those who participate to boost their sales to the increasingly popular destinations throughout Africa.