Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva All Inclusive Resorts are hosting agent breakfast workshops in several provinces over the next few months. Langley, BC, Sept. 29; Victoria, BC, Sept. 30; Barrie, Ont., Oct. 1; Toronto Oct. 6; Kingston, Ont., Oct. 7; Oak-ville, Ont., and Kelowna, BC, Oct. 8; Windsor, Ont., Oct. 13; Cambridge, Ont., Oct. 15; Thornhill, Ont., Oct. 22; and Oshawa, Ont., Oct. 30. The workshops are from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. All attendees will be entered to win a three-night stay at any Hyatt Zilara or Ziva property.
To register, visit http://image.myplayaresorts.com/EM-PL-0729/landing/html3/index.html.
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 popu-lar 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.
JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD
September – November dates
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is getting set to host a series of destination updates for travel agents. The interactive dinner presentations run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jamaica suppliers will attend many of the events and will complement the JTB presentation with their own updates. Ontario seminars will be in Sudbury on Sept. 23; North Bay Sept. 24; Barrie Oct. 7; Newmarket Oct. 8; Belleville Oct. 14; Kingston Oct. 15; Sarnia Oct. 19; Kitchener Oct. 20; St. Catharines Oct. 21; and Brantford Oct. 22. Quebec, Ottawa and Atlantic Canada: Quebec City Nov. 1; Ottawa Nov. 3; St. John’s Nov. 30; Halifax Dec. 1; and Moncton Dec. 2. Western Canada: Winnipeg Nov. 4; Edmonton Nov. 10; Red Deer Nov. 11; Calgary Nov. 12; Regina Nov. 25; and Saskatoon Nov. 26. Interested agents are asked to register for the event in their city at http://www.visitjamaica.com/canada.
Business Building Boot Camps
TRAVELSAVERS Canada reports that registration for its regional 2015 Business Building Boot Camps is open. The intensive profit-building program is designed to deliver innovative ideas, educational sessions and actionable strategies, proven money-making programs, a trade show, one-on-one sessions to discuss product offerings, marketing, sales tactics and vendor support and networking opportunities. This year, two locations have been arranged – Nov. 5-7, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort, Whistler, BC, and Nov. 21-23, The Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa.
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 Meliá Marina Varadero in Cuba from Nov. 16-19. The event is being presented by TPI, Transat Holidays and Nolitours, and Meliá 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.