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Ontario tour operator goes global

Ontario tour operator goes global IAN STALKER Rewards Holiday hasn’t forgotten its Asian roots. The Ontario tour operator began life as Rewards Travel China in 2010 and sending people to China alone but June saw it establish the trade name Rewards Holiday and business development manager Michaela Yan says clients now have a... more ›
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A first hand look at the new Istanbul Airport

A first hand look at the new Istanbul Airport ANN RUPPENSTEIN Complete with a hotel, an expansive 22,000 m2 for lounges and a 52,500 m2 duty-free area, the new Istanbul Airport marks the world’s largest international hub. “The whole airport features high-end technologies for an enhanced travel experience. With over 500 check-in... more ›
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Five Questions with Erwan Le Rouzic

Five Questions with Erwan Le Rouzic ILONA KAUREMZKY [caption id="attachment_132155" align="alignright" width="250"] Erwan Le RouzicSCENIC ECLIPSE CAPTAIN[/caption]No wallflower when it comes to expedition cruising, Captain Erwan Le Rouzic who hails from Brittany, France, has been sailing the seven seas for nearly two decades.... more ›
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Quite the impact

Toronto study finds tourism a major economic force

Quite the impact CTP STAFF For those who question the economic power of tourism, the recently released tourism impact study by Tourism Toronto and the Toronto Region Board of Trade should remove any doubt that the industry is a vital catalyst for the city and regional economy. Toronto’s Visitor Economy:... more ›
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Discover Costa Rica from the Pacific to the Caribbean

Aeromexico takes Canadian travel professionals to Costa Rica

Discover Costa Rica from the Pacific to the Caribbean [caption id="attachment_132144" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Posing in front of the sloth statue at San Jose Juan Santamaria Airport, from l to r, are Liz Hooker, G Adventures, Karen D’Souza, Huntington Travel; Breanne Wray, Flight Centre; Sarah Bertelsen, SB Travel; Cesar Alvarenga of... more ›
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Diners can have a date with The Executioner

Diners can have a date with The Executioner [caption id="attachment_132132" align="aligncenter" width="584"] How low can a restaurant guest go? Meat and Justice's The Executioner prepares to lower a caged guest.[/caption] IAN STALKER The First Lviv Grill Restaurant of Meat and Justice gives definitive examples of how justice was once... more ›
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Something is definitely brewing in Lviv

Beer with backbone

Something is definitely brewing in Lviv [caption id="attachment_132127" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Hanna Kitsilinska takes a break beside a large reminder of Lviv’s brewing tradition.[/caption] IAN STALKER Does German ale pale when compared to beer produced in Ukraine? Hanna Kitsilinska suggests that might be the... more ›
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Hall of shame recalls former Ukrainian leader

Hall of shame recalls former Ukrainian leader [caption id="attachment_132124" align="aligncenter" width="584"] An impressive home is part of Ukraine’s Museum of Corruption[/caption] IAN STALKER It’s a safe bet that the man who inspired Ukraine’s Museum of Corruption doesn’t plan to set foot in it or any other part of Ukraine... more ›
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Lviv: A well-kept secret that deserves to be discovered

Lviv: A well-kept secret that deserves to be discovered IAN STALKER Tourism authorities in the Ukrainian city of Lviv want to lift what they say is something of a shroud of secrecy that has prevented them from getting word about their destination out to international travellers. Lviv, home to some 757,000 people, has a large number of tourism... more ›
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Jamaica has a taste to be different

Jamaica has a taste to be different BOB MOWAT If you ask Donovan White, Jamaica’s director of tourism, about travel trends, he’ll first point out that “today’s traveller is driven by their passions, by things that they’re seeking to spend money on and to have a feeling of satisfaction about. And you’ll see that same... more ›
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