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Canada a favourite with Dan Hotels

Canada a favourite with Dan Hotels BOB MOWAT Pictured above: Dan Hotels’ Eitan Sasson and Rafi Baeri. Top officials from Dan Hotels were in Canada recently to meet with the travel trade and to get a sense of where the market was headed from the people on the ground here. Asked about the significance of the Canadian market... more ›
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Turkish Airlines using technology to put trainees in the pilot’s seat

Turkish Airlines using technology to put trainees in the pilot’s seat IAN STALKER Pictured above: A visitor to Turkish Airlines’ training facility tries her hand at one of the facility’s simulators. Turkish Airlines has gone the high-tech route to help determine whether aspiring pilots can weather bad weather. The company’s Istanbul training facility... more ›
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All-inclusive option adds another dimension to Florida Keys

All-inclusive option adds another dimension to Florida Keys IAN STALKER Pictured above: “Quirky” Key West is always happy to celebrate. Southern Florida is on the verge of re-entering the all-inclusive market. The Bungalows Key Largo resort – slated to open in December in the Florida Keys’ Key Largo – will be offering all-inclusive stays,... more ›
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Norwegian celebrates upcoming Hamilton-Dublin service

Norwegian celebrates upcoming Hamilton-Dublin service GREG COATES Pictured above: Dana Welch, manager, Canada, Tourism Ireland, Anders Lindstrom, Norwegian, and Dina Carlucci, Hamilton International Airport Hot on the heels of its inaugural Canadian flights out of Montreal, low-fare carrier Norwegian is set to launch its first transatlantic... more ›
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Let there be lights

Let there be lights IAN STALKER Kalin Pallett wants to truly high-light some dazzling lights for inquisitive sorts. Pallett is with the Whitehorse-based Aurora/360 Experience, which this February plans to carry people in a charter B737 to a height of 11,000 metres, providing what it says will be a particularly... more ›
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The new WestJet – it’s all about choice

The new WestJet – it’s all about choice BOB MOWAT You might say that Christmas came early at WestJet this year, as the Calgary-based carrier showcased the interiors of its new 787-9 Dreamliner and offered a detailed update on what to expect from the airline in 2019 during its second Investors Day event in Toronto earlier this... more ›
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TIAC lobbying efforts paying off

TIAC lobbying efforts paying off MIKE DUNBAR Pictured above: Charlotte Bell On the bright side, Canada has been setting new international visitation records of late. On the not-so-bright side, we’re still mired in 17th place on the UN World Tourism Organization’s (WTO) most-visited list, but the Tourism Industry... more ›
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A suite escape

Live the ultra-luxe life in Miami

A suite escape ANN RUPPENSTEIN Miami is constantly evolving and reinventing itself. For travellers, the coastal Florida destination offers the best of a beautiful beach escape and a city getaway across diverse cultures and a buzzing nightlife. Miami, which recently ranked fourth on Lonely Planet’s Best... more ›
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Acapulco official upset by plan to close tourism offices

Acapulco official upset by plan to close tourism offices IAN STALKER A long-time promoter of Acapulco tourism says she has little doubt that the seemingly probable closure of Mexico Tourism Board offices in Canada and others will be damaging to Mexico’s efforts to attract tourists to the Latin American country. Officials in Mexico’s newly... more ›
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Consumers finding themselves in a digital catch-22

Consumers finding themselves in a digital catch-22 MIKE DUNBAR Pictured above: Paul Davies, research author of Mintel’s new survey on worldwide consumer trends, presenting the findings at this year’s WTM 2018 in London. Vacationers are increasingly finding themselves in a digital catch-22 situation. They expect to be connected wherever... more ›
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