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Escape to St. Vincent and The Grenadines

Authentically Caribbean ANN RUPPENSTEIN “In the cottages, there’s no WiFi, there’s no TV. There’s minimal technology – only a Bose sound dock for music and a Nespresso coffee machine. That’s it,” General Manager Matthew Semark explains upon arrival at Petit St. Vincent Private Island, a 115-acre tropical... more ›
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Agents’ Choice Gala celebrates industry favourites, Raptors’ victory

A night to remember

Agents’ Choice Gala celebrates industry favourites, Raptors’ victory TRAVEL COURIER STAFF (Photo above: All smiles as they pose for the camera (l-r) are Terry Mundell, president and CEO of the Greater Toronto Hotel Association; the 2019 recipient of the W.H. Baxter Lifetime Achievement Award, Josef Ebner; and Baxter Media’s president, David McClung.) The... more ›
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DESIRE clients can doff their duds at times

DESIRE clients can doff their duds at times IAN STALKER Pictured above: Desire Cruises welcomes those “looking to let loose” Desire Cruises says passengers on its upcoming Red Carpet Cruise can at times dress up if they choose. And, at other times, they needn’t dress at all. May 2020’s Red Carpet Cruise through... more ›
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Major growth expected for Great Lakes cruise industry

Major growth expected for Great Lakes cruise industry IAN STALKER The Great Lakes’ cruise potential is seen as great. Tourism officials from both sides of the Canada-US Border gathered in Toronto May 31 to praise the massive water bodies for the opportunities they offer those who enjoy vacationing by boat. The event was organized by Cruise... more ›
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TreadRight, Contiki launch initiative with KARI Foundation in Australia

A new story unfolds

TreadRight, Contiki launch initiative with KARI Foundation in Australia BOB MOWAT While Sarain Fox may have a new title – she’s now a partner – with the TreadRight Foundation, as she sees it, all it does is “just expands some of the work that I can do in a more official way and broadens the scope of our relationship – the possibilities of the projects... more ›
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Uncovering the beauty of India

Making travel a force for good on G Adventures' itineraries

Uncovering the beauty of India ANN RUPPENSTEIN Minutes away from the most visited landmark in India is a small unassuming café without prices on the menu. After admiring the Taj Mahal and learning about the love story behind the iconic white mausoleum, which was built by the order of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of... more ›
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Sun shining as Transat takes off for winter 2020

Sun shining as Transat takes off for winter 2020 BOB MOWAT Pictured above: (l-r) are Transat’s Gilles Ringwald, Dan Prior, Claude-Helene Faucher, Nicole Bursey, Joe Adamo, Dean Neville, and Marie-Annick Lalande. It was a beautiful day in Toronto as Transat welcomed a group of top-tier travel agency executives to The One Eighty on the... more ›
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Excellent adventure by Oregon

Excellent adventure by Oregon GREG COATES With such iconic landmarks as Mt. Hood, the Columbia River gorge – one of the top places in the world to windsurf – and Crater Lake, it's no wonder Oregon is attracting adventure seekers like never before. Adventure can be found virtually everywhere in Oregon. With this in... more ›
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Havana celebrates its first 500 years

Havana celebrates its first 500 years IAN STALKER (Photo above: Rayler Navarro Cepero was serving mojitos at a re-creation of La Bodeguita del Medio on FITCuba grounds.) Havana is now throwing a lively and lengthy birthday bash, and you’re invited.Cuba’s capital is this year marking its 500th year, with the actual date of... more ›
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Aeromexico restarting Calgary service

Aeromexico restarting Calgary service IAN STALKER Aeromexico aircraft can again be spotted in southern Alberta skies. The carrier restarts Mexico City-Calgary service May 31, “starting a bit less ambitious” than the earlier service, with four weekly flights planned in the May-September period, compared to the previous daily... more ›
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