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Zipline can be an Acapulco highlight

Zipline can be an Acapulco highlight IAN STALKER (Photo above: Among those ready to set off on Acapulco’s XTASEA zipline are Travel Courier’s Ian Stalker (second from left, back row) and Newlink’s Hillary Ovalle (back row, right) and Analia Brache (front row, centre).) Some folks are just hard to impress, even if you’re... more ›
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In the heart of Havana

Go beyond the beach as Cuba’s capital marks 500 years

In the heart of Havana ANN RUPPENSTEIN With its centuries-old faÇades, cobbled streets and an abundance of classic cars, it’s easy to imagine a time when Ernest Hemingway roamed the streets of Havana in search of his next libation – in between, or perhaps, to fuel – his writing sessions. “He knew all the... more ›
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JTB’S Bennett ready to grow Canadian business

JTB’S Bennett ready to grow Canadian business BOB MOWAT (Photo above: Seen during their visit to Baxter Media’s offices in Toronto, from l to r, are Dan Hamilton, district sales manager for the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB); Baxter Media’s executive vice-president, Wendy McClung; Donnie Dawson, Jamaica’s deputy director of tourism –... more ›
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Iberostar raises the bar in Cuba

Iberostar raises the bar in Cuba ANN RUPPENSTEIN Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is upping its game in Cuba. Not only has the company, which has a portfolio of more than 120 four- and five-star hotels in 18 countries across three continents, significantly increased the number of properties and hotel rooms in the Caribbean... more ›
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Discover the undiscovered in New York State

Discover the undiscovered in New York State IAN STALKER Pictured above: Buffalo has a lively culinary scene. The New York State Division of Tourism wants to draw attention to parts of New York State that are at times overshadowed by the bright lights of New York City. “Everyone has heard about Times Square and the Statue of... more ›
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Badlands are great lands for nature enthusiasts

Badlands are great lands for nature enthusiasts IAN STALKER Pictured above: Free-roaming bison can be seen in Custer State Park. Katelyn Richter says there’s nothing bad about South Dakota’s Badlands. In fact, they’re actually an intriguing sort of place that have landscapes that often seem lunar-like and are marked by buttes,... more ›
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Minor brings a touch of Thailand to Portugal

Minor brings a touch of Thailand to Portugal IAN STALKER Pictured above: The Sky Bar at Tivoli’s flagship hotel in Lisbon serves drinks in a lofty setting. The hospitality industry in the most westerly country in continental Europe is now being shaped in part by the Far East. Thailand’s Minor Hotels added Portugal’s Tivoli... more ›
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Still cowboy cool

Fort Worth

Still cowboy cool GREG COATES Home to rodeo and the Stockyards National Historic District, as well as the world’s largest honky-tonk, travellers can certainly get their cowboy on when visiting Fort Worth. In the late 19th century, Fort Worth became an important trading post for cowboys at the end of the... more ›
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Travelbrands thanks agents, launches exclusive contest

Travelbrands thanks agents, launches exclusive contest GREG COATES (Photo above: TravelBrands president Frank DeMarinis with Gina Marcone of Transat Travel, winner of a million Loyalty Points) TravelBrands kicked off a series of cross-Canada “Agent Appreciation” events on April 1 in Toronto, hosting approximately 700 Toronto-area agents and... more ›
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Solid prospects offered at annual industry conference

Holiday optimism in B.C.

Solid prospects offered at annual industry conference TED DAVIS [caption id="attachment_121584" align="alignright" width="300"] The Vancouver skyline in winter, with the North Shore Mtns. as a backdrop.[/caption] The hard lessons of overtourism experienced by destinations around the world found their way into the agenda of the recent BC Tourism... more ›
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