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Issue Date: Aug 13, 2018

The Hawai‘ian Islands – distinctly different

The Hawai‘ian Islands  – distinctly different IAN STALKER (Photo above: The Napali Coast is one of an endless number of Hawai'ian locales that offers stunning scenery.) Colin Wood says Hawai‘i vacations never need to amount to more of the same. Wood, Account Director for Hawai‘i Tourism Canada, notes those considering a Hawai‘i vacation have a choice of islands, with differences in those islands quickly becoming apparent to... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 13, 2018

Tiger tourism’s role in conservation

Tiger tourism’s role in conservation TED DAVIS (Photo above: Snoozing in captivity. In India, some tigers end up in zoos, like this one in Darjeeling.) International Tiger Day has just passed (July 29), once again spotlighting efforts to maintain and even increase the small population of tigers remaining in the world. International Tiger Day has been in operation every year since 2010, when it was created at the St.... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 13, 2018

Changing attitudes with a sustainable strategy

Meliá Hotels International

Changing attitudes with a sustainable  strategy BOB MOWAT (In the first part of a three-part series, Meliá Hotels International’s vice-president of global brand strategy, Tony Cortizas sits down with Canadian Travel Press for a wide-ranging conversation about the all-inclusive space, market trends to watch, the brand and the latest developments at MHI.) Talking to Tony Cortizas is always an experience and considering that he’s in... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 13, 2018

IATA going global with new paperless ID card

Beyond the AD75

IATA going global with new paperless ID card MIKE DUNBAR Canada is one of only two testing grounds for IATA’s brand-new digital Travel Professional ID Card, which went mobile via the AgentExperience app last week. If all goes without a hitch here and in Australia, the paperless card is expected to go global in a couple of months. And, in a major bid to boost the number of ID Card members worldwide, IATA is actively enlisting more... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 06, 2018

Iberostar raises the bar

Iberostar raises the bar ANN RUPPENSTEIN (Photo above: The infinity pool at the soon-to-open Iberostar Grand Hotel Packard in Havana, Cuba.) Fresh off a €500 million renovation primarily across its European properties, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is now in the next phase of its global expansion plan with another €700 million in upgrades and new properties underway in the Americas. “We are sure that the... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 06, 2018

Experience, reliability is what apto is all about

Experience, reliability is what apto is all about IAN STALKER (Photo above: Tour operator members come from many countries, among them Turkey, home to the ruins of Ephesus.) A new alliance comprised of tour companies working in inbound tourism proudly states its members collectively have considerable expertise. The Toronto-based Alliance of Pioneer Travel Operators now has some 30 members from destinations as diverse as Iceland, Peru,... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 06, 2018

Educate. Discover. Gather. Evolve.

In Conversation with TL Network’s John Lovell and Christine James

Educate. Discover. Gather. Evolve. ILONA KAUREMSZKY Despite worldwide political unrest especially south of the border with President Trump in the headlines daily, top executives of North America’s largest network of professional travel agents, Travel Leaders Network cite little to no effect in business at its annual international trade show. Judging by the record numbers of registrants at the first-ever Travel Leaders EDGE... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 06, 2018

Allianz helping get ailing Canadians home in ‘flying ICU’

Allianz helping get ailing Canadians home in ‘flying ICU’ GREG COATES (Photo above: Dan Keon, vice-president, Market Management, Allianz Global Assistance Canada, and Sam Cimone, president, Skyservice Air Ambulance International It’s a flight you never want to have to take, but one that helps saves lives and one that Allianz Global Assistance Canada and partner Skyservice Air Ambulance International have been offering for more than 30... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 06, 2018

Nexion Canada growing into a bright future

Nexion Canada growing into a bright future   MIKE DUNBAR (Photo above: Mike Foster with agents at Connexion) Host agency Nexion Canada is celebrating its first five years in business, lauding a half-decade of “extraordinary growth,” but that’s just the beginning, according to chief exec Mike Foster, who’s predicting another half-decade of membership expansion down the road. He told CTP, “Our aim was to have 350... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jul 23, 2018

Making the world a better place… one trip at a time

Women in Travel: Marianne Schaubeck

Making the world a better  place… one trip at a time ANN RUPPENSTEIN (Photo above: Schaubeck at the Mazinanye Preschool, the school she opened with her husband in 2002.) They’re movers and shakers. Their contributions have changed and continue to change the nature of travel, both in Canada and around the world. In this week’s issue, Canadian Travel Press’ series of profiles on Women in Travel continues with Marianne Schaubeck of... more ›

 

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