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Issue Date: Nov 18, 2019

Tourism project reflects end of Colombian conflict

Tourism project reflects end of Colombian conflict [caption id="attachment_130823" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Colombia's Pato River is seen as having eco-tourism potential.[/caption] IAN STALKER Some former combatants in Colombia’s long and now-ended civil war have gone from fighting government troops to battling Amazon Basin rapids. A handful of former FARC guerillas who participated in an insurgency that lasted over half a century... more ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 18, 2019

Time to act on Ontario Act

Time to act on Ontario Act [caption id="attachment_130819" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Vanderlubbe[/caption] BOB MOWAT There is a move afoot within the industry that’s intent upon making some significant changes to Ontario’s Travel Industry Act (TIA). That shouldn’t surprise anyone because it has happened before, as the industry took its complaints about the cost burdens on registrants and concerns about... more ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 18, 2019

Welcome to The Bahamas, thank you for not cancelling

Welcome  to The Bahamas, thank you  for not  cancelling [caption id="attachment_130811" align="aligncenter" width="584"] The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) talked tourism at this year’s World Travel Market in London. Seen here, from l to r., are Olivier Ponti of Forward Keys; the CTO’s Dominic Fedee; and the Bahamas’ Joy Jibrilu.[/caption] MIKE DUNBAR Amere two months after hurricane Dorian devastated Grand Bahama Island and the Abacos,... more ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 11, 2019

Nature is always nearby in Costa Rica

Nature is always nearby in Costa Rica [caption id="attachment_130592" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Visitors will see a wide range of birds in Costa Rica.[/caption] IAN STALKER Wildlife enthusiasts visiting Costa Rica may awaken to an alarm clock provided by Mother Nature. Tourism guide Michel Aranda told a recent Toronto Costa Rica promotion that some Costa Ricans awaken to early morning calls by howler monkeys, famed for... more ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 11, 2019

Costa Rica is blessed by Mother Nature

Costa Rica  is blessed  by Mother  Nature [caption id="attachment_130588" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Costa Rica is the home of the zip-line.[/caption] IAN STALKER A raft of rafting opportunities continues to await adventurous sorts planning to vacation in Costa Rica. The country is seen as a pioneer in the ecotourism movement, but recent years have also seen the development of large oceanside resorts belonging to international... more ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 11, 2019

Ensemble takes action

Travel consortium targets sustainable tourism

Ensemble takes action [caption id="attachment_130570" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Brett Tollman[/caption] Ted Davis A growing priority for the tourism industry to help solve the climate change crisis largely drove the agenda at the recent Ensemble Travel Group international conference in Seattle. An overall conference theme of “Travel With Purpose” directed the opening keynote comments by Ensemble CEO... more ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 04, 2019

Lufthansa to add Ottawa service in May

Lufthansa to add Ottawa service in May IAN STALKER The Lufthansa Group is preparing to provide an airborne link between Ottawa and Frankfurt, a routing that would mean the Lufthansa Group will in 2020 serve five cities in this country during the summer. Plans call for Lufthansa to begin offering five weekly flights between this nation’s capital and the German city on May 16. “We’re quite excited that we’re adding... more ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 04, 2019

Berlin celebrates the fall of the wall

Berlin celebrates the fall of the wall [caption id="attachment_130296" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Visiting Toronto to promote Berlin were Moritz van Dulmen of CultureProject Berlin, Kirsten Schmidt, Vist Berlin, Simone Leimbach of CultureProject Berlin, and Burkhard Kieker and Birgit Kohlstedt, Visit Berlin.[/caption] IAN STALKER Berlin is nearing a landmark anniversary in the both city's history and East-West relations... more ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 04, 2019

Atlantis works to safeguard Bahamian environment

Atlantis works to safeguard Bahamian environment [caption id="attachment_130289" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Atlantis, Paradise Island has been welcoming guests for more than 20 years.[/caption] IAN STALKER The Bahamas’ Atlantis, Paradise Island resort routinely takes on the Florence Nightingale role for ailing marine creatures. The eye-catching Paradise Island property, at 3,800 rooms the largest property in the Bahamas and... more ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 04, 2019

Insight Vacations taking guided holidays into the 21st century

Insight Vacations taking guided holidays into the 21st century [caption id="attachment_130272" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Insight Vacations’ Carla Brake, Ulla Hefel Böhler and Brad Ford[/caption] BOB MOWAT Europe is hot, so it wasn’t too surprising that Insight Vacations’ CEO Ulla Hefel Böhler was in an upbeat mood when she stopped in Toronto recently to launch the operator’s 2020 Europe & Britain Collection. “Right now out of... more ›

 

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