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Issue Date: Sep 16, 2019

Critical mass

Air Canada, key North American carriers taking the initiative on NDC

Critical mass MIKE DUNBAR (Photo above: Eric Leopold) AIR Canada is playing a leading role in the ongoing development of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative. Along with fellow North America carriers United, jetBlue and American, as well as 17 other members from around the globe, AC has been designated a “Leaderboard” airline, tasked with steering the NDC journey to critical mass by... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 09, 2019

Tom can name those names

Tom can name those names [caption id="attachment_128008" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Tom Kovacs is confident in his ability to remember the names of those sailing with Adventure Canada.[/caption] IAN STALKER Tom Kovacs routinely delivers unforgettable performances while sailing with Adventure Canada in Nunavut and Greenland waters. The Ontario-based entertainer, who on some nights plays guitar for ship... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 09, 2019

Palm Beach County

Luxury for all budgets

Palm Beach County [caption id="attachment_127996" align="aligncenter" width="584"] The Breakers is a landmark resort in Palm Beach County.[/caption] IAN STALKER Tourism officials in Florida’s Palm Beach County want to dispel any notion that the oceanside jurisdiction is a retreat for the rich and famous alone. The destination does have wealthy areas, but Veronica Arrieta, spokeswoman for Discover The... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 09, 2019

Aer Lingus offers Canadians a different option

Flying smarter

Aer Lingus offers Canadians a different option BOB MOWAT Yvonne Muldoon, director of global OTA’s & regional Sales (EU/NA) for Aer Lingus, leaves no doubt about it, travel agents are a crucial part of the carrier’s distribution network. In fact, Muldoon was in Toronto recently to meet with Aer Lingus’ travel trade partners here and update them on what’s been going on at the carrier these days. “The main objective of... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 02, 2019

LGBTQ vacationers make Britain a top choice

LGBTQ vacationers make Britain a top choice TED DAVIS Pictured above: Team VisitBritain at the Toronto Pride Parade earlier this summer included (l. to r.) Paul Gauger, Senior VP Americas; Cathy Stapells, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager, Canada; Lynda Falcone, Travel Trade Manager, Canada; and Gavin Landry, Executive VP Americas. The latest night clubs, art galleries, theatre productions and dining rooms are not the... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 02, 2019

WLCL gala honours top travel partners

WLCL gala honours top travel partners GREG COATES It was all about partnerships Aug. 19-21 as five Carnival Corporation & plc brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn – gathered in Miami to recognize the contributions of their top travel partners at the second annual World’s Leading Cruise Line (WLCL) Excellence Awards. In all, 35 awards in seven categories were... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 02, 2019

Los Cabos on a roll in the Canadian market

Los Cabos on a roll in the Canadian market IAN STALKER Canadian appreciation of Los Cabos is showing no sign of diminishing. In fact, the exact opposite is true, with interest in the sun-soaked destination in this country clearly on an upswing. Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, reports Canadian visitations during the January-July period were up 17%, with Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto among cities... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 02, 2019

Thai sisters raise Thailand’s golf profile

Thai sisters raise Thailand’s golf profile IAN STALKER Pictured above: Moriya Jutanugarn (l) and Ariya Jutanugarn (r) are successfully competing on the LPGA tour. They’re seen here with the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Puangpen Klanwari and Runjuan Tongrut. The Tourism Authority of Thailand is using a talented sister act to convince tourists that Thailand is a great place for golfers to hit the links. The tourism... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 02, 2019

Let’s go surfing

Every holiday is a surfing holiday

Let’s go surfing IAN STALKER When in Rome, do as the Romans do. And, adds Craig Wachholz, when in ocean-ringed Australia, do as the watersports-loving Australians do. And that, Wachholz continues, includes hopping on a surfboard and riding some waves. Wachholz, with Let’s Go Surfing, which offers surfing lessons in the Sydney area and Byron Bay, the most easterly point in Australia, says surfing has... more ›

 

Issue Date: Sep 02, 2019

Back to school with Adventure Canada

Passengers can learn Inuktitut on High Arctic cruise

Back to school with Adventure Canada IAN STALKER Pictured above: Standing beside a sheet that offers some Inuktitut are Martha Flaherty, John Houston and Adventure Canada culturalist Heidi Langille. Adventure Canada clients who sail through Nunavut waters have a good shot at spotting a natsiq or a nanook, while scanning the terrain on any given day. And, if those clients accept Adventure Canada’s invitation to dabble in... more ›

 

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