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Issue Date: Dec 17, 2018

The big trends of 2019

The big trends of 2019 ANN RUPPENSTEIN Over the course of the year, Canadian Travel Press’ Women in Travel series featured some remarkable individuals across the travel industry from Canada and around the world. In the second instalment of a year-end feature, some of the experts previously profiled in the section share their thoughts on the big trends for 2019. #Trending: travelling with ease Gillian Tans,... more ›

 

Issue Date: Dec 17, 2018

Canada a favourite with Dan Hotels

Canada a favourite with Dan Hotels BOB MOWAT Pictured above: Dan Hotels’ Eitan Sasson and Rafi Baeri. Top officials from Dan Hotels were in Canada recently to meet with the travel trade and to get a sense of where the market was headed from the people on the ground here. Asked about the significance of the Canadian market for Dan Hotels, the hotel company’s director of international marketing, Rafi Baeri told Canadian... more ›

 

Issue Date: Dec 17, 2018

Turkish Airlines using technology to put trainees in the pilot’s seat

Turkish Airlines using technology to put trainees in the pilot’s seat IAN STALKER Pictured above: A visitor to Turkish Airlines’ training facility tries her hand at one of the facility’s simulators. Turkish Airlines has gone the high-tech route to help determine whether aspiring pilots can weather bad weather. The company’s Istanbul training facility includes simulators that are virtually identical to the cockpits in the aircraft in Turkish... more ›

 

Issue Date: Dec 17, 2018

All-inclusive option adds another dimension to Florida Keys

All-inclusive option adds another dimension to Florida Keys IAN STALKER Pictured above: “Quirky” Key West is always happy to celebrate. Southern Florida is on the verge of re-entering the all-inclusive market. The Bungalows Key Largo resort – slated to open in December in the Florida Keys’ Key Largo – will be offering all-inclusive stays, becoming the only property in the area to do so, a spokeswoman for The Florida Keys & Key... more ›

 

Issue Date: Dec 17, 2018

Norwegian celebrates upcoming Hamilton-Dublin service

Norwegian celebrates upcoming Hamilton-Dublin service GREG COATES Pictured above: Dana Welch, manager, Canada, Tourism Ireland, Anders Lindstrom, Norwegian, and Dina Carlucci, Hamilton International Airport Hot on the heels of its inaugural Canadian flights out of Montreal, low-fare carrier Norwegian is set to launch its first transatlantic service from Canada with daily service from Hamilton, Ontario to Dublin, Ireland on March 31,... more ›

 

Issue Date: Dec 17, 2018

Let there be lights

Let there be lights IAN STALKER Kalin Pallett wants to truly high-light some dazzling lights for inquisitive sorts. Pallett is with the Whitehorse-based Aurora/360 Experience, which this February plans to carry people in a charter B737 to a height of 11,000 metres, providing what it says will be a particularly spectacular airborne viewing of the Northern Lights. A similar project was held last year, with... more ›

 

Issue Date: Dec 17, 2018

The new WestJet – it’s all about choice

The new WestJet – it’s all about choice BOB MOWAT You might say that Christmas came early at WestJet this year, as the Calgary-based carrier showcased the interiors of its new 787-9 Dreamliner and offered a detailed update on what to expect from the airline in 2019 during its second Investors Day event in Toronto earlier this month. [caption id="attachment_117431" align="alignright" width="300"] Tim Croyle.[/caption] Tim... more ›

 

Issue Date: Dec 17, 2018

TIAC lobbying efforts paying off

TIAC lobbying efforts paying off MIKE DUNBAR Pictured above: Charlotte Bell On the bright side, Canada has been setting new international visitation records of late. On the not-so-bright side, we’re still mired in 17th place on the UN World Tourism Organization’s (WTO) most-visited list, but the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) reckons a top ten placing is in the cards with the support of the entire... more ›

 

Issue Date: Dec 17, 2018

National hotel association pushes for home-sharing regulations, taxation

National hotel association pushes for home-sharing regulations, taxation TED DAVIS Pictured above: Alana Baker Home-sharing accommodations, which are typically portrayed as cheap and chummy alternatives to hotels, have other more negative aspects that have been revealed in a new study by the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). Research commissioned by HAC indicates that Canadians across the country have some issues with these short-term sharing rentals, such... more ›

 

Issue Date: Dec 10, 2018

Consumers finding themselves in a digital catch-22

Consumers finding themselves in a digital catch-22 MIKE DUNBAR Pictured above: Paul Davies, research author of Mintel’s new survey on worldwide consumer trends, presenting the findings at this year’s WTM 2018 in London. Vacationers are increasingly finding themselves in a digital catch-22 situation. They expect to be connected wherever they go, yet they also have a desire to switch off from tech. That was just one of the conclusions... more ›

 

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