Air Canada, key North American carriers taking the initiative on NDC
(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 ›
[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]
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 ›
Luxury for all budgets
[caption id="attachment_127996" align="aligncenter" width="584"] The Breakers is a landmark resort in Palm Beach County.[/caption]
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Every holiday is a surfing holiday
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 ›
Passengers can learn Inuktitut on High Arctic cruise
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 ›