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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 ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 04, 2019

Fall for Switzerland

Autumn and wine tourism key to attracting more travellers

Fall for Switzerland [caption id="attachment_130240" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Switzerland Tourism’s Pascal Prinz and Martin Nydegger[/caption] ANN RUPPENSTEIN Looking at the demand for what travellers want from a Swiss vacation, Martin Nydegger, the CEO of Switzerland Tourism, believes visitors are seeking the road less travelled. [caption id="attachment_130258" align="alignright" width="300"] The... more ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 04, 2019

Food is trending with Insight

Food is trending with  Insight Bob Mowat Talk of food was on the menu when Insight Vacations’ CEO, Ulla Hefel Böhler was in Toronto earlier this fall to help launch the premium, guided tour company’s 2020 Europe program. Asked about trends that she is seeing in the market these days, Hefel-Böhler told Canadian Travel Press: “In terms of over-arching trends, immersive experiences absolutely continue to be a trend,... more ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 04, 2019

A taste of Pasadena

A taste of Pasadena ANN RUPPENSTEIN Move over Los Angeles, Pasadena has been making its own mark as a rising culinary destination to discover with a thriving food scene and as the former home of legendary chef Julia Child. In fact, as Julia Long, the founder of Pasadena Walking Tours, points out, the charming city has more restaurants per capita than NYC. To thrive and survive in such a competitive environment, she... more ›

 

Issue Date: Oct 28, 2019

Say yes to a destination wedding in Switzerland

Say yes to a  destination  wedding  in Switzerland ANN RUPPENSTEIN Do you have clients looking for a one-of-a-kind location for a destination wedding? From the scenic backdrop of the Swiss Alps to the charming wedding chapel where Aubrey Hepburn tied the knot, look no further than Switzerland. To get more travellers to consider the picturesque country as a hot spot for romance, Switzerland Tourism has launched a new website portal dedicated... more ›

 

Issue Date: Oct 28, 2019

An inside look at a real agent-booked destination wedding

An inside look at a real     agent-booked destination     wedding ANN RUPPENSTEIN When it was time to start planning her destination wedding, Sakina Warren turned to the same travel agent that had organized her sister in law’s wedding to Mexico: Sharon Boissonneault of House of Travel. “This was not our first time or our last time working with Sharon,” she said. “As soon as we were engaged we contacted Sharon to help us figure out where to have... more ›

 

Issue Date: Oct 28, 2019

Expo 2020 Dubai

It’s going to be the greatest show on earth

Expo 2020 Dubai BOB MOWAT [caption id="attachment_129915" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ramanathan[/caption] One of the first things that Sumathi Ramanathan will tell you about Expo 2020 Dubai is that it’s going to be the “greatest show on earth.” Ramanathan, global destination marketing director for Expo 2020 Dubai, spoke with Canadian Travel Press recently, offering a range of insights on what... more ›

 

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