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Issue Date: Jul 18, 2019

Cunard answers the call of the wild

Cunard answers the call of the wild GREG COATES Luxury cruise line Cunard is helping travellers tame their “call of the wild” with its return to Alaska after more than 20 years. And there’s no better way to experience the wonders of The Last Frontier than by cruise ship. And what better way to cruise Alaska than with Cunard? The Cunard experience is built on fine dining, hand-selected entertainment and outstanding... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jul 18, 2019

‘Travel Unlocked’ by Trafalgar

Agent e-learning podcasts

‘Travel Unlocked’ by Trafalgar Trafalgar has launched an agent e-learning podcast, “Travel Unlocked,” created specifically to provide behind-the-scenes access to the brand in a way that has never been done before. With more than seven million Canadian adults listening to podcasts at least once a month, the demand and opportunity for listening and learning on the go is at an all-time high. This latest initiative... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jul 04, 2019

Air Canada wins five Skytrax Awards

Success breeds success

Air Canada wins five Skytrax Awards BOB MOWAT (Photo above: John MacLeod) To say that Air Canada did well in the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards is definitely a bit of an understatement, considering it was picked as the Best Airline in North America; as well as having the Best Business Class Lounge Dining; the Best Airline Staff in Canada; the Best Business Class in North America; and the Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness in... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jul 04, 2019

It takes a village

Building community in the heart of Nepal

It takes a village ANN RUPPENSTEIN Rajani Shrestha is standing in the kitchen on the top floor of her house – or, our home, as she puts it – in Panauti, Nepal pinching and shaping a white substance made of rice flour, demonstrating how to make a Newari delicacy called yomari. Shrestha is one of 20 women in the historical village who have opened up their homes to travellers, most of whom visit the medieval... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 20, 2019

Authentically Caribbean

Escape to St. Vincent and The Grenadines

Authentically Caribbean ANN RUPPENSTEIN “In the cottages, there’s no WiFi, there’s no TV. There’s minimal technology – only a Bose sound dock for music and a Nespresso coffee machine. That’s it,” General Manager Matthew Semark explains upon arrival at Petit St. Vincent Private Island, a 115-acre tropical oasis in the southern tip of The Grenadines. Free of telephones and room keys, each of the 22... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 20, 2019

Agents’ Choice Gala celebrates industry favourites, Raptors’ victory

A night to remember

Agents’ Choice Gala celebrates industry favourites, Raptors’ victory TRAVEL COURIER STAFF (Photo above: All smiles as they pose for the camera (l-r) are Terry Mundell, president and CEO of the Greater Toronto Hotel Association; the 2019 recipient of the W.H. Baxter Lifetime Achievement Award, Josef Ebner; and Baxter Media’s president, David McClung.) The second annual Agents’ Choice Gala certainly lived up to its reputation as being the Canadian travel... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 13, 2019

Uncovering the beauty of India

Making travel a force for good on G Adventures' itineraries

Uncovering the beauty of India ANN RUPPENSTEIN Minutes away from the most visited landmark in India is a small unassuming café without prices on the menu. After admiring the Taj Mahal and learning about the love story behind the iconic white mausoleum, which was built by the order of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, travellers can head to Sheroes Hangout in Agra for a cup of Masala milk tea and... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 13, 2019

Sun shining as Transat takes off for winter 2020

Sun shining as Transat takes off for winter 2020 BOB MOWAT Pictured above: (l-r) are Transat’s Gilles Ringwald, Dan Prior, Claude-Helene Faucher, Nicole Bursey, Joe Adamo, Dean Neville, and Marie-Annick Lalande. It was a beautiful day in Toronto as Transat welcomed a group of top-tier travel agency executives to The One Eighty on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre for its VIP Sun Product launch last week. Naturally, the crowd on... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 06, 2019

Excellent adventure by Oregon

Excellent adventure by Oregon GREG COATES With such iconic landmarks as Mt. Hood, the Columbia River gorge – one of the top places in the world to windsurf – and Crater Lake, it's no wonder Oregon is attracting adventure seekers like never before. Adventure can be found virtually everywhere in Oregon. With this in mind, Oregon tourism officials have extended an invitation for travellers to “come find [themselves]... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 06, 2019

Havana celebrates its first 500 years

Havana celebrates its first 500 years IAN STALKER (Photo above: Rayler Navarro Cepero was serving mojitos at a re-creation of La Bodeguita del Medio on FITCuba grounds.) Havana is now throwing a lively and lengthy birthday bash, and you’re invited.Cuba’s capital is this year marking its 500th year, with the actual date of that milestone being Nov. 16. But, as Cuban tourism minister Manuel Marrero noted at this year’s... more ›

 

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