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Issue Date: Nov 07, 2019

A first for Canada

Latest facial recognition tech rolled out at YVR

A first for Canada TED DAVIS In a "first" for Canada, a new proprietary line of self-service, biometric-enabled kiosks, called BorderXpress, have been installed at Vancouver International Airport. These have been configured to meet the requirements of the modernized NEXUS program by the Canada Border Service Agency’s (CBSA). The BorderXpress system by Innovative Travel Solutions... more ›

 

Issue Date: Nov 07, 2019

Sunwing & MSC Cruises team up to offer agents a chance to win a cruise!

Sunwing & MSC Cruises team up to offer agents a chance to win a cruise! The luxurious MSC Meraviglia, with its action-packed activities, world-class entertainment, unique ports of call and delicious dining options on board, will be setting sail for the first time this winter in the Caribbean from the port of Miami. MSC Meraviglia MSC Meraviglia offers the ultimate luxury vacation experience at sea with flights departing from Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City.... more ›

 

Issue Date: Oct 03, 2019

Collette “just getting started” ahead of 102nd travel season

Tour operator launches 20 new tours for 2020

Collette “just getting started” ahead of 102nd travel season ANN RUPPENSTEIN Collette is gearing up for its 102nd travel season in 2020 with over 20 new tours being offered including Russia, Patagonia, the Azores, the Galapagos, and a combo tour to Egypt and Jordan. “It may be our 102nd season, but we’re just getting started. We’re continuing to redefine what guided travel is and continuing to evolve, innovate and be creative to the guest... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 29, 2019

Cruising the Danube with AmaWaterways

A mother-daughter journey on the innovative AmaMagna

Cruising the Danube with  AmaWaterways ANN RUPPENSTEIN “Ein Prosit, ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit.” The beer was flowing and the scent of fresh pretzels lingered as a group of local musicians started playing the popular German drinking song. But rather than Munich, we found ourselves in a shoreside party tent in the small town of Vilshofen – where guests on AmaWaterways itineraries on the Danube start or end their trips... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 29, 2019

One Love

CTO set to reinvent itself

One Love GREG COATES With a diverse membership of more than 30 countries and territories, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) certainly has its challenges, as an organized body trying to focus on the entire region of the Caribbean as a single destination entity. It was everything Caribbean in Toronto Aug. 22 as the CTO hosted its annual Caribbean Media Day – highlighted by a news conference,... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2019

Drink up the wonders of Wachau Valley

Drink up the wonders of Wachau Valley ANN RUPPENSTEIN “Look around and you will see what this region is all about: wine, wine and wine,” tour guide Christine Wölfel said as rows upon rows of terraced vineyards set in steep hillsides drew near stretching as far as the eyes could see. Located along the Danube River between the towns of Melk and Krems, Austria, Wachau Valley is renowned for its wine making. The area is lined... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2019

Air Canada ups bid for Transat to $18 per share

Air Canada ups bid for Transat to $18 per share Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. announced earlier this week that Air Canada has agreed to increase the purchase price for the acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Transat, from $13 to $18 per share and have amended the Arrangement Agreement dated June 27, 2019 accordingly. Based on the increased consideration, the value of the all-cash transaction is approximately $720... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 01, 2019

Historic Horsepower

Planes, trains and Automobiles in museums around England

Historic Horsepower TED DAVIS (Photo above: Circled by sports cars at the British Motor Museum. Photo courtesy © Ted Davis) On June 6 this year, a few historic relics from the golden age of flight lifted off from an airfield in eastern England to participate in a re-enactment of the D-Day landings. It was 75 years to the day since these same aircraft had taken off in the early morning gloom to start the... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 01, 2019

Why use a travel advisor?

Just ask Carnival, it can give your clients lots of reasons

Why use a travel advisor? IAN STALKER (Photo above: Justin French and Adolfo Perez) “It’s nice to see Carnival has our backs.” Adolfo Perez has mastered the art of artfully promoting travel agents. Perez, senior vice-president, global sales and trade marketing for Carnival Cruise Line, sports a tattoo on his left shoulder that reads Travel Agents Rock, underscoring his belief in the importance of the... more ›

 

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 ›

 

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