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Issue Date: Aug 09, 2018

Country comforts

Rural charms of Northern Thailand

Country  comforts Story and most photos by TED DAVIS (Photo above: Workers harvesting tea at the Chok Jamroean Tea Plantation in Chiang Rai province (photo courtesy Surapol Supawattanakul for the Tourism Authority of Thailand) [caption id="attachment_112027" align="alignright" width="199"] Girl in traditional dress at the Jinnaluck sustainable arts centre.[/caption] For 18 days in early July, the... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 09, 2018

Fulfilling ‘Bucket lists’ driving increase in cruise spending

Fulfilling ‘Bucket lists’ driving increase in cruise spending Interest in cruise travel remains strong and travellers are spending more and seeking out new adventure-filled destinations to fulfill their “bucket lists,” this according to the latest Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report. In fact, nearly all (95%) agents surveyed attribute the spike in new destinations and adventure to cruisers seeking to knock things off their “bucket... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 02, 2018

The next big thing

Travel industry experts reveal top travel trends

The next big thing ANN RUPPENSTEIN (Photo above courtesy of Alex Conu/ Visit Norway) Millennials may not have as much money as Baby Boomers, but according to Diana Ditto, director of product design at Collette, this cohort changed the face of travel today. “They were the ones that created this experience economy. They demanded and still do demand authentic experiences. In designing product now, the... more ›

 

Issue Date: Aug 02, 2018

Trafalgar launches new ‘First Look’ initiative

Program allows clients to lock in pricing travel dates

Trafalgar launches new  ‘First Look’ initiative IAN STALKER Trafalgar is eager to serve as a matchmaker of sorts for those seeking great dates. The tour operator unveiled its First Look concept in mid-July, saying the agent-focused initiative enables loyal partners to offer clients an exclusive “First Look” to book and provides 10% savings on the tour operator’s 2019 tours in Europe and Britain. Those clients won’t have to pay... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jul 05, 2018

Win a Sunwing cruise for two onboard MSC Seaside…

Win a Sunwing cruise for two onboard MSC Seaside… Cruises take vacations to a whole new level, offering multiple sunny getaways in one. Vacationers who opt for a cruise get to visit a variety of new destinations and experience different adventures before returning to the ship for even more fun in the sun. Sunwing is offering a week-long cruise onboard the ultra-modern MSC Seaside for one lucky travel agent and their companion. Sail the... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jul 05, 2018

A Floor With A View

CN Tower unveils changes to enhance the experience

A Floor With A View IAN STALKER (Photo above: Standing on the new glass floor in Toronto’s CN Tower are the Tower’s executive chef John Morris and Alexi Hakim, general manager of the InterContinental Toronto Centre.) Toronto’s CN Tower believes that looking way down is very uplifting. And so it’s given visitors added opportunities to do just that. The iconic attraction this week showcased enhancements... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jul 05, 2018

A Floor With A View

CN Tower unveils changes to enhance the experience

A Floor With A View (photo above: Standing on the new glass floor in Toronto’s CN Tower are the Tower’s executive chef John Morris and Alexi Hakim, general manager of the InterContinental Toronto Centre.) IAN STALKER Toronto’s CN Tower believes that looking way down is very uplifting. And so it’s given visitors added opportunities to do just that. The iconic attraction this week showcased enhancements... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 21, 2018

Where old meets new

Where old meets new ANN RUPPENSTEIN Standing on the cobblestoned streets of Dresden, it's easy to see why the massive dome of the Frauenkirche is one of the city's most famous landmarks, even though it went 60 years without being part of its iconic skyline. Destroyed most recently when the gutted ruins of the church collapsed following bombings in the Second World War, the reconstructed Frauenkirche (Church... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 21, 2018

A night to remember

First Annual Agents' Choice Gala – 'Just Like The Oscars'

A night to remember [caption id="attachment_110527" align="alignright" width="300"] The awards[/caption] TRAVEL COURIER STAFF "It's just like the Oscars," was the oft-repeated phrase that was heard by those networking their way through the throngs attending the first-ever Agents' Choice Gala at Toronto's Eglinton Grand last week. It was a night when the stars of the Canadian travel industry shone... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 14, 2018

Serenity awaits

Discovering Saint Lucia's newest all-inclusive, adults-only resort

Serenity awaits ANN RUPPENSTEIN As he shows me around my spacious suite, my butler Gregg is explaining the range of services his team is ready to do for guests – from unpacking suitcases and ironing to drawing aromatherapy bubble baths at a chosen time or even as a surprise. "That's just what's on the list," he says after popping open a bottle of champagne. "We do anything that's legal and... more ›

 

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