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Ann Rupenstein

Assistant Editor/Photographer


Ulla Hefel Böhler: Putting her stamp on an ‘amazing opportunity’

They’re movers and shakers. Their contributions have changed and continue to change the nature of travel, both in Canada and around the world. In this week’s issue, Canadian Travel Press’ series of profiles on Women in Travel continues with Ulla Hefel Böhler, the global CEO of Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold… Read >>

Puerto Vallarta is booming

With a new cruise terminal slated to open this year, centennial festivities set for May, a record number of overnights and international arrivals in 2017, and ongoing improvements to much of the existing hotel stock, tourism officials are projecting another positive year for travel to Puerto Vallarta… Read >>

Travel agents say: MoBay is okay!

Although the state of public emergency in St. James Parish of Jamaica, which includes the popular resort destination of Montego Bay, has been extended until May 2, many top-selling Jamaican specialists across Canada are reporting that it’s very much business as usual… Read >>

Lively Lisbon
Portugal’s postcard-perfect capital

In the wise words of our local guide Bruno Jorge, the best way to experience Alfama — one of the only neighbourhoods in Lisbon to withstand the earthquake, fire and tsunami of 1755 — is to get lost strolling through its picturesque streets… Read >>

Savouring Switzerland
There’s much to see, do and taste

In the beginning, there was Thomas Cook — so to say. Switzerland’s roots as a tourist destination can be traced back to 1863, when a documented tour led by the international travel company brought a group to the Central European country for a holiday… Read >>

Travel transformation
Contiki research reveals seeing the world makes people better

“It’s something that we all think, that travel just makes us all better people. People who are well-travelled are always so open-minded,” Gabrielle Nydam, president of Contiki Canada tells Travel Courier. “At Contiki, we were like we can’t start saying these things anecdotally — we need to figure out why, and what are those aspects that really drive change, and is it true?”… Read >>

Is it the destination or is it the journey?
With Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold, it may just be both

Sometimes how you travel can be just as important as where you actually go.
Such was the case for Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold president Brad Ford, who embarked on Luxury Gold’s Ultimate Italy journey and saw the popular European destination in a new light… Read >>

Finding the balance on the road to success
Ingrid Jarrett

To illustrate the impact of immersive travel, Ingrid Jarrett tells the tale of arriving in Fiji at 4 a.m. with her daughters in tow. “There were three gorgeous Fijian men in sarongs playing guitars and singing a Fijian ballad to us, and we got off on the tarmac and everyone was so tired and so cranky, and all of a sudden we were on vacation,” she recalls… Read >>

Re-imagined relaxation
at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

It’s been said that Puerto Vallarta was truly put on the map after the 1964 movie release of The Night of the Iguana, which showcased the natural beauty of the destination. The fact that celebrities like Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Elizabeth Taylor spent time in the scenic Mexican area on the Bay of Banderas … Read >>

And the award goes to…
Canadian agents shine with Karisma

The Canadian contingency on hand for Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ recent 10th Annual Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant (GIVC) Awards – a four day event in Riviera Maya, Mexico celebrating top performing travel professionals from across North America – walked away with notable recognition… Read >>