Canadian Travel Agents Have Spoken

Over 6,000 Cast Votes In Agents' Choice 2018

Canadian Travel Agents Have Spoken The results are in for the 19th annual Agents' Choice Readership Survey – Canada's largest travel industry survey of its kind – and it's a new record. Over 6,000 – 6,027, to be exact – Canadian travel agents voted for their favourites in this year's poll. The record results heighten... more ›
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Transat Celebrates Success

Company Marks 30th Anniversary of Toronto-London Flights

Transat Celebrates Success There's no doubt that Transat has a lot to celebrate and it did just that in Toronto last night (April 23) as the company marked the 30th anniversary of its first flight between Toronto and London, England. Addressing a crowd of some 250 travel trade types at its hangar near Toronto Pearson... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

A Grand Opening For Thailand

A Grand Opening For Thailand The Tourism Authority of Thailand celebrated the opening of is first dedicated Toronto office in grand fashion Monday night. The TAT, which has previously had its Canadian representatives working from home, has now opened a downtown Toronto office and marked the occasion with a lively grand... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations

A Little Incentive For TTAND Agents

A Little Incentive For TTAND Agents Travel agent members of The Travel Agent Next Door group ended their annual conference on a high note, when they learned that a new partner incentive program would be boosting some bank accounts. The new profit-based program was introduced on the final night gala of the annual gathering, held... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

An Invitation From CATO

An Invitation From CATO The Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) is inviting all Canadian tour operators – both CATO and non-CATO members – to an event that it is hosting that will feature a presentation by TICO president and CEO Richard Smart. Smart will give an update on the recent changes followed... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Tour Operators

David Chorley Retiring

David Chorley Retiring David Chorley, director sales development Canada for South African Airways has announced that after a 39-year career in the travel industry, he will be retiring on May 1, 2018. In a message to his friends in the industry, Chorley writes: “Thank you for your professionalism, guidance and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Appointments, News

Guaranteed Dates From Collette

Guaranteed Dates From Collette Collette is advising that all remaining dates for 2018 are now guaranteed to depart. Dedicated to helping agents sell with confidence, with guaranteed departure dates, agents' clients will have the peace of mind knowing that their tour is guaranteed to depart. For agents, it's a powerful... more ›
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Tracking The Trends With Peregrine

Operator Sees Growth, As Boomers Seek Adventure

Tracking The Trends With Peregrine Now in its 40th year, Peregrine Adventures – which is part of The Intrepid Group – is reporting that it has seen a 51% increase in North American bookings since 2016, with the highest growth at 65% from North Americans over 60 years old, indicating baby boomers are influencing a surge in the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Trends & Research

Partner Up

WTTC Calls On Government And Industry To Join Forces

Partner Up Respoinding to the impact of the 2017 hurricane season on the Caribbean's travel and tourism sector, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a report on Resilience and Recovery assessing the immediate and long-term effect across the region. Analysis from Tourism Economics,... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Taking Care Of Business In Ireland

Taking Care Of Business In Ireland Tourism Ireland recently welcomed its Canadian partners at the annual travel trade fairs – Meitheal and Meet The Buyer 2018. The annual events provide a platform for Irish tourism operators to meet new contacts and to create new business opportunities and partners. The Meitheal workshop (2... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents