Just Like The Oscars

First Annual Agents' Choice Gala A Stellar Success

Just Like The Oscars It was a night when the stars of the Canadian travel industry shone brightly as Baxter Media – along with presenting sponsors, Air Canada and Sandals Resorts International; feature sponsors, WestJet, TravelBrands and the Jamaica Tourist Board – welcomed a sold out crowd for the first annual... more ›
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Le Boat Celebrates Canadian Expansion

Le Boat Celebrates Canadian Expansion Not even a nasty thunderstorm could stop the celebrations in Smith Falls, Ont. Wednesday (June 13) as Le Boat officially launched its first expansion into North America. While the boat rental company began operations on Canada's Rideau Canada near Ottawa on May 18, officials, dignitaries and... more ›
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Swoop Introduces New Mobile App

Swoop Introduces New Mobile App Swoop has introduced a mobile app in preparation for its first flights, taking off June 20. With a mission to make travel easy, affordable and accessible for Canadians, officials say offering travellers the convenience of a mobile app was a must-have for the ultra-low-cost carrier... more ›
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Canada Focus With An EDGE

TL Network Conference Session Takes Aim At Recruitment

Canada Focus With An EDGE The more suppliers the more business, the more agent profiles the bigger the engagement were some of the takeaways from yesterday's Canada Focus, a session for Canadian agents and affiliate agencies, part of the second day of TL Network's EDGE Conference in Las Vegas, reports Ilona Kauremszky... more ›
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Hyatt Has Big Plans For Canada

Twelve Hyatt Place And Hyatt House Hotels Expected To Open By 2020

Hyatt Has Big Plans For Canada Hyatt is planning to expand the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brand footprint in Canada with the signing of management and franchise agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for nine Hyatt Place hotels and three Hyatt House hotels. Currently there are nine Hyatt-branded hotels open in Canada, and the... more ›
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Union Summer Returns To Toronto

Union Summer Returns To Toronto Union Summer – presented by TD returns to the Sir John A. Macdonald Plaza from July 1 to Aug. 19, bringing an eclectic offering of food, musicians, film screenings and live performances to Union Station. The market will showcase “Where Toronto is Going” with a curated mix of local food... more ›
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Avalon Waterways cruising to success

Talking river cruising with Stéphanie Bishop

Avalon Waterways cruising to success River cruising has experience unprecedented growth over the past decade. Today, you can book trips for your clients on most of the major rivers in the world. Europe certainly has some of the most popular itineraries – and one of the most successful brands in the river cruise sector –... more ›
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Finding Serenity in Saint Lucia

Finding Serenity in Saint Lucia 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, writes assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this... more ›
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Discover Sweet Home Chicago

Discover Sweet Home Chicago Steve Dolinsky isn't the least bit bothered by the fact that his Chicago tours are remarkably cheesy. Dolinsky – in Toronto Wednesday night for a Chicago promotional event – last month launched Pizza City, USA, which has four tours showcasing the city's pizza offerings, with those types of... more ›
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A First Look At The New Hotel X Toronto

A First Look At The New Hotel X Toronto Exactly how did the name for Toronto's newest resort-style hotel, Hotel X Toronto, come to be? During a brainstorming session, Henry Kallan, president of the Library Hotel Collection, says he took inspiration from its historic location on the grounds of the Exhibition Place, commonly dubbed... more ›
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