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Friendship Force

At home around the world

Friendship Force   Most travel agents may have never heard of this non-profit organization. But in this week's Voices of Travel, host Ron Pradinuk will introduce agents to Friendship Force which has helped send thousands around the world. And even though its base of being is homestays, it holds a bonanza... more ›
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Emirates story

Take a listen to the Emirates story

Emirates story On long haul flights, passengers expect comfort, entertainment, and exemplary service. On today's Voices of Travel, host Ron Pradinuk talks with one of the acknowledged leaders in the sector. Having just been judged by SkyTrax voters as the best for in-flight entertainment, tops in business... more ›
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Anderson Vacations is making it new

Anderson Vacations is making it new Every now and then an established company re-invents itself. That's what's happening with Anderson Vacations. This week, Voices of Travel host, Ron Pradinuk talks to the people who are driving change at the new Anderson Vacation. Under new ownership, Jai Mukerji is the person responsible for... more ›
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Allianz Global Assistance

Talking insurance with Allianz Global Assistance's Dan Keon

Allianz Global Assistance In this edition of Voices of Travel, host Ron Pradinuk explores a sector of the travelling public travel agents may not have thought much about for insurance sales. It's those travellers who come here from other places to spend time with Canadian friends and relatives. Are they covered in... 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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Discovering Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

… and a whole lot more …

Discovering Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Clifden may be a small community in southern Ireland but its connections are so strong to Canada that it celebrates Canada Day, as we do, every July 1. Barberstown Castle was owned until recently by guitarist and singer, Eric Clapton, and now you can rent one of the rooms in the castle... more ›
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Palladium Hotel Group

On the move with the Palladium Hotel Group

Palladium Hotel Group With over 6,000 rooms already available in their properties in Mexico and the Caribbean and another 1,500 set to open in the near future, the Palladium Hotel Group is clearly are a company on the move. In this week's Voices of Travel podcast, host Ron Pradinuk talks with Jacques De Paep,... more ›
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Annie Chouinard

Talking payment compliance with Proconform's Annie Chouinard

Annie Chouinard As of March 1, all travel agencies had to comply with the Payment Card Industries Data Security Standard. It sounds simple enough if you’re a back office accountant, but there is a lot to understand in the process and demands of the PCI. Annie Chouinard is a payment compliance expert. After... more ›
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Utah

Utah The renowned Sundance Film Festival, Utah Jazz basketball, and some of North America’s best skiing: These and more make a trip to Salt Lake City and the Park City region an opportunity for very real and unique discoveries. In this week's edition of Voices of Travel, host Ron Pradinuk talks... more ›
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Beautiful Vancouver

Beautiful Vancouver It's one of Canada's most visited city. The views are spectacular, and its harbour is home to cruise ships and dozens of on- and off-the-water activity options. Vancouver draws people from around the world for its world class shopping, dining and its postcard like photo opportunities. In this... more ›
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