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Air Canada’s Extra Mile
Aug 1, 2015
  Quick Action and a Big Heart Jamie Fox, Air Canada’s manager for business development, explains how William Hosking of Toronto’s TTI Travel went the Extra Mile for one of his clients…... Read More >   Putting Family First Susan Grant, Air Canada’s regional GM for business development, explains how Gary Howard of CAA Atlantic in...
A Healthy Partnership
Apr 3, 2014
Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and Managing Director of Air France-KLM, and Andre Viljoen, Chief Executive Officer of Air Mauritius, signed an agreement on January 24 that reinforces the existing collaboration between the two airlines. The agreement provides for the continuity of the joint Air Mauritius - Air France code share operations...
World Report – The Netherlands
Mar 8, 2014
KLM Wannagives KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched a unique gifting service ‘KLM Wannagives’ on its intercontinental and long distance European flights that allows people to surprise a travelling friend or family member with a present at 30,000 feet. Via the webshop klm.com/wannagives, the airline offers a variety of treats for your...
INDUSTRY SPY - Did We See You At The Virgin Atlantic Event Last Night?
Dec 6, 2013
If there’s one thing that you can say about Virgin Atlantic it’s this: They’re good fun. The great and the good...
Emirates Airline - 'We want more business out of Western Canada'
Aug 22, 2013
Everything that Emirates Airline touches seems to turn to gold... The airline has been successfully tapping into the lucrative Western...
Island Connections - Air Canada Adds Extra Lift For Cape Breton's Summer Of Fun
Jul 16, 2013
A jam-packed line up of summer events awaits travellers who take advantage of Air Canada’s increased seasonal lift from Toronto to Cape Breton Island this summer.
South America Report - August 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Cruiseship visitor arrivals grew six-fold between 2006 and 2010 from 50,946 to 296,049. For 2011, the numbers reached 270,000. The 2012-2013 season is expected to bring an estimated 313,000 passengers, an increase of 16 percent compared to last year. This growth is due in part to the new arrivals of...
Marketing Your AirXpertise - Fall Back In Love With The Airline Seat & Boost Your Commissions
Jun 28, 2012
I’ve written it before and I write it again – the airline seat is (most of the time) the first experience of your client’s trip. How they board, fly, enjoy the in-flight service, land and exit are all extreme moments of truth. The ultimate key to a satisfactory flight is...
17 Travel Trends That Are No More
Apr 10, 2012
When Canadian Traveller first launched in 1987 travel was more an idyllic dreamy concept with couples running on the beach, cheesy music and big hair. Twenty-five years ago, Los Lobos’ La Bamba was the biggest song of the year, U2 released The Joshua Tree, the U.S. stock market crashed by...
13 Future Travel Trends
Apr 10, 2012
What will travel be like 10, 20, 50 years from now? Will you be zipping around in your mini-spaceship like the Jetsons? Heading off to the transporter room and beaming onto another planet like Captain Kirk? Probably not in our lifetime. But pilotless planes, ultra high speed trains, personalized hotel...
Power To The Passenger
Dec 21, 2011
What would an airport of the future hold for a passenger? According to industry experts at the Future Travel Experience conference held in September at Vancouver’s The Westin Bayshore, in the near future, travellers would be empowered to have full control over their entire boarding process.
Selling The Seat - The Airline Seat Is Still The Most Crucial Part Of A Vacation
Jun 17, 2011
With all the recent events around the world you could be suckered into believing you cannot fly anywhere safely and securely. When you check where Canadians actually fly to, (and I’m referring to heavily flown routes, not the one-off trips to places beyond the average tourist’s reach) it really is...
Europe Report - June 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ new ship, the Douro Spirit, sails an 11-day itinerary through the UNESCO World Heritage region. The Douro Valley that includes: three nights in Lisbon at a deluxe hotel with breakfast; a 7-night cruise in a stateroom with a French balcony onboard the new Douro Spirit; all...
Europe Report
Apr 20, 2011
Following refurbishment and extensive upgrades a new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel will open in 2011 in Ploiesti, Romania. Featuring 242 guest rooms, two restaurants and a bar with a terrace, a Precor fitness centre, swimming pool and spa, the hotel will welcome guests with the caring, hospitable characteristics of the...
United States Report December 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Known for having The Greatest Snow on Earth®, the state of Utah is heading into the winter season with a wealth of new terrain, luxurious accommodations, on-mountain enhancements and adventure-packed packages to entice eager skiers and riders. A comprehensive list can also found at www.skiutah.com:
US Report November 2010
Nov 23, 2010
And we love spending our money there. For the first nine months of 2010, total spending by Canadian visitors grew 14.1 per cent to $502 million due to a 12.2 per cent increase in visitor arrivals.
Caribbean Report November 2010
Nov 23, 2010
WestJet Airlines will fly from Toronto to Varadero four times per week; Holguin two times per week; Cayo Coco two times per week; and Santa Clara (Cayo Santa Maria) once a week.
US Report
Oct 5, 2010
Porter Airlines will operate 11 daily roundtrip flights, up from nine, between Newark Liberty International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport beginning September 20. NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, welcomes the additional flights that also offer connecting service via Toronto with many...
Europe Report
Oct 5, 2010
Join Blue Badge Tourist Guides on a walking tour of the newly constructed 2012 Olympic Park. The tour showcases the transformation of the 2012 area and describes plans for the games, views of iconic buildings and a glimpse of what’s to come. Tours last 90 minutes and start at Bromley...
Royal Scenic Adds To Specialist Program
Aug 25, 2010
Royal Scenic has added two airlines and its first ever supplier partner to its 2008 Certified Asia Specialist (CAS) Program. In its seventh year of operation, the program continues to offer comprehensive travel professional training on how to sell multiple Asia destinations and products.
Mudholes, Maori & Chardonnay City - New Zealand's North Island, From Gisborne To Rotorua
Jun 28, 2010
Come to New Zealand, the invitation said. Come to Eastland and the Bay of Plenty. Come and discover old European history and even older Maori culture. Come discover great outdoor adventure and fine wines. Come discover where New Zealand’s tourism industry started. And we discovered it all.
The Sky's The Limit - Sell Your Knowledge As Well As That Seat On The Plane
Jun 25, 2010
Could you become the Seat Selection Guru? The Baggage Guru? The Route Guru? One thing is for sure, being in the travel industry ain’t dull! It’s been through all manner of challenges over the years. At the time of writing we have United Airlines and Continental Airlines merging to create...
Via At Helsinki
Apr 1, 2010
Finnair has opened Via Spa as part of its new modern Via Lounge at Helsinki Airport. Via Spa offers unique spa and wellness services that prove quite attractive to the carrier’s transit passengers travelling via Helsinki to Finnair’s more than 50 destinations worldwide, especially to Asia.
Fly Away to Jamaica
Nov 1, 2009
This winter coast-to-coast departures from Vancouver to Halifax will provide Canadians more opportunities than ever to fly non-stop to Jamaica, including for the first time, a London, Ontario, to Montego Bay weekly departure.
What's Bloomin' In Kaua'i - New Deals, Flights & Hotels
Nov 1, 2009
“Fall is a wonderful time of year to visit Kaua‘i and our industry partners island-wide are offering a variety of off-peak specials to make it even more inviting and affordable to explore Kaua‘i’s abundance of natural beauty,” said Sue Kanoho, executive director for the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau. Below are highlights...