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All’s Well in Oregon

Despite some nasty weather in Toronto last night, Travel Oregon officials hosted a “Get Prepped!” for your next trip to Oregon event at Her Majesty’s Pleasure, spoiling partner and media attendees with wellness shots, healthy cocktails and canapes, as well as mini spa services. Travel Oregon’s Greg Eckhart told PressToday …

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Destination France Talks Terroirs at 2020 Roadshow

Despite the winter weather, 150 travel agents and tourism professionals attended the Destination France roadshow last night in Toronto, the third stop on a four city Canadian tour. This year’s roadshow theme focused on ‘terroirs’ or regional ways of life, reports Press Today’s Ashley Rochefort, who was on hand for …

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‘Sell and Sail Free’ With Silversea

Silversea has launched a “Sell and Sail Free” promotion, giving travel agents a chance to earn a complimentary expedition cruise for two by selling three suites between Feb. 1 and April 30. The three suites may be booked on any 2020 and 2021 expedition voyage aboard Silver Wind Expedition, Silver …

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International Co-operation Vital: UNWTO on COVID-19

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued a joint statement regarding tourism and the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), saying they are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors. On Jan. 30, the director-general of the World Health …

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Insight, Luxury Gold Preview 2021 Programs

Sneak peek… Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold have released their 2021 “Preview Collection,” earlier than ever before due to client demand. Travellers are being provided a special offer only available for a limited time for travel to Europe and beyond in 2021 at 2020 prices. And, agents can book their …

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Air Canada Suspends China Flights Through April 10

Air Canada is extending the suspension of its flights between Canada and Beijing and Shanghai until April 10. Services to Beijing and Shanghai were initially suspended for the month of February following the Government of Canada’s January 29 advisory discouraging non-essential travel to China. Air Canada says it will continue …

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Transat Unveils Enhanced Summer Lineup for Ontario

Air Transat has unveiled its 2020 summer flight program for Ontario, featuring 95 direct flights a week from Toronto to Europe, the South and the United States – and a new direct flight to Faro, Portugal. Air Transat’s new program features 14 weekly flights to London (England), up from nine …

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Another Record-Breaking Year for Canada

O Canada! Destination Canada is celebrating a third consecutive record-breaking year for tourism in Canada with 22.1 million travellers visiting in 2019, according to Statistics Canada. Tourism plays a significant role in the national economy, generating an estimated $104.9 billion in tourism expenditures in 2019, supporting approximately one in 10 …

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ACTA Updates Agents on Best COVID-19 Practices

The COVID-19 (formerly Coronavirus) worldwide health emergency has once again cast a spotlight on the value of using a travel agent, prompting ACTA to remind agents of best practices in these situations, in addition to a “duty of care” that agents are responsible for. Agents in the regulated provinces of …

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HAL Cancels Four Westerdam Asia Sailings

Due to the uncertainty of ports accepting cruise ships in Asia, Holland America Line (HAL) has cancelled Westerdam’s four March and April 2020 Asia cruises. The cancelled cruises include: March 14-28, 14-day South Korea and Japan, sailing roundtrip Yokohama, Japan; March 28 – April 11, 14-day Japan Explorer, sailing roundtrip …

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