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In Tune With Saint Lucia

Saint Lucian tourism authorities are touting beaches and upcoming hotel rooms and all that jazz. The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority hosted a Toronto event last night (Jan. 16) promoting the island’s May 7-9 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, which is being produced in collaboration with New York’s weighty Jazz at Lincoln …

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ACV Unveils Enhanced Agent Loyalty Program

Air Canada Vacations (ACV) has introduced significant updates to its ACV&Me Loyalty Program, giving travel agents even more choices for 2020. After a complete makeover, the agent loyalty program now allows the agents to earn more points faster, take advantage of a wider variety of redemption options, and instantly redeem …

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IMPACT: Achieving Tourism Sustainability

The various ways to create, implement and measure tourism sustainability strategies and practices will be a key focus of the upcoming IMPACT Sustainability Travel and Tourism Conference in Victoria, BC next week. The IMPACT Conference program will feature more than 30 expert presenters and 200-plus delegates, who will tackle sustainability …

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Agents’ Choice Readership Survey Is Now Open

This week marks the launch of Baxter Media’s 21st annual Agents’ Choice Readership Survey. Like we always say, no one knows travel better than travel agents. The survey asks Canadian agents to vote for their favourite suppliers, destinations, brands, and services in more than 40 categories. All agents who vote, …

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Disneyland’s Star Wars Expansion Debuts Today

The groundbreaking new Disney attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, debuts today (Jan. 17) at Disneyland Park in California. The highly anticipated experience adds to the immersive adventures available to guests inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the 14-acre land that opened last May. As the largest single-themed land expansion …

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Air Canada Welcomes Its First Airbus A220

It’s no surprise that the registration writ large on the fuselage of Air Canada’s first Airbus A220 aircraft is C-GROV, reports Press Today’s Quebec editor, Mike Dunbar. It was chosen by employees to honour president and CEO Calin Rovinescu for his leadership over the past decade; a period which has …

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Carnival Campaigns For Travel Agents

‘100 Reasons Why Use a Travel Advisor’ Carnival Cruise Line’s highly effective year-long “Why Use a Travel Advisor,” or WUATA, campaign is coming back this year bigger than ever. Featured as “100 Reasons Why Use a Travel Advisor,” the initiative kicked off with a new booking promotion – “100 Rockin’ …

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Get Ready To Vote

Well it’s that time again as Baxter Media launches the 2020 Agents’ Choice Readership Survey this week. Agents’ Choice is Canada’s original, authoritative and most popular travel industry poll and each year it asks Canadian travel agents to pick their favourite suppliers in over 40 different categories – ranging from …

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Sea to Sky Reopens Feb. 14

The Sea to Sky Gondola will re-open on Feb. 14, just in time for the Family Day Long Weekend. The popular attraction was shutdown after a criminal act of vandalism on Aug. 10, 2019 forced its closure. The rebuilding process has taken six months and four days and the popular …

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Five Pillars To Define Sandals Resorts

“It’s not just a gimmick,” Maureen Barnes-Smith, director of sales & marketing for Unique Vacations Canada Inc., the worldwide representatives of Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, told PressToday ahead of an intimate travel agent appreciation dinner held at the Bisha Hotel Toronto yesterday (Jan. 13). “Travel agents in Canada continue …

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