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Joy To The World

Merry Christmas To All Of You From All Of Us One year old Henry is the great-grandchild number eight for Baxter Media founders Edith and the late William (Bill) Henry Baxter. Young Henry’s mom, Caitlin McClung (husband David Thornton), is the daughter of company execs Wendy and David McClung. The …

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A Little Holiday Help From Trafalgar

In celebration of International Volunteer Day, the Trafalgar Canada team came together to support Holiday Helpers Canada, a charity whose mission is to provide a one-time customized Christmas package to over 750 families with young children, who are living in low-income situations. Each sponsored family receives an artificial tree, decorations, …

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The Deal Is Done

Onex Group Completes WestJet Acquisition Onex Corporation and its affiliated funds (the “Onex Group”) and WestJet Airlines Ltd. have announced that they have completed their transaction (the “Arrangement”) valued at approximately $5 billion including assumed debt. The closing comes following the receipt of the final regulatory approval by the Canadian …

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To Give Or Receive: A WestJet Christmas Miracle

WestJet’s new Christmas Miracle video, To Give or Receive, highlights real acts of giving and receiving, with a twist. This year, families visiting a market in Toronto were invited into a life-size WestJet blue Santa hat for an experience they would never forget. WestJet left it up to them, with …

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It’s All About Innovation For TDC

Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) welcomed a delegation of around 200 travel agency owners, preferred partners and members of the TDC leadership team for its bi-annual National Leadership Conference at the Marival Armony Luxury Resort & Suites in Punta de Mita, Mexico. The week-long event, which continues to Dec. 12, features …

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Exclusive: Forecast 2020

So what’s next? That’s essentially the question that every end-of-the-year forecast is asking. It’s a question that can be phrased in many different ways and by doing so, elicit many different answers. This year, Canadian Travel Press kept it simple, asking close to a dozen industry experts to pick three …

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Goway Is In A Festive Mood

‘Tis the season for Goway to once again its demonstrate its generosity. Company staffers made the rounds in Toronto on Friday, thanking people in the travel industry for their support by giving them wine and displaying plush animal toys – among them a monkey, a lion, a panda and a …

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Costa Rica Campaigns to #StopAnimalSelfies

But first, let me NOT take a selfie. In an ongoing commitment to sustainable tourism, Costa Rica has launched a #StopAnimalSelfies campaign to protect wild animals and encourage responsible photography by stopping cruel or improper selfies with wild animals. “Costa Rica is the first country to launch such a campaign …

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UNWTO Takes Aim At Industry Emissions

According to a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF), transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016. At the same time, as tourist numbers rise and the sector …

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One Ocean Expeditions Sails Into Troubled Waters

There is no answer on either the long distance toll free line or the local 604 Vancouver number. And there is no response to questions sent to the email address of One Ocean Expeditions of Squamish BC, which has apparently gone silent. The only verbal answer is a recorded message …

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