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IGTO weighs in on current tourism operations in Israel
Air Canada & other North American airlines suspend service to Tel Aviv for July 20 & 21; tour operators closely monitor situation
Terrilyn Kunopaski
Tourism continues throughout Israel, says IGTO. Picture taken in Jerusalem
Tourism continues throughout Israel, says IGTO. Picture taken in Jerusalem
Tourism sites, museums, holy places and attractions are open and operating, The Israel Government Tourist Office says in a release issued this morning, following a number of North American flights being cancelled to and from Tel Aviv. "...The reality is that: Currently there are tens of thousands of overseas tourists enjoying the attractions, weather and surroundings throughout Israel," the statement reads. "Groups and individuals... Full text... and comments...
Nathalie Tanious joins TravelBrands team
Takes on role of VP, cruise
Nathalie Tanious
Nathalie Tanious
TravelBrands Inc.'s Joe DeMarinis announced today the appointment of Nathalie Tanious to the role of vice-president of cruise. In this role, which takes effect Aug. 4, she will be responsible for the ongoing management and growth of TravelBrands' cruise division – and specifically Encore Cruises – leading development initiatives that support the further growth and continued success of the brand. "We consider cruise to be an integral component in our overall travel offering, and are committed to the Encore Cruises brand," said DeMarinis. "Through... Full text... and comments...
ACTA begins issuing background checks on CTC's, CTM's
Says 'integrity of designations key in strategic plan'
David McCaig
David McCaig
The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) has added the process of running background checks on travel professionals who are brought to its attention as misusing professional designations. The organization says that since acquiring CITC one year ago, it has made "positive steps to increase the value and integrity of the Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC) and Certified Travel Manager (CTM) professional designations." Now, any travel professional using CTC or CTM on their business card, e-mail signature, or social media profiles will be subject to these checks. Over the past two months, ACTA has issued more than five cease and desist orders and ... Full text... and comments...
Sentence affirmed in One Step Travel conviction
!!! Sentence affirmed in One Step Travel conviction
Following a hearing, Mazdak Anvari's Application to Extend Time to File an Appeal was denied and the sentence of 18 months incarceration was affirmed. On June 25, 2008, Anvari and 1091873 Ontario Inc. operating as One... Full text... and comments...
Halifax Stanfield introduces self-serve baggage drop
Becomes first airport in North America to offer service to all passengers
!!! Halifax Stanfield introduces self-serve baggage drop
New self-serve baggage drop for passengers travelling through Halifax Stanfield International Airport will improve the level of service, speed-up the check-in process and allow passengers to avoid line-ups. Halifax Stanfield is the first airport in North America to offer the service for all passengers. "This new, fully automated... Full text... and comments...
Next generation of Amadeus Selling Platform Connect rolls out
!!! Next generation of Amadeus Selling Platform Connect rolls out
Amadeus has announced the next generation of the Amadeus Selling Platform Connect, a fully online professional booking and fulfillment platform. Through this solution, travel agencies are able to access their customers' bookings from anywhere in the world and from any device with an internet connection. It does not require any software to be... Full text... and comments...
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