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April 23, 2014
 
 
Discovering The Kingdom In The North
Arctic Kingdom discusses its African safari style adventures in the High Arctic
Zachary-Cy Vanasse
Jason Hillier
Jason Hillier
"Bucket list" is a term that gets put out there a lot these days. It's all about those once in a lifetime adventures: the African safari, the Antarctic expedition, the transatlantic sailing. But what about the "off the bucket list" adventures? The kind of travel experience very few ever even think to add to their lifetime goals checklist. That's the kind of experience Arctic Kingdom is looking to provide for... Full text... and comments...
 
 
 
 
New Sunwing Weddings Guide Goes Back To Basics
Includes various resources for brides- and grooms-to-be; two wedding planning packages available
!!! New Sunwing Destination Wedding Guide Goes Back To Basics
Sunwing Vacations has launched the newest edition of its Destination Weddings Guide. The theme, "Spring back to basics" centres on once-upon-a-time, fairytale-style weddings around the world. Featuring useful tips, tools and checklists, exclusive real wedding stories and more, this guide offers advice to help brides- and grooms-to-be plan their destination wedding. A useful resource for brides is the planning and packing tips, which shares ideas on maximizing suitcase space while ensuring they... Full text... and comments...
 
 
 
 
More Ships, New Itineraries For Viking In 2015
As the company prepares for launch of first ocean cruiser, river cruising business doesn't slow down
!!! More Ships, New Itineraries For Viking In 2015
The expansion of Viking River Cruises will continue in 2015, as the company announced it has ordered 12 new river vessels for next year – 10 additional Viking Longships and two unique vessels for the Elbe River. Next year will also see the launch of two new itineraries highlighting the Rhine River. The announcement comes directly on the.. Full text... and comments...
 
 
 
 
First Quarter Proves Fruitful For Preferred Hotel Group
Company welcomes 29 new hotels; new points-based structure of iPrefer guest loyalty program helps drive success
Lindsey Ueberroth
Lindsey Ueberroth
Preferred Hotel Group kicked off its financial year with a number of positive strides, as indicated by first quarter results released today. Over the past three months, the company generated a 19 per cent increase in reservations revenue for its member hotels when compared to the same time period in 2013. Plus, 29 new partnership agreements were signed with hotels and resorts across 15 countries. The iPrefer guest loyalty program, which transitioned to a points-based structure last year, has driven increases in enrolments, spending, and repeat stays and is therefore being called a "major factor" behind the group's first quarter momentum. In fact, less than... Full text... and comments...
 
 
 
 
Sunquest Brings Back Sun Deal
Agent incentive offers chance to earn bonus Loyalty Points
!!! Sunquest Brings Back Sun Deal
Starting Apr. 23, Sunquest is bringing back its popular 'Sun Deal' incentive, offering agents the chance to earn up to 20x Loyalty Points by booking. The opportunity is valid on all new Sunquest package bookings made between Apr. 23rd and May 30, 2014, for travel anytime, from any gateway, for any duration and to any destination. Once a... Full text... and comments...
 
 
 
 
ACTA Sets Date For AGM
David McCaig, president & COO, ACTA
David McCaig, president & COO, ACTA
The Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA) will be holding its annual general meeting on May 13, the organization has advised. The AGM will take place at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre at 4 p.m. In a notice of the meeting, David McCaig, president & COO, said the purposes of the meeting are 1. To receive the annual report for the year ended Dec. 31, 2013 and the report(s) of the officials of the Corporation; 2. To receive the... Full text... and comments...
 
 
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