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Avalon Waterways Talks New Ships & New Destinations
River cruise line continues to add more vessels to its fleet as it experiences record breaking 2014 & 2015
Zachary-Cy Vanasse
Scott Nisbet, Partick Clarke, Patrice Geske & Stephanie Bishop
Scott Nisbet, Partick Clarke, Patrice Geske & Stephanie Bishop
Avalon Waterways is in the midst of a record breaking year, but already eyeing another record breaking year in 2015. The now decade old river cruise company is excited about the positive events surrounding its 10th birthday and was in Toronto on Tuesday meeting with media and taking a look back at where they've come from and where they are going. "We're very excited about all the great things that are happening with our river cruise brand," said Stephanie Bishop, managing director - Canada... Full text... and comments...
NACTA Forecasts Strong 2014 For Independents
New survey shows independent consultants expect to increase profits by 13% in 2014
Ann van Leeuwen
Ann van Leeuwen
Independent travel consultants in North America expect to increase their profits by 13 per cent in 2014 over last year, beating forecasts for both retail leisure and corporate agencies. This finding in a recent survey is great news for these entrepreneurs of travel, according to the president of the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA). Ann van Leeuwen was commenting on the latest survey by NACTA's parent association, the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) which takes... Full text... and comments...
IHG Announces First Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Hotel caters to leisure & business travellers, airline crews & passengers
!!! IHG Announces First Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has introduced one of its brands to Puerto Vallarta with the opening of the 115-room, six-story Holiday Inn Express Puerto Vallarta hotel. Equipped with 15 suites, this is IHG's second hotel in Puerto Vallarta. Located at Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio and just a short drive from Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport, travellers will... Full text... and comments...
Carnival Offers First Time Itineraries From Galveston
New 10- and 11-day cruises feature six different Caribbean destinations
!!! Carnival Offers First Time Itineraries From Galveston
For the very first time, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering 10- and 11-day cruises between Galveston and San Juan featuring visits to six different Caribbean destinations on one itinerary. Two 11-day cruises sail from Galveston to San Juan Oct. 24, 2015, and Jan. 16, 2016, and... Full text... and comments...
Choice Hotels Canada Appoints Franchise Development Director
Nigel Lucas joins Choice Hotels Canada to replace the retiring Paul Rice
Nigel Lucas
Nigel Lucas
Choice Hotels Canada has announced that Nigel Lucas has joined the company in the role of franchise development director, Ontario. Lucas joinst Choice Hotels Canada with significant experience in the hotel and real estate development industry. Prior to joining Choice, Lucas held various roles including senior analyst, development at Delta Hotels and Resorts, project manager at Thomas Consultants Inc. and consultant at PKF Consulting Inc... Full text... and comments...
WestJet & WestJet Airlines Grab Top Consumer Scores
2013 Harris Poll Canada EquiTrend Study sees airline and tour operator achieve top marks
!!! WestJet & WestJet Airlines Grab Top Consumer Scores
WestJet Airlines and WestJet Vacations received the highest equity scores among airline and vacation package supplier brands included in the 2013 Harris Poll Canada EquiTrend Study. This is the third consecutive year WestJet has received top marks and the second for WestJet Vacations in its category, introduced in... Full text... and comments...
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