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TRANSAT HOLIDAYS KICKS OFF EUROPE TRAINING ACADEMIES
Travel agents join Transat to learn about new Europe program during event that featured presentations, games & prizes
Terrilyn Kunopaski
The Transat team onhand at last night's training academy
It was the kick-off of Transat Holidays’ Europe Training Academies in Toronto last night, with the first of 13 agent events being held at the... [Full text and pictures]
 
 
 
 
CITC'S GLOBAL EXPLORERS CLUB DISCOVERS ARGENTINA
Steve Gillick
Steve Gillick presents "Adventures in Argentina" to members of the Global Explorers Club
Zachary-Cy Vanasse
CITC held the 44th meeting of the Global Explorers Club at the offices of AIR MILES Reward Program in Toronto on Wednesday evening. Approximately 30 CITC members were in attendance as Steve Gillick, president & COO, CITC presented “Adventures in Argentina” documenting... [Full text and pictures]
 
 
 
 
PORTER AVIATION LAUNCHES NEW DIVISION: PORTER ESCAPES
Robert Deluce
Packages available with Porter Escapes to combine flights with hotel, car rental & travel insurance
Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. announced today that it is opening a new division, Porter Escapes, to offer vacation packages to clients. Packages built around Porter Airlines' destinations will combine flights and hotel accommodation with car rental and travel insurance available as further options. Individual pieces of the package may also be booked separately. Working with tourism partners in each destination, the next phase for Porter Escapes will include theatre, spa, adventure and other package themes that meet individual tastes. “Porter Airlines has developed a strong leisure travel following,” said Robert Deluce, president and... [Full text and pictures]
 
 
 
 
BLUE DIAMOND HOTELS ADDS MEMORIES FLAMENCO BEACH RESORT
Memories Flamenco Beach Resort in Cayo Coco welcomed its first guests on Wednesday

Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts, a division of Sunwing Travel Group, has announced a new addition, the Memories Flamenco Beach Resort, to its collection of hotels and resorts. This brand new all suite, all... [Full text and pictures]
 
 
 
 
TDC AND ICE ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
Yves Lalumiere
Travel Currency Exchange network offers new services for agents to provide to clients
Transat Distribution Canada Inc. and International Currency Exchange (ICE) Services Canada have announced a new strategic partnership to manage the Travel Currency Exchange network effective March 1, 2012. This strategic partnership is designed to enable Transat Distribution Canada’s travel agency network to provide an enhanced customer experience by bringing additional value and convenience. Click and Collect is a new concierge service whereby customers can order their currencies through TDC travel professionals, online through one of the TDC... [Full text and pictures]
 
 
 
 
INSIGHT INTRODUCES TOUR SPECIALIST PROGRAM
New education and rewards program from Insight Vacations designed to increase earning power

Insight Vacations has introduced its new Tour Specialist Program, a travel agent education and rewards program. With the Tour Specialist Program, travel agents can increase their earning power by staying up-to-date on all the latest news from... [Full text and pictures]
 
 
 
 
RAIL EUROPE OFFERS AGENTS AMAZON GIFT CARDS
Book Eurostar, Get Rewarded offers agents Amazon Gift Cards and their clients 20 per cent savings

Rail Europe Inc., is offering agents the chance to earn a $10 Amazon Gift Card, while also offering their clients the chance to save 20 per cent on Eurostar tickets, with its Book Eurostar, Get Rewarded sale. Sales dates are Feb. 15 through March 14, 2012 and travel is valid for six months from... [Full text and pictures]
 
 
ACV FAMS IN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
ACV USVI FAM participants
Recently Air Canada Vacations and the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism hosted travel agents in St. Thomas and St. John to celebrate the new Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations direct service to the destination. Agents had the opportunity to explore both islands taking in all the attractions, activities and services the destination has to offer. On St. Thomas... [Full text and pictures]
 
 

 
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