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Playa Resorts -Background skins (LEFT) (newsletter)- Dec 19 2022 to January 8 2023 - Hilton Playa
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) -  Dec 30 2022 to Jan 8 2023 - Grenada

“Enough is enough”: Agents blast Sunwing for suspending SK flights, recalling commissions

Travel advisors in Saskatchewan are starting 2023 with disappointed clients, mounting paperwork and thousands of dollars in lost income after Sunwing, last week, suspended flights out of Saskatoon and Regina for more than a month. The move has cancelled bookings and commissions aren't protected. "I’m literally out tens of thousands of dollars,” said travel advisor Ashley Doell.

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Hilton - Standard banner (newsletter) - Nov 13 2022 to January 8 2023 - All inclusive

IATA's director general slams “ineffective” travel restrictions on China

IATA’s Director General Willie Walsh is disappointed that countries have introduced COVID-19 testing and other measures for travellers from China as the virus is "already circulating widely" within their borders. “It is extremely disappointing to see this knee-jerk reinstatement of measures that have proven ineffective over the last three years,” said Walsh on Jan. 4.

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Medialliance - Standard Banner (Newsletter) -Dec 2 2022 to Jan 8 2023 - Melia

NCL to reduce stateroom service on all ships in 2023: report

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is reducing its cleaning services in staterooms aboard all of its ships in 2023, according to a leaked memo that was recently sent to crew. According to the letter, which was first published on Crew Centre, NCL will adjust its current daily stateroom (turn-down) service provided to guests in all categories below a suite level.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Nov 27 2022 to January 8 2023 - Xmas

Collette's top trending destinations for 2023

Collette has shared the destinations and tours that are trending for 2023, and clients are choosing Italy, Africa, and Central America. From small group exploration in Venice and Rome to tours in South Africa, Victoria Falls and Botswana, travellers are pursuing life-changing experiences, the company says.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -Dec 18 2022 to Jan 8 2023

BST Vacations unveils 2023 Peterborough departures, partners with Nolinor

BST Vacations (Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd) has unveiled its 2023 lineup of destinations for their Peterborough Departures program. In 2023, BST Vacations will fly to New York City; St.John's, Newfoundland; Boston, Massachusetts; Nashville, Tennessee; and now, Austin, Texas.

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Porter - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Dec 12 to 19 2022 and to Jan 3 to 8 2023 Now flying

HAL heads to Arctic Circle, features longer cruises for Alaska 2024 season

Holland America Line is debuting a 28-day Arctic Circle itinerary that includes 12 Alaska ports, longer 14-day voyages and 117 weeklong journeys. From April through September 2024, guests can embark on cruises to Alaska aboard Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Westerdam and Zaandam.

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PAX Travel Jobs - Standard banner  (newsletter) Feb 10 2020 to Jan 31 2023

$2,500 in savings, free roundtrip air during AQV's 2023 winter promo

American Queen Voyages (AQV) has announced a Winter Saving Event with offers applicable for select voyages in 2023, including up to $2,500 in savings and free roundtrip air. The company has also launched newly-enhanced all-inclusive fares, bundling pre-paid gratuities, port taxes and fees.

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Quick Presse - Banner (Newsletter) - QP Feb 7 to January 31 2022

Chef Emeril Lagasse named chief culinary officer at Carnival

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that chef and restauranteur Emeril Lagasse will serve as its chief culinary officer. A restaurant concept created by Lagasse, Emeril's Bistro, is already popular on two of Carnival's ships, Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration, and now the famous chef's culinary talents will be utilized fleetwide.

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On Location: Free Wi-Fi & hotel upgrades – agents explore “the new Cuba” with Transat

Free internet. Hotel upgrades. New rules for beach bars. "The new Cuba" is ready to welcome back Canadians after a challenging two years with new and improved services. PAX recently got an on-the-ground look at Varadero and Havana with Transat and Canadian travel advisors. Read our exclusive on-location report!

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A "milestone for tourism revival": Hong Kong scraps most COVID travel rules

Travellers heading to Hong Kong are no longer required to undergo a mandatory PCR test upon arrival, the Hong Kong SAR Government announced. In addition, the city's Vaccine Pass has been lifted. Meanwhile, Canada has announced new testing rules for travellers arriving from China.

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Cruise lines ordered to pay $400M+ for “trafficking” in confiscated Havana ports

Carnival, MSC SA, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have been ordered by a U.S. judge to pay more than US$400 million in damages for use of port piers in Havana, Cuba that were expropriated by Fidel Castro in 1960.

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