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Martinique -Background skins (LEFT) (newsletter)- January 16-22 2023 Martinique
Friday, January 20, 2023
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) -  Jan 20-29 2023 - Starfish

Hong Kong is open for tourism and Michael Lim is going to be very busy next week

Dancing LED-lit lions ushered in good luck Thursday night (Jan. 19) as The Hong Kong Tourism Board held a Lunar New Year party at Artscape Daniels Launchpad in Toronto with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office. Hong Kong is open for tourism, and next week, Michael Lim, HKTB's director for Canada, will be exploring everything the city has to offer.

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Hilton - Standard banner (newsletter) - January 16 to June 30, 2023 - All inclusive

Sunwing reduces operations in Winnipeg from February onwards

Sunwing has made more reductions to its winter schedule – this time in Manitoba, where two seasonal departures in Winnipeg will been scrapped. The cancellations include weekly flights from Winnipeg to Los Cabos on Thursdays, starting on Feb. 2, and Mazatlán on Fridays starting on Feb 10, Sunwing confirmed in a statement to PAX on Thursday (Jan. 19).

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) -Jan 16-22 2023 - COOP BarceloCuba

Ottawa to enable commercial space launches in Canada

Ottawa has announced its intentions to launch commercial space activities in Canada on a "case-by-case basis." Geographically, Canada is "well-positioned" to support space launches,” the government noted in a press release. “However, its regulatory framework needs to be modernized to address all aspects associated with this emerging industry.”

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) -Jan 18 to 24, 2023 - BonBon

VIDEOTORIAL: In 2023, discover Martinique like never before!

Known as the “island of flowers,” Martinique, with biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, offers travellers an experience like none other in the Caribbean. See more in this week's videotorial courtesy of the Martinique Tourism Authority!

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RCI - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - January 9-29 2023 WB ESP Jan

Ontario Comp. Fund should be co-funded by consumers, CATO says

The Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) says the Travel Industry Council of Ontario’s (TICO’s) Compensation Fund, which is currently under review, should be “at minimum” co-funded by consumers - "natural personals” and not corporations. TICO is currently in a stage of transformation as it undergoes an end-to-end review of its funding framework, services and Compensation Fund.

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HH Advertising - Standard Banner (Newsletter) -Jan 16-22 2023 - Sandals

TIAC launches countrywide town halls to confront tourism issues

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has launched a series of Tourism Town Halls, with the first one kicking off Thursday (Jan. 19) in Saskatoon. The industry-wide event promises an opportunity to meet with TIAC and its partners to better understand efforts on national and local tourism issues.

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Martinique - standard banner (newsletter) - January 12-22 2023 - La Martinique Pink banners

Celestyal appoints Lee Haslett as global chief commercial officer

Celestyal has announced the appointment of Lee Haslett to global chief commercial officer, as of Feb. 20, 2023. He takes over from Leslie Peden, who has been with the company for more than five years, initially as vice president, North America and thereafter serving as the company’s CCO. Haslett previously worked at Virgin Holidays.

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MSC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Jan 9 to 22 2023 - New Year

“Sustainability is top of travellers' agenda”: WTTC report

More consumers have an appetite for sustainable travel, according to a new report released by the World Travel & Tourism Council, the Group and Deloitte. The study, which analyzes the changing nature of travellers' behaviour and preferences, shows that travellers are eager to reduce their carbon footprint and support sustainable initiatives.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - January 8 to February 5 2023 - JanComm

Goway has spots for this spring's cherry blossom season in Japan

Goway Travel has secured exclusive spots in Japan for this spring’s cherry blossom season, the tour operator announced. The coming cherry blossom season in late March and early April is expected to be the busiest in Japan in over four years.

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Paying a big price: aviation experts weigh in on Sunwing’s struggles

The disruptions that crippled Sunwing’s ability to fly customers home in a timely manner over the holidays is nothing short of a business and PR disaster. That is the focus of a CBC report published Thursday (Jan. 19) in which aviation experts analyze the consequences of the situation and future of the tour operator.

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Canadians want to do absolutely nothing on their next trip, says Expedia

"Nothing-cations," where warm weather and relaxation are the main attractions, are the travel style of choice for Canadians who are burnt out from an over-scheduled holiday season, says Expedia, releasing its latest research. December is a stressful month and most Canadians want to spend their next trip doing absolutely nothing, the company reports.

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Paris is the world’s most powerful city destination, says WTTC

New research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals French capital Paris as the "world’s most powerful city destination. The study analyzed key indicators such as travel and tourism’s contribution to GDP, employment and traveller spend. But Paris may be overtaken by another city in 2032.

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