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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) -  Mar 15-26, 2023 - Starfish

Cuba’s Canadian arrivals see strong recovery; tourist visa going digital in Oct.

Canada is still number one in Cuba’s books as 290,000 Canadians flocked to the island country during the first few months of 2023. Cuba’s Minister of Tourism, Juan Carlos Garcia Granda, met with trade media in Toronto on Tuesday (March 14) to share updates. In addition to new infrastructure (like better Wi-Fi), Cuba is aiming to digitize its tourist visa by October.

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

CTA funding a “welcome first step,” but entire air travel ecosystem must be supported: NACC

The nearly $76 million Ottawa will spend on ensuring the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has the resources it needs to clear a swelling backlog of some 42,0000 air passenger rights complaints is a “welcome first step,” says the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC). But there’s more to the problem than simply clearing the CTA’s cache, the council says.

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Air France KLM - Standard banner (newsletter) Mar 6-26 2023 CDG-Ottawa

Rivals “want us out,” says Flair CEO; Airborne rejects allegations

The CEO of Flair Airlines says two major Canadian airlines are attempting to poach his company’s aircraft after four planes were seized over the weekend. “We've come in and upset the cozy duopoly, and as a consequence people want us out of business,” said CEO Stephen Jones at a news conference Monday (March 13).

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Lufthansa - standard banner (newsletter) - March 13-20 2023 - eXperts

Tubular! G Adventures celebrates ’80s hair band hits with agents at Rock of Ages

It was a night of Whitesnake, Twisted Sister, Pat Benatar…and G Adventures. To show its appreciation for the travel trade, the made-in-Canada travel company pulled a “random act of G” Tuesday night (March 14) by treating travel advisors to seats to see Rock of Ages, an '80s-inspired, power rock-infused musical that’s currently playing at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) -Mar 14-19, 2023 - Spring

Transat promotes Fahed to business development team for ON, Atlantic, Western Canada

Transat has announced that Dima Fahed has been promoted to business development representative on the Ontario, Atlantic and Western sales team. She will start her role on March 20.

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MSC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Feb 20 to Mar 26 2023 - Spring break

Air Canada to launch Montreal-Amsterdam summer flights

Air Canada has announced new, non-stop seasonal flights between Montreal and Amsterdam for this summer. Flights will operate five-times weekly with the airline's Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, and link to and from Air Canada's North American network at its Montreal global hub.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -Mar 15-16 2023 - ABD bundle Iceland

Italy tops Globus' must-see list for 2023

According to a recent “Wish List” survey of 20,000 past Globus travellers, Italy ranked as a No. 1 destination, with 22 per cent of respondents saying that the country is on their must-experience list for 2023. “Globus is primed and ready to deliver ‘wow’ to Canadians in Italy in 2023," said Ainsley Ericksen, senior director of marketing for the Globus family of brands.

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RCI - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Feb 8-March 19 2023 - 30% OFF

Air Transat to offer Montreal-Lyon flights year-round

Air Transat will offer a non-stop service between Montreal and Lyon next winter, becoming the only airline to operate this route year-round. In winter 2023-2024, this route will operate three days a week from Montreal on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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HH Advertising - Standard Banner (Newsletter) -Feb 13-Mar 19 2023 - Sandals WinterBlues

Riu Party debuts in Spain, next location will be Aruba in June

Riu Party has made its debut in Spain. These popular events are already part of the entertainment programme at the Riu Buenavista in Tenerife, and the Riu Chiclana will welcome these parties from the end of April. The lively events have also undergone many changes in the past year.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Mar 1-Apr 2 2023 - BewareSmokeMirrors


Toronto Pearson deploys artificial intelligence to optimize operations

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), which operates Toronto Pearson airport, says it has deployed artificial intelligence technology at all of Pearson's 106 gates to enable smoother, faster and more predictable operations. "We're creating the airport of the future," said Deborah Flint, president and CEO of the GTAA, on Tuesday (March 14).

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Ottawa announces $75.9M to tackle air passenger complaints backlog, pledges to close “loophole”

Ottawa has announced $75.9M in funding to ensure the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has resources to tackle its backlog of passenger rights complaints. The funding will be delivered over three years, starting in 2023-24. “It’s clear that more resources are needed," Transport Minister Omar Alghabra told media at a press conference on Tuesday (March 14).

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Book luxury, win luxury with Zoëtry & Secrets Impression resorts

The Hyatt Inclusive Collection has a lucrative “book and win” incentive for Canadian travel advisors involving two luxury resort brands with “Endless Privileges.” Travel advisors that book clients at Zoëtry Wellness and Spa Resort or Secrets Impression by August 31, 2023, have a chance to win one of two luxury gift certificates for an exclusive store in Canada.

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