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Monday, May 8, 2023
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) -  May 5-14, 2023 - Oasis

Mirrored aisles, Europe & local touches: experts share top destination wedding trends

Ever since the world woke up from its pandemic-induced coma, destination weddings have made a fierce comeback. Karolina Fernandes, owner of Diamonds Destination Weddings, tells PAX her group sizes have gone from 25 to 30 guests to 80 to 100. Mirror aisles, s’mores parties, natural beauty, voluntourism, Europe and customized events are some of 2023's top trends, PAX finds.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - May 8-14 2023 - Majestic

Toronto Pearson unveils digital upgrades, improvements ahead of summer travel rush

Is Toronto Pearson airport ready for this summer's travel rush? The head of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority Deborah Flint thinks so. The GTAA president and CEO announced comprehensive measures on Monday (May 8) that YYZ is implementing to support a seamless passenger experience this summer.

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HH Advertising - Standard Banner (Newsletter) -May 1- Jun 2 2023 - Sandals Curaçao Calling

Porter adds Vancouver as first Western Canada non-stop route from Ottawa

Porter Airlines is adding the West Coast to its list of non-stop routes from the nation's capital with new service between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The route begins July 26, with one daily roundtrip flight operated with Porter's new 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.

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Playa Resorts - Standard banner (newsletter) - May 8-14 2023 - ZLRM

Monday Minute: Julie Smigadis of Travel Our World

Travel has always "set my soul on fire and made me feel most alive," says Travel Our World's Julie Smigadis, a Toronto-based luxury travel specialist. If there's one thing Smigadis would change about the industry, it's suppliers that are "gearing up to be more web-based," omitting the advisor, which is "critical to the travel industry in every way," she says in today's Monday Minute.

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MSC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - April 17 - May 18 2023 - SpringFling

Stewart Travel Group unveils AmaWaterways cruise in France with Colin James

Multi-Juno award winner Colin James will be sailing the Rhône and Saône Rivers in France with Stewart Travel Group in October 2024, just in time for a 10th-anniversary celebration for the PEI-based travel agency. The exclusive voyage with James will be on board the AmaWaterways’ ship, AmaCello, and support Hospice PEI.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -May 8-14 2023 - DCL CDN resident

Royal Caribbean drops popular Alaska port from some itineraries

A popular port in Alaska will not be available on some itineraries with Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas this year. According to a update sent to passengers, Skagway will no longer be accessible for its large ship and that an alternative port of call will be used for 2023 sailings.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - May 1-31 2023 - Jordan

Air Canada launches “More to Travel” campaign

Air Canada today (May 8) announced its new campaign, More to Travel, and says it is a demonstration of the airline’s commitment to providing a superior end-to-end experience when you travel for work, fun, and everything else.

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Pax - standard banner (newsletter) - May 2023 Travel Agent Month

Networking, prizes galore at Spoiled Agent’s 3-day virtual TA Day extravaganza

For the first time ever, Spoiled Agent hosted a three-day virtual event to celebrate Travel Advisor Day, which was on May 3. The live online program from May 1-3 had more than 850 Canadian travel advisors registered and welcomed 34 suppliers, who provided brand updates and exciting prizes and giveaways.

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Quick Presse - Banner (Newsletter) - QP Feb 7 to Jul 30 2023

Swan Hellenic welcomes Joe Maloney as VP of sales, North America

Swan Hellenic has named Joe Maloney as its new VP of sales for North America. Maloney brings more than 20 years of cruise and travel industry experience, with past U.S.-based roles at The Auto Club Group, Scenic USA and The Travel Corporation.

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PAX Travel Jobs - Standard banner  (newsletter) Feb 10 2020 to Jul 30 2023

Swoop restarts non-stop flights from Hamilton, ON to Orlando

Swoop has returned to Orlando, Florida, celebrating its first flight since 2020 on Saturday (May 6) to Orlando International Airport. "We know residents of southern Ontario value affordable connectivity to Florida so we're proud to be unlocking year-round service to Orlando," said Bob Cummings, president of Swoop.

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Granite Travel Trade Expos confirms fall dates for shows in BC, AB, ON & the Maritimes

Granite Travel Trade Expos has announced dates for shows this fall that will see events extend across the country to Western Canada, The Maritimes, and to additional cities in Ontario. "The expansion of our Granite Travel Trade Expos is a direct response to the success of our April shows and industry demand to bring it to other markets,” said Bradley Dean of Granite Productions.

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"A new adventure”: Sharon Wilson exits Palace Resorts, joins Exoticca as BDM

It's one big coincidence. Exactly one week after Palace Resorts’ BDM for Ontario Diana Winters announced her departure from the company, another member of Palace’s Canadian sales team is making an exit – and she’s going to the same company as Winters. Sharon Wilson is joining Exoticca as a BDM in Western Canada. And, PAX has learned, there's more growth coming.

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PAX Checks In with TTC Tour Brands’ Jenni Berg

Jenni Berg has worked at The Travel Corporation for her entire adult life. “Nineteen years in almost every role and brand possible!” says Berg, who, today, is a national accounts director for TTC Tour Brands Canada. Here, PAX Checks In with "the country girl at heart" to discuss travel pet peeves, being polite in Croatia, and the one trend North American travellers are warming up to.

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Air Canada - Footer Leaderboard - Newsletter - May 3-10 2023 - Travel Agent Month
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