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Thursday, May 11, 2023
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) -  May 10-21, 2023 - RHicacos

On Location: “Amazing” Oscars-themed gala, awards wrap up Playa All Stars in Mexico

It was a night straight out of Hollywood. Playa Hotels and Resorts, amid expansion, rolled out the red carpet for top-producing travel advisors Wednesday (May 10) at Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya where it hosted a “Night at the Oscars” awards gala to cap off “All Stars 2023." PAX was there to report on the new all-inclusive resort and connect with Canadian agents. See last night's winners list here!

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

Avalon adds more festive & wine-themed cruises to meet demand

Avalon Waterways is adding new departures - festive and wine-themed cruises, in particular - to meet 2023 and 2024 river cruise demands. “We’ve just witnessed the biggest first quarter bookings swell in our history,” said Pam Hoffee, president of Avalon Waterways. Avalon is also extending its 2024 season into November on the Seine and Rhône Rivers.

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

Marriott launches agent incentive program with My Booking Rewards

Marriott International has launched a new All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy Incentive Program partnered with My Booking Rewards (MBR), boosting its agent rewards offering and strengthening its global reach. Travel advisors can now earn Marriott Bonvoy points on all qualified Marriott bookings logged into the site.

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

Unique Vacations Canada & ACV join forces on cross-country sales blitz

The teams from Unique Vacations Canada, which represents Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, and Air Canada Vacations came together to visit travel advisors across Canada over the past few months. From Vancouver to Halifax, agents learned more about the solid, long-standing partnership based on the strengths and similarities of the two brands.

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

Save up to 35% during Sunwing's "Celebrate Your Feelgood" sale

Sunwing is celebrating summer with major savings to feel good about with its Celebrate Your Feelgood Sale, on now until May 28, 2023. Sunwing customers can save up to 35 per cent on select packages to some of the most popular sun destinations.

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TTC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - May 8 to 29 2023 - TTCTB Advisor Appreciation

Disney seminars exclusive to Canadian travel advisors – register now!

Canadian travel advisors can expand their Disney product knowledge and increase their sales potential at an upcoming Disney seminar in select regions of Western Canada, Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

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

Israel launches new travel advisor specialist program

As Israel celebrates its 75th Independence Day, the anniversary of its nationhood, the Israel Ministry of Tourism has announced a new Destination Specialist Program. Now live on the Travel Agent Academy, the program educates travel trade members about Israel as a destination, providing specializations in faith based, multigenerational, heritage, and outdoor/adventure travel.

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AmaWaterways - Standard banner (newsletter) - May 9-28 2023 - AmaWaterways

UNWTO releases latest assessment of pandemic-related travel restrictions

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has issued a statement in response to The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) latest assessment of COVID-19 – which is that the virus no longer constitutes a public health emergency. The UNWTO called this update a “major milestone in the global effort to combat the virus.”

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

Students get a lesson in sustainable tourism in Punta Cana with Transat

For the third edition of the Journey for Change program, Transat has partnered with Iberostar Hotels & Resorts and the University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management for an international field study program that provides 12 students with a unique experience in the Dominican Republic.

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


Hilton to open 502-room all-inclusive resort in Miches, D.R., in 2024

Hilton is growing its all-inclusive portfolio with the signing of a management deal to welcome the first all-inclusive Curio Collection property in the Dominican Republic. Expected to open in 2024, the 502-room Zemi Miches All-Inclusive Resort will be located north of Punta Cana in Miches, a rustic town known for its mountain landscapes and lush natural surroundings.

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On Location: Sneak peek at Icon of the Seas – under construction in Finland!

Talk about building something iconic. PAX is in Finland this week, getting an on-the-ground look at Royal Caribbean’s new megaship, Icon of the Seas, which is currently under construction at Meyer Turku shipyard. Promising next-level adventure, thrills and family fun, Icon, set to debut in January 2024, will hold 7,600 passengers at maximum occupancy. Here’s a sneak peek!

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Canadians will be able to renew their passports online starting this fall: minister

Canadians will be able to apply to renew their passports online starting this fall, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said Wednesday (May 10). Applicants will be able to upload their necessary documents and passport photo on a secure government website, according to reports. People who are applying for new passports, however, will still need to go the traditional route.

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Air Canada - Footer Leaderboard - Newsletter - May 3-12 2023 - Travel Agent Month
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