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Air France - BackGround Skin (Newsletter - Left) - Nov 13-19 2023 - Gastro
Monday, November 13, 2023
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) - Nov 11-19, 2023 - GrandPalladium

Threat of volcanic eruption rocks Iceland, Blue Lagoon spa closes

Escalating volcanic activity in Iceland has led to the evacuation of a coastal town and temporary closure of a famous spa, triggering fears of possible flight disruptions brought on by ash. Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa and resort southwest of Reykjavík, has closed for a week as the "likelihood of a volcanic eruption is high," says the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - Nov 6-13 2023 - Portugal

What’s new in Anaheim? Destination updates shared at Western Canada roadshow

Visit Anaheim wrapped up its Western Canada roadshow on Thursday (Nov. 9), concluding a series of special events that engaged with travel advisors and partners in select cities in Alberta and British Columbia. The events showed appreciation for the trade, showcased all that is new in Anaheim, and gave attendees an opportunity to make new contacts.

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WestJet - standard banner (newsletter) - Nov 1-30 2023 - WSPhoenix

Air France, 90 Years of Elegance

In 2023, Air France is celebrating 90 years of elegance. 90 years of technology, innovation and comfort on board its aircraft. 90 years of travel, fine dining, design, haute couture, art and architecture. To commemorate this milestone, Air France presented a collection of five iconic dresses designed by Xavier Ronze, Head of Costume Design at the Paris Opera Ballet.

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MSC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Aug 21 to Dec 3 2023 - YachtClub

MSC orders two more LNG-powered ships

MSC Cruises has confirmed the order of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered vessels with French ship builder Chantiers de l’Atlantique. This sees the two World Class options confirmed as firm orders with an option for a fifth ship, the cruise line said in a press release Monday (Nov. 13).

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Explora Journeys - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Nov 13-Dec 3 2023 - EJHolidayBanner

Videotorial: New experiences await at Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal

The upscale and all-inclusive Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal resort now offers guests brand new ways to enjoy their idyllic beachside location. The hotel now offers updated dining options with more palate-pleasing dishes to savour and new room categories, including intimate swim-up rooms. See more in this week's videotorial courtesy of Transat.

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Hilton - Standard banner (newsletter) - Nov 1 to December 10 2023 - Hilton Unpack

Europe’s tourism rebound is strong, but remains uneven, says ETC

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has released its latest year-to-date data on Europe’s post-COVID recovery, revealing that international tourist arrivals were just 3.2 per cent below 2019 levels. But around 65 per cent of reporting destinations are still below pre-pandemic figures, the ETC says.

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Air France KLM - Standard banner (newsletter) Nov 13-26 2023 Gastro

Global air traffic nearing pre-COVID levels, value chain needs to get ready: IATA

The International Air Transport Association has once again reported an uptick in post-COVID passenger traffic, releasing its latest data for September. Total traffic in September rose 30.1% compared to September 2022, IATA says, and globally, traffic is now at 97.3% of pre-COVID levels. The value chain needs to get ready to handle the demand that is coming, says Willie Walsh, IATA’s director general.

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Hyatt Inclusive Collection - Standard banner (newsletter) - Sept 25 to Dec 3 2023 AGE23-SEPDC

“We are honoured”: JTB celebrates Ensemble partner award

As PAX first reported, the Jamaica Tourist Board was named Tourism Board Partner of the Year by Ensemble at the consortium’s conference in Las Vegas. “This incredible recognition is a testament to our strong partnership over the last year and the destination’s ongoing efforts to engage and empower travel advisors within the Ensemble community," said Angella Bennett, regional director, Canada, JTB.

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Medialliance - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Oct 9-Nov 19 2023 - MHIC

Flair unveils new routes between Newfoundland & Greater Toronto Area

Flair Airlines has announced new routes launching next summer from St. John's and Deer Lake in Newfoundland. The low-cost airline will be bringing service to St. John's for the first time as it establishes its first connection between Deer Lake and Toronto.

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Hola Sun - Standard banner (newsletter) - Nov 13-19 2023 - Hola Sun Cuba

Peter Hunt named CFO at Virgin Voyages

Peter Hunt will be joining Virgin Voyages as the cruise line's CFO, starting in early December, according to a company press release. Hunt is a seasoned executive, bringing with him significant financial and operational experience, not to mention a strong Virgin acumen with prior leadership roles at Virgin America.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Oct 29 to Dec 3 2023 -Increase your success - December

Black Friday: Save up to 50% with Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions has launched its Black Friday Sale, offering up to 50 per cent off on select voyages for a limited time, from Nov. 13 to 27, 2023. "History has taught us that berths on polar voyages sell quickly during the annual Black Friday extravaganza," says Thomas Lennart, VP of sales and client experience at Quark Expeditions.

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RBA Advertising (Cayman Islands)-Standard (newsletter)  Nov 13-19 2023 Live Dream WJ

Savings of up to 70% during Karisma's Black Friday sale

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has announced its Black Friday Sale, offering big savings of up to 70 per cent on stays at hotels in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Belize. Guests can book from Nov. 16, 2023, to Dec. 7, 2023, and travel between Nov. 16, 2023, to Jan. 2, 2026.

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Collette - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Oct 9-Nov 26 2023 - BookGroups


TTAND shares growth strategy, talks Quebec expansion & AI at VIP supplier event

“Suppliers make the difference of who we are as an organization,” said Flemming Friisdahl, founder of The Travel Agent Next Door. “Without their support, we wouldn't be here." TTAND held its annual VIP Supplier Event Thursday night (Nov. 9) at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York hotel, where the team shared key updates, including its record-breaking sales, growth and tech plans, and expansion in Quebec.

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Cathy Stapells named director for Canada at VisitBritain

VisitBritain on Thursday (Nov. 9) announced the appointment of Cathy Stapells to director, Canada. Based in VisitBritain’s Toronto office, Stapells will lead the implementation of VisitBritain’s integrated travel trade and communications strategy in Canada.

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Ahead of Summer Olympics, France urges trade to “think differently,” consider new itineraries

The 2024 Summer Olympics is expected to be one of the biggest events in Paris' history. Big crowds are expected, so Atout France is urging travel advisors to "think differently" about ways to book travel in France next year. To help inspire new itineraries, and travel hacks, destination partners, including Air Canada, Occitanie, Normandy and Le Boat, met with media last night in Toronto.

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WestJet - Footer Leaderboard - Newsletter - Nov 6-19 2023 - BookNow Princess
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