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Friday, February 2, 2024
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) - Jan 26-Feb 4 2024 - Cayo Largo

“A new & exciting chapter”: Aaron Crawford joins Holland America & Seabourn as BDM

A familiar face in the travel industry is taking his career from land to sea. Aaron Crawford, previously of TTC Tour Brands, has joined Holland America Line and Seabourn as a BDM for Eastern Canada, PAX has learned. “This opportunity is so thrilling for me and will offer invaluable growth opportunities both professionally and personally," Crawford told PAX on Friday (Feb. 2).

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - Jan 29-Feb 4 2024 - VivaResorts

Big night out: G Adventures treats agents to “Six” musical, talks private group travel

What do you get when you combine a community tourism pioneer, talented travel advisors and a bedazzled troupe of Tudor ladies with powerful pipes? One vivacious night on the town. That’s what G Adventures delivered Thursday night (Feb. 1) in Toronto as it took an esteemed group of travel agents to see the musical “Six." The night doubled as a training workshop on selling private groups.

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WestJet Vacations - standard banner (newsletter) - Jan 22 to Mar 27, 2024 - BookNowKidsCollection

Air Transat flight attendants reject tentative deal, raising strike fears

Air Transat’s flight attendants have rejected a new tentative labour deal, restoring fears of a possible strike. Roughly 82 per cent of the votes cast were against the new agreement, rejecting Air Transat's offer for the second time, said union CUPE in a press release on Thursday (Feb. 1).

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Exoticca- Standard banner (Newsletter) - Jan 22-Feb 4 2024 Summer Favorite

TICO updates fee structure, announces April 1 start date

The Travel Industry Council Ontario (TICO), following a review last fall, has announced fee changes that it says aligns with the Auditor General’s recommendations to revise the organization's structure. According to a news release shared Thursday (Feb. 1), fee updates will take effect on April 1, 2024.

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MSC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) -Jan 19-Feb 4 2024 - WavesOfFun

TDC celebrates a double recognition from Celebrity Cruises

Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) has been recognized twice by Celebrity Cruises: first as an honorary member of the Top 50 Club, and then as Key Account Celebrity Groups Superstar for 2023. The recognitions "reminds us that our network knows how to stand out and remain one of the leaders in Canada," says Karine Gagnon, general manager of TDC.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Jan 2-Feb 4 2024 - National Survey

Royal Caribbean reports “exceptional” 2023, record-breaking start to 2024

Royal Caribbean Group released its 2023 financial results on Thursday (Feb. 1), saying they were better expected due to stronger close-in demand. That strength is continuing into 2024, it appears. "With the wind in our sails and record-breaking bookings, 2024 is poised to be another robust year, and we expect to achieve two of our Trifecta goals one year early," says Jason Liberty, company president and CEO.

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AmaWaterways - Standard banner (newsletter) - Jan 4 to Feb 11 2024 - FreeLand

Celebrity sweetens wave deal with free third, fourth guest cruise fares

Celebrity Cruises is improving the terms of its Semi-Annual Sale. The cruise line has added free third and fourth guest cruise fares per stateroom, which is "perfect for group or family vacations," the cruise line says. It's available until Feb 19, 2024.

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PAX Travel Jobs - Standard banner  (newsletter) Feb 10 2020 to Feb 29 2024

Save during Intrepid's Big Sale for insiders, starting Feb. 8

Intrepid is launching its Big Sale on Feb. 8, with deals available until the end of the month. The promo is an exclusive to travellers who have previously travelled with Intrepid. Insiders will have early access codes dropping in their inboxes as of February 5 and offers include 20% of all original style trips.

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Earn, sip & soar with Aeroplan & LCBO Taste & Travel Contest

The new Aeroplan and LCBO Taste & Travel Contest is offering Aeroplan members the exclusive opportunity to win one of nine weekly prizes that include a round-trip flight for two to anywhere Air Canada flies, plus 100,000 Aeroplan points with HotelSavers.

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Playa - Big Box (newsletter) - Jan 29 to Feb 4 2024 - HyattZilara Quick Presse - Big box (Newsletter) - Jan 14- Feb 29 2024 - QP


G Adventures' Change Makers returns; GX Summit set "to be even more epic" this year

G Adventures popular agent reward program, Change Makers, is returning this year, with 15 Canadian agents earning a space at the community tourism pioneer’s Change Makers GX Summit, which will take place later in the year. The Change Makers challenge goes live on Feb. 1 and runs until May 31, 2024.

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ACV hosting Europe events in Feb., Tina Kensett named ASM, Western Canada, ACV@Home

Air Canada Vacations will be hosting Europe-focused breakfast seminars for travel advisors in February, is bringing back its Travel Advisory Board, and has appointed Tina Kensett to oversee the ACV@Home program in Western Canada. Those were just some of the updates Nino Montagnese, vice-president of ACV, shared in a letter to the trade on Wednesday (Jan. 31).

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Globus kicks off multi-city roadshow in T.O.; Avalon to offer new river in 2025

Globus family of brands kicked off its multi-city Canadian roadshow in Toronto Tuesday night (Jan. 30), putting one of its cruise directors for Avalon Waterways in the spotlight. PAX spoke to the company's Chief Sales Officer Camille Olivere to get the latest trends on land-based touring, and plans for the future, which includes a new river for Avalon in 2025.

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Air Canada - Footer Leaderboard - Newsletter - Feb 01-05 2024- Madrid
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