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Friday, May 10, 2024
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VIDEO: Trevello in Alaska – CEO Zeina Gedeon talks milestones, sales trends & U.S. expansion

This month, Trevello Travel Group held its “Trailblazing” conference and 30th anniversary celebration aboard the Ruby Princess on a cruise from Vancouver to Alaska and back. PAX was there with its cameras rolling. Here's our exclusive recap video, which includes insights from Zeina Gedeon, president and CEO of Trevello, who discussed the company’s 30th year, current sales trends and plans for U.S. expansion.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - May 6-12 2024 - COOP-7192 Florida

Porter Escapes vacation packages to be suspended

Porter Airlines is suspending its Porter Escapes offering, PAX has learned. According to a company memo sent May 9 by Edmond Eldebs, senior vice-president and chief commercial officer at Porter, the airline’s in-house vacation packages, which pairs Porter flights with hotels and attractions, have been pulled immediately.

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WestJet Vacations - standard banner (newsletter) - May 1-31, 2024 - TAAM LA pack

WestJet & union representing load controllers reach tentative agreement

WestJet and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the union representing WestJet load controllers, reached a tentative agreement on the first collective bargaining agreement between the organizations Wednesday night (May 8).

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Porter - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - May 6-12 2024 - SFOAgentContest

Lindsay Straub joins FCM as global head of sales

FCM, the corporate travel arm of Flight Centre Travel Group, has hired Lindsay Straub as its new global head of sales. In her leadership role, Straub will oversee and manage the company’s global sales strategy, identifying key opportunities for revenue growth across the business, according to a press release.

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MSC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) -Apr 5-May 12 2024 - Wonder

BranchUp appoints North American advisory board

BranchUp recently held a meeting of its newly-appointed advisory council of travel advisors from the U.S. and Canada. At its first meeting, the council made it clear that it wants BranchUp posts to advocate on why to use a travel advisor and that they would like to see more suppliers do the same in all of their marketing.

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RBA Advertising - Standard banner (newsletter) - May 6-12 2024 - AirCanada

Silver Nova arrives in Alaska with new S.A.L.T. experiences

Silver Nova has arrived in Alaska for the first time, embarking on a series of immersive seven-day voyages from May 9 until September 5, 2024. The ship’s inaugural season in Alaska also marks the introduction of the S.A.L.T. program to the region, which will connect Silversea’s guests to local culinary culture through immersive experiences, both on board and ashore.  

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Apr 15-May 26 2024 - Survey Higher Profits

Riviera River Cruises refurbishes MS Lord Byron

Riviera River Cruises’ MS Lord Byron began the 2024 season having undergone a refurbishment of its public areas and cabins, as well as a full renovation of its stern restaurant. Built in 2013, the ship sails on France’s Rhône River. New furniture was added to the ship’s lounge, restaurants and cabins, and new carpeting was installed throughout.

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TTC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - May 6-12 2024 - TTCTourBrandsAlways4

Deal alert: TAP Portugal unveils roundtrip fares from $579

TAP Air Portugal has announced a mega sale promotion, with fares as low as CAD $579 roundtrip from Canada to Portugal and beyond to Europe from as low as $599 roundtrip, including the option of a stopover in Portugal for up to 10 nights.

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Hola Sun - Standard banner (newsletter) - Apr 21-May 12, 2024 - Discover Cuba's History

Orlando sees 25% increase in visitation, Canada remains top int’l market

Visit Orlando says it welcomed 6.13 million international visitors in 2023, an increase of 25 per cent over 2022 numbers. Canada remains Orlando’s top international market, with more than 1.2 million visitors traveling to Orlando in 2023, the highest number from this market in Orlando’s history.

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Quick Presse - Banner (Newsletter) - QP Feb 7 2023 to May 26 2024
Playa - Big Box (newsletter) - May 6-12 2024 - Jewel PGM - Big Box (newsletter) - May 6-12 2024

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

“Something for everyone”: TTC Tour Brands talks booking trends at T.O. roadshow

The Canadian sales team at TTC Tour Brands landed in Mississauga, ON Wednesday (May 8) as part of a 14-city roadshow across Canada. Welcoming roughly 100 top travel advisors (and their clients), the invitation-only event gave attendees a taste of six brands – Trafalgar, Contiki, Brendan Vacations, Costsaver, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, as well as Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.

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WestJet relaunches agent booking channel in phases, with restrictions

WestJet has relaunched its booking channel for the trade, but with some restrictions as the airline takes a phased approach to activating the new online tool, PAX has learned. For Phase One, “only past users of the original booking platform, WestJet Agent, are able to access WestJet Agent Direct,” Julia Brunet, a public relations coordinator at WestJet, told PAX in an email.

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More resort upgrades coming to Club Med Buccaneer's Creek

Club Med Buccaneer’s Creek in Martinique will undergo additional Resort renovations following its fall 2023 upgrades, which included significant changes to the rooms, reception area, main restaurant, and bar. The additional changes, slated for winter 2025, will focus on the remaining guest rooms, further upgrades to the main restaurant, and spa.

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