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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) -  May 8-21, 2023 - Cuba

On Location: Playa in "growth mode" as it celebrates all-star agents at Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya

Playa Hotels and Resorts is celebrating top-performing travel advisors this week in Mexico at “All Stars 2023,” a fun-focused learning and networking event taking place at the new Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya, an adults-only, all-inclusive resort near Playa del Carmen. "We are in growth mode,” Amanda Morris, Playa’s director of sales for Canada, told PAX, which is covering the event on location.

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

As pilot strike looms, WestJet aims to “set the record straight”

WestJet is trying to “set the record straight” after some 300 of its pilots in Calgary and up to 800 in Vancouver and Toronto picketed outside of airports on Monday (May 8) as negotiations between the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and the airline continue to stall. In a company statement yesterday, WestJet said its mainline pilots are amongst the “best paid pilots in Canada.”

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

TDC makes organizational changes to improve "efficiency & synergies"

Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) has made changes to its organizational structure in order to improve "efficiency and synergies," wrote general manager Karine Gagnon in a note to partners on Monday (May 8).

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

Amid expansion, Emirates appoints Shaz Peshimam as Canada country manager

Emirates has appointed Shaz Peshimam as its country manager for Canada, the airline announced Tuesday (May 9). It comes as part of the airline's efforts to support its commercial strategies in Canada and, as country manager, Peshimam will be responsible for leading the airline's operations, driving growth and strengthening Emirates' footprint in the country.

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

"An exceptionally generous friend": Christine Killinger passes away

A valued member of the travel and tourism community has passed away. Christine Killinger died suddenly from organ failure in March while vacationing with her cousin in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Killinger, born in 1947, was the founder and owner of Montreal-based travel agency Voyages Tourex.

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

Register now for Sandals & Beaches' online Masterclass sessions

Registration is now open for the 2023 series of Masterclass online sessions on Sandals and Beaches Resorts, created by Unique Vacations Canada exclusively for Canadian travel advisors. The sessions will be led by Lorna Richards, national training manager, Unique Vacations Canada, who will delve into a number of topics, all with the sole purpose of increasing bookings.

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

Carnival Venezia’s new “Il Viaggio” restaurant promises a journey across Italy

Carnival Cruise Line will debut a new specialty restaurant on board the new Carnival Venezia, which is aptly named Il Viaggio – Italian for “The Voyage” – since it promises a journey across Italy. Venezia is the first ship to showcase "Carnival Fun Italian Style." The ship is set to arrive in New York City and begin operations from Manhattan Cruise Terminal on June 15.

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

"Time for a change": Viva Wyndham V Heavens now family-friendly

After seven years as an adults-only resort, Viva Wyndham V Heavens, located in the Playa Dorada complex of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, has been reimagined as a property for all ages. The brand said the change, which kicked in May 4, was made due to "increasing demand" for an all-inclusive, family-friendly resort.

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


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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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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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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