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

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

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

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

Court grants Travel Leaders Group right to use Travel Leaders name in Canada

In a major victory, Travel Leaders Group, LLC has won the right to use the Travel Leaders trademark in Canada, capping a six-year legal battle. The Federal Court of Canada, in a decision handed down March 8, determined that the Travel Leaders trademark registration had been abandoned and should be canceled, according to a press release issued on Tuesday (May 9).

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

Disney World nixes reservation requirements, brings back dining plan

Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is updating its park policies as the House of Mouse looks for ways to improve its guest experience. One of the biggest changes, arguably, is the return of Disney’s dining plans, which were discontinued in January of 2021 as part of a wave of changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Ahoy! Virgin Voyages debuts third ship, Resilient Lady, in Athens

Virgin Voyages’ third ship, Resilient Lady, has arrived in Athens, Greece. The ship, debuting on May 14, will cruise a seven-night MerMaiden voyage as part of the "Greek Island Glow" itinerary, which departs from Athens and includes stops in Santorini, Rhodes, Bodrum and an overnight in Mykonos before returning to Athens.

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

Travel Leaders Network kicks off EDGE conference in Nashville

Travel Leaders Network’s annual EDGE conference has officially begun, with President Roger Block welcoming an audience of more than 1,700 travel pros. With more than 200 workshops and learning sessions, EDGE will run from May 8-10 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

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

Atlas grows expedition fleet, World Voyager to debut in Nov. 2023

Atlas Ocean Voyages has shared details of a third vessel that will join its Explorer Class expedition fleet: World Voyager. The 198-guest expedition yacht, sister ship to Atlas Ocean Voyages World Traveller and World Navigator, begins her inaugural deployment for the 2023/24 Antarctica season following an October naming ceremony.

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

Virtuoso welcomes new Canadian travel agency members

Virtuoso has invited select Canadian travel agencies, from British Columbia to Ontario to Quebec to Newfoundland, to become members of its portfolio of top leisure travel agencies in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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

TravelBrands has three new games to reward travel advisors

TravelBrands has launched three new games designed to reward its travel agent partners with Loyalty Rewards Points and extra commission. The games aim to increase engagement and provide travel agents with more opportunities to earn rewards while doing what they do best: selling travel.

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Quick Presse - Banner (Newsletter) - QP Feb 7 to Jul 30 2023


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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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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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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Air Canada - Footer Leaderboard - Newsletter - May 3-10 2023 - Travel Agent Month
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