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Monday, August 12, 2019
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) - Aug 8

Air Canada agrees to pay even more for Transat; Mach scheme blocked

Air Canada has agreed to increase the purchase price for the acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Transat, from $13 to $18 per share. At the same time, the Tribunal administratif des marchés financier has blocked Groupe Mach's Scheme.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - August 9

Royal Scenic appoints new president

Adeline Piekham-Hsieh is the new president of Royal Scenic, where she took office on Aug. 1.

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TravelBrands - Standard banner (Newsletter) - August 8

Celebrity Cruises unveils new homeport in Tampa Bay

A revolutionary ship is coming to Port Tampa Bay, as Celebrity Cruises unveils a brand new homeport, expanding the brand’s global vacation offerings with the redeployment of Celebrity Constellation.

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Condor - Standard banner (newsletter) - July 1

CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise Collection

CIE Tours has launched its first-ever River Cruise Collection, with sailings on the Rhine and Danube.

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PAX magazine - Standard banner (newsletter) - July 2

Monday Minute: Barefoot Travel's Sarah Boville

The 'Monday Minute' is a weekly feature at PAX dedicated to highlighting the movers, shakers, leaders and rule-breakers in Canada's travel agent community.

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PHOTOS: RIU opens first property in Madrid

RIU has arrived in Madrid, Spain, with the opening of the Riu Plaza España in the capital city’s iconic Edificio España. It is the first RIU hotel in Madrid and the first of the Riu Plaza urban line in Spain.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Air Canada has officially removed single-use plastic stir sticks from its fleet

Back in January, Air Canada pledged to cut back on its single-use plastics, by replacing its plastic stir sticks with wood ones on all flights, starting summer 2019. In June, the airline made good on its promise, and stopped handing out the small plastic sticks on all flights.

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CLIA speaks out against Venice's misreported cruise ship ban

Following a string of media releases earlier this week alleging that cruise ships have been banned from Venice, CLIA has released a statement that refutes the claims.

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PONANT announces plan to purchase Paul Gauguin

PONANT has announced its plan to acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises, which means a bigger selection of destinations for guests, and a larger fleet.

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