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Friday, January 10, 2020
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) - Jan 8 2020

On location: Playa showcases Hyatt Ziva/Zilara at Spotlight Awards; Amanda Morris wins (and Freddie Marsh was there. Kinda.)

“Travel agents mean everything to us,” said Kevin Froemming, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Playa Hotels & Resorts. Playa Hotels and Resorts kicked off their fourth annual Spotlight Awards last night (Jan. 9) in the Dominican Republic.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - Jan 10 2020

Disney planning ahead with 235-acre purchase in Orlando

While the exact plan is not yet known, Disney appears to be preparing for the next expansion of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, following reports of a 235-acre land purchase by the entertainment giant in late December.

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TravelBrands - Standard banner (Newsletter) -Jan 9 2020

Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa delays opening until March 1

AMResorts has announced that the highly-anticipated opening of the Secrets® St. Martin Resort & Spa has been pushed back until March 1, 2020.

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Playa Resorts - Standard banner (newsletter) -January 6 2020

Swoop expands summer 2020 schedule with flights to the East Coast

As part of it’s 2020 summer schedule, Swoop is expanding its East Coast network, with flights between Hamilton, Ontario and St. John’s, NL; Moncton, NB; and Charlottetown, PEI. The new service will begin in June as Swoop receives its tenth aircraft.

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G Adventures - Standard banner (Newsletter) - Jan 6 2020

PAX Checks In with G Adventures' Aizaz Sheikh

Here, PAX Checks In with Aizaz Sheikh, director of marketing, global, G Adventures, to learn more about that guy named Steve, a must-have meal in Turkey, and the 90s sitcom song he rapped to in order to get the job with G.

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PAX Travel Jobs - Standard banner  (newsletter) October 28 2019 clone

Flights & cruises unaffected by earthquake, Puerto Rico officials say

Despite being hit by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday (Jan. 7), tourism officials insist Puerto Rico is open for business, and continues to welcome a record number of visitors to the island.

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Porter - BIg box (newsletter) -January 6 2020 PAX Magazine - big box (newsletter) - Dec 2 2019

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

We tested FlyGTA's new flights to Muskoka, and here's why your clients should too

In just 30 minutes, Toronto-based airline FlyGTA will transport travellers from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Muskoka Airport, letting Canadians explore the Muskokas Friday to Sunday, year-round.

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Curio Collection's KOI Resort Saint Kitts now open

KOI Resort Saint Kitts, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton recently opened, marking the brand's first debut into the destination. Situated along Half Moon Bay and adjacent to the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, the 102-room KOI Resort Saint Kitts offers Asian-inspired design, locally inspired programming, globally celebrated cuisine by KOI Hospitality and immeasurable experiences for travellers.

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Despite fires, Australia remains a safe place to visit, tour operators say

As Australia faces its worst wildfire season in decades, Tourism Australia is reminding the travel industry that most tourism-related businesses remain open, during a time when the support of visitors is more important than ever before.

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