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WestJet - BackGround Skin_Left (Newsletter) - May 9 to 15 2022 WestJet TAAM
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) -  May 11 to 12 2022 WW

Out-of-practice travellers, uneven flight volumes causing airport delays, says Alghabra. Not staffing levels

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra on Wednesday (May 11) addressed the long lines that have been reported at security checkpoints at multiple Canadian airports, saying that rusty travellers and uneven flight volumes are to blame for the longer-than-usual delays. It's not a staffing shortage, he said, as was previously reported. But industry experts disagree.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - May 8 to 15 2022 Europe

On Location: Dominican Republic is in “good hands” – DATE 2022 kicks off at Barceló Bávaro

Suppliers, buyers, sellers and travel media are on the ultimate date in the Dominican Republic this week as the 2022 Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, better known as “DATE,” kicked off Wednesday night (May 11) at Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort. The DR is "in good hands," Rafael Blanco Tejera, president of ASONAHORES, told PAX at last night's high-energy welcome party.

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WestJet - standard banner (newsletter) - May 9 to July 31 2022 WestJet TAAM

Chris Avery returns to WestJet as VP, commercial strategy

Chris Avery is now VP, commercial strategy at WestJet, the airline announced Wednesday (May 11). Avery returns to WestJet following five years with Canadian North where he served as president and CEO from 2018 to 2022 and as VP, customer and commercial from 2017 to 2018. Avery has also held positions with Alaska Airlines, Air Transat and Canadian Airlines International.

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Hola Sun - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Jan 4 to Mar 20 2022 (303) and Apr 4 to May 15 2022

Maritime Travel wins Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club award

Halifax-based Maritime Travel has been named a Platinum Club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. "Our knowledgeable, caring staff on the front lines, together with state-of-the-art technology and operations, have been instrumental,” said Gary Gaudry, president of Maritime Travel.

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Switzerland - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Apr 11 to May 22 2022

EU removing mask mandate for air travel "a step towards normality," says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is applauding the European Aviation Safety Agency’s decision to drop its face mask mandate for airports and flights that take place in Europe. The move is "another important step along the road back to normality for air passengers,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s director general, on Wednesday (May 11).

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Current International - Cuba - Standard (newsletter) - Apr 4 to May 15 2022

Sunwing offering free room upgrades this summer

Sunwing has added a complimentary room upgrade when customers book their summer getaways by May 29, 2022. The offer is applicable to select destinations and resorts for new bookings on a seven-night vacation package (double occupancy) made by May 29, 2022, with travel between June 1, 2022 and October 31, 2022.

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Playa Resorts - Standard banner (newsletter) -May 8 to 15 2022 Recapture Adventure

Flight Centre celebrates 40 years with "omni-retailing" platform

Celebrating four decades in business this month, the Flight Centre team led by founder Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner has shared its bold plans for "Flight Centre Brand 4.0." Embracing three core assets - people, product, and its global retail footprint - the brand has outlined an industry-first blended ecosystem of technology and traditional booking systems.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - May 1 to 31 2022 Taste test

TTAND agents reveal the benefits of attending conference

The Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND) recently held its annual conference. The host agency asked some of the agents who attended why they go to their conference and what they get out of it – including agents who joined during the COVID pandemic.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -May 8 to 22 2022 Opening date GOTG
PAX Travel Jobs - Big box (Newsletter) - March 12 2020 to May 29 2022 Quick Presse - Big box (Newsletter) - Mar 7 2022 to May 29 2022 - Quick Presse

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

EU to drop face mask rule for airports and flights in Europe

Face masks will not have to be worn in airports or on flights in Europe staring next week, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) announced on Wednesday (May 11). The news comes as an increasing number of European countries have relaxed or lifted their pandemic-related restrictions.

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First direct flight from Whitehorse & Yellowknife lands at Toronto Pearson

Passengers aboard Air North, Yukon's airline, landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport Tuesday night (May 10), becoming the first to enjoy Canada's first-ever scheduled direct service between Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Toronto.

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World champion gymnast Simone Biles named godmother of Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises has named American gymnast Simone Biles, 19-time World Champion and seven-time Olympic Medalist, godmother for Celebrity Beyond, which recently debuted in Europe. In this role, Biles will name Celebrity Beyond at the official ceremony in Fort Lauderdale on November 4, 2022.

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