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FLYGTA- BackGround Skin_Left (Newsletter) - June 6 to 19 FLYGTA
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) -  June 15 to 16 2022 Samsara Cliff Resort

Relaxed vaccine mandate won't fix airport situation, industry says; “There is still work to do"

Starting June 20, Ottawa will suspend its COVID-19 vaccination requirement for domestic travel by airplane and train and for those who are leaving Canada by air. But existing vaccination requirements for foreign nationals, as well as quarantine and testing requirements for unvaccinated Canadians, will remain. The Roundtable calls this “an important step," but says all remaining restrictions should be lifted.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - June 12 to 19 2022 Excellence

Some Air Canada customers can now reroute their flight to Billy Bishop to avoid Pearson

Responding to the long wait times that are currently impacting Toronto Pearson airport, Air Canada has implemented new policies that “will make it easier” for passengers to reroute flights from YYZ to less-hectic Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) in downtown Toronto.

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WestJet - standard banner (newsletter) - June 1 to July 3 2022 June banner Blue Diamond

“It’s a step forward for me”: Rod Hanna joins Majestic Resorts as BDM for Canada

Rod Hanna has joined Majestic Resorts as the brand's new business development manager for Canada, according to a company statement that was shared with partners on Tuesday (June 14). Starting June 15, Hanna will help enhance and establish Majestic Resorts' positioning in the Canadian travel trade marketplace.

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Playa Resorts - Standard banner (newsletter) -June 12 to 19 2022 Jewel Paradise Cove

A free course on sustainable tourism is now available to travel pros

WeTravel and Tourism Cares have launched an Introduction to sustainable tourism educational course in the WeTravel Academy for any travel professional to learn the basics of introducing sustainable practices into their business. The free, one-hour course, lectured by Tourism Cares’ Director of Community Impact John Sutherland, is segmented into 10 modules.

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MSC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - June 6 to July 3 2022 BonusCommission

WestJet apologies for delay in adding non-binary option to booking, check-in systems

WestJet has issued an explanation and apology regarding its progress on adding non-binary options to its booking and check-in systems. The remarks comes after transgender advocates in Canada called out WestJet for not allowing people to choose X as a gender, instead of male or female, when booking flights.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - May 1 to June 26 2022 Taste test

Celestyal: Logan named BDM for Canada/NE USA; Predmesky now director of national accounts

Celestyal Cruises has named Bentlie Logan to the position of BDM, Northeast USA/Canada. Meanwhile, Kelly Predmesky, who has served as BDM, southeastern U.S. since 2018, has been promoted to the new position of director of national accounts.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -June 3 to 19 2022 TA Sweeps

AmaWaterways announces second river ship in Egypt

On the heels of AmaWaterways’ AmaDahlia celebrating the close of her first season on Egypt’s Nile River last week, the luxury river cruise line has announced it will launch a second ship in Egypt. The new vessel, named AmaLilia after the sacred blue water lily flower of ancient Egypt, will set sail in 2024 to meet the growing demand for this exotic offering.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -June 12 to 18 2022 Now open GOTG

Air Canada Foundation celebrates ten years

The Air Canada Foundation is celebrating its milestone 10-year anniversary focusing on the health and well-being of children and youth. Since its inception in 2012, the Foundation has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children through its various programs, partnerships, and initiatives.

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FLYGTA - Big box (Newsletter) - June 6 to August 28 FLYGTA Flying reimagined (couple walking to aircraft) FLYGTA - Big box (Newsletter) - June 6 to August 28 R2-FLYGTA

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

On Location: Inside The Londoner, a “super boutique hotel” built for events in the U.K. capital

With its stylish interior, top-notch food and beverage outlets and refined service, the aptly-named Londoner captures the best elements of the U.K. capital under its roof. The 16-storey "urban resort" combines the ambiance of a boutique hotel with high-end spaces for meetings and events, as PAX learned during a stay at the property in June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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Passport offices continue to face long lineups; wait times now posted online

Despite Ottawa unveiling actions that were meant to get new passports into the hands of Canadians quicker, wait times are still “far from acceptable,” said Karina Gould, Minister of Children, Families and Social Development, on Monday (June 13). People are still standing in line for hours at passport offices – so much so that the government is now posting wait times online.

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Slater & Wilson win Patrick Luciani Legacy Award; TravelOnly advisors honoured at TADA

It’s an award that was created to honour Patrick Luciani and everything he stood for. Nancy Wilson and Brenda Slater, co-founders of the Association of Canadian Independent Travel Advisors (ACITA), accepted the Patrick Luciani Legacy Award on Friday (June 10) for their relentless advocacy work. The honour was presented at TravelOnly's TADA gala and PAX was there to capture it all.

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