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FLYGTA- BackGround Skin_Left (Newsletter) - June 6 to 26 FLYGTA
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) -  June 22 and 23 2022 GrandSirenis

Sunwing has taken over all 11 hotels in Cayo Largo, Cuba. What this means for guests & agents

Sunwing, through its hotel management company Blue Diamond Resorts, has been granted exclusive rights by the Cuban government to run Cayo Largo's entire hotel inventory – 11 properties, totalling 1,348 rooms – as part of 10-year agreement. Cayo Largo is a small island off of Cuba’s southern coast. PAX caught up with Eric Rodriguez, EVP of partnership development at Sunwing, and others, to learn more.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - June 20 to 26 2022 South early booking promo

Playa wraps up Western Canada workshops; team “blown away” by strong attendance

Playa Hotels and Resorts recently wrapped up its Travel Agent Workshop series across Western Canada, visiting travel advisors in six cities: Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Vancouver, and Victoria. Freddie Marsh, business development manager for Western Canada, said his team was “blown away” by the attendance at the events.

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

New refund rules will "close the gap" in the air passenger protection, says CTA CEO

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) announced new regulations for cancelled flights on Wednesday (June 22). The new rules require that refunds be provided for cancelled flights or lengthy delays in all types of situations outside an air carrier’s control and regardless of the type of ticket that was purchased.

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Hola Sun - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Jan 4 to Mar 20 2022 (303) and Apr 4 to May 22;  June 6 to 12 and from June 20 to Jul 17

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens, set to open 2026, gets rolling

Hard Rock International and GEK TERNA Group held an event in Athens to mark the official start of their partnership to begin constructing a resort and casino in the Athens Riviera. Construction of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens is expected to begin within the first months of 2023 and last about three years, with an opening date set for 2026.

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

Canadians eager to travel but inflation will impact plans: poll

While Canadians may be ready to pack their bags and visit destinations once again, some may be surprised to learn that their travel funds won’t go as far as they once did as gas prices and inflation rises. According to a new survey from Rakuten.ca, cost is the number one inhibitor to planning a post-pandemic trip.

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

Carnival to bring Costa Venezia to U.S. in 2023, Costa Firenze in 2024

Carnival Cruise Line is teaming up with Costa Cruises to create a new concept for Carnival’s North American guests when COSTA by CARNIVAL debuts in spring 2023 and Costa Venezia joins the Carnival fleet sailing from New York. Venezia will be followed by Costa Firenze arriving in the spring of 2024 to sail from Long Beach.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -June 20 to 26 2022 TA Sweeps end

AmaWaterways releases 2023 print & online Europe brochure

AmaWaterways has released its 2023 Europe Brochure: its "most exciting year yet” with many new vacation experiences. Celebrating its 20-year anniversary, the company has unveiled new and customizable packages and itineraries, including its Seven River Journeys, Celebration of Classical Music: The Danube cruises and new five-night Majestic Capitals of the Danube cruises.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -June 12 to July 3 2022 Now open GOTG

Pride Month: June 27 webinar on advancing LGBTQIA+ travel. Free to attend

WeTravel is hosting a free Advancing LGBTQIA+ Travel webinar for the travel industry to learn how to operate their business all year for a more inclusive industry. The one-hour event on June 27 at Noon EST features panellists from Peru’s tourism board, PromPeru, IGLTA and Out Adventures.

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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

Alghabra shifts blame for airport delays: “Airlines have a duty as well”

Speaking to media on Tuesday (June 21), Transport Minister Omar Alghabra drew attention to the role airlines play in tempering the excessive lineups and wait times that have plagued airports in recent weeks. “Airlines have a duty as well,” Alghabra told reporters in Ottawa. "...We're making sure [they] keep up their end of the bargain.''

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Crystal Cruises acquired by A&K Travel; Serenity & Symphony to resume service in 2023

A&K Travel Group Ltd., a travel company owned by Geoffrey Kent and Heritage, has announced that it has acquired Crystal Cruises and that luxury ships Serenity and Symphony, which were seized in February, will resume service in 2023 following "extensive refurbishment."

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El Al Israel Airlines to suspend operations at Toronto Pearson on Oct. 27

El Al Israel Airlines will indefinitely suspend its Tel Aviv flights out of Toronto Pearson airport on October 27, 2022, PAX has learned. Jacob Mazgaonkar, sales and marketing manager at El Al Canada, confirmed the news Tuesday night, calling the move a "continuing consequence of COVID." The shutdown also puts travel advisors like Judith Coates, who had three large groups booked on El Al this fall and winter, in a bind.

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