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Airlines post travel alerts as winter storm heads to Ontario & Quebec

Residents in Ontario and Quebec are being warned of a heavy snowstorm that is set to hit on Wednesday (Jan. 25) and deteriorate travel conditions at major airports. Reports say the storm, in southern Ontario, will “bring their heaviest snowfall of the year so far,” saying that 10-25 cm is expected. Airlines, meanwhile, are advising travellers to plan ahead.

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Hilton - Standard banner (newsletter) - January 16 to June 30, 2023 - All inclusive

Canada’s passport backlog has been “virtually eliminated,” says minister

The backlog that has plagued Canada’s passport system has been "virtually eliminated," says Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Karina Gould. Ottawa moved “heaven and earth” in the last year to fix the system and speed up processing times, Gould told reporters on Tuesday (Jan. 24). Wait times, she said, have returned to pre-pandemic levels.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) -Jan 18 to 29, 2023 - BonBon

Canadians support testing travellers from China, but question its efficacy: poll

A new Angus Reid survey finds a majority of Canadians support Ottawa's pre-departure testing rule for China, but many are unsure if it will be effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19. There are other concerns, too, as some have called the policy discriminatory. Medical experts, meanwhile, have cast doubt on the effectiveness of pre-departure testing.

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A new expo for travel advisors & suppliers is happening in Ontario this April

A new series of regional travel trade events, called the “Granite Travel Trade Expos," is happening from April 17-20 in four Ontario cities. The events, produced by Granite Productions, are designed to connect industry suppliers with top-producing travel agents while facilitating in-person consultations and presentations.

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HH Advertising - Standard Banner (Newsletter) -Jan 16-Feb 5 2023 - Sandals

Greg Parker named CEO of global supply at Flight Centre

Flight Centre Travel Group senior executive Greg Parker will succeed Melanie Waters-Ryan as the CEO of the company’s global supply division. Mr. Parker, currently FLT’s managing director of global supply partnerships, and Ms. Waters-Ryan will continue to work together to ensure a smooth transition when Ms. Waters-Ryan retires in early 2024.

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Facto Communications - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Jan 23-29 2023 - Be a Golfer

UnCruise Adventures opens books on Baja California Eclipse Cruise

UnCruise Adventures has opened bookings for a dedicated Baja California Eclipse Cruise departing April 6, 2024. This one-time, seven-night sailing will offer perfectly positioned viewing for guests off the coast of Mazatlán with only 66 available cabins. Current WAVE season savings can be applied to reserve individual cabins and groups.

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MSC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Jan 23 to Feb 9 2023 - WinterSail

Air France announces 2023 partner chefs & there's a Montreal connection

Air France has announced the names of the 17 chefs with whom it will be working this year. In the months ahead, 17 chefs will take turns in creating exceptional dishes in La Première and Business and in airport lounges over the coming months. And there's a connection to Montreal.

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Martinique - standard banner (newsletter) - January 12-29 2023 - La Martinique Pink banners

VisitBritain appoints Gauger & Landry to new executive roles

VisitBritain has announced two appointments to ensure it is best placed to drive tourism to Britain. Gavin Landry has been named international director, leading the strategic direction of global teams. Paul Gauger now steps into the role of executive vice-president, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - January 8 to February 5 2023 - JanComm

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

On Location in Israel: Discovering how to play in the land of pray

“People go to Jerusalem to pray, and Tel Aviv to play," PAX was told in June during a one-week trip to Israel with Israel’s Ministry of Tourism and Air Canada. The contrast between subdue Jerusalem and lively Tel Aviv made the play-versus-pray mantra indisputable. But Israel's peoples, cultures and topographies have so much more to offer Canadians than any binary can capture. PAX's Steven Bereznai reports.

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“Illogical” & “inefficient”: Trudeau criticizes ArriveCAN contracting

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the contracting process that went into building the now-optional ArriveCAN app seems “illogical” and “inefficient.” Speaking to reporters on Monday (Jan. 23), the PM said he has asked Canada's top public servant to look into the government's procurement process for developing the travel tool, which is set to cost upwards of $54 million by this March.

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Traveller reviews reveal the most welcoming places in Canada & beyond

Booking.com's Traveller Review Awards are out and a record 1.36 million travel providers, globally, are being recognized for their hospitality, including 6,779 in Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador, notably, makes its debut in the top ten "Most Welcoming Regions on Earth" list, while Nova Scotia claims the title of "Most Welcoming Region" in Canada.

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