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Friday, March 10, 2023
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) -  Mar 10-17, 2023 - BlueBay

CTA clears WestJet for codeshare flights to Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines & Singapore

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has approved requests from WestJet to operate international service, through codeshares, to Malaysia, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore, PAX has learned.

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

“Leaving this industry is the toughest thing to do”: Jacques Gilbert announces retirement

After nearly 50 years in the travel industry, Jacques Gilbert has announced his plan to officially retire from the business. The AVP of client relationships at Manulife spoke to PAX about his career, which started in the 1970s at Quebec Air. Later in life, he worked at Transat Holidays and became a partner at Pottruff & Smith. “What I’m going to miss the most is the people,” Gilbert tells PAX.

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Air France KLM - Standard banner (newsletter) Mar 6-12 2023 CDG-Ottawa

PAX Checks In with Explora Journeys’ Patricia Di Benedetto

Patricia Di Benedetto went from running shoes to running strategies for cruise lines - she spent 15 years in the sportswear biz before jumping into the cruise industry. Today, she's the business relationship lead for Eastern Canada at Explora Journeys, MSC Group's new luxury brand. Here, PAX Checks In with Di Benedetto to discuss 5-course dinners in Greece, the time she ran more than 300 kilometres, and her idea of perfect happiness.

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WestJet - standard banner (newsletter) - Mar 7 to 13 2023 Austin

Ottawa to approve WestJet-Sunwing deal: report

WestJet's proposed acquisition of Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines has passed the public interest test and has received the support of the federal government, according to the Globe And Mail, which is reporting that Ottawa will approve the pending deal.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) -Mar 6-12, 2023 - AHMSA

BMO inks deal to acquire Air Miles loyalty rewards program

The Bank of Montreal (BMO) has signed a deal to acquire the Air Miles reward program from LoyaltyOne Co., it was announced Friday (March 10). The acquisition aims to reinvigorate one of Canada’s largest loyalty programs and BMO says it is "well positioned" to strengthen and grow the popular program.

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RCI - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Feb 8-March 12 2023 - 30% OFF

Transat: Susan Kudzman appointed president & election of new directors to board

Transat A.T.'s shareholders have elected new directors following a meeting on Thursday (May 9). Annick Guérard, president and CEO, as well as Lucie Chabot, Valérie Chort, Daniel Desjardins, Susan Kudzman, Stéphane Lefebvre, Ian Rae and Julie Tremblay were re-elected. The board welcomes Geneviève Brouillette, Robert Coallier and Bruno Matheu as new members. Kudzman was also appointed chair of the board.

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MSC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Feb 20 to Mar 26 2023 - Spring break

What you may not know about a host agency vs. a consortium

Travel agents – and also travel agencies – are discovering the many benefits of being part of a host agency rather than a consortium, write The Travel Agent Next Door. And even better, some host agencies are members of a consortium, giving you the best of both worlds with added features.

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HH Advertising - Standard Banner (Newsletter) -Feb 13-Mar 12 2023 - Sandals WinterBlues

The Bahamas: Disney Cruise Line’s Lighthouse Point opening in summer 2024

Disney Cruise Line will welcome guests to a new destination at Lighthouse Point on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, starting in summer of 2024. Created in collaboration with locals, the island retreat will be a unique celebration of Bahamian culture brought to life with the quality and service of a Disney vacation.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Mar 1-Apr 2 2023 - BewareSmokeMirrors

Cycling, LGBTQ+ & mystery cruises in Uniworld's Limited Edition Collection

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has announced a "Limited Edition Collection," including one-time sailings and offerings with just one or two special departures per year. Limited Edition cruises are exclusive experiences with special programming, from surprise sailings to themed cruises and more.

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PAX Travel Jobs - Standard banner  (newsletter) Feb 10 2020 to Mar 31 2023

Exodus takes 25% off its 25 most popular trips

Exodus Travels is offering a special Ticket to Adventure promotion on select last-minute getaways, offering 25% off its 25 favourite trips departing in April, May, and June of this year. The tour operator is also offering 15% all its small group trips departing in 2023 and 2024.

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Quick Presse - Banner (Newsletter) - QP Feb 7 to Mar 31 2023


3 Sunwing flights with all-female crews take to the sky in honour of IWD

In honour of International Women’s Day on Wednesday (March 8), Sunwing celebrated the departure of three Sunwing Airlines flights that took off for sunny destinations from Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg, each with an all-female flight deck and cabin crew.

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Whisky welcome: Royal Irish Tours & partners host pre-St. Patrick’s Day lunch in T.O.

Royal Irish Tours, Invest Northern Ireland, Tourism Ireland, and other partners, gathered for a St. Patrick's Day lunch on Wednesday (March 8) at Toronto pub The Rabbit Hole. The lunch, which doubled as a whisky tasting c/o McConnell's Irish Whisky, highlighted Ireland's upcoming events and attractions. “We’re having a great comeback,” said Conor Duffy, RIT’s vice-president.

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Despite $56.6M Q1 loss, Transat’s path to profitability improving, says CEO

“Transat is on an upswing and is headed for a return to profitability,” said Annick Guérard, president and CEO of Transat A.T., sharing the company’s Q1 results on Thursday (March 9). The company's net loss amounted to $56.6 million, but Q1 revenues more than tripled compared with the corresponding quarter last year.

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Air Canada - Footer Leaderboard - Newsletter - March 6 to 21, 2023 Domestic Transborder
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