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Air Canada -Background skins (LEFT) (newsletter)- March 13-19 2023 EUROPE
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) -  Mar 15-26, 2023 - Starfish

On Location: Stretched, but still upscale – a look at Windstar’s renovated Star Pride

Windstar Cruises has stretched and renovated its Star Pride ship by about 26 metres as part of a $250 million initiative. The slightly bigger and renovated vessel is a "mind-boggling feat and engineering marvel," writes PAX's resident "Cruiseguru" Diane Tierney, who recently experienced Star Pride in the Caribbean. See her onboard pics!

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

Jetlines in talks with Qatar Airways about launching possible Toronto-Doha flights

Canada Jetlines is in talks with Qatar Airways about possibility launching non-stop flights between Toronto and Doha. "Qatar is not only a growing and exciting destination, it is also home to the world's best airport, Hamad International Airport, which provides seamless connectivity to Qatar Airways' superior global network," said Eddy Doyle, Jetlines' president & CEO.

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Air France KLM - Standard banner (newsletter) Mar 6-26 2023 CDG-Ottawa

Stéphanie Bishop announces retirement, will depart Globus in May

Travel industry veteran Stéphanie Bishop has announced her retirement, according to a press release issued Thursday (March 16). After 15 years as the managing director of the Globus family of brands’ Toronto office, Bishop is set to depart the company in May, having hand-selected a new leadership team to oversee Canada’s sales, marketing and finances for Globus, Cosmos and Avalon Waterways.

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Lufthansa - standard banner (newsletter) - March 13-20 2023 - eXperts

Flair files $50M lawsuit against leasing companies over airplane seizures

Flair has filed a $50-million lawsuit against several plane-leasing companies over the "unlawful" seizure of four of its aircraft last weekend. The move comes after the low-cost carrier fell behind in its payments. The filing claims Flair's lessor "secretly" found a better deal for its Boeing 737 Maxes and "set Flair up" for default, amounting to an illegal termination of leases.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) -Mar 14-16, 2023 - Spring

50 weekly flights, 5 Canadian cities: Air France releases 2023 summer sked

This summer marks a "turning point" in Air France’s long-haul flight schedule, the airline said Thursday (March 16), releasing its season schedule. This summer, Air France will operate 50 weekly flights to five Canadians cities. The airline, notably, will introduce a new Paris-Ottawa flight on May 27.

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

“Full of life & positive energy”: Remembering Inderjit Handa of Handa Travel

The Canadian travel industry has lost a colleague who is being remembered as someone who was full of energy and kindness. Inderjit Handa, owner of Ottawa-based Handa Travel Group, sadly passed away on Jan. 26, 2023. “Every once in a while, you meet someone radically different than the rest. My father was one of those people,” wrote Alex Handa, Inderjit’s son.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -Mar 15-16 2023 - ABD bundle Iceland

Hyatt to grow Sunscape brand through Be Live collaboration

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced a multi-property collaboration with Be Live Hotels that will include the growth of the Sunscape Resorts & Spas brand in the Caribbean. The company says that two Be Live Hotels properties in the Dominican Republic will be renovated and transformed into Sunscape Resorts & Spas.

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RCI - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Feb 8-March 19 2023 - 30% OFF

Limited-time deals on Sunwing's summer packages

Sunwing has unveiled deals on summer vacation packages as part of its Bring on the Summer Celebrations Sale, on now for a limited time. Eligible for travel between April 1, 2023 and Oct. 31, 2023 on bookings made by March 19, 2023, customers can jet off from winter on a last-minute getaway and save big.

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HH Advertising - Standard Banner (Newsletter) -Feb 13-Mar 19 2023 - Sandals WinterBlues

Seabourn offers at-par rates on select Alaska & B.C. voyages

Seabourn is making it easier for Canadians to experience their own backyard through its new Alaska & Pacific Coast Canadian Resident Offer. On until April 21, 2023, residents are eligible for Canadian rates at par with the U.S. Dollar on 2023 Alaska and British Columbia voyages.

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


Cuba’s Canadian arrivals see strong recovery; tourist visa going digital in Oct.

Canada is still number one in Cuba’s books as 290,000 Canadians flocked to the island country during the first few months of 2023. Cuba’s Minister of Tourism, Juan Carlos Garcia Granda, met with trade media in Toronto on Tuesday (March 14) to share updates. In addition to new infrastructure (like better Wi-Fi), Cuba is aiming to digitize its tourist visa by October.

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Transat promotes Fahed to business development team for ON, Atlantic, Western Canada

Transat has announced that Dima Fahed has been promoted to business development representative on the Ontario, Atlantic and Western sales team. She will start her role on March 20.

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Tubular! G Adventures celebrates ’80s hair band hits with agents at Rock of Ages

It was a night of Whitesnake, Twisted Sister, Pat Benatar…and G Adventures. To show its appreciation for the travel trade, the made-in-Canada travel company pulled a “random act of G” Tuesday night (March 14) by treating travel advisors to seats to see Rock of Ages, an '80s-inspired, power rock-infused musical that’s currently playing at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre.

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