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“A blow” to agents & operators: G Adventures, ACTA respond to Egypt visa debacle

G Adventures and ACTA have issued statements on Egypt’s confusing new visa rules, which will require Canadians to apply in person at Egypt's embassy or consulate, set to take effect this fall. “This is a blow to both Canadian travel agents trying to support their clients and operators like G Adventures that send thousands of travellers to Egypt each year,” said David Green, managing director at G. "There have been no details provided around the process to obtain visas."

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - Sep 5-18 2023 - Still in vacation mode

“Planes were full during July": Recovery momentum continues, says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says that post-COVID recovery momentum continued in July for passenger markets. Total traffic in July 2023 rose 26.2% compared to July 2022 and globally, traffic is now at 95.6 per cent of pre-COVID levels. "There is every reason to be optimistic about the continuing recovery,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General.

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WestJet - standard banner (newsletter) - Sep 4-30 2023 - PROPEL_WSU.S.andCanada

Disney Treasure unlocks new “Coco,” “Zootopia,” park-inspired spaces

Disney Cruise Line’s new ship, Disney Treasure, is promising to bring stories from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and Disney Parks adventures to life “like never before" with new venues inspired by the films “Coco" and “Zootopia,” and nostalgia from theme parks. The ship will embark on its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral, FL, on Dec. 21, 2024.

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MSC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Aug 21 to Sep 30 2023 - YachtClub

Visit Myrtle Beach names Pulse Travel Marketing as Canadian rep

Visit Myrtle Beach has appointed Pulse Travel Marketing as its new agency of record in Canada. The company will take over the account from Kimberly Hartley of Travel Solutions by Design, "which has been a valued and trusted partner for 14 years and whose dedication and contributions have created a solid platform for continued success," a joint statement said.

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Explora Journeys - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Aug 28 to Sep 10 2023 - New launch

Air Canada expands Intelsat agreement for in-flight Wi-Fi on 737 MAX, regional jets

Air Canada and Intelsat – an integrated satellite and terrestrial network and provider of in-flight connectivity – have announced an agreement for Intelsat to provide connectivity on nearly 100 additional aircraft across the airline’s fleet, including Intelsat’s new multi-orbit electronically steered array antenna for regional jets.

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Hola Sun - Standard banner (newsletter) - June 26-Sep 10 2023 - Hola Sun Cuba

Emerald hosting 20 river cruise info sessions across Canada this fall

Emerald Cruises Canada is hosting 20 complimentary “Explore the Extraordinary” river cruise information sessions across Canada this September and October. The sessions are designed for travel advisors and consumers interested in learning more about the cruise line’s river cruise destinations and the benefits of small ship cruising.

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HH Advertising - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Sep 4-17 2023 - Sandals Grenada

TICO hosting webinar on Sept. 12 to explain by-law changes

The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) is hosting a webinar on Sept. 12 about the restructuring orders it received from the province last month. On Aug. 11, Ontario’s Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery served five orders to TICO – Ontario’s travel industry regulator – to make changes to its governance structure.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Aug 27 to Sep 30 2023 - Right time to join Sep

WestJet Encore pilots file notice to open contract negotiations

WestJet Encore pilots are getting ready to bargain their second collective agreement, according to a press release shared by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) on Tuesday (Sept. 5). The association says WestJet Encore needs to give its nearly 400 pilots improvements on seniority, career recognition and career progression.

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Tannis Dyrland launches Tisson Travel Group, a “community” for Alberta-based travel advisors

How the west was one: Calgary, AB-based Tannis Dyrland has left her host agency to create travel organization aimed at fostering growth and camaraderie for travel advisors in Western Canada. Tisson Travel Group, which launches today (Sept. 5), is a “strong community of Alberta-based travel pros where we can rely on people in our own backyard,” Dyrland tells PAX in an interview about her new venture.

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“There’s nothing official”: Agents, tour ops left in dark about Egypt’s new visa process

New visa restrictions Egypt has imposed on Canadian travellers could derail vacations this fall season. Starting on Oct. 1, Canadian passport holders will no longer be able to obtain a visa online before travelling to or upon arrival in Egypt. For travel advisor Jayne Mandic of Marlin Travel in Peterborough, ON, navigating the change – and the lack of details surrounding it – has been nothing short of a headache.

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“Fins up forever”: Remembering Jimmy Buffett, a master of island escapism

His music transported audiences to the sandy shores of Margaritaville and taught the world how to chill. American singer-songwriter, musician, author and businessman Jimmy Buffett died Friday (Sept. 1) at age 76. From his beginnings in the Gulf Coast to his ascent as a global symbol of "island escapism," Buffett built a billion-dollar empire. And his impact on travel and tourism was undeniable.

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