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How does Egypt’s visa change impact cruises? Celebrity posts update

The complexity of the Egypt’s new visa process for Canadian travellers has left travel advisors and tour operators reeling as details about the policy have been limited. But what does the change mean for cruise travellers? Celebrity is the latest brand to post an update, saying that passengers will be granted 72-hour visas on arrival.

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CATO shocked by “complexity” of Egypt visas, calls for flexible measures

The Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) is expressing “shock” over the new travel restrictions that Canadian tourists must face when travelling to Egypt. "Whether applying in person or by mail, these changes bring added unwanted complexity to the traveller,” CATO stated. “This is clearly prohibitive for anyone.”

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

TravelBrands golf classic raises $300,000 for SickKids, Tanious talks strategy

Bold-faced names from the travel industry gathered on Thursday (Sept. 7) in support of the SickKids Foundation, raising a total of $300,000, at TravelBrands' annual Charity Golf Classic. PAX, which was a sponsor, was there to capture moments from the event and interview Nathalie Tanious, TravelBrands' new CEO, who said the company is enhancing its platforms for travel advisors.

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

Hurricane Lee strengthens to Category 5, track still uncertain

Hurricane Lee has quickly intensified into a Category 5 storm, and reports suggests it could strengthen further. The future track of the storm, which will spread across the northern Caribbean on Friday (Sept. 8), remains unclear. However: the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas and Bermuda may experience tropical storm conditions this weekend, forecasters say.

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

Air Canada prepays aircraft loans; health agency probing vomit incident

Air Canada has prepaid loans of approximately $462M from Export Development Corporation previously used by the company to help fund its acquisition of 14 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Meanwhile, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is investigating after two women were removed from an Air Canada aircraft after they refused to sit in vomit left in their seats.

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Virgin Voyages raises $550M in funding; CEO to retire; Brilliant Lady delayed

Virgin Voyages has raised $550M (USD) to accelerate its growth plans as it seeks rapid expansion into international markets. At the same time, founding CEO, Tom McAlpin, will retire and become chairman of the Board of Directors. Virgin Voyages, meanwhile, will postpone the maiden voyage of its new ship, Brilliant Lady, due to supply chain, construction and staffing issues.

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

Travel Leaders Network unveils fall schedule for mixer events

Travel Leaders Network will bring members and suppliers together this fall at exclusive mixers events, which have been sold out across Canada throughout the year. The events for owners and managers provide a platform to connect with top suppliers in select cities across the country.

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Porter inaugurates Winnipeg service from Toronto-Pearson hub

Porter Airlines has inaugurated its non-stop service between Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Winnipeg Richardson (YWG) airports. Flights between the provincial capitals begin with two daily round trips. The Winnipeg-Toronto Pearson route operates with Porter's 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.

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Jamaica Bridal Expo returns this weekend, Canadian agents invited to tune in

The Jamaica Bridal Expo will unfold at Montego Bay Convention Centre this weekend (Sept. 9-10) special guests speakers will provide attendees with strategies and resources for planning and executing a successful Jamaican destination wedding. Canadian travel advisors are invited to tune into the sessions during the broadcast or view the presentations at their leisure after.

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Celestyal Journey departs on maiden Aegean voyage, unveils upgrade offer

Last weekend saw Celestyal Journey set sail on her maiden voyage around the Aegean. Departing from Piraeus, Athens on Sept. 2, Celestyal Journey’s first guests are enjoying a seven-night “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary, visiting Thessaloniki, Kusadasi, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini, Mykonos, and Milos. The ship recently completed an extensive $21M (USD) refurbishment and maintenance overhaul

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Émilie Giguère joins Jamaica Tourist Board as BDM for Eastern Canada

Jamaica has appointed a new tourism ambassador for Eastern Canada, recruiting Émilie Giguère as a business development manager, PAX has learned. "I am very happy to represent this magnificent destination to Quebecers and Canadians in the Eastern part of the country," said Giguère, who is currently completing her training in Jamaica.

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WestJet Group enhances Board of Directors with new appointments

The WestJet Group has announced the appointment of Benjamin Smith and Álex Cruz as vice-chairs of its board of directors, as well as the appointment of Lisa Durocher. Smith is the CEO of Air France-KLM, Cruz is the former CEO of British Airways and Durocher was most recently the CEO of Rogers Bank and an EVP at Rogers Communications.

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How to apply for an Egypt visa, according to the Egyptian Embassy in Ottawa

Egypt’s new visa requirement for Canadian travellers has been nothing short of confusing, as PAX has documented over these past few days, but a posting from the Egyptian embassy may shed some clarity on the matter. According to instructions acquired at Egypt’s embassy in Ottawa, visas for Egypt can be completed both in person and by mail, and cost $150 (CAD).

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