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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) - Nov 4-12, 2023 - Memories

On Location: From “prove it” to doing it – travel pros sound off on the “new” Ensemble in Vegas

When Ensemble announced that it was rebranding with a new look and stronger value proposition, members were skeptical. Who could blame them? The consortium, fresh off an acquisition deal, had gone from a cooperative to a privately-held company, which resulted in several changes. PAX spoke with members at Ensemble's conference in Las Vegas last week to discuss the transformation, one year later.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - Nov 6-12 2023 - Portugal

With Air Canada’s new Toronto route, Martinique eyes 25% growth out of Canada

The CEO of the Martinique Tourism Authority called it an “historic moment.” Bruno Brival, his team and partners were in Toronto Tuesday night (Nov. 7) to meet with the travel trade and celebrate Air Canada’s new route to Martinique – a seasonal program of direct flights, starting Dec. 16, between Toronto and Fort de France.

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WestJet - standard banner (newsletter) - Nov 1-30 2023 - WSPhoenix

Former Celebrity exec Dondra Ritzenthaler to become CEO of Azamara in May 2024

She's not retiring. Dondra Ritzenthaler, formally senior vice-president of sales, trade support and service for the Americas at Celebrity, will join Azamara as CEO in May of 2024, PAX has learned. In a statement, Ritzenthaler said she is "thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the company into its next chapter."

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Hilton - Standard banner (newsletter) - Nov 1 to December 10 2023 - Hilton Unpack

Videotorial: Make your clients' dreams come true in Cayman Islands

This is the stuff that dreams are made of. Nestled in an unparalleled tropical setting, the Cayman Islands, a peaceful British Overseas Territory, offers that luxurious blend of sun-kissed beaches, calm, turquoise seas and boundless experiences.

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MSC - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Aug 21 to Dec 3 2023 - YachtClub

Here's a sneak peek at Icon of the Seas' entertainment lineup

Royal Caribbean International has pulled back the curtain on what kind of entertainment will take centre stage on its new ship Icon of the Seas. In January 2024, a new lineup of full-scale shows will debut across the cruise line’s four signature “stages” – air, ice, water and theatre – and more live music and comedy than ever before.

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Explora Journeys - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Nov 6-Dec 3 2023 - HolidayBanner2

Hyatt & Parks Hospitality team up to open four hotels in Mexico

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Parks Hospitality Holdings are expanding Hyatt’s footprint in Mexico with four new properties in Mexico City, Los Cabos, and Cancun. The new resorts are expected to open starting in 2024 and will include two Grand Hyatt hotels, a new offering near Cancun airport, and the debut of the Park Hyatt brand in Cancun.

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Hyatt Inclusive Collection - Standard banner (newsletter) - Sept 25 to Dec 3 2023 AGE23-SEPDC

Inaugural Caribbean ConnEX Canada highlights MICE & group travel

The first-ever Caribbean ConnEX Canada event focusing on the Caribbean for incentives and group travel was successfully held on Nov. 2. The exclusive gathering, organized by VoX International, brought together Caribbean exhibitors and sponsors to provide an unparalleled learning experience for qualified incentive planners.

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Medialliance - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Oct 9-Nov 19 2023 - MHIC

Exotik Journeys joins Canadian advisors in Turkey

Ten Canadian travel advisors from Toronto and British Columbia joined members of the Exotik Journeys team in Turkey last month to uncover the destination’s treasures on a FAM trip.

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TTAND - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Oct 29 to Dec 3 2023 -Increase your success - December

Uniworld announces 2024 President’s Cruise aboard new super ship

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has announced its President’s Cruise for 2024, hosted by President and CEO Ellen Bettridge. The special sailing will depart on June 16, 2024 on the popular ‘Castles Along the Rhine’ itinerary, onboard Uniworld’s brand new Super Ship for 2024, the S.S. Victoria.

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RBA Advertising (Cayman Islands)-Standard (newsletter)  Nov 6-12 2023 Live Dream

Save during Le Boat's “Let's Go Boating" Black Friday sale

Le Boat has unveiled its Black Friday offer, granting prospective travellers an opportunity to plan the 2024 adventures on the water. Le Boat specializes in canal cruise rentals with a fleet of more than 950 boats stationed at over 33 different departure bases across eight countries, including Canada.

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Collette - Standard Banner (Newsletter) - Oct 9-Nov 26 2023 - BookGroups

D.R. winter campaign invites Canadians to escape the chill, enjoy the sun

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism has released its latest winter promotional campaign, called "Embrace the Sunshine." The initiative aims to captivate the imagination of Canadian travellers, inviting them to leave behind the cold winter and embark on a memorable journey to the Dominican Republic.

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Disney - standard banner (newsletter) -Dec 6-12 2023 - DCL RESOffer-resv2
Playa - Big Box (newsletter) - Nov 6-12, 2023 - Hilton PAX QP - Big box (Newsletter) - QP

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Frank Corzo named VP, sales, NA at Premier Worldwide Marketing for Karisma

Premier Worldwide Marketing, the sales and marketing representative for Karisma Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Frank Corzo as vice-president of sales, North America. He succeeds Marilyn Cairo who, for the past six years, led global sales, groups, and weddings at the company.

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“The wrong direction”: IATA’s Willie Walsh takes aim at Canada’s passenger rights overhaul

As the Canadian Transportation Agency reviews changes to Air Passenger Protection Regulations, the head of The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Willie Walsh, has shared his two cents on the Government of Canada's planned air travel compensation policies, calling them "the wrong direction."

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WestJet expands transborder service in Western Canada with 4 new routes

WestJet has announced four new routes for its 2024 summer schedule: flights between Edmonton and Atlanta, Nashville and San Francisco, along with new service connecting Vancouver and Detroit. The update also means increased access to Delta hubs.

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WestJet - Footer Leaderboard - Newsletter - Nov 6-19 2023 - BookNow
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