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Friday, January 4, 2019
Sunwing - Top leaderboard (newsletter) - Jan 2

Venice is set to impose a tourist tax for 2019, and it could jeopardize cruising

The suggested tax, which could range anywhere from €2.50 to €10, was put forth for Italy's 2019 budget in an attempt to keep the city clean, with the collected funds going towards better waste management systems.

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Transat - standard banner (newsletter) - Jan 4

Sandals says no to styrofoam at 19 of its properties

As of Feb. 1, 2019, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) will eliminate all styrofoam from 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven major Caribbean islands – from Jamaica and the Bahamas to Grenada and Turks & Caicos – in a continued effort to protect the environment.

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TravelBrands - Standard banner (Newsletter) - Jan 3

Rail Europe announces new countries for 2019 Eurail Global Pass

The Eurail Global Pass now features unlimited rail travel in 31 countries, with the addition of Great Britain*, Lithuania, and Macedonia in 2019.

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WestJet - Standard banner (Newsletter)

African Travel, Inc. hires Carl Garbig as its new Canadian director of sales

African Travel, Inc. (ATI) has appointed Carl Garbig as its new director of sales for Canada.

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Porter - Standard banner (Newsletter) - Dec 19

PAX checks in with ACV's Dana Gain

Prior to 2002, Dana Gain worked in the trade show industry and, at one point, for an internet startup company. But it wasn’t until Gain discovered an opportunity to work for a cruise line that her professional life would change forever.

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Globus - Standard (newsletter) - Dec 24

Melia Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real is now open

The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real officially opened in December 2018. The new hotel is the first of its kind in the Paradisus portfolio and will feature ultra-luxe amenities and be the third Paradisus property to open in the Dominican Republic.

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These are the world's most powerful passports for 2019

Passport Index has released a ranking of the world's most powerful passports, based on their overall visa-free score. Canada has managed to hold onto a spot higher up on the ranks, coming in at number four.

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Carnival will now charge for most of its à la carte room service

Carnival Cruise Line will be shifting to an à la carte stateroom service menu fleetwide. A wide variety of menu items will be available with a nominal cost ranging from $2 to $5 per item.

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Sneak peek: Disney releases video of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars fans have a lot to be excited about, as Disney has just released a sneak peek of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening summer 2019 at Disneyland Resort and fall 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Air Transat brings back flights to St. Maarten

Flights to St. Maarten will be available every Saturday until Apr. 20, 2019, departing from Toronto and Montreal.

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Air Canada Vacations - Footer Leaderboard - Newsletter - Dec 17
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