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WestJet adds to network, nonstop flights between Austin and Calgary

CALGARY — WestJet’s new nonstop service between Austin and Calgary is officially up and running, adding to the carrier’s growing network out of YYC. The inaugural flight took off on May 2 between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Calgary International Airport. Service will run twice a week between the two cities. “We’re thrilled to welcome […]
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“I didn’t know she was married”: Kimpton’s social experiment inspires new themed rooms

HOLLYWOOD — What’s your biggest, darkest secret? And are you brave enough to write it down for everyone to see? This is exactly what Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants asked of more than 50 participants in a first-of-its-kind social experiment at the Kimpton Everly Hotel in Hollywood. Over the course of three months last fall, guests […]
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New Family Splash Zone coming to Caribbean Princess this summer

SANTA CLARITA — Families are in for a real treat when they board the Caribbean Princess this summer. Princess Cruises has announced that when the ship emerges from drydock in June for a season of summer cruises to the Caribbean, it will debut The Reef Family Splash Zone, a playful and relaxing area for adults and […]
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Webinar winner takes home prize from Ukraine International Airlines

An Etobicoke-based agent has won the grand prize from Ukraine International Airlines’ (UIA) webinar hosted by Travelweek Group’s WheelsUpNetwork.com on Nov. 22.
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Time for unique experiences in ‘Alamo City’, San Antonio

From its picture-perfect River Walk, lined with restaurants, shops and hotels, to the historic The Alamo, San Antonio has so much of what clients are looking for in a Texas vacation. Sana Keller, Visit San Antonio’s Public Relations Account Director, Canada, takes us through the highlights in this edition of Friday 5. 1. What’s new […]
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Miami airport to close terminal as govt. shutdown continues

MIAMI — Miami International Airport is closing a terminal this weekend because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport’s normal rate as the federal government shutdown stretches toward a fourth week. Friday marks the first day screeners will miss a paycheque, and airport spokesman Greg Chin said there’s a concern there won’t […]
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Two day storm departs B.C., but leaves flooded roads, avalanche danger behind

Rainfall, wind, snow and winter storm warnings have been lifted for all of southern B.C. after a powerful system swept across the province leaving flooded or snow-clogged roads in its wake.
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AmaWaterways’ 2020 Preview Brochure filled with new itineraries & land extensions

CALABASAS — AmaWaterways has released its 2020 Preview Brochure featuring new river cruise offerings on its award-winning ships, including the new AmaMagna. According to executive vice president and co-owner Kristin Karst, the river cruise industry continues to experience rapid growth and increased bookings, with AmaWaterways leading the way. “As the industry continues to gain momentum, […]
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Canada’s month-to-month numbers to Israel “have exceeded all expectations”

TORONTO — Israel is on pace to welcome more than four million visitors this year, making 2018 a record-breaker. The Israel Ministry of Tourism updated the trade on all things Israel at a recent presentation in Toronto, hosted in partnership with Dan Hotels Israel and EL AL. Jerry Adler, Director for Canada, Israel Ministry of […]
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WOW air reaches tentative agreement with last-minute investor

PHOENIX — After Icelandair’s buyout deal fell through earlier this week, another company has swooped in to save the struggling WOW Air. Indigo Partners LLC, a Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines, has announced an in-principle agreement has been reached with WOW to invest in the Reykjavik-based ULCC. Terms of the transaction were not […]
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