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Michael has worked with Travelweek since the start of 2013. At Travelweek he is charged with digital publishing and strategy.

Carnival Cruise Line to return to San Diego with winter 2019 sailings

MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line is heading back to the Port of San Diego after a seven-year absence with a new winter schedule onboard the Carnival Miracle. Arriving in late 2019, the Miracle will operate three- to 15-day voyages from San Diego from December 2019 to February 2020. The schedule kicks off with a seven-day […]
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Intrepid announces last-minute discount on North American trips

TORONTO — With a growing number of Canadian travellers choosing to stay close to home, Intrepid Travel is offering a 20% discount on more than 73 of its North American trips. To receive the discount, clients must book by July 31, 2018 for departure in August or September. The discount applies to all North American […]
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140,000 leads projected for TLNetwork.ca for 2018, averaging $5,000+

Travel Leaders Network’s annual international EDGE conference, taking place this week at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, included honours for TL Network Canada’s top supplier partners during its 12th annual ‘Power of the Partnership’ Awards.
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Starting today Flair Airlines goes from 90 to 188 flights per week

Flair Airlines has launched new service from Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Calgary International Airport and Victoria International Airport.
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IHG rolls out new upscale brand with 200 hotels to come

DENHAM, U.K. — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched a new upscale hotel brand, and it’s already signed its first property in Australia. Called ‘voco’, meaning ‘to invite’ in Latin, the brand will focus primarily on conversion opportunities and will strengthen IHG’s offer in the US$40 billion upscale segment, which the company says is expected […]
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Clients save up to 20% off with Contiki’s ‘Europe Everyday’ campaign

TORONTO – As part of its new campaign, Contiki has penned a “love letter to Europe” in an effort to encourage young Canadians to book a trip during the peak summer months. The ‘Europe Everyday’ campaign, which runs until July 31, allows clients to save up to 20% off on a selection of last-minute Summer […]
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Passenger demand slowing down, says IATA

April saw a slowdown in passenger demand, says IATA, with all regions recording decreased traffic from the month before.
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Why are more agents making the jump to home-based? A Q&A with Nexion Canada President Mike Foster

About one-third of Canadian travel agents are now home-based, says Nexion Canada President Mike Foster, “and we expect that number to continue to grow, based in part on U.S. data that estimates that half of all travel agents in that country are home-based.” We caught up with Foster with a quick Q&A for this issue […]
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Swoop’s bright magenta livery makes a splash with new pics, video

CALGARY — WestJet’s ultra low-cost carrier Swoop has reached another milestone with the release of the carrier’s first official livery photos and a time-lapse video of the aircraft being painted. Emblazoned with the magenta Swoop logo, and magenta-accented tailfin and winglets, the aircraft is the first of six Boeing 737-800NGs to be delivered this year. […]
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French public service workers strike again over job cuts

French public services workers have gone on strike as part of their protest a government plan to cut 120,000 jobs by 2022.
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