Friday December 2, 2016
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“We try to be as transparent as possible with agents, to make their life easier”: Europcar

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The company that would go on to become Europcar – starting in 1949 as ‘L’Abonnement Automobile’ and two years later re-named Europcars (the ‘s’ was dropped in 1974) – has a long and productive history not just with travellers but travel agents too.
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Las Vegas Marathon — Happy 50th

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Vegas, baby – I’m back! It’s only been a couple of years since my last visit and I was really looking forward to a bit of sensory overload over the next three days. Where else in the world can you spot an Elvis look-alike sauntering by at any given time of day, or dine-party-shop in an Eiffel Tower, Pyramid or ancient Rome? And if that weren’t enough, pounding the sidewalk while sipping a three-foot-high neon margarita is not only acceptable, it’s pretty much the norm.
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“We’ve already tripled our ridership since launch”: UP Express

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We also have a longstanding partnership with VIA Rail where travel managers or customers can use VIA’s Reservia online booking tool to buy a combination VIA/UP ticket for greater convenience.
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How’s your work/life balance working out?

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Most travel agents will burst out laughing if you ask them about work/life balance.
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Meet home-based agent superstar Jodi Fox

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She started selling high-end cruises and in her first year went on a Virtuoso luxury fam to Guatemala where she decided she wanted to sell beautiful experiences – “not necessarily the most expensive, but special experiences.”
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“Adventures with passion”: Tucan Travel

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Tucan Travel sees the pitfalls in trying to be all things to all travellers.
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Selling Seoul: Travel Agent Tips for South Korea

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This highly distinctive Asian country offers dazzling fashion, incredible food, lyrical landscapes, rich cultural traditions and friendly people.
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Stylish Seoul: Why You Should Go

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South Korea’s capital is one of the hottest tourist destinations in Asia. It’s a city where futuristic skyscrapers overlook traditional temples, king’s palaces meet majestic mountains, and meals are a delectable, multi-course affair.
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5 New Reasons to Visit the Cayman Islands

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Offering some of the world's best diving, serene white sand beaches, high quality accommodations, an unrivalled culinary scene and superior service, the Cayman Islands is a destination your clients will want to return to again and again.
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“Your personal page must be professional”: Social media and building your brand

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Chances are a potential client will check you out on LinkedIn and/or your host agency’s agent search tool or, if you are a member, the Virtuoso site. But these days a few keystrokes can also put them onto your Facebook page to see “what you are really like”.
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Princess Cruises caught illegally dumping waste, fined record $40m
Princess Cruises caught illegally dumping waste, fined record $40m
Carnival’s Princess Cruises has pled guilty to seven felony charges and ordered to pay a record fine of US$40 million...
Families are welcome at newly opened Dreams Playa Mujeres
Pictured from left to right: Humberto Santana, Dreams Playa Mujeres Financial Manager; Jesus Guillen, Dreams Playa Mujeres Entertainment Manager; Nadia Hernandez, Dreams Playa Mujeres Human Resources Manager; Irene Prado, Dreams Playa Mujeres SalesDirector; Ricardo Bravo, Dreams Playa Mujeres General Manager; First Guests Kristin Charlton and Shadi Didi from Toronto, Canada; Gustavo Espinosa, Hermes Group; Saul Nuñez, Hermes Group Room Division Manager.
It was all sun and smiles just outside of Cancun, where AMResorts celebrated the grand opening of its newest resort...
Air Canada debuts newly renovated Maple Leaf Lounge in Montreal
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After a year-long, head-to-toe makeover, Air Canada’s international Maple Leaf Lounge at Montreal-Trudeau airport is...
Have your say at TICO’s Open Forum Sessions
Have your say at TICO’s Open Forum Sessions
Here’s your chance to have your voice heard! TICO will be holding Open Forum Sessions to gain insight from industry...
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