Tuesday March 26, 2019
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“Home-based agents will continue to grow”: The Travel Agent Next Door on growth, success and sustainability

“Home-based agents will continue to grow”: The Travel Agent Next Door on growth, success and sustainability
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In this week’s Take Five, we ask Friisdahl about the company’s latest restructuring, why agents should join, and how the home-based segment will evolve in the coming years.
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Immersive & Authentic: Insight Vacations takes aim in 2019

Immersive & Authentic: Insight Vacations takes aim in 2019
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In this edition of Take Five, we sit down with Carla Brake, Vice-President of Sales for Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, to discuss 2019 initiatives and the importance of supporting women in business and beyond.
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“Travel agents are the heart of our business”

“Travel agents are the heart of our business”
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CIE Tours has thousands of departure dates to Ireland and Britain - and more than a few to other top destinations like Iceland and Italy too. The depth of CIE’s tours allows for more unique and immersive experiences, says CIE’s Chief Commercial Officer, Susan Black, in this edition of Friday 5.
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“We’ve seen a significant rise in multigenerational travel”: Experience Kissimmee

“We’ve seen a significant rise in multigenerational travel”: Experience Kissimmee
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Kissimmee is as popular as ever with Canadians, and while Experience Kissimmee - represented in Canada by VoX International - works hard to keep the momentum going, it has a little help from its friends in the industry.
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Enterprise Holdings: On growth, leadership and family

Enterprise Holdings: On growth, leadership and family
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In this week’s Friday Five, we sit down with Ian Dale, Assistant Vice President of Business Rental Development – Canadian Operations for Enterprise Holdings, to talk about the company’s new leadership, its lasting legacy and new initiatives for 2019 that will help the travel agent community.
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“Our focus remains on growing our bricks-and-mortar”: Maritime Travel

“Our focus remains on growing our bricks-and-mortar”: Maritime Travel
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Maritime Travel is a Canadian retail travel success story, now celebrating 70 years in business.
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Collette’s 100 years of lessons: “Embrace change” and “stay ahead of the curve”

Collette’s 100 years of lessons: “Embrace change” and “stay ahead of the curve”
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Collette turned 100 last year, a major milestone that few companies ever get to achieve. With a full century behind them, and endless opportunities ahead, we asked Stephanie Mirando, Senior Manager of Canadian Partnerships, what has the company learned in all this time, and where does it go from here?
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Time for unique experiences in ‘Alamo City’, San Antonio

Time for unique experiences in ‘Alamo City’, San Antonio
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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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“Anticipate rather than simply react”: UNIGLOBE’s Dean Dacko on how to succeed

“Anticipate rather than simply react”: UNIGLOBE’s Dean Dacko on how to succeed
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UNIGLOBE Eastern Canada Region has a new Regional President in charge. We sit down with Dean Dacko, a 25-year travel industry veteran, to discuss challenges in today’s marketplace, and his plans to further company growth and development.
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Feeling festive throughout the year with Destination Germany

Feeling festive throughout the year with Destination Germany
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In this week’s Friday Five, we ask Julia Dywelski, Director Marketing and Sales Office Canada, German National Tourist Office, what we can expect from this powerhouse destination in 2019 and beyond.
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Carnival Corp. says 2019 forward bookings up year over year
Carnival Corp. says 2019 forward bookings up year over year
Thanks to strong booking volumes, Carnival Corp. says that even with higher capacity it has less inventory remaining...
ACTA accepting nominations for 2019 ACTA Air Canada Awards
ACTA accepting nominations for 2019 ACTA Air Canada Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the ACTA Air Canada Awards, which showcase the accomplishments and dedication of...
More Mexican Riviera with Holland America starting this fall
More Mexican Riviera with Holland America starting this fall
Holland America Line will offer 20 cruises on three ships in the Mexican Riviera between October 2019 and April 2020.
Ethiopian official says plane crash report due this week
Ethiopian official says plane crash report due this week
An Ethiopian official said a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed 157 on March 10 will be made public...
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