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“Book now and pay over time”: How Uplift will change the travel game in Canada

“Book now and pay over time”: How Uplift will change the travel game in Canada
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Uplift, a fintech company that offers alternate payment solutions for travel, has hit the ground running in Canada now that Denise Heffron is at the helm.
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“Travel agents are our best brand ambassadors”: Palladium Hotel Group

“Travel agents are our best brand ambassadors”: Palladium Hotel Group
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Palladium Hotel Group has a brand for every client, from family-friendly Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts to the sophisticated vibe of adults-only TRS Hotels, says Pilar Arizmendi, VP of Sales & Marketing - The Americas, Palladium Hotel Group, in this edition of Friday 5.
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“There is no Planet B”: Going green with The Travel Corporation

“There is no Planet B”: Going green with The Travel Corporation
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In this week’s edition of Take Five, we sit down with Jeff Element, President of The Travel Corporation Canada to discuss the hows and whys of going green, and what everyone – travellers and travel agents alike – can do to help the cause.
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“We helped simplify the selling process”: Bahia Principe

“We helped simplify the selling process”: Bahia Principe
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Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts’ decision to streamline its offering into distinct categories and experiences has helped agents better sell Bahia Principe properties to their clients.
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Canadian visits to Poland up 25%: Polish Tourism Organization

Canadian visits to Poland up 25%: Polish Tourism Organization
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Poland offers value for money, a warm welcome and a new experience for many North American travellers, says Magdalena Zelazowska, Director, Polish Tourism Organization, in this edition of Friday Five.
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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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“100% committed to travel agents” and why the GDS booking fee was a success: Lufthansa
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Lufthansa Group is moving ahead with plans for increasingly customized seating and cabins in its new 777Xs, and at the...
U.S. consumer media outlet says it has a D.R. update
U.S. consumer media outlet says it has a D.R. update
At least one report coming out of the U.S. suggests that the eight American tourist deaths in the D.R. were due to...
Marriott makes headway into all-inclusive market with Elegant acquisition
Marriott makes headway into all-inclusive market with acquisition of Elegant Hotels
Marriott International is buying Elegant Hotels Group in a cash agreement valued at US$130.1 million, further cementing...
“Live in the moment”: How PONANT differs from other cruise lines
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You can argue that the one and only downside to PONANT is the fact that its in-cabin Nespresso machines aren’t...
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