Saturday April 29, 2017
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Why is all the rum gone? Johnny Depp appears as Jack Sparrow on Disneyland ride

Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California's Disneyland got a surprise: Captain Jack Sparrow.
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Security concerns still loom large for corporate travel, says Amex GBT

More than half (56%) of corporate travel managers have seen more business travellers report heightened personal security concerns in the past three months, according to a new survey from American Express Global Business Travel and ACTE.
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Fairmont & VIA Rail launch new cross-country package for Canada 150

To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, Fairmont Hotels & Resort has teamed up with VIA Rail Canada to launch a new 20-day luxury train trip that travels from coastal Vancouver all the way to Quebec.
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Virtuoso’s 2017 Incubator lineup includes Travelweek’s Xplr VR

Xplr VR has been handpicked by Virtuoso to take part in the luxury retail organization’s Virtuoso Incubator tech start-up program,
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And the award for ‘Booziest Nation’ goes to…

There’s no doubt that Canadians love their beer. But how do we measure up against other beer loving countries?
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Canada condemns attack at Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has issued a statement condemning an apparent terrorist attack Thursday on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard.
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Grilled chops in 1st class, gruel in 3rd: These are Titanic’s actual menus

People’s fascination of the doomed Titanic shows no sign of diminishing, even after 100-plus years after its tragic demise.
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Booking.com opens in Toronto, wants to win over trade with agent platform

Online travel agency Booking.com has set up shop in Toronto with a hiring mandate for 200+ customer service reps in 2017 and a total of 600+ over the next four or five years.
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Though U.S. trips are down, Canadian overseas travel hits record high

The latest numbers from Statistics Canada show that Canadians are making fewer trips to the United States, both by car and by air.
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Terrorism insurance coverage has quadrupled in just three years

In what can be regarded as a sign of the times, a travel insurance comparison site has reported that the number of travel insurance policies purchased with Terrorism coverage has reached an all-time high.
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