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Online enrollment now available with ACTA, plus added perks for members

ACTA has announced two new initiatives that benefit both existing and potential members.
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It’s a great time to be in the hotel industry – even with Airbnb

How much have booking patterns changed over the years? When Best Western’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Dorothy Dowling, started her career, the average booking lead time was nine months. Now? It’s 45 days.
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Milestone wins for 10 Vision travel agents at Virtuoso event

TORONTO — Vision Travel had 10 reasons to celebrate at Virtuoso’s Travel Week On Tour Canada. Ten team members from Vision Travel, a Direct Travel Company were recognized by Virtuoso for their achievements in professional development, engagement, reviews and more. “This is a very talented and highly-engaged group of travel advisors. We are so proud […]
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Earthquakes damage roads as ash falls from Hawaii volcano

Earthquakes were damaging roads and buildings on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday as ash emissions streamed from Kilauea volcano.
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New address for the IGTO’s Canadian office

The Israel Ministry of Tourism – Canada / Israel Government Tourist Office – Canada is on the move, packing up from its current spot on Bloor St. West and heading a little ways east.
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We dare you to not cry after watching KLM’s emotional new video

Warning: The following video will make you sob like a baby.
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Say it with strudel: Vienna Tourist Board shares the latest updates

While attending a Viennese High Tea Experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto yesterday, members of the media and travel industry partners got a first-hand look at how to make one of Austria’s most popular dishes: Viennese strudel.
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Spotted on Alaska Airlines: Naked man yelling “Woohoo!”

A passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska looked up from his audio book to see a naked man yelling and heading toward the cockpit.
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LGBT travel leaders make a ‘splash’ in Toronto with the opening of IGLTA convention

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) took over Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada last night for the IGLTA Annual Global Convention opening ceremony, sponsored by Tourism Toronto and Destination Ontario.
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Industry veteran Thorne joins Travel Edge

TORONTO — Travel Edge has named David Thorne as Vice President of Business Development. Thorne brings more than 25 years of experience to the post with companies including Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Navigant, and TRAVELSAVERS. Prior to joining the Travel Edge team, he was Vice President / General Manager for Forte Business Travel Solutions providing business […]
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