Thursday August 17, 2017
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Avoya agents get a boost from influencer marketing

Avoya Travel says its new Avoya Infinity marketing tool “is one of the many ways we’re promoting the benefits of using a travel agent.”
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WestJet flying ‘Mile-High’ with the addition of Denver-Calgary service

Starting March 8, 2018, WestJet will serve the Mile-High City of Denver from Calgary International Airport.
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Record attendance reported at Virtuoso Travel Week

A record-breaking 5,670 travel professionals from 103 countries arrived in Las Vegas this week to attend the 29th annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference.
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Go into OVERDRIVE at Sandals’ popular ‘unveiling’ events

Sandals Resorts is extending an invitation to Canadian travel agents to “get into the driver’s seat and chart the course to their own success”...
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Air Berlin files for bankruptcy but says bookings remain valid

Air Berlin has filed for bankruptcy protection less than two weeks after it opened bookings for its new Toronto-Dusseldorf flights.
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Airlines’ passenger yields are on the rise, says IATA

Initial airline financial results from Q2 2017 have been more robust than earlier in the year, and suggest that the squeeze on profit margins from higher costs and weak yields peaked in Q1, according to the latest stats from IATA.
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One year later, Windstar’s ‘Star Promise’ program is still a hit with agents

The results are in: Windstar Cruises’ Star Promise program has been a hit with travel agents following its launch in 2016.
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1% of all TravelBrands sales on Wed. Aug. 16 will benefit SickKids Foundation

TravelBrands says it will donate 1% of all Aug. 16 sales to the SickKids Foundation.
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Agents have until Aug. 31 to apply for Intrepid’s Peru fam

Agents can travel via rail through Peru’s Sacred Valley and explore the historic cities of Lima and Cuzco wile on Intrepid Travel’s new Peru fam.
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Too drunk to fly? Ryanair wants UK airports to curb alcohol

You know you have issues when the Irish are saying you've had too much.
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