Thursday August 17, 2017
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Virtuoso Travel Week: U.S. hangs on to #1 spot; Calgary agent wins VAST award

Neither the dollar nor Trump can bump the U.S. out of top spot on Canadian traveller destination lists.
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Snap a pic for a chance to win two tix to the U.S. with Collette

Travel agents can test out their photography skills with Collette’s newly launched photo contest, which runs from now until Aug. 31.
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“There will be no slowing down”: MSC Cruises wants more home-based agent business

Home-based travel agents are an extremely important entity for us to work with.
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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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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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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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Sunwing Travel Group makes the FP500 list

The Sunwing Travel Group has been included on Financial Post’s ranking of Canada’s top 500 earning corporations for the first time.
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Will the single supplement put a dent in rising solo travel numbers? More & more companies respond with alternative solutions

If you’ve noticed more solo travellers on the line requesting a quote, you’re not alone.
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Rocky Mountaineer, WestJet update travellers on BC wildfires

Both Rocky Mountaineer and WestJet have released new updates to service in light of the ongoing wildfires in British Columbia and Alberta.
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