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MSC’s new Flexi Dining includes pre-booked commissionable packages

GENEVA — MSC Cruises’ new Flexi Dining concept will be available first to guests onboard MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside and will include a range of dining packages that can be booked prior to the cruise, meaning agents can earn more commission for pre-paid packages. Key features of the new dining concepts include: Guests can […]
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‘Trump Slump’ could still happen here but so far agents, tour ops say U.S. bookings are holding steady – the dollar’s the concern, not politics

Not easily daunted by political hoopla and negative headlines, Canadian travellers aren’t letting the threat of another travel ban and all the airport chaos that comes with it get in the way of their U.S. travel plans.
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Small Luxury Hotels of the World showcases collection in Toronto

Small Luxury Hotels of the World presented some of its top properties at an industry event in Toronto last night.
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Perfect Fit Campaign is back with air credits, vouchers, loyalty points

TravelBrands has reintroduced its Perfect FIT campaign with one of its premier partners, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, offering air credit and holiday vouchers to clients as well as agent loyalty points.
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Trafalgar appoints new Sales Manager for Ottawa and NE Ontario

Trafalgar Canada has named Kelsey Wormstone as the new Sales Manager for Ottawa and northern/eastern Ontario.
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Virtuoso’s new Hotel Booking Tool keeps clients connected with booking agents

Virtuoso says its new online hotel booking tool puts the access and amenities of its Hotels & Resorts program in the hands of the consumer, “while still ensuring that the booking takes place under the watchful eye of a Virtuoso advisor”.
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[PEOPLE] Rocky Mountaineer appoints Anthony Chamy to National Sales Manager, Canada

Rocky Mountaineer has named Anthony Chamy as National Sales Manager, Canada.
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Phenomenal growth in home based agent sector is recent, survey shows

A recent independent survey of Canadian home-based travel agents found that over 50% of them had made the decision to go home based in the last five years...
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Cover-More sets its sights on Canadian insurance market, operations scheduled to launch by year’s end

Cover-More Group Limited, a travel insurance assistance provider, is on track to break out in a big way now that it’s been approached By Zurich Insurance Co. to acquire the assets of Cover-More Inc. This offer raises the ability for Cover-More to obtain underwriting opportunities for insurance product on a global basis. The acquisition is in progress with an anticipated closing sometime in spring 2017.
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Hot off the press: Gateways International’s 2017 Europe & Mediterranean Brochure

Gateways International Tailor-made Tours has launched its new 2017 Europe and Mediterranean brochure, expanded to 40 full-colour pages and featuring journey suggestions with day-by-day descriptions.
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