Tuesday August 21, 2018
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June passenger demand is up, says IATA, but trade disputes casting “a long shadow”

GENEVA — Global passenger traffic results for June show that demand is up, says IATA, with the first six months of 2018 having a “strong performance”. Demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometres, or RPKs) in June rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017, following a 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. […]
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Record high sales for ON agencies, suppliers, thanks to strong industry – and consolidation

Ten years ago there were more than 3,000 retailer and wholesaler registrants on TICO’s roster.
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Two Toronto ‘agents’ charged by TICO

TICO has announced new charges against two travel agents, both operating in Toronto.
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Cha-ching! TPI announces first bitcoin transaction

TPI’s very first bitcoin transaction is in the books, marking the company’s new foray into cryptocurrency.
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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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Going home-based? Humber course still has spots, plus host agencies are here to help

Just five years ago, industry experts pegged the percentage of home-based agents in Canada to be around 25%.
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Plenty of promos – and a ton of validation – to celebrate Travel Agent Day

Travel agents play such a crucial role in all aspects of the travel industry, it’s no wonder that Travel Agent Day, celebrated today with special agent-only promotions from a long list of travel companies, has become such a big event on the calendar for retailers and suppliers alike.
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Off to the races! Sunwing shares what’s new on ‘Every Step of the Way’ tour

Woodbine Racetrack served as a fitting locale for Sunwing’s 2018 Every Step of the Way Tour, which made its Toronto stop last night as part of a coast-to-coast road trip across 21 cities.
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TPI salutes its top advisors on Chairman’s Circle trip

Travel Professionals International (TPI) honoured its top advisors and their guests onboard the Crystal Esprit Yacht, which embarked on a seven-day Chairman’s Circle rip in the West Indies on April 13.
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