Monday April 24, 2017
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Virtuoso’s 2017 Incubator lineup includes Travelweek’s Xplr VR

Xplr VR has been handpicked by Virtuoso to take part in the luxury retail organization’s Virtuoso Incubator tech start-up program,
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Win Business class tix to “anywhere in the world” with ACV’s agent contest

It’s go time for Canada, says Air Canada Vacations, which has just launched a ‘Go Canada’ contest exclusively for travel agents.
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Booking.com opens in Toronto, wants to win over trade with agent platform

Online travel agency Booking.com has set up shop in Toronto with a hiring mandate for 200+ customer service reps in 2017 and a total of 600+ over the next four or five years.
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Germany launches VR experience to celebrate Reformation anniversary

Churches all across Germany and around the world are gearing up to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and its famed leader Martin Luther.
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Want to hire sub-contractors for your growing home-based agency? Flight Centre Associates says yes

Flight Centre Associates has long been thought as having a ‘department’ that deals with its Independent Contractors when in fact FCA Independents access the same support and infrastructure that supports Flight Centre’s over 150 shops nationwide.
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New learning programs from Nexion Canada aim to train prospective travel agents

Nexion Canada wants to take training for the next generation of travel agents to the next level with two new educational programs: a Virtual Campus and an Independent Learner program.
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Terrorism insurance coverage has quadrupled in just three years

In what can be regarded as a sign of the times, a travel insurance comparison site has reported that the number of travel insurance policies purchased with Terrorism coverage has reached an all-time high.
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[PEOPLE] Sales exec Farrill announces retirement from Air Canada

Air Canada’s Manager, Sales Development, Global Sales Cynthia Farrill is stepping down from her post effective April 30, after 40 years of service with Air Canada.
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[PEOPLE] Trafalgar draws winner for ‘European Highlights’ contest

Vancouver Flight Centre agent Samantha Knigge has been drawn as the winner of Trafalgar’s European Highlights contest that ran in the Europe edition of Travel Professional.
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Auto Europe offers 30 agents “hands-on training” in Europe

A total of 30 agents are heading to Europe this October as part of Auto Europe’s ‘Customer Experience’ Training Program.
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