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Two family-run agencies merge to become Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd.

Blowes Travel and Cruise Centres Inc. and G. Stewart Travel Services will be merging to become Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd., effective Sept. 1.
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Travelweek’s Open House celebrates new office, stunning views & industry friendships

It was a perfect afternoon for a rooftop summer party, with sunshine, kebabs on the BBQ, lake views and the camaraderie of travel industry friends and colleagues at Travelweek’s Open House.
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Air Transat-Air Canada deal gets recommendation from another advisory firm

Another advisory firm has put forth a recommendation to Transat shareholders to vote in favour of Air Canada’s acquisition offer.
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Norwegian pulling out of Canadian market with cancellation of Dublin flights ex YHM

Low-cost carrier Norwegian is pulling the plug on its Dublin flights out of Hamilton, ON with the last departure set for Sept. 13.
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The Travel Agent Next Door has new division for smaller agencies

Flemming Friisdahl’s latest brainchild is one that caters specifically to small travel agencies.
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Adeline Piekham-Hsieh named President of Royal Scenic

Royal Scenic has appointed a new President, Adeline Piekham-Hsieh.
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Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong Kong

The federal government has issued a travel advisory that urges Canadians travelling to Hong Kong to exercise ``a high degree of caution'' because of the escalating protests in the city.
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Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portal

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady will set sail April 1, 2020 with a Quebec-born captain but so far at least Quebec agents can’t book clients on to the ship.
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Eminence Canada to ramp up sales efforts in Western Canada with new partnership

Eminence Canada has appointed Samantha Jervis’ Luxury Travel Consultancy to represent its portfolio of international travel partners in Western Canada.
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Sandals announces latest Cash Splash winner & August ‘Let’s Talk’ dates

A Vancouver-based travel agent is the latest winner in the ‘Sandals Cash Splash’ incentive, designed exclusively for Canadian agents.
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