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U.S. Canada border transfers raise fear of delayed crossings

Hundreds of border agents from across the U.S. are being temporarily transferred south ahead of the busy summer tourism season, worrying those along the northern border who fear Canadians could be caught in backups at border crossings.
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U.S. network misses the mark on Banff map by 3,000 miles

Where in the world is Banff National Park? Turns out it’s right next to Ottawa, says an American news station.
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Garneau calls for flight simulators before Max 8s can return to Canadian skies

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says airlines hoping to fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 in Canadian airspace must first train their pilots using a flight simulator.
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Switzerland overnights from Canada hit a 25-year high

Switzerland Tourism has lots to celebrate with a 9.4% increase in overnights by Canadians, for a total of 270,959, one of the country’s best performances from Canada in more than two decades.
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Canadian travellers safe after witnessing kidnapping of American tourist in Uganda

An elderly Canadian couple came face-to-face with armed gunmen while on safari in Uganda this week, but managed to escape unharmed.
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Luxury retail network Virtuoso’s sharpening its focus on the Canadian market

Virtuoso’s Canadian footprint has expanded to more than 2,200 advisors, up 18% since 2017, with year-over-year sales growth pegged at 26% for a total of US$2.1 billion.
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European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

Boeing's grounded airliners are likely to be parked longer now that European and Canadian regulators plan to conduct their own reviews of changes the company is making after two of the jets crashed.
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Visa-free entry to Brazil for Canadian citizens starting June 17

Starting June 17 Brazil will allow visa-free entry to the country for citizens of Canada, the U.S., Australia and Japan.
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Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max 8s and closes Canada’s airspace to the aircraft

Effective immediately Transport Minister Marc Garneau has ordered the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes in Canada, and has closed Canada’s airspace to the aircraft.
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Introducing The Supplier Rep Next Door

The Travel Agent Next Door has come up with an innovative program known as ‘The Supplier Rep Next Door’, where hosted agents and agencies will be better supported by their local supplier reps. Traditionally, host agencies were treated as one agency which meant that they only were assigned one Business Development Manager (BDM) or sales […]
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Has it been 10 years already? Oasis of the Seas gets ready for US$165 million ‘amplification’
The legendary Oasis of the Seas will mark its 10-year anniversary with a multi-million upgrade that includes new dining...
Now accepting reservations: Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas
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The all-new Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas is now accepting reservations beginning Nov. 1, 2019...
Swoop introduces group booking desk with $5 per person service fee
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Swoop has opened a group booking desk for groups of 13 or more travellers to facilitate flight bookings and reservation...
What are the most popular summer destinations? Contiki has the full list
Contiki has revealed the top seven places young Canadians will be heading off to this coming summer
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