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As of 2021 Europe-bound clients will need to apply online for a visa waiver and pay a fee

Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation - even if it’s a waiver - the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
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Air Canada updates flight schedule to cover 98% of planned flying through April 30

With the 737 Max 8’s return date still unknown, Air Canada has announced it intends to remove 737 Max flying from its schedule until at least July 1 and has issued an outline of its plans for all impacted routes effective until the end of April.
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Major retail groups talk expansion with small to mid-size agencies in mind

Are the big players interested in buying smaller agencies? Well, it depends on who you ask.
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No lack of options for owners looking to sell or ease burdens with a new business model

For agency owners weighing their options for the future, the decision to sell or not to sell is not only a financial one, but an intensely emotional one as well, and a decision that impacts not just their own future but also the future of their employees.
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More reports that the Mexico Tourism Board offices are closing

Less than two weeks after Mexico Tourism Board’s Montreal office shut its doors, comes more confirmation that just about all of the MTB’s international offices will close. 
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“We care deeply for this island”: Sandals Resorts clarifies Turks and Caicos situation

Both Sandals Resorts International and the Turks and Caicos government are quashing rumours that their dispute has anything to do with unpaid taxes, and new developments suggest the two sides may find common ground and hopefully avert the closures of popular Beaches Turks and Caicos.
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2019 Trend Report: Transformational travel, and are those real followers, or just bots?

The Canadian travel industry is fuelled year after year by huge volumes of ITC package sales to sun and sand destinations. So does that mean we’re immune to 2019’s travel trends? Not at all.
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Agents show resilience in the face of Costco Travel’s alleged extreme rebating

Evidence of the latest threat to the Canadian retail travel sector is probably right in your own wallet. It’s your Costco membership card.
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ATL celebrates 50 years and its role in helping to launch Sandals Resorts

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Sandals Resorts International owes much of its success to an air conditioner.
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The biggest mistakes you’re making on social media, plus three must-try apps

Forget everything you think you may know about social media because chances are, you’ve been using it incorrectly this whole time.
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WestJet looks to grow indirect bookings through agency channel
Agents are key to WestJet’s success, now more than ever with the airline’s expansion to global destinations. “As...
Rosita joins the Sesame Street crew at Beaches Resorts
Rosita joins the Sesame Street crew at Beaches Resorts
Beaches Resorts is adding Rosita, the popular bilingual character from Sesame Street, as the newest walkaround for the...
“They need to go where the bucks are”: Agents on ACTA partnership
“They need to go where the bucks are”: Agents speak out in wake of ACTA’s Virtuoso deal
The original announcement about ACTA’s new Consortium Partnership with Virtuoso was a complete bungle, and a...
Here are 10 notable openings and events in NYC this summer
Here are 10 notable openings and events in NYC this summer
Travellers won’t want to miss New York City this summer, when an unprecedented number of openings and annual events...
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