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By land and by sea, 2018’s hotel happenings & cruise news

Vertical integration is still the name of the game so it’s no wonder tour operators pressed on with plans for new resorts, and new resort alliances, in 2018.
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Sinorama collapse included in TICO Board’s latest Comp Fund update

TICO’s Board of Directors has approved a payment of $5,696.12 from the Travel Industry Compensation Fund to assist six consumers who did not receive the travel services for which they had paid, due to the closures of Canadian Fares Inc. in Toronto ($1,596.16) and Transaero Airlines in Russia ($4,099.96). 
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ACTA’s Sinorama advisory includes link to new claim form

ACTA has sent out an advisory to ACTA members in the wake of the Sinorama closures.
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Consumer Protection B.C. assessing Sinorama impact

Consumer Protection B.C. is reminding agents that it has suspended the license of Richmond, B.C.-based Sinorama Travel Vancouver Inc., and frozen the company’s bank accounts due to concerns the business does not have enough money to continue operating as a travel agency.
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Comp Fund claims in wake of Sinorama closure could exceed $5 million, says TICO

Sinorama Holidays has closed its doors after 13 years in business, with a voluntary termination of its Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002 registration.
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WestJet’s YYZ-LGW route to get 787-9 Dreamliner starting Oct. 23
WestJet’s YYZ-LGW route to get 787-9 Dreamliner starting Oct. 23
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Eligible Canadians can now use ePassport gates to enter the UK
Eligible Canadians can now use ePassport gates to enter the UK
Canadians no longer need to fill in landing cards upon arrival in the UK, making for a smoother entry to the country...
Save $150 on small groups and self-guided tours with Exodus
Save $150 on small groups and self-guided tours with Exodus
‘Life is good’, says Exodus Travels, especially when it includes savings of $150.
Carnival Sunshine repositions to Charleston to begin year-round service
Carnival Sunshine repositions to Charleston to begin year-round service
Carnival Sunshine has launched a year-round schedule from the Port of Charleston, ranging from four- to 11-day voyages.
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