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Sailing close to home with St. Lawrence Cruise Lines

It’s been 40 years since St. Lawrence Cruise Lines first set sail on Canada’s rivers. Now, in its 40th anniversary year and dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Kingston, Ontario-based company is more dedicated than ever to continue sailing for generations to come.
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“We will keep moving forward together”: Enterprise Holdings

Like most businesses, Enterprise Holdings, which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
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Meet AC: “We await your arrival in Atlantic City”

Travel may not be possible at this time due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start planning our next getaway. Meet AC, which represents that timeless destination of Atlantic City, is encouraging travel agents to keep Atlantic City on their clients’ radars during this time.
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From Canada to Kissimmee: Why clients should book in 2020

There’s nothing like a long, Canadian winter to make you start planning a Kissimmee getaway. Though most Canadians come for the sunny weather and theme parks, this Florida hotspot offers much more for all ages, making it a true year-round getaway. In this week’s edition of Take 5, we sat down with Denise Graham, Account Manager, Experience Kissimmee c/o VoX International Inc., and asked her why book Kissimmee in 2020, and how the destination plans on staying visible in the Canadian market.
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“Travel advisors are our primary distribution channel”: Silversea’s Mark Conroy

If you have a client who cruises in a suite on a mainstream cruise line, takes an upscale land tour, or travels business class for work, that client is essentially a Silversea guest - they just doesn’t know it yet, says Mark Conroy, Silversea’s Managing Director, The Americas, in this edition of Take 5.
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Experiential travel: GLP Worldwide on adventure on the high seas

Make no mistake – GLP Worldwide may specialize in small-ship experiences but it delivers over-the-top memories in some of the world’s most captivating destinations. As the wholesaler heads into 2020 and beyond,
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“Genuine trust, strong relationships”: AmaWaterways

The connection that AmaWaterways has with its Canadian travel partners is key to the cruise line’s success, says Kristin Karst’s, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, AmaWaterways, in this edition of Take 5.
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Celtic pride: How CIE Tours continues to win hearts

Any company that’s been around for close to 90 years would know a thing or two about success. To CIE Tours, a leading specialist in tours to the U.K., success comes as a result of careful planning, authentic experiences
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“We are confident and excited for our next 50 years”: Ensemble Travel

Ensemble Travel has long been a powerful player in the Canadian retail travel market. Ensemble now has 335 member locations in Canada and 392 in the U.S. Sales figures will stay strong in 2020
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Playa Hotels & Resorts: Changing the future of all-inclusive resorts

In the competitive market of all-inclusive hotels and resorts, how must one stand apart? Being consistent, reliable and having the support of travel agents is a good start, says Playa Hotels & Resorts.
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Crystal’s latest policy allows for 100% fare and port charges refund
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