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Canadian airline profits to fall in 2018 on higher costs

Canada's airline profitability, which reached a 20-year high last year, is expected to soften due to higher fuel and labour costs.
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Chicago’s Q1 occupancy rate ties highest-ever level ever recorded

Chicago is off to running start in 2018, with record tourism levels in Q1 that will help establish the city as a “12-month destination”, says David Whitaker, President & CEO of Choose Chicago.
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Strong tourism numbers for Cuba ahead of FIT 2018

Cuba has already surpassed the 500,000 visitor mark for 2018 and much of the credit goes to Canada, once again the island’s top source market.
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A record 2.2 million passengers flew with WestJet in March

March was a big month for WestJet, which just announced a load factor of 85.6%, an increase of 1.5 percentage points year over year.
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Club Med reports biggest increase in guest numbers since 2000

Club Med’s massive multimillion dollar, multi-year investment in its resorts and product is paying off, with winter 2018 bookings up 9.4% and summer 2018 bookings showing double-digit growth.
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Egypt forecasts tourism growth, driven largely by North Americans

Egypt’s tourism industry is back on track, with total arrivals in the past 12 months up 33.3% from 2016 to 2017.
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UK’s Brexit-bump may be over according to new stats

The initial boost that the British travel and tourism sector got from the country's vote to leave the European Union appears to be wearing off.
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Chicago has a strong start to 2018 with record visitors

Continuing last year's record-setting growth, Chicago set new tourism records in the first months of 2018.
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More lift means record number of Canadians heading to The Bahamas

For the first time in 10 years arrivals into the biggest airport in The Bahamas have surpassed pre-recession travel levels and much of the growth is being fuelled by the Canadian market.
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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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