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Record year for Cuba especially from this market; Canada is Cuba’s “top priority”

Cuba welcomed more than 1.1 million Canadian visitors in 2017, marking the seventh year in a row that Cuba has topped the 1 million mark from Canada.
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Record growth for The Intrepid Group; Zand takes on expanded trade role

Building on double-digit growth in North America and Canada in particular, The Intrepid Group has appointed company veteran Shayna Zand to the role of Head of Business Development.
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Canada outpaces U.S. in incoming tourism to Germany

All signs are pointing to another record year in tourism for Germany, with the Canadian market continuing to contribute significant numbers.
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“Canada will be a critical part of our consumer and trade marketing effort”: Brand USA

The number of Canadians travelling to the U.S. is up 5%, dodging the Trump Slump and keeping tour operators here upbeat about their sales volumes to U.S. destinations.
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Virtuoso now has 1,000+ locations worldwide, up 25% year over year

Last year was “one for the books” for Virtuoso and now the luxury travel agency network says it is entering 2018 bolstered by record 25% year over year growth in its global membership.
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Toronto tourism had a phenomenal year in 2017, check out the latest numbers

Tourism in Toronto had a record-breaking year in 2017, with 43.7 million visitors and 15.5 million overnight visits.
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This country was just named the cheapest holiday destination in 2018

Got budget-conscious clients? Need a recommendation for a cheap holiday destination that doesn’t skimp on culture and attractions?
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This airport is now the fastest growing airport in Canada

It was a year of tremendous growth for John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM), which in 2017 became the fastest growing airport in all of Canada.
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U.S. hotel industry saw record performance levels in 2017

It was a great year for the U.S. hotel industry last year, according to new data from STR.
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After a brief ‘wintermission’ the frigid temps, record bookings should be on their way back

There’s a January thaw on the way for much of Canada but forecasters say 2018’s colder-than-normal winter temperatures will be back by the middle of February and continue into early March.
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Spend from this market is down but Brand USA is still banking on Canada
Spend from this market is down but Brand USA is still banking on Canada
Brand USA’s outreach to the travel trade for 2018 will include more MegaFams, open to 60 – 100 travel agents per...
Here’s a look at the newly opened Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas
Here’s a look at the newly opened Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa
Newly released images of Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa show off the newest property in Solmar...
Walt Disney World’s Toy Story Land opens June 30
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The all-new Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is set to open June 30 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Princess Cruises’ private island completes renos, adds Wi-Fi
Princess Cruises’ private island completes renos, adds Wi-Fi
Princess Cruises’ exclusive island destination, Princess Cays, has gotten an upgrade, complete with a new marina...
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