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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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Everything that’s new & upcoming with Meliá Hotels International
Everything that’s new & upcoming with Meliá Hotels International
With eight brands in total, it’s no surprise that there’s a lot happening at Meliá Hotels International, most...
Earn up to $1,000 in cash with Sandals’ biggest-ever Canadian promo
Earn up to $1,000 in cash with Sandals’ biggest-ever Canadian promo
Sandals Resorts has launched its largest and longest incentive for Canadian travel agents ever, featuring monthly cash...
Porter’s MLB flights take flight in December from 3 gateways
Porter’s MLB flights start Dec. 19 from 3 Ontario gateways
Porter’s nonstop service to Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Florida is back, with flights from Toronto...
Carnival’s fleetwide enhancement nears completion with Carnival Radiance
Carnival’s fleetwide enhancement nears completion with transformation of Carnival Victory
Carnival Cruise Line has entered its final phase of a US$2 billion fleet enhancement program with the transformation of...
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