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All posts by Vawn Himmelsbach

Vawn Himmelsbach has been writing about travel for more than a decade for media outlets such as CBC.ca, Metro News, Flare, Sweet Travel, PlanetEye Traveler and Hotelier, among others. She is co-founder of Chic Savvy Travels, a travel website for women, has contributed to a guidebook on China, and has been published in a book of non-fiction, called Emails from India. She has spent more than three years working and traveling abroad in Asia and Latin America.

More storefronts, new zero interest payment option for The Travel Agent Next Door

The Travel Agent Next Door will be working with more storefront locations, with a formal announcement coming in the next four to six weeks. Sales for the host agency are up 53.7% year to date, and a new zero interest payment promotion should send that number even higher.
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Smooth sailing onboard Uniworld’s newest super ship in Bordeaux

Uniworld’s newest super ship, the S.S. Bon Voyage, has not been renovated.
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Sandals promotes social groups with new booking option for agents, perks for clients

Agents now have more options for booking groups — including social groups — with Sandals Resorts, thanks to a group code option, expanded meeting spaces and perks for clients.
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Kissimmee’s vacation homes come with hotel-like amenities – and commission for agents

If Kissimmee’s vacation homes sound like Airbnb, they’re not. Nor are they timeshares. Similar to a hotel, they come with amenities including concierge service, restaurants and pools. For travel agents, “it’s just like working with a hotel,” says Experience Kissimmee’s Juliana Cadiz.
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Club Med shows off its Cancun Yucatan resort, boosts Canadian business

Club Med unveiled extensive renovations to its Cancun Yucatan property earlier this month, along with its sales growth numbers in Canada.
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12 highlights of Quebec City and the Silver Muse

The Silver Muse offers nine dining venues, including three new to the Silversea fleet.
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Silversea’s new flagship, the ultra-luxe Silver Muse, makes its Canadian debut

The weather was downright balmy as the Silver Muse made its first journey to Canada during a fall foliage cruise, visiting Quebec City on Sept. 27 before its final stop in Montreal.
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TAP Air Portugal takes passengers back to the ’70s on retro flight

TAP Air Portugal took passengers back to the 1970s on a ‘retro flight’ from Lisbon to Miami on Aug. 11, to spread the word about the carrier’s offerings in North America.
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TAP Portugal’s retro flight highlights new offerings for Canadian market

Many travellers reminisce about the good ol’ days of air travel, when flying was a source of excitement rather than dread.
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Taking a bite out of Las Vegas

Vegas Uncork’d — an annual four-day food, wine and spirits festival presented by Bon Appetit, now in its eleventh year — saw some of the world’s top culinary talent showcase their signature dishes.
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