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From Canada to Kissimmee: Why clients should book in 2020

From Canada to Kissimmee: Why clients should book in 2020
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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

“Travel advisors are our primary distribution channel”: Silversea’s Mark Conroy
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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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“Collette’s experts provide the best journey for the best value”: Jacyln Leibl-Cote

“Collette’s experts provide the best journey for the best value”: Jacyln Leibl-Cote
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With six travel styles, new tours in Russia and Patagonia, and 103 years of experience, Collette really does have something for every client. Sweetening the offer is Collette’s travel agent incentive, available through March 31. For this edition of Take 5 Travelweek talks to Jaclyn Leibl-Cote, President of Collette.
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Experiential travel: GLP Worldwide on adventure on the high seas

Experiential travel: GLP Worldwide on adventure on the high seas
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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

“Genuine trust, strong relationships”: AmaWaterways
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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

Celtic pride: How CIE Tours continues to win hearts
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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

“We are confident and excited for our next 50 years”: Ensemble Travel
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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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Agencia Global on why it’s a “good solution” for agents

Agencia Global on why it’s a “good solution” for agents
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Agencia Global, an online booking tool that specializes in airfare, has gotten an upgrade, making the user experience for agents that much easier and efficient. In this week’s edition of Take Five.
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Plaza Premium Lounge, Aerotel and Allways up the airport experience

Plaza Premium Lounge, Aerotel and Allways up the airport experience
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With airport lounges, hotels and spas, Plaza Premium Group wants to work with travel agents to create a 360-degree offering of services, “so that we can take care of travellers from departure to transit and until they arrive at their destinations,” says Chief Operating Officer, Johnson Wong.
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Playa Hotels & Resorts: Changing the future of all-inclusive resorts

Playa Hotels & Resorts: Changing the future of all-inclusive resorts
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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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It’s the least of their concerns: Competition Bureau report on Air Canada, Transat deal
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The proposed merger of Air Canada and Transat has been called into question by the Competition Bureau, which in a newly...
Credit card chargebacks a “critical concern” for travel agencies: ACTA
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TORONTO — ACTA’s latest update on its lobbying efforts includes citations from the CTA and TICO supporting the use...
Ensemble Travel Group layoffs impact employees in Canada and the U.S.
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Ensemble Travel Group is in the process of temporarily reducing its workforce by approximately 50%, with cuts impacting...
A message from Transat’s President and CEO
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Transat has temporarily shuttered its travel agencies due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue to...
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