Tuesday January 19, 2021
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New luxury agency launches with hourly fee-based model

What makes the new Wells Luxury Travel Ltd. a unique travel agency? It’s being launched in the middle of a pandemic and it’s charging clients an hourly fee.
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“He was our biggest fan”: Agents, suppliers react to passing of Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

If there was one person who could truly be called an icon of the travel industry, it was Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart.
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Here’s how Stewart’s entrepreneurial genius helped shape Caribbean tourism

Sandals Resorts International’s obituary for Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart honours the legendary Jamaican entrepreneur’s many accomplishments.
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ACV responds to Canada’s new COVID test rule

Like all major tour operators, Air Canada Vacations was left scrambling to accommodate travellers after the federal government announced its new COVID-19 testing requirement for all incoming passengers.
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Here’s what Israel is doing to welcome tourists back by mid-year

Israel has devised a strategic plan to welcome back tourists by mid-2021, an ambitious goal that comes as vaccination efforts ramp up in destination.
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G Adventures’ The Great Adventure Sale is here

To kick off the New Year, G Adventures has launched its ‘Great Adventure Sale’ that includes savings of up to 30%, $1 upfront deposits and 21% off ‘My Own Room’ options.
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The biggest takeaways from 2020, from retailers and suppliers

The most-used words and phrases for 2020 are unlike any other year, and underline just how historic 2020 really was. Words like ‘unprecedented’, ‘uncertain’ and ‘new normal’, and phrases like ‘never waste a crisis’.
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Direct Travel marks 25th town hall for advisors

When Direct Travel and its Canadian division Vision Travel started Town Hall zoom meetings for its advisors across North America six months ago, the plans were for the program to last a few weeks, or months at most.  
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Sun-seekers can get up to 50% off with Sunwing’s Boxing Week Sale

Sunwing is offering up to 50% off January departures with its Boxing Week Sale, to allow sun-seekers to start 2021 in paradise.
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Registration opens for Brand USA’s ‘Focus on Canada’ online event

Brand USA is inviting the Canadian travel trade to register to attend its online event, ‘Focus On Canada’, hosted on Brand USA Global Marketplace and scheduled to take place Jan. 13 - 14, 2021.
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