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Ever-practical agents ask how NDC will impact booking process & pricing

Who would have thought that a complex and at times controversial topic like NDC could be linked to pizza.
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ACTA working to help agencies fight cybercrime

ACTA has renewed its partnership with ACCEL PCI to help Canadian travel agencies strengthen their security system and fight cybercrime.
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Michael Shane Adams charged by TICO

TICO has charged Michael Shane Adams with one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered.
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Two years probation and $6,440 in restitution for Alicia Kielek

Repeat offender Alicia Kielek has been sentenced to two years of probation, restitution totalling $6,440 and an industry ban for the duration of the order.
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ACTA issues call for help from all Ontario agents to lobby for Comp Fund reform

ACTA has announced that it is expanding its letter writing campaign as part of its ongoing lobby efforts to modernize the Ontario Travel Industry Act (TIA).
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Multimillion dollar lawsuit is the latest twist in Canada Jetlines story

Canada Jetlines has filed a lawsuit against airline entrepreneur David Neeleman, in the latest turn in the ultra low-cost carrier’s attempts to get off the ground.
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Comp Fund coverage is “badly broken” and here’s why: Vanderlubbe

“The industry has to wake up, otherwise nothing’s going to change until there’s a disaster.”
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Visitor arrivals to Caribbean up 9.7% for first half of 2019

Year over year tourist arrivals to the Caribbean increased by 9.7% in the first half of 2019 according to newly releases stats from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
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Travel industry proving resilient to global crises, with shortened recovery time: WTTC

Travel takes a big hit when global crises strike but a new report from The World Travel & Tourism Council says the recovery time for the industry has become much shorter.
Read more’s founder says he wants to put the power of OTAs in the hands of agents founder Jochem Wijnands says he has come full circle, completely overhauling his at-times controversial B2C travel booking site into a B2B platform that’s strictly for travel agents only, and free to join.
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