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More reports that the Mexico Tourism Board offices are closing

Less than two weeks after Mexico Tourism Board’s Montreal office shut its doors, comes more confirmation that just about all of the MTB’s international offices will close. 
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“We care deeply for this island”: Sandals Resorts clarifies Turks and Caicos situation

Both Sandals Resorts International and the Turks and Caicos government are quashing rumours that their dispute has anything to do with unpaid taxes, and new developments suggest the two sides may find common ground and hopefully avert the closures of popular Beaches Turks and Caicos.
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2019 Trend Report: Transformational travel, and are those real followers, or just bots?

The Canadian travel industry is fuelled year after year by huge volumes of ITC package sales to sun and sand destinations. So does that mean we’re immune to 2019’s travel trends? Not at all.
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Agents show resilience in the face of Costco Travel’s alleged extreme rebating

Evidence of the latest threat to the Canadian retail travel sector is probably right in your own wallet. It’s your Costco membership card.
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ATL celebrates 50 years and its role in helping to launch Sandals Resorts

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Sandals Resorts International owes much of its success to an air conditioner.
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The biggest mistakes you’re making on social media, plus three must-try apps

Forget everything you think you may know about social media because chances are, you’ve been using it incorrectly this whole time.
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Who owns the client? Agents push back against supplier ‘comeback’ programs

Nine out of 10 travel advisers don’t want suppliers contacting their clients after a stay or trip to offer discounts for booking future travel directly with the suppliers, according to a DWHSA poll surveying Canadian and U.S. travel agents.
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Millennials – who else? – are fuelling the bleisure trend

Six out of 10 business trips are now ‘bleisure’ trips with vacation days added on. With all those extra vacation days tacked on here and there, are clients starting to cut back on bookings for longer, traditional getaways – the kind that keep leisure-focused travel agencies in business?
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Airlines bump up non-commissionable ancillaries, leaving agents out in the cold

Ancillaries have gone from one-off add-ons to revenue behemoths for the airlines and now, smarting from rising fuel costs, many airlines are opting to bump up ancillaries – most recently, fees for checked baggage – instead of raising base fares.
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Home-based travel agent, JetNote app developer and mom of three boys: Carrie Anne Gillespie does it all

Finding a work-life balance can be a real juggling act and no one knows that better than working moms with young kids. So maybe it’s no surprise that Regina, SK-based travel agent Carrie Anne Gillespie came up with her idea for a new travel app while caring for her newborn son in the wee hours of the night.
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Haven Resorts & Spas boosts Canadian presence with VoX and LaPointe
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Jan LaPointe has been named Director Sales & Marketing for North America for Haven Resorts & Spas.
Nintendo theme for Universal’s Epic Universe, opening 2023
Nintendo theme for Universal’s Epic Universe, opening 2023
Universal Orlando’s fourth theme park, Universal’s Epic Universe, will be Nintendo-themed.
Biblical Journeys Canada charged and convicted
Biblical Journeys Canada charged and convicted
After being charged by TICO, Mr. Raed Karborani, operating as Biblical Journeys Canada, has pleaded guilty to one count...
Alaska cruise ship dock permit issued; construction to begin
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KETCHIKAN — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit for a cruise ship dock in southeast Alaska, but the...
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