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Friday Five

Hola Sun makes Cuba a priority in milestone anniversary year

With its beautiful beaches, vast array of value-added properties and easy access from Canada, Cuba has traditionally been an easy sell for travel agents. But there are ways to make the process even easier, and we have Hola Sun to thank.
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Travel agents are “immensely important”: SITA World Tours

With over 85 years of experience, SITA World Tours is one of North America’s most reputable tour operators for exotic destinations worldwide, says Saurabh Gambhir, SITA’s Area Manager, Canada, in this edition of Take 5.
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“Travel agents are our best brand ambassadors”: Palladium Hotel Group

Palladium Hotel Group has a brand for every client, from family-friendly Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts to the sophisticated vibe of adults-only TRS Hotels, says Pilar Arizmendi, VP of Sales & Marketing - The Americas, Palladium Hotel Group, in this edition of Friday 5.
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“There is no Planet B”: Going green with The Travel Corporation

In this week’s edition of Take Five, we sit down with Jeff Element, President of The Travel Corporation Canada to discuss the hows and whys of going green, and what everyone – travellers and travel agents alike – can do to help the cause.
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“We helped simplify the selling process”: Bahia Principe

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts’ decision to streamline its offering into distinct categories and experiences has helped agents better sell Bahia Principe properties to their clients.
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Canadian visits to Poland up 25%: Polish Tourism Organization

Poland offers value for money, a warm welcome and a new experience for many North American travellers, says Magdalena Zelazowska, Director, Polish Tourism Organization, in this edition of Friday Five.
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“Home-based agents will continue to grow”: The Travel Agent Next Door on growth, success and sustainability

In this week’s Take Five, we ask Friisdahl about the company’s latest restructuring, why agents should join, and how the home-based segment will evolve in the coming years.
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Immersive & Authentic: Insight Vacations takes aim in 2019

In this edition of Take Five, we sit down with Carla Brake, Vice-President of Sales for Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, to discuss 2019 initiatives and the importance of supporting women in business and beyond.
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“Travel agents are the heart of our business”

CIE Tours has thousands of departure dates to Ireland and Britain - and more than a few to other top destinations like Iceland and Italy too. The depth of CIE’s tours allows for more unique and immersive experiences, says CIE’s Chief Commercial Officer, Susan Black, in this edition of Friday 5.
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“We’ve seen a significant rise in multigenerational travel”: Experience Kissimmee

Kissimmee is as popular as ever with Canadians, and while Experience Kissimmee - represented in Canada by VoX International - works hard to keep the momentum going, it has a little help from its friends in the industry.
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Uniworld’s new Super Ship, S.S. São Gabriel, set to debut April 9, 2020
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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has released the first images of its new Super Ship, S.S. São Gabriel, set...
Joni Rein leads VIVA Cruises’ push into the North American market
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VIVA Cruises is bringing its four-star river cruise product into the North American market with operations led by Joni...
Karen Scott Caplice is Travel Edge’s new Director, Advisor Relationships – Canada
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Travel Edge has promoted Karen Scott Caplice to Director, Advisor Relationships – Canada for Travel Edge Luxury...
CTO announces closure of NYC, London offices and audit of Barbados HQ
CTO announces closure of NYC, London offices and audit of Barbados HQ
BARBADOS — As reported Oct. 15 on Travelweek.ca, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced plans to...
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