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Friday Five

“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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Enterprise Holdings: On growth, leadership and family

In this week’s Friday Five, we sit down with Ian Dale, Assistant Vice President of Business Rental Development – Canadian Operations for Enterprise Holdings, to talk about the company’s new leadership, its lasting legacy and new initiatives for 2019 that will help the travel agent community.
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“Our focus remains on growing our bricks-and-mortar”: Maritime Travel

Maritime Travel is a Canadian retail travel success story, now celebrating 70 years in business.
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Collette’s 100 years of lessons: “Embrace change” and “stay ahead of the curve”

Collette turned 100 last year, a major milestone that few companies ever get to achieve. With a full century behind them, and endless opportunities ahead, we asked Stephanie Mirando, Senior Manager of Canadian Partnerships, what has the company learned in all this time, and where does it go from here?
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Time for unique experiences in ‘Alamo City’, San Antonio

From its picture-perfect River Walk, lined with restaurants, shops and hotels, to the historic The Alamo, San Antonio has so much of what clients are looking for in a Texas vacation. Sana Keller, Visit San Antonio’s Public Relations Account Director, Canada, takes us through the highlights in this edition of Friday 5. 1. What’s new […]
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“Anticipate rather than simply react”: UNIGLOBE’s Dean Dacko on how to succeed

UNIGLOBE Eastern Canada Region has a new Regional President in charge. We sit down with Dean Dacko, a 25-year travel industry veteran, to discuss challenges in today’s marketplace, and his plans to further company growth and development.
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Feeling festive throughout the year with Destination Germany

In this week’s Friday Five, we ask Julia Dywelski, Director Marketing and Sales Office Canada, German National Tourist Office, what we can expect from this powerhouse destination in 2019 and beyond.
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“We will still be green”: Aer Lingus gets ready to rebrand

In this week’s edition of Friday Five, we sit down with Ruth Ranson, Director of Communications, to discuss what we can expect from Ireland’s flag carrier next year, both on the ground and in the air.
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Playa Hotels & Resorts: Sell with 100% confidence

In this week’s edition of Friday Five, we chat with Rose Cosentino, Vice President Sales – Canada about Playa’s most recent moves, the importance of the Canadian market, and how travel agents can stay up to date with all the latest news.
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Cruise experts take on questions about ship safety & public perception
Cruise experts take on questions about ship safety & public perception
Cruising has a huge untapped market - but will those new-to-cruise travellers see cruising as safe in the wake of...
Iberostar launches free insurance package for guests
Iberostar launches free insurance package for guests
In keeping with the new trend of suppliers and destinations offering COVID-19 related insurance coverage, Iberostar...
Winnipeg-Cancun added to ACV’s Western Canada lineup
Air Canada’s nonstop Vancouver-Cancun flights take to the skies
Air Canada Vacations has updated its existing program for Western Canada with a new flight operating from Winnipeg to...
Royal Caribbean unveils updated 2021-22 winter sailing schedule
Royal Caribbean unveils updated 2021-22 winter sailing schedule
Royal Caribbean has announced an adapted winter sailing schedule for 2021-22, including new itineraries in the...
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