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“Our members remain resilient”: TL Network

Some TL Network members have transitioned their business from a bricks-and-mortar operation to home-based. More than a few are tapping into the federal government’s financial assistance programs.
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AQSC’s close-to-home cruises are gaining steam

Cruising may be put on hold for now but when it does resume American Queen Steamboat Company will be ready. With new health and safety protocols in place, and brand new cruises and booking incentives for 2021, AQSC is well positioned to make a triumphant return to some of America’s mightiest rivers.
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“Rail travel allows for a lot more social distancing”: Amtrak & Railbookers

Travel agents are showing a lot of interest in rail travel as an ideal post-pandemic travel product, says Amtrak and Railbookers’ Vice President of Sales, Canada, Cris David. In this edition of Take 5
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Sailing close to home with St. Lawrence Cruise Lines

It’s been 40 years since St. Lawrence Cruise Lines first set sail on Canada’s rivers. Now, in its 40th anniversary year and dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Kingston, Ontario-based company is more dedicated than ever to continue sailing for generations to come.
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“We will keep moving forward together”: Enterprise Holdings

Like most businesses, Enterprise Holdings, which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
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Meet AC: “We await your arrival in Atlantic City”

Travel may not be possible at this time due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start planning our next getaway. Meet AC, which represents that timeless destination of Atlantic City, is encouraging travel agents to keep Atlantic City on their clients’ radars during this time.
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From Canada to Kissimmee: Why clients should book in 2020

There’s nothing like a long, Canadian winter to make you start planning a Kissimmee getaway. Though most Canadians come for the sunny weather and theme parks, this Florida hotspot offers much more for all ages, making it a true year-round getaway. In this week’s edition of Take 5, we sat down with Denise Graham, Account Manager, Experience Kissimmee c/o VoX International Inc., and asked her why book Kissimmee in 2020, and how the destination plans on staying visible in the Canadian market.
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“Travel advisors are our primary distribution channel”: Silversea’s Mark Conroy

If you have a client who cruises in a suite on a mainstream cruise line, takes an upscale land tour, or travels business class for work, that client is essentially a Silversea guest - they just doesn’t know it yet, says Mark Conroy, Silversea’s Managing Director, The Americas, in this edition of Take 5.
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Experiential travel: GLP Worldwide on adventure on the high seas

Make no mistake – GLP Worldwide may specialize in small-ship experiences but it delivers over-the-top memories in some of the world’s most captivating destinations. As the wholesaler heads into 2020 and beyond,
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“Genuine trust, strong relationships”: AmaWaterways

The connection that AmaWaterways has with its Canadian travel partners is key to the cruise line’s success, says Kristin Karst’s, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, AmaWaterways, in this edition of Take 5.
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“We have to be the guiding light in our industry”: Interview with Bruce Poon Tip
G Adventures has always been an innovator, and it’s not adverse to challenges. Now, like the rest of the industry...
Royal Caribbean Group now owns 100% of Silversea Cruises
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Trafalgar, Costsaver private group tours offer peace of mind
With social bubbles now part of the ‘new normal’, Trafalgar and Costsaver have launched new private group tours on...
“Wear to care”: WTTC urges all travellers to wear a mask
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has entered the debate over face masks, urging all travellers to “wear to...
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