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From the first headlines to done deal: WestJet’s acquisition by Onex

Back in 1999, when Onex Corporation wanted to merge Air Canada and Canadian Airlines in a $1.8 billion deal, Air Canada came out on top with its $92 million acquisition of the struggling carrier.
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Boeing and the worldwide grounding of the 737 Max

In early March 2019, one by one, countries around the world grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 after the tragic loss of Ethiopian Airlines 302 on March 10, 2019 and before that, Lion Air 610 in October 2018.
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Thomas Cook, Dorian, new resorts, new hires: A look back at 2019

There were new hotels, new resorts, new ships, hirings, firings and a couple of notable closures in 2019.
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Too big to fail? No such thing as Thomas Cook made headlines in 2019

It came down to a last-ditch effort to secure funding that everyone assumed would be successful. It wasn’t. And just like that, Thomas Cook, one of the oldest and best-known travel companies in the world, was out of business.
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Marriott, Beaches Turks & Caicos and other hotels in the news this year

Seeing the success of Spain’s hotel companies in the Caribbean and Latin America, along with other competitors, U.S.-based hotel giant Marriott International announced in August 2019 that it plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in all-inclusive resort product.
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Industry’s generosity shines through in wake of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm on Sunday, Sept. 1. Top destinations like Nassau, Paradise Island, Exuma and Bimini were all spared. The same couldn’t be said for Grand Bahama and Abaco.
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Here’s your first look at WestJet’s first-ever airport lounge, opening Nov. 2
Here’s your first look at WestJet’s first-ever lounge, opening Nov. 2
Where’s the best spot to grab a drink in Calgary these days? In a week’s time, it will be none other than Calgary...
Princess extends pause of operations in Australia
Princess extends pause of operations in Australia
Princess Cruises is extending its pause of operations for cruises departing from Australia and New Zealand through May...
“Millennials first to retravel,” G Adventures launches 8 new trips
G Adventures predicts millennials will be first to ‘retravel’, launches 8 new trips
G Adventures has announced eight new ’18-to-Thirtysomethings’ trips in seven countries for 2021 following a recent...
National Car Rental extending loyalty benefits by additional year
National Car Rental extending loyalty benefits by additional year
Enterprise Holdings says it is providing customers with the most robust loyalty extension yet in the travel industry...
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