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Canadian airline profits to fall in 2018 on higher costs

Canada's airline profitability, which reached a 20-year high last year, is expected to soften due to higher fuel and labour costs.
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Chicago’s Q1 occupancy rate ties highest-ever level ever recorded

Chicago is off to running start in 2018, with record tourism levels in Q1 that will help establish the city as a “12-month destination”, says David Whitaker, President & CEO of Choose Chicago.
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Strong tourism numbers for Cuba ahead of FIT 2018

Cuba has already surpassed the 500,000 visitor mark for 2018 and much of the credit goes to Canada, once again the island’s top source market.
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A record 2.2 million passengers flew with WestJet in March

March was a big month for WestJet, which just announced a load factor of 85.6%, an increase of 1.5 percentage points year over year.
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Club Med reports biggest increase in guest numbers since 2000

Club Med’s massive multimillion dollar, multi-year investment in its resorts and product is paying off, with winter 2018 bookings up 9.4% and summer 2018 bookings showing double-digit growth.
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Egypt forecasts tourism growth, driven largely by North Americans

Egypt’s tourism industry is back on track, with total arrivals in the past 12 months up 33.3% from 2016 to 2017.
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UK’s Brexit-bump may be over according to new stats

The initial boost that the British travel and tourism sector got from the country's vote to leave the European Union appears to be wearing off.
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Chicago has a strong start to 2018 with record visitors

Continuing last year's record-setting growth, Chicago set new tourism records in the first months of 2018.
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More lift means record number of Canadians heading to The Bahamas

For the first time in 10 years arrivals into the biggest airport in The Bahamas have surpassed pre-recession travel levels and much of the growth is being fuelled by the Canadian market.
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Can you guess the U.S. city with the most expensive hotels?
Can-you-guess-the-U.S.-city-with-the-most-expensive-hotels
TORONTO — If you had to guess, where in the United States would you say would set you back the most for hotel...
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 — The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced plans to close its two marketing offices in New...
Carnival Cruise Line’s AMP Up challenge is back with up to 15% commission
Carnival Cruise Line’s AMP Up challenge is back with up to 15% commission
Ahead of the 2020 Wave Season, Carnival Cruise Line has brought back its popular AMP Up Commission Challenge for the...
Air Transat adds more flights to U.S. sun destinations
Air Transat adds more flights to U.S. sun destinations
Air Transat has revealed the first of its new flights for its summer 2020 flight program.
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