Category Archives: Travel writing

For PAX News: Crystal Cruises showcases major brand expansion

Customers want different ways to experience the Crystal Cruises style – and the luxury cruise line is undergoing a major brand expansion to satisfy their desires. That’s what Crystal Cruises CEO and president Edie Rodriguez told members of the travel media during a breakfast overview of key company developments during Cruise360 in Vancouver last week…

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For PAX News: Cruise360: Technology, multigenerational travel and the agent’s role

Cruising is booming. That was the message from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) at Cruise360 in Vancouver last week.

To get a sense of what that bright future has in store, CLIA gathered the presidents of four major cruise lines for a panel discussion on the state of the industry and where things are headed. Christine Duffy of Carnival Cruise Line, Adam Goldstein of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Rick Sasso of MSC Cruises USA and Andy Stuart of Norwegian Cruise Lines sat down with Cindy D’Aoust, CLIA’s president and CEO, to share their thoughts…

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For PAX News: Cruise360 sets sail in Vancouver

Cruise360, the largest cruise industry conference, kicked off in Vancouver this week, welcoming more than 1,200 travel professionals and representatives from 25 cruise lines to a six-day event featuring product and destination workshops, daily training sessions and plenty of ship inspections.

“This week will offer a truly panoramic view of our ever-changing industry,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), at the event’s opening session…

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For PAX News West: Transat announces unified brand, changes to cruise program

Transat representatives announced big changes for the brand during an intimate lunch at Vancouver’s Seasons in the Park restaurant yesterday, including the retirement of Nolitours as of today.

“It’s very positive news,” said Nicole Bursey, commercial director. “This simplification makes it easier for the traveller and travel agency partners to understand our brand.”…

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For Flight Network: Four Luxe Travel Musts for a Bucket-List Trip to India

With new direct Air Canada Dreamliner flights from Vancouver to Delhi launching October 20, a direct flight from Toronto available now and Canada’s recent addition to India’s e-visa program, it’s never been easier for Canadians to travel to India. In light of the royal visit to the subcontinent by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last month, we sat down with Cris David, president of Insight Vacations Canada, to talk about four luxurious Indian travel experiences fit for a prince…

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For PAX News West: WestJet Travel Trade Expo draws 450 agents in Vancouver

WestJet landed in Vancouver for its Travel Trade Expo last week (May 12), bringing 70 outside suppliers and 450 travel agents together for an evening of learning and celebration at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The expo, now in its second year and attracting twice as many agents as the inaugural edition, replaces multiple events showcasing individual destinations so agents can get all the information they need about the airline and the destinations it serves at one action-packed showcase…

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