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Loonie will plummet to 85 cents: TD

Craig Alexander, chief economist for TD Economics, warned Thursday that consumers could see the Canadian dollar slide as low as 85 cents US by mid-year — a level it hasn’t closed below since May 2009 — if the current environment … Continue reading

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Travel prices up due to bitter winter weather, agent says

While January is normally a slow month, Ottawa travel agent says prices are up due to higher demand Ticket prices are rising due to increased demand, largely because more people want to escape the recent bitter winter weather, according to … Continue reading

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Agents On Winter Innovations: Part 2: The Rise Of Rouge

There’s always something new for the winter sun season, whether it’s a destination, a new spin on the all-inclusive model or a start-up operator. This year, there are a number of interesting changes, including an interactive digital brochure from WestJet … Continue reading

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Agents React As New Sunquest Model Launches

Sunquest’s new no-risk dynamically packaged vacations model is now on sale across all channels, with the promise of offering Canadians more choice and flexibility in making their holiday plans. “Sunquest is an iconic brand in the Canadian travel industry,” says … Continue reading

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Handa Travel Accepts Consumer Choice Award (Video)

Mary Santonato and Wolfgang Schwarz accept the 2013 Consumer Choice Award on behalf of Handa Travel. The Consumer Choice Award surveys consumers all across Canada to gather their opinions, perceptions and expectations regarding the services they choose on a daily basis. It is … Continue reading

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Handa Travel Group Celebrates 17 Consecutive Years Of Consumer Choice

Celebrating their 38th year in business, Handa Travel Group, one of the largest independently-owned Canadian travel companies, is proud to receive the Consumer Choice award for the 17th consecutive year! From left to right: Marcel Sbrollini, Mario Naim, Mary Santonato, … Continue reading

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TICO Confirms Compensation Fund Rate Increase Effective May 1

After reviewing feedback from stakeholders on proposed increases to Compensation Fund rates, the Board of Directors of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario has decided to proceed with a fee increase from 5 cents to 15 cents per $1,000 of … Continue reading

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ACTA ON Welcomes Three New Council Members

Fiona Bowen, ON Regional manager for ACTA is pleased to announce that all 5 retail council members positions have been acclaimed. The 3 new additions to the ACTA ON council are: *Rita Polegri –  Transat Distribution *Alex Handa – Handa … Continue reading

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2012 Ottawa Consumer Choice Award Winners: Everyday Life Sector

Consumer Choice Award is thrilled to announce the 2012 Top Service Providers in the everyday life sector for the greater Ottawa area. We would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to all this year’s winners; your dedication to superior service has … Continue reading

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Vintage – Handa Travel Launches – The Glebe Report 1976

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