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AND SNOW IT BEGINS

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12 NOV 2019: The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area got its first major snowfall of the season, with Environment Canada issuing weather advisories and warnings for the region. The national forecaster says Hamilton was expected to be the hardest hit, with snowfall between 25 and 30 centimetres expected. MORE

CREEPING DELAY

Boeing has a plan for delivery of Max jets by year end
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12 NOV 2019: Boeing is detailing steps it needs to complete before its grounded 737 Max can carry passengers again. The company still must demonstrate changes it's making on the plane to safety regulators during one or more certification flights. It also must finish updating pilot-training requirements, which it expects will happen in January. MORE

GOWAY TO AFRICA

What are you waiting for
By ILONA KAUREMSZKY
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12 NOV 2019: Sit in an open land rover, and feel the breeze. Smell the dung of an elephant lumbering nearby, or watch a lion following his pride. Imagine the scene has been side tracked by another lion lunging for its prey. You feel the emotions from all angles. After all, you have stepped into one of life's greatest travel treks: an African safari. MORE

SUNWING FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH HAKIM OPTICAL

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12 NOV 2019: This festive season, Sunwing and Hakim Optical are partnering to bring holiday cheer to local children in destinations across the Caribbean and Mexico. From now until January 6, 2020, the Sunwing Foundation will be collecting new and gently-used children’s books at select Hakim Optical locations across the Greater Toronto Area. MORE

DISCUSSING HONOLULU WAR MEMORIAL

Forty years after shut down
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12 NOV 2019: Honolulu’s Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial is built in the form of an ocean water public swimming pool facility opened in 1927 as a monument to Hawaiian residents who served during World War I. It closed in 1979 due to disrepair, but a city report says that it could be made into an open circulation saltwater pool. MORE

UNINTENDED EXPOSURE

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12 NOV 2019: The city of Denver has agreed to reach a settlement with a United Airlines pilot who was arrested on an indecent exposure charge that was later dismissed by a judge. Andrew Collins pleaded not guilty, and a judge dismissed the misdemeanour charge in March. But the incident led to a six-month suspension from United Airlines for the pilot from Leesburg, Virginia.   MORE

NOT THE NEW YORK TIMES

Florida CVB director gets the message
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12 NOV 2019:    The Citrus County Visitors Bureau was looking at the benefits of their digital subscription to the New York Times in late October, when director, John Pricher suggested dropping it. Response from the public was swift and spilled over into the local tourism realm. The Citrus County Chronicle reports people are cancelling trips to Citrus County (about 80 miles north of Tampa) and the repercussions are being felt as far abroad as London, England. MORE

MARIE ANNICK LALANDE

Sr Communications Advisor for Transat Distribution Canada
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12 NOV 2019: Transat has announced the appointment of Marie-Annick Lalande as Senior Communications Advisor for Transat Distribution Canada. Lalande is based in Montreal, where she will be responsible for all internal and external communications of this Transat subsidiary.    MORE

MY MAGICAL MYSTICAL TOUR OF HALIFAX

By PAM STELLINI
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12 NOV 2019: My first morning in Halifax I woke up in my daughter’s apartment. Her home décor is a fusion of yogini warrior meets Hindu goddess, with Professor Minerva McGonagall dropping by for a hemp smoothie. It is whimsical and colourful, as is she. Lisa has no computer. She has a broken television set that she is keeping to have the screen painted by an artist friend, and her home pleasingly smells like burned sage. MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week) here is a selection of recent stories...

REMEMBRANCE TRAVEL

Commemorating liberation
By ALLAN LYNCH
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11 NOV 2019: Standing at the entrance of the Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Liz Rolf from Canmore, Alberta said, “I usually shed a tear at the Lament, but today I think it will be more.” Rolf was part of busload of Canadians on a North Alberta Light Horse Battlefield Tour of The Netherlands, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the liberation. MORE

FROM GANDER TO WINNIE

Remembering those animals who served Canada
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11 NOV 2019: While Remembrance Day is intended to remember those members of Canada's armed forces who gave their lives in defending the country, it is also an important moment to reflect on the cost of war and the sacrifices of all those who have served in uniform.   MORE

MSC CRUISES AIMS FOR CARBON NEUTRAL

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11 NOV 2019: MSC Cruises said it will become the world's first global cruise operator to go “carbon neutral” by donating money to reduce or capture the equivalent amount of greenhouse gas emissions its ships produce. The announcement Friday in Hamburg came amid criticism from environmental campaigners that the cruise industry wasn't doing enough to curb emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases blamed for global warming. MORE

ALLEGIANT AIR SETTLES WITH TEAMSTERS

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11 NOV 2019: Allegiant Air has settled a lawsuit against the Teamsters with union pilots agreeing not to strike over changes in the airline's crew-scheduling system. A federal magistrate judge in Las Vegas signed an order Friday that ends the case and makes permanent an injunction against a strike or work slowdown. MORE

FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS

Keep your hands to yourself
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11 NOV 2019: A Utah man accused of groping another passenger on a Salt Lake City-bound American Airlines flight that diverted to Tulsa for his arrest has been charged with abusive sexual contact. The man, identified in court records as James Clayton Cholewinski-Boy, 32, was charged by federal prosecutors Friday. MORE

COCONUT BAY BEACH RESORT HIRES BLUE WAVE MARKETING

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11 NOV 2019:  Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa and Serenity at Coconut Bay have announced the appointment of Blue Wave Marketing as their outside sales representative in Canada with Managing Director Suzanne Fleming at the helm. After not having a permanent presence for almost two years in the Canadian market, Blue Wave Marketing will conduct agency visits and training, tour operator training and represent both resorts at consumer and trade events.    MORE

NEW DISNEY DESTINATIONS DISTRICT SALES MANAGER

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11 NOV 2019: Disney Destinations has announced Jason Stremble as District Sales Manager for Ontario. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Stremble has more than 25 years of experience in the travel industry starting his career as a reservations and documentation associate for the Globus Family. He worked as a Sales Manager for Trafalgar in the GTA for the last 7 years and joined Disney in October 2019.  MORE

TRADING POST OF THE GODS

You Decide on a Regent Seven Seas Tour in Chile
By WALLACE IMMEN
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11 NOV 2019: There’s something that looks awfully familiar about the squiggles and cartoon-like figures that cover the hills of a remote site in Chile’s Atacama Desert. If you’ve ever travelled Route 66 or followed the signs to a truck stop on any major highway, you might interpret the enormous arrows, logos and larger-than-life figures of animals and humans as road signs advertising “gas, food and lodging.” MORE

ROUND-UP

Nov. 4-7, 2019
By MICHAEL BAGINSKI
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11 NOV 2019: In case you missed it, and even if you didn’t, here’s a quick look at some of last week’s need-to-know travel news. MORE

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