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Oak Bay Beach Hotel appoints Catrina Santa Lucia as Manager of Boathouse Spa & Baths

May 4, 2016
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Catrina Santa Lucia is the new spa manager for the Boathouse Spa & Baths at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Santa Lucia joins the property from the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, AB, where she was spa and fitness manager. At the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Santa Lucia will oversee a team of 20 staff members, including a registered massage therapist, spa therapists, a spa coordinator and spa attendants. Santa Lucia joins the Boathouse Spa & Baths as the team…

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TOURISM IRELAND VOTED NUMBER 2 TOURIST BOARD IN GERMANY

April 28, 2016
Judith von Rauchhaupt and Oliver Treptow, both Tourism Ireland 

Tourism Ireland has been voted the number two tourist board in Germany, by a jury of some 139 influential journalists – including editors of national and local newspapers, travel and special interest magazines, as well as freelance and online journalists. For the 12th year in a row, the Tourism Ireland publicity team was named in the Top 10 among all tourist boards represented in Germany, in the annual ‘Verkehrsbüro des Jahres’ awards. The criteria under which the tourist boards were…

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Eau Claire Distillery Wins Three International Awards Including San Francisco World Spirits Silver Medal

April 20, 2016
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Canada Gin Distillery of the Year Win at Berlin International Spirits Competition Alberta’s original craft distillery, Eau Claire Distillery has won at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world. From more than 1,850 spirits, the largest number in the competition’s 16-year history, Parlour Gin received the Silver Medal in the gin category. The distillery has also won Canada Gin Distillery of the Year at the Berlin International Spirits Competition,…

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When is a Travel Management Company (TMC) not a TMC?

March 10, 2016
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Courtesy of Kemi Wells, Director of Corporate & Leisure Sales at North South Travel TMC stands for “Travel Management Company.” These are agencies that specialize in managing the corporate travel and logistics for companies. While some TMCs are large multi-nationals (eg. Carlson Wagonlit), others are moderate-sized single office travel agencies like ours. Large or small, what they have in common is a commitment to price transparency and to outstanding service levels. A TMC will police corporate travel policy, negotiate special rates…

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Visit California’s Eureka! Travel Writing Awards are Open for Entries

February 22, 2016
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“Eureka!” is the state motto for California, a throwback to its gold mining heritage. The Eureka! Awards were created by Visit California because of the abundance of media who have chosen to live in the Golden State and regale the California lifestyle in editorial and social media, reaching travelers throughout the world. The third annual awards celebrate their role communicating the state’s lifestyle, natural beauty and key messages to prospective visitors through compelling travel writing. California-based editorial content decision makers and creators across…

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Austin Adventures New Online Travel Planning Resource

February 17, 2016
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Austin Adventures newly enhanced website is an essential stop for planning an adventure vacation. Whether the ultimate decision is to travel with Austin Adventures or not, chances are after visiting this company’s website they will be a friend for life for making so many planning tools available in one place. Their on-line travel planning resources is now one of the best and most comprehensive go-to pages on the web. Starting with the premise that people coming to Austin Adventures are anticipating an active…

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Award Winning Wild Planet Adventures Mark 25th Anniversary With Insiders Africa Safari

February 9, 2016
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Wild Planet Adventures 25th Anniversary season offers signature wildlife features and more. The award winning company has spent 25 years honing techniques to observe some of the world’s rarest animals in their native habitats. Its carbon-neutral safaris emphasize conservation and sustainability. They bring together scientific researchers and biologist guides to take advantage of wildlife migrations, seasonal courtship, nesting and peak activity times for up-close encounters in virtually unknown destinations.  Expert wildlife guides go the extra mile to increase the chance of wildlife sightings…

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Why travel brands need a style guide

February 3, 2016
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Courtesy of Media Kitty member Joseph Reaney, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of World Words. STYLE GUIDES: WHY EVERY BRAND NEEDS ONE by Joseph Reaney It is a dilemma experienced by every brand. You know the written content that your company produces needs to be consistent, but the quantity of content required means that you’re employing multiple writers to work on it. So how do you ensure everyone is (ahem) on the same page? The answer is easy: by creating your own style guide.…

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Wildland Adventures Celebrate 30th Anniversary with New Culinary and Wine Adventures

January 29, 2016
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Rated by National Geographic Adventure as the #1 Best ‘Do-it-all’ Outfitter on Earth and by Fodor’s as one of the World’s Best Tour Specialists, Wildland Adventures is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Established in 1986, Wildland Adventures’ ‘Wild Style’ philosophy is based on an ethic of sincerity, compassion and understanding, to enhance rather than exploit the people and places where they travel. The company offers more than 150 unique itineraries on 6 continents in 37 countries. Kurt Kutay, Founding CEO/President, and Anne Kutay, Vice-President…

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