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Grand Palladium Completes $30M Reno of Riviera Nayarit Property

March 26, 2012 by Don Douloff

Grand Palladium Resorts & Hotels has completed a $30-million renovation of the all-inclusive Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa, in Riviera Nayarit, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.


Trending: Pop-Up Resort

February 23, 2012 by Don Douloff

A pop-up resort, Papaya Playa, a Design Hotels project, opened Dec. 6, in Tulum, Mexico, featuring 99 refurbished cabanas on a 2,900-sq.-ft. stretch of beach along the Caribbean Sea.



January 12, 2012 by Don Douloff

With years of political strife and civil unrest behind it and billions of dollars of investment, Northern Ireland’s capital exudes vitality and boasts award-winning hotels, unique historical venues and contemporary attractions.


Marketing Strategies Made Easy

January 12, 2012 by Don Douloff

Understanding your message, audience and buying cycle will help you get the most out of even the smallest marketing budget


Mexican DMC Names Famtour as Canadian Rep

August 5, 2011 by Don Douloff

Intermar Group (IMC), a Mexico-based incoming operator and destination management company, has named Toronto-based Famtour Promotion as its Canadian rep.


Select Group Marketing Named Canadian Rep for Turkish DMC

April 27, 2011 by Don Douloff

Select Group Marketing (SGM) has been named the Canadian representative for Gemini, one of Turkey’s leading destination management companies.


Canadian Travellers Can Apply For UAE Travel Visa Online

November 18, 2010 by Christine Otsuka

All Emirates customers can now secure UAE visas online.


Montego Bay Convention Facility Expected By January, 2011

November 16, 2010 by Don Douloff

The $51.7-million Montego Bay Convention Centre, in Rose Hall, St. James, is expected to open in time to host Caribbean Market Place in January, 2011, in the view of Jamaican minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett.


Canadians Will Need Visas to Visit UAE Beginning January

November 10, 2010 by Don Douloff

Canadian visitors will soon need visas to visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a notice posted on the federation’s website.


Travel Warning – Mexico's Northern Border

September 22, 2010 by Don Douloff

Canadians should stay away from the northern Mexican border, adjacent to the U.S., due to ongoing drug-trafficking violence, advises Foreign Affairs.


Air Canada Adding Mexico City Service Via Montreal and Vancouver, in November

September 16, 2010 by Don Douloff

Air Canada will increase service between Mexico City and Canada with the resumption of daily flights to and from Montreal and the introduction of flights to and from Vancouver, beginning in November.


Fairmont to Open Resort on United Arab Emirates Coast in Late 2011

September 14, 2010 by Don Douloff

Fairmont Mina Al Fajer resort will debut in late 2011 on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates.