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LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE

By JEN SAVEDRA
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29 APR 2016: Aren’t those cruise lines hard hearted? A poor mother rushed back to the ship just a minute late and the ship sailed without her. Video showed her on her knees presumably begging the ship to return and that her children were on board – but it just kept right on going. Bad Norwegian! Well, not so fast, that’s not the whole story. MORE

ORDERS FLYING IN

Bombardier gets a boost
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29 APR 2016: Bombardier says Delta Air Lines Inc. has placed a firm order for 75 CS100 aircraft with options for an additional 50 CS100 aircraft in what would be the largest order for the CSeries jets. The company says, based on the list price, the firm order is valued at approximately US$5.6 billion. MORE

ROGUE WAVE CAUSES HAVOC

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29 APR 2016: Passengers on Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas woke up to a ‘rogue wave’ crashing against the ship early Monday morning. The impact broke windows and flooded cabins affecting 89 passengers in total. MORE

STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT

JetBlue pilot accused of flying drunk
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29 APR 2016: A commercial pilot was under the influence of alcohol while flying a JetBlue airliner carrying 151 passengers last year from Orlando to New York City, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. MORE

RESCUE NETS FLEEING FUGITIVES

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29 APR 2016: The Disney Fantasy was in the waters near Castaway Cay when passengers noticed stranded boaters. When the captain was notified, a small boat was sent out to rescue three Cuban nationals. A call was made to the US Coast Guard who arrived within 30 minutes to rescue the migrants. But the boaters were not migrants escaping Cuba, they were in fact fugitives fleeing from the US where there was a warrant for their arrest. MORE

NEW LOOK FOR THE OLD PORT

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29 APR 2016: Montreal’s Old Port will be the recipient of funds promised by municipal and provincial authorities. The tired Alexandra Pier and the Iberville passenger terminal will be upgraded in time for the 2017 cruise season with a cost estimated at $78 million. MORE

DEATH BY MISADVENTURE

Cruise line absolved of blame
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29 APR 2016: A coroner’s inquest into the death of a 75 year old woman who died trying to board a cruise ship has resulted in a verdict of ‘death by misadventure.’ Mary Atherton’s misfortune was deemed the result of an accident, rather than negligence on the part of Cunard, or its parent company Carnival UK. MORE

ENOUGH ALREADY

No more dumping of wastewater into the Baltic Sea
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29 APR 2016: The International Maritime Organization has announced that ferries and ships that cruise the Gulf of Finland in the summer will soon be banned from dumping untreated wastewater into the Baltic Sea. Getting to this point was a ten year effort, now the challenge will be to have full participation from all countries and companies affected. MORE

SEAWORTHY

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29 APR 2016: Royal Caribbean has added to its list of cancelled sailings on the Empress of the Seas. Seven more cancellations bring the total to 13 aborted itineraries through May 23, 2016 due to maintenance work required in the ship’s galleys. MORE

STAR FLYER TOUR VISITS NICARAGUA

Where the Past Looms Large
By WALLACE IMMEN
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29 APR 2016: A brochure welcoming visitors to town asks: San Juan del Sur: Can you believe it was once a sleepy fishing village? Yes I can believe it. It still is. But at least there’s an actual dock for Star Flyer’s tenders to tie up to on our port stop in Nicaragua. MORE
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JUST A LITTLE BIT SLOWER

TICO responds to industry feedback
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28 APR 2016: The Board of Directors of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has reviewed the feedback from stakeholders on the proposed increase to the Compensation Fund Contribution Rate. The Board was proposing to increase the Compensation Fund Contribution Rate from $0.15 to $0.25 per thousand dollars of Ontario sales effective July 1, 2016. MORE

OFF AND RUNNING

Sunwing summer looks good
By JEN SAVEDRA
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28 Apr 2016: Sunwing Travel Group held its annual launch at Toronto’s Woodbine Race Track last week. The event saw about 600 travel agents taking advantage of an opportunity for some face time with 60 suppliers and Sunwing and Signature personnel. MORE

TAKEAWAY FROM RENDEZ VOUS CANADA

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28 APR 2016: Rendez-vous Canada, which celebrated its 40th year in 2016 wrapped up in Montreal yesterday after hosting its biggest year ever with more than 26,000 pre-scheduled face-to-face appointments. More than 500 registered buyers from 28 countries attended, including 65 from the US and 80 from China. MORE

CHINESE CONGLOMERATE TO BUY CARLSON HOTELS

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28 APR 2016: A unit of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has agreed to buy Carlson Hotels, which owns brands including Radisson and Country Inns and Suites, the latest in a flurry of overseas investments by Chinese companies. MORE

ALITALIA EYES AIR MALTA

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28 APR 2016: Italian airline Alitalia says it is considering buying a 49 percent stake in Air Malta. Alitalia, which is controlled by Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airways, signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday with the Maltese government to launch due diligence on a possible deal. MORE

THE SAGA CONTINUES

Rhode Island oral surgeon has something to say
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28 APR 2016: An oral surgeon has made a Rhode Island tourism ad and paid to air it following a botched rollout of the state's own tourism campaign. A tourism video that Rhode Island released in March was mocked for showing footage of a concert hall in Iceland. It was quickly pulled. MORE

USVI DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM APPOINTS NEW DIRECTORS

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28 APR 2016: Canika John is the new director of marketing for the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, and Frances Williams-Augustin has been given new responsibility as director of visitor experience for St. Croix. MORE

BAGS OF IMPROVEMENT

By DAVID TAIT
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28 APR 2016: It is extremely rare for me to check a bag but when I do, I often tell this story to the agent and it never fails to bring a laugh. I also may have told it in this column before but if so, well, it’s worth retelling. MORE
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