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News from 2014

 
5 June 2014

Ireland’s agents on flying fam trip to Toronto

Eight travel agents from Ireland and Northern Ireland see Toronto’s leading attractions including helicopter and jet boat tours, wine-tasting, outlet shopping and the famous Niagara Falls. Flying courtesy of the new Air Canada rouge daily direct service for summer 2014 and year round service thereafter, the group stayed at the Sheraton Centre Hotel and visited the Fairmount York and Westin Harbour hotels to be better able to advise travellers. All accommodation, transfers and experiences are available to book on TravelCube.ie today

Ireland’s agents on flying fam trip to Toronto (212.8 KB)
2 June 2014

GTA new hotel sourcing structure reflects partner priorities

New structure reflects the global marketplace and parallels between Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (APMEA) as Andrew Hughes becomes VP Hotel Sourcing for the region. James Phillips becomes VP Hotel Sourcing for the Americas as Clive Wood, Head of Commercial Hotel Chains and Supplier Integration relocates to the USA to be closer to the headquarters of international hotel brands and further strengthen GTA’s partnerships.

GTA new hotel sourcing structure reflects partner priorities (145.67 KB)
30 May 2014

GTA’s enhanced distribution deal with The Ascott goes live

GTA with The Ascott Limited offer even more – and more different – accommodation throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region. GTA’s travel agent and tour operator customers can book an even greater choice of serviced apartments such as Somerset Garden City Shenzhen, Citadines Central Xi'an, Ascott Kuala Lumpur, Citadines Richmond Bangalore or Citadines Ramblas Barcelona among others. The Ascott Limited’s properties benefit from more markets, more customers and more bookings.

GTA’s enhanced distribution deal with The Ascott goes live (343.61 KB)
30 April 2014

Build better vacations with Travel Bound’s new Travel Agent Guide

Travel Bound's new, 192-page free Travel Agent Guide presents a snapshot of Fully Independent Travel (FIT) products. New tabbed sections help agents quickly find each of 123 countries within four regional sections: Asia & Pacific; Europe, the Middle East & Africa; Latin America; and Canada & the USA. Listing key amenities of 12,000 three-, four- and five-star hotels, hundreds of services and includes maps of 35 key cities, the ultimate desktop reference is enormously valuable in helping travel agents build better vacations for their clients.

Build better vacations with Travel Bound’s new Travel Agent Guide (171.68 KB)
24 April 2014

GTA drives tourism to Thailand with new campaign

The new Thailand Smiles Again campaign promotes Thailand to fully independent travel (FIT) agents in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan to help the destination recover more quickly from the political unrest. GTA has called on its longstanding relationships with IHG and Starwood Hotels & Resorts for great deals that will attract travellers and is also working with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to bring travel agents to the destination so they can familiarise themselves with a true picture of all they can experience and enjoy. Initial forecasts suggested the number of foreign tourists visiting the country could drop by as much as 900,000 with many hotels reporting occupancy rates of just 30% in the first two months of 2014.

GTA drives tourism to Thailand with new campaign (103.34 KB)