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THE FALLOUT CONTINUES

Changes at Boeing
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23 OCT 2019: Boeing is replacing the head of its commercial-airplanes division as it struggles with a crisis created by two deadly crashes of its newest airliner. Boeing said Tuesday that Kevin McAllister is out as chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He is being replaced by Stanley Deal, leader of Boeing's services division. MORE

DON’T ASK. WONT TELL.

Secret criteria for US no fly list upheld by appeals court
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23 OCT 2019: The largely secret criteria for the US government's no-fly list have been upheld by the US Circuit Court of Appeals in a case involving four people who sued over being barred from flying. A three-judge panel ruled Monday that the government has gone as far as the law requires in explaining the listing of each plaintiff without breaching national security. MORE

DREAM ON

WestJet offers more Dreamliner in 2020
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23 OCT 2019: WestJet has announced more domestic and transatlantic 787-9 Dreamliner service for summer 2020 from Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto to London Gatwick. "As we welcome new 787 deliveries, we continue to showcase WestJet's award-winning guest experience to the world," said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet chief commercial officer. MORE

WHAT’S TRENDING IN ENGLAND

War of the Worlds, the sensational south, and more
By MICHAEL BAGINSKI
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23 OCT 2019: Britain may be embroiled in Brexit, but that hasn’t stopped tourism types from remaining strong and carrying on in the face of political and economic uncertainty in the country. Recently a delegation from southern England turned up in Toronto to tout the latest news in their regions, with a focus on what Canadians can expect in the days and months upcoming – whether Britain remains part of the European Union or not. Here’s a sampling of the venues and attractions, all of whom are eager to work with agents, especially when it comes to planning group visits: MORE

UK LIFTS BAN ON FLIGHTS TO EGYPTIAN RESORT

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23 OCT 2019: UK airlines can resume flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, suspended after an Islamic State bombing brought down a Russian passenger plane over Sinai four years ago, killing all 224 people on board, the British government said Tuesday. MORE

ROUTE CHANGES AT AIR NEW ZEALAND

New era begins
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23 OCT 2019: Air New Zealand is launching a non-stop service between Auckland and New York using its 787-9 Dreamliner as of October 2020. To direct capacity to faster-growing markets, the airline has also made the decision to withdraw from its daily Los Angeles-London service from October 2020. MORE

DISNEY CRUISE LINE SUED OVER ANTEATER ATTACK

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23 OCT 2019: Disney Cruise Line is being sued for medical negligence after a boy was attacked and injured by an anteater during a shore excursion. The animal “was not properly sequestered from visitors” according to the family’s attorneys. MORE

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

By JEN SAVEDRA
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23 OCT 2019: What expectations do travel and tourism organizations have of the travel media – and what do the media expect in return? I’d never actually regarded the question in any philosophical terms, after all, it’s my job, and as frustrating as it can sometimes be, it is interesting, rewarding and I really enjoy what I do. Then an incident occurred recently that made me reflect about what some people might think being a travel writer entails. MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week) here is a selection of recent stories...

EDUCATION. INNOVATION. LEADERSHIP.

A conversation with TDC’s Louise Fecteau and Susan Bowman
By JEN SAVEDRA
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22 OCT 2019:  We recently had an opportunity to meet with Louise Fecteau, Transat Distribution Canada’s new General Manager and Susan Bowman, VP Marketing and Industry Relations.  This is actually Fecteau’s second go-round with TDC having originally joined in 1994.  In-between she was VP Sales and Marketing at TMR holidays, and when they merged with Transat, she returned as Transat’s Regional Commercial Director for the Quebec Region and is now TDC’s General Manager. MORE

TORNADO TEARS THROUGH SOUTHERN STATES

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22 OCT 2019:  A tornado ripped through the Dallas area Sunday night, hitting the ground near Love Field Airport and moving northeast through the city. The storms also caused damage in Arkansas and Oklahoma as the system moved to the northeast early Monday. MORE

TICO CHARGES

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22 OCT 2019: The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has charged CA Tour International Inc. with one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered. TICO has also charged Ping Chen with one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered, and one count of being an Officer and Director of a Corporation and failing to take reasonable care to prevent the Corporation from committing an offence, in this case, for operating without TICO registration. MORE

THE DELIGHTS OF STRATFORD

I went for the Korean chicken and stayed for the tea party
By PAM STELLINI
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22 OCT 2019: I wanted the Korean BBQ glazed crispy chicken rice bowl, and made my dinner choice days in advance. Before we even booked our accommodations or theatre tickets at the Stratford Festival, I knew what I was going to order when we got to Mercer Hall for dinner. MORE

SAN DIEGO WILL BE HOW TO GET TO SESAME STREET

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22 OCT 2019: Officials with SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop announced Monday that they are opening the country's second Sesame Place park in San Diego in spring 2021. The first Sesame Place theme park opened almost 40 years ago outside Philadelphia. MORE

CLEANING FLUID SPILL

American Airlines flight diverted
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22 OCT 2019: Two crew members and a passenger on an American Airlines plane were taken to a hospital in Dublin after fumes from spilled cleaning fluid caused an emergency landing. A spokesperson for the airline said Monday that medical personnel met the plane after it landed Monday afternoon. MORE

BREAKING THE BRONZE CEILING

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22 OCT 2019: Central Park has 23 statues of men who left their mark in history but not a single one honouring the accomplishments of a woman. That will change after a city commission voted Monday to erect a monument depicting three pioneers in the fight for women's rights: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth. MORE

WWOOFING

See the world, inspire your life
By SABRINA SANTER
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22 OCT 2019: One of the most memorable days of this past summer, if not of my life, was spent pulling weed at an organic farm. Oh sorry, did I say weed? I meant weeds…though saying it aloud, I’m not sure which one sounds more ridiculous. Anyway, an organic farm near Peterborough, Ontario was desperate for volunteers to help save a mixed acre of fruits and veggies threatened by an overgrowth of weeds. I responded faster than you can say, “old MacDonald had a farm”. MORE

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