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first_imgTORONTO – The loonie dropped sharply after the Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate target on hold Wednesday, as North American stock markets pulled back on profit taking.The Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 78.30 cents US, down 0.65 of a cent.“The loonie seems to have had its peak when the Bank of Canada was raising interest rates and the reports of year-over-year economic growth were coming out stronger than people had expected,” said Norman Levine, managing director of Portfolio Management Corp.“Now people are seeing that rates aren’t going to go up as fast in Canada as they were before and that economic growth in Canada will probably be lower next year than it was this year.”The Bank of Canada left its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday following two straight hikes since July in response to the economy’s impressive run over the last four quarters. The central bank warned it expects to stick to its rate-hiking path, although at perhaps a more tentative pace.In its scheduled announcement, the bank said it held off this time in part because it expects the recent strength of the Canadian dollar to slow the rise in the pace of inflation.The move in the loonie Wednesday came as the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index fell 50.37 points to 15,854.77.South of the border it was also a negative day, with U.S. stocks giving back most of their profits earned Tuesday.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 112.30 points to 23,329.46. The S&P 500 index gave back 11.98 points to 2,557.15 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 34.54 points to 6,563.89.“I think in general markets have had the longest run, especially the U.S. markets, without a five per cent correction in recent or longer memory,” said Levine. “It’s not surprising you get some profit taking after some big runs. We keep expecting the five per cent, the 10 per cent correction, but we keep never getting it.”Still, Levine added, while U.S. stocks are at the high-end of historic valuations, “they’re not blowout, stupid valuations.”In commodities news, the December crude contract lost 29 cents to close at US$52.18 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was down five cents at US$3.08 per mmBTU.The December gold contract added 70 cents to US$1,279.00 an ounce and the December copper contract was down two cents to US$3.18 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

13 10 19

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,371.55, up 61.56 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up $2.36, or 19.97 per cent, to $14.18 on 64.3 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $3.53, or 10.91 per cent, to $35.90 on 11.6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up $1.27, or 6.29 per cent, to $21.46 on 6.6 million shares.BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Up $1.93, or 12.85 per cent, to $16.95 on 6.2 million shares.Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Bank. Up 46 cents, or 0.62 per cent, to $74.17 on 4.9 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down five cents, or 1.69 per cent, to $2.91 on 4.4 million shares.Companies reporting major news:CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:CMED). Health care. Up $1.98, or 8.20 per cent, to $26.13 on 695,701 shares. The Saskatoon-based company is urging its shareholders to reject a hostile takeover bid by competitor Aurora Cannabis Inc., criticizing the value of the proposed deal and its effect on its share price. In a letter to shareholders released Wednesday, the medical marijuana producer said its shares are trading above Aurora’s offer of $24 and would likely be higher if it were not for the all-stock hostile bid.last_img read more

12 10 19

first_imgNEW DELHI: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has registered 454 FIRs and arrested 452 people under the Excise Act in the national capital till now from the date of announcement of Lok Sabha election schedule. As many as 31,651 people were booked under various Sections of the CrPC and the Delhi Police Act. Moreover, 209 unlicensed arms and weapons along with 2260 cartridges, explosives, and bombs have been seized from them. “As many as 2,20,233 hoardings, banners, and posters were removed in all over Delhi, said an official statement on Wednesday. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderNine cases registered against AAP, six against BJP and one against Congress. “For the violation of Model Code of Conduct, FIRs and DD entries have been registered against nine workers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), six of BJP, one Congress, and 40 from other parties,” said CEO Ranbir Singh. Till now, a huge quantity of liquor has been seized during the search operations. Of 454 FIRs registered under the Excise Act, 452 persons have been arrested, said Singh. CEO Singh said that till now , 378 bottlesw, 60 half , 61102 quarters of Indian Made Foreign liquor (IMFL) and 4771 bottles beer were seized.last_img read more

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The injured people were admitted to the Gampaha hospital.Meanwhile in Dambulla, a bus travelling to Vavuniya from Colombo crashed into a van injuring 23 people. Most of those injured were the passengers in the van, the police media unit said. (Colombo Gazette) Four people were killed and over 30 others were injured in two separate accidents this afternoon, the police said.In one accident in Nittambuwa, a van crashed into a three-wheeler killing four people and injuring seven others.

28 09 19

Sophomore guard Cait Craft (13) walks off the court during a timeout in a game against Iowa Jan. 19 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 81-74.Credit: Ryan Robey / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s basketball team (12-9, 2-3) is currently on a two-game losing streak, but it has a chance to gain ground in the conference standings by notching a win against Big Ten rival Michigan (13-5, 4-1) Thursday.The Buckeyes are currently tied for seventh in the Big Ten with Indiana, Northwestern and Wisconsin, while the Wolverines are tied for first place with Penn State and in-state rival Michigan State.In the two teams’ first meeting this season, Michigan won against OSU, 64-49, in Columbus Jan. 5, in a game where offense was hard to come by. The Buckeyes only managed 13 first-half points, a performance that coach Kevin McGuff described as “ugly.”“We did not play well offensively,” McGuff said. “They had a good defensive game plan and we did not react well.”The Buckeyes shot just 31.3 percent from the field in the Michigan loss but showed improvement in that category during Sunday’s loss to Iowa, in which they shot 49.2 percent.Despite a better shooting performance against the Hawkeyes, the feeling in the locker room was still one of disappointment, sophomore guard Cait Craft said.“Lately, the games that we keep coming up short in … it is like we are not even there,” Craft said, referring to the team’s tendency to start slow. “To keep coming back and coming up just a little bit short is disappointing for everybody.”Craft’s comments pertained to the Iowa game in particular, since the Buckeyes dug themselves a 17-point hole and spent the entire game trying to catch up, ultimately losing 81-74.Although the team has been getting off to slow starts because of poor shooting, redshirt-junior guard Amy Scullion said she and her teammates need to keep moving forward and not dwell on losses.“You cannot focus on the past and what we have done wrong,” Scullion said. “Coach (McGuff) put in a new offense for us … (and) moving forward, we are going to try to get a lot more dribble penetration.”OSU has seen success when it rebounds effectively and is 10-0 on the season when outrebounding opponents. Consequently, rebounding well against Michigan during Thursday night’s matchup looks to be a focal point for the team.“It is something that we are always conscience of,” McGuff said. “That will be a big deal for us this week.”While the Buckeyes struggled offensively in their first matchup against Michigan, their defense did hold the Wolverines to more than eight points below than their season average of 72.7 points per game.“By and large, that was not the end of the floor that was our biggest issue,” McGuff said of his team’s defense in the earlier loss to Michigan. “We need to find a way to generate more offense.”The Buckeyes are set to tip off at 7 p.m. Thursday against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. read more

24 09 19

first_imgMinQuest Ltd (Brisbane based) has submitted a conditional, non-binding offer for the Wolverine zinc mine in the Yukon Territory, Canada. Wolverine is located 28 km northeast of MinQuest’s Fyre Lake project in the Finlayson Lake District of the southeast Yukon Territory. MinQuest is currently examining the possibility of using the existing processing and tailings management facilities at the Wolverine zinc mine to fast-track the development of the Kona Mineral Resource on the Fyre Lake copper project.MinQuest’s Managing Director Jeremy Read said, “If MinQuest is successful in concluding the purchase of the Wolverine zinc mine it will be a transformative event for the Fyre Lake copper project, as it will open up the possibility of putting the Kona Mineral Resource into production using the existing infrastructure at Wolverine.“Using the existing infrastructure at Wolverine could decrease the pre-production capital expenditure for putting Fyre Lake into production by as much as C$150-200 million, which would substantially improve the economics of the Fyre Lake project.“We are in regular discussions with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Monitor of Yukon Zinc Corporation and we anticipate being able to finalise an Asset Purchase Agreement with Yukon Zinc and the Monitor in the very near future”, said Read.Yukon Zinc acquired the Wolverine zinc project in 2008 and following acquisition of the project, invested in excess of C$500 million to acquire, develop, put into production and fund the ongoing operation of the mine. Construction of the mine and processing facilities occurred throughout 2009 and 2010 with the mill commissioning commencing in late 2010. Commercial production commenced in March 2012 and full design capacity of the mine and processing mill (750,000 t/y) was achieved in the first quarter of 2013. The Wolverine mine was placed on Care and Maintenance in January 2015. In March, 2015 the Supreme Court of British Columbia granted Yukon Zinc protection from its creditors pursuant to the Companies Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA). PwC was appointed as Monitor of Yukon Zinc in the CCAA Proceedings.In April, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, authorised the Monitor to proceed with a process for the solicitation of offers to invest in Yukon Zinc or to purchase all or any part of Yukon Zinc’s assets. As a result of the solicitation process MinQuest made a conditional offer to purchase the Wolverine zinc mine including the remaining Mineral Resources, processing mill, tailings management facility, workshops, mine office buildings, generator power plant, mine and operating leases and surrounding exploration claims (tenements).MinQuest’s offer for the Wolverine mine and associated infrastructure is conditional upon MinQuest securing the finances to complete the asset purchase, by August 10, 2015. MinQuest is in discussions with a number of potential financiers who have expressed interest in presenting a term sheet for financing the acquisition of the Wolverine zinc mine.MinQuest is currently assessing the possibility of fast tracking the development of the Kona Mineral Resource on the Fyre Lake project by utilising the existing mine infrastructure at Wolverine. That resource is currently defined as a total Mineral Resource of 12.6 Mt @ 1.56% Cu, 0.09% Co, 0.30% Zn and 0.63g/t Au and classified in accordance with the JORC 2012 guidelines.Fyre Lake is approximately 28 km to the southwest of the Wolverine mine. In order to truck ore from there to the existing processingfacilities at Wolverine a 40k m road will need to be constructed. If MinQuest proceeds with the development of the Kona Mineral Resource, it says it will “follow all permitting processes as required by the Yukon Territory Government and also work closely with the Kaska First Nation.Preliminary studies completed by MinQuest have concluded that the Wolverine processing plant is capable of being converted to a single float circuit plant, producing a copper-cobalt-gold metal concentrate and increasing the processing capacity to 1.5 Mt/y. Yukon Zinc was producing separate copper, lead and zinc metal concentrates from the Wolverine orebody at a nameplate capacity of 750,000 t/y.In comparison to constructing a standalone metal processing plant and mine at Fyre Lake, using the existing facilities at Wolverine could save between C$150-200 million from the cost of developing the Kona Mineral Resource on the Fyre Lake project.The Wolverine zinc mine is currently being allowed to flood and Yukon Zinc has advised MinQuest that it could take up to two years for the mine to flood. If MinQuest is successful with its bid to purchase Wolverine, MinQuest will become responsible for the environmental liabilities associated with the Wolverine mine site. MinQuest has assessed these environmental liabilities and has concluded that they are no more onerous than the liabilities incurred if a standalone project was developed at Fyre Lake.last_img read more

21 09 19

first_imgYou cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong. Source: Candace Smith/Twitter Yes, the President-elect, on MLK weekend, says freedom rider, SNCC coordinator & civil rights icon John Lewis was “all talk” and no action. pic.twitter.com/JtBk24wo5Z— Candace Smith (@CandaceSmith_) January 14, 2017 Share Tweet Email1 Short URL 33,611 Views Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017 Jan 14th 2017, 4:22 PM PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD Trump has lashed out at a prominent civil rights icon and lawmaker who said he is skipping next week’s inauguration ceremony because he sees the New York businessman’s election as illegitimate.Trump tweeted: Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 4:22 PM Source: Donald J. Trump/Twittercenter_img mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017 https://jrnl.ie/3186900 141 Comments Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter Lewis, who represents a district in the southern state of Georgia that includes Atlanta and surrounding areas, yesterday became the most high-profile Democratic lawmaker to boycott Trump’s inauguration.At least eight House Democrats have publicly stated they will not be attending Trump’s swearing-in at the US Capitol next Friday, with several indicating their absence will be an act of political protest.“I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis told NBC’s Meet the Press talk show in an interview that will air Sunday.“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” he said, adding that he will skip the presidential inauguration for the first time since becoming a member of Congress in 1987. By AFP Donald Trump in Twitter attack on Congressman who marched alongside Martin Luther King Ahead of MLK Day in the US, Trump has claimed that Congressman John Lewis is ‘all talk’. US intelligence organizations have accused Russia of cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and distributing hacked emails from senior Clinton aides in an effort to influence the US election.Lewis, 76, is known for his decades of work in the civil rights movement and marched with Martin Luther King at the August 1963 rally in Washington at which King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. Representative John Lewis wears a hat of the US Navy ship named after him. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesLewis took part in so-called Freedom Rides — challenges to segregated facilities at bus terminals in the South.On 7 March, 1965, he led a march in Selma, Alabama that ended in an attack by state troopers on the protesters that later became known as “Bloody Sunday.”Monday marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, an annual federal holiday commemorating the birthday of the civil rights leader.© – AFP 2017 with reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: Here’s how plans for Trump’s ‘softly sensual’ inauguration are going >Watch: The bizarre moment US news network C-Span was ‘taken over’ by Russia Today > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

20 09 19

first_imgAreva suspend deux sites de conversion d’uranium Le français Areva a décidé de suspendre pour deux mois la production de deux usines de transformation d’uranium. La baisse de la demande des centrales nucléaires japonaises après la catastrophe de Fukushima est la cause de cet arrêt a expliqué le groupe.La catastrophe survenue à Fukushima en mars dernier n’a pas fini de perturber le secteur du nucléaire. Hier, le groupe Areva a suspendu la production de deux usines françaises de transformation d’uranium. Les sites de la Comhurex à Malvesi dans l’Aude et au Tricastin dans la Drôme ont été stoppés en raison de la baisse de la demande des centrales nucléaires au Japon, rapporte TV5monde.À lire aussiUn train de déchets nucléaires en route pour la BelgiqueAu total, un peu moins de 600 employés sont concernés a indiqué une porte-parole d’Areva. “Au regard des conditions actuelles du marché court terme de la conversion, Comurhex prend la décision d’interrompre sa production sur une durée de deux mois pour cette fin d’année”, a déclaré le groupe dans un e-mail à l’AFP. “Cette décision se justifie par les événements intervenus au Japon qui amènent aujourd’hui à une baisse des livraisons des électriciens japonais et à une pression sur les prix court terme de ce marché”, poursuit Areva. En effet, en août, le taux d’utilisation des sites nucléaires japonais a chuté au niveau le plus bas jamais atteint, soit 26,4% de la capacité totale théorique des réacteurs du pays. A l’heure actuelle, seuls 11 réacteurs sur 54 fonctionnent dans l’archipel. Toutefois, le groupe Areva précise qu’”aucune mesure de chômage technique n’est prévue, du fait de congés et de formations prévues pour les employés”.Le 16 septembre 2011 à 12:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

20 09 19

first_imgLa NASA recrute sa future génération d’astronautesLa NASA a réalisé une vidéo promotionnelle pour s’aider à trouver la prochaine génération d’astronautes avec notamment en vue une possible exploration de Mars. “L’exploration spatiale humaine, c’est ce que nous faisons… à la NASA”. C’est ainsi que l’agence spatiale américaine a décidé de débuter sa nouvelle vidéo promotionnelle qui ne vise pas à en apprendre plus sur elle-même, mais plutôt à recruter la prochaine génération d’astronautes. Visuels “flashy”, musique urbaine : les images des équipes de la NASA en pleine opération, en combinaison ou encore dans l’espace se succèdent pour illustrer les promesses de l’agence.”Nous allons envoyer l’homme plus loin dans l’espace qu’il n’a jamais été, et même éventuellement sur Mars. Avec de nouveaux vaisseaux et fusées qui nous emmèneront partout où nous voulons aller. Nous avons besoin de vous pour aider à planifier le futur de cette exploration”, commente dans la vidéo Charles Bolden, administrateur de la NASA. “Rejoignez la NASA. Rejoignez maintenant la classe d’astronautes candidate pour 2013. Votre expérience spatial commence tout de suite”.  Mais si ce petit clip est assez efficace, il faut tout de même préciser que la réalité n’est pas exactement celle que la NASA vante. En effet, aujourd’hui, l’agence ne dispose plus de vaisseaux spatiaux bien à elle, depuis l’arrêt du programme des navettes. Ainsi, seuls quelques astronautes décollent chaque année à bord des engins Soyouz pour rejoindre durant 6 mois la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). D’ici trois à cinq ans, la NASA espère envoyer quelques astronautes dans l’espace à l’aide de fusée commerciale. Ajouté à cela, elle compte également en embarquer quelques uns dans sa capsule Orion à destination d’astéroïdes voire de Mars, mais tout ceci ne se produira pas avant au moins dix ans.  “Quelques” conditions nécessairesÀ lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAMalgré les progrès à faire et les technologies à attendre, la NASA garde sa réputation et continue de vendre son rêve. Mais pour devenir astronaute à l’agence, quelques conditions sont requises. Il faut ainsi avoir au minimum son baccalauréat, la plupart des astronautes ayant un master ou un doctorat, en ingénierie, biologie, en sciences physiques ou encore en mathématiques. De plus, les candidats doivent être préparés au long voyage, être Américain et chose quelque peu exigeante, parler couramment russe. Il faut également avoir quelques connaissances en physique basique voire être médecin ou professeur, ce qui peut grandement vous faciliter la tâche. Enfin, au niveau des aptitudes physiques, les candidats doivent être tout à fait opérationnels avec une vision de 20/20, une pression artérielle exemplaire, et une taille comprise entre 1,5 et 1,8 mètre. Si ces conditions peuvent paraitre strictes, la NASA reçoit chaque année des milliers de candidatures et espère cette fois-ci environ 3.000 réponses.  Découvrez la vidéo de recrutement de la NASA sur Maxisciences Le 21 novembre 2011 à 20:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

17 09 19

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 11, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard commended award-winning Bahamian recording artist and producer ‘Sammi Starr’ Poitier for an initiative he’s undertaking that should encourage more Bahamian performers to follow their dreams.   The Minister noted: “Sammi Starr is a gifted entertainer who has an incredible voice; he is as effective behind the scenes as a producer and a mentor for emerging performing artists.”“I wanted to meet with the Minister today to discuss working with young entertainers, young artists, and mentoring them and helping them get into music full time,” Sammi said during a recent courtesy call.   “You know, give them some encouragement to let them know that there is an opportunity to make it as an entertainer – for income, exposure, and, of course, a lifetime career.”The purpose of meeting with Minister Pintard, Sammi continued, was to see if he could get the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture to be aligned with that vision and support it.“The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is happy to collaborate with him as we seek to mentor emerging artists, continue to contribute to his success as an artist, and gain from his expertise as we seek to internationalise various genres of the arts,” Minister Pintard said.Sammi shared the stage with international recording artists such as Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Barrington Levy, and Diddy at “Miami’s Best of the Best 2010,” becoming one of the first Bahamians to perform at that concert event – and continuing to do so for more than 4 years.    He has also won major talent shows including Charlotte, North Carolina’s “You Got Vocals,” the “2007 Junkanoo Song Competition” in The Bahamas, and the inaugural Music Masters Competition at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in 2015 – the latter of which resulted in his landing a recording contract with Sony Music Latin.Sammi also spoke highly of the talent of Bahamian performers.  “The talent that we have in The Bahamas is unreal,” he said.   “We have talent here that can be on the same stage as world-class entertainers – Grammy-award-winning entertainers.   There is no question about it.  They just need the exposure.”Sammi encouraged persons who want to work with him to contact him on social media, across various platforms.“This is one of the mandates for the rest of my career; so just get in touch with me,” Sammi said.   “We will talk and hear you out about whatever your vision is as an entertainer, a musical artist or just an artist period.“We can talk about it and whatever I could do to help, I will.”Minister Pintard responded, “We believe that more Bahamian artists should contribute to taking our various forms of art internationally, and we are happy that Sammi Starr is committed to working with us in doing just that.”By: Eric Rose (BIS)Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (left), pictured with award-winning Bahamian recording artist and producer ‘Sammi Starr’ Poitier, during a recent courtesy call.(BIS Photo/Eric Rose) Related Items:last_img read more

19 08 19

first_imgNew commission structure for Atlasglobal Share Thursday, August 10, 2017 Travelweek Group Tags: AirlinePros, Commissioncenter_img TORONTO — Turkish carrier Atlasglobal recently announced a new commission structure, pegged at 4% standard agency commission on all published fares for the carrier’s entire route network, which spans Turkey, the Middle East, Europe and select destinations in Asia.Atlasglobal is represented in Canada by AirlinePros.AirlinePros’ Canada Director Karl Müller says Atlasglobal “has a world class product, bringing premium airline service to strategic locations at high-class standards”.Müller says Atlasglobal has been growing rapidly in terms of destinations and fleet, becoming more accessible via numerous international airports. “The airline values travel professionals and understands the importance of the segment as a base for success. We are certain that this commission level will help many of our partners to continue developing products that highlight the Turkey region.”Müller adds that the “Atlasgobal difference” includes specially designed leather seats, extended legroom, a wide selection of complimentary food and beverages, 30 kg baggage allowance, as well as free seat selection. Travellers can choose between EconomiPlus, and Business Class.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalHeadquartered at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Atlasglobal operates scheduled flights throughout Turkey, North Cypress, the Middle East, Europe and Asia with a fleet of Airbus A319, A320, and A321 aircraft. Passengers traveling to destinations with a flight time of three hours or longer from/to Istanbul are greeted with the Atlasglobal ‘Flying Chef’ service. Atlasglobal has agreements with over 70 international airlines, allowing for easy connections to destinations around the globe, adds Müller. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

17 08 19

first_imgL to R – Kristi Jones, President and COO of Virtuoso; Suzanne Duzenman, Melbourne-based Global International Travel Services, winner of most admired advisor 2012; Fay Cohen, Sydney-based TravelPhase, winner of most admired advisor 2011handing over the award to Suzanne; Matthew Upchurch, Chairman and CEO of Virtuoso L to R – Kristi Jones, President and COO of Virtuoso; David Brandon, Brisbane-based Travel Concepts, winner of Aust/NZ top producer; Matthew Upchurch, Chairman and CEO of Virtuoso Australian Travel Advisors Recognised At ‘Virtuoso Travel Week’ ConferenceInternational luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, celebrated the close of its 24th annual conference, Virtuoso Travel Week, last Friday night with its annual Gala and Virtuoso Awards at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  Hosted by Virtuoso Chairman and CEO, Matthew D. Upchurch and President and COO, Kristi Jones, its gala, with a record turnout of 2,378 attendees, honoured some of the most innovative, admired and top-performing travel advisors in Australia, Latin America and North America, as well as Virtuoso suppliers that go the extra mile. “We are extremely proud of the advisors and suppliers who stand out amongst an impressive group of travel professionals by consistently demonstrating their proven sales ability, their level of engagement within the network and by drawing respect from their peers,” said Upchurch.  “Whether we’re honoring a 20-year industry veteran, an impressive up-and-comer or a preferred supplier that goes above and beyond to serve the travel agency community, recognising individuals who exemplify the talent within this network and contribute to its strength is the perfect way to cap off a successful week of networking, relationship building and genuine salesmanship.  What better reason to celebrate a closing gala!”Virtuoso Award winners and categories appear below: 2012 Gala Awards Member Production Results Top Australia/New Zealand Production:Travel Concepts – Milton, Queensland, Australia2012 Gala Awards Peer-to-Peer Awards Member Results (In this category, Virtuoso Preferred Suppliers vote for Virtuoso Member advisors)Most Admired Advisor: Australia/New Zealand:Suzanne Duzenman – Global International Travel Service, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia2012 Gala Awards Peer-to-Peer Results: Supplier Awards (In this category, Virtuoso Members vote on Preferred Suppliers)Best AirlineVirgin Atlantic AirwaysBest Specialty ProviderTravelex Insurance ServicesBest Luxury Cruise LineRegent Seven Seas CruisesBest Premium/Contemporary Cruise LineOceania CruisesBest River Cruise LineAmaWaterwaysBest Voyager Club EventMelbourne: Coliban Park Sheep Station with Outback Lunch (Abercrombie & Kent Australia)Best FIT/Custom Tour OperatorClassic VacationsBest Escorted Tour OperatorTauckBest On-site ProviderMade for SpainBest Active & Specialty Provider (VAST)Micato Safariscenter_img Source = Virtuosolast_img read more

17 08 19

first_imgSource = STUBA Where did the Millennial’s come from?Trends emerging in the UK show Millenials are the surprise packet for agents “You may not want to admit it, but if you were born between the early 1980’s to the mid-1990’s, you, my friend, are a millennial.”Source – metro.co.uk/2017/09/20/what-is-a-millennial-6942535/It puts millennial’s  between say 23 to 35.  The digital native, born with high expectations, a sense of privilege, a worry free attitude about the world.Due to their digital native status, they make prime candidates in travel to be self bookers.  So why are they the surprise new customer for travel agents?A cool part of the creation of STUBA (merger of roomsXML to UK’s getabed) is that I get to access some very Euro centric brains in the form of Matt Stuart, once getabed CEO, now Stuba CCO (contracting manager).  Together we came up with 3 main considerations.They know data, but don’t always trust itMatt says “Review sites are viewed sceptically due to high profile cases where people voted a bus stop as the top tourist attraction in major town in South west UK. The joke went viral, the bus stop got the votes. It highlighted the potential to inflate Trip Advisor reviews, with many deciding agents were the source of truth.”Houses, Latte’s and AvocadosThe common refrain is that houses are not affordable or accessible for so many.  Whilst some strive, some simply have accepted they will never be wealthy “land owners” and are spending the cash.Travel is so cheap; in 1994 it cost me $1600 to get to London on KLM with a median house price in Melbourne of $145,000.  2018? A shade over $900,000 and  Qantas, with no deals, have it today at approx. $2,800. Comparing apples to apples, the airfares are about a third of what they were.Life is busy…Millenials are busy.  Busy is the new black. Life is full on.  Travel takes longer, there’s more to do, so and be engaged in.  Population explosions see’s longer commutes  on busy roads where ride sharing means you may not need a car.A quick email to an agent you have never met, build some trust and “boom” ,  it’s all done….Why wouldn’t you?www.stuba.com learn more about stuba.com herelast_img read more

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