Syracuse fell to Clemson at home Tuesday night, 74-73, to remain winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Here’s the reaction of the SU community to the Orange’s loss.[View the story “Syracuse community reacts to loss against Clemson” on Storify] Comments Published on January 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse folds late in regulation for 3rd straight game, drops matchup with Clemson, 74-73, in overtimeFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 74-73 overtime loss to ClemsonGrade Syracuse’s performance against Clemson and vote for the player of the game
Posted by Share Tags: Sunquest It’s back! Sunquest’s Sun Deal rewards agents with Loyalty Points << Previous PostNext Post >> MISSISSAUGA – Sunquest’s ever popular ‘Sun Deal’ is back to the delight of travel agents, who can now earn up to $100 in Loyalty Points simply by booking with the tour operator.This offer is valid on all new Sunquest package bookings made between Oct. 3-31, 2016, for travel anytime, from any gateway, to any destination and for any duration. Once a booking is complete, agents go online to travelbrandsagent.com, enter a valid booking number and play to win.Bonus points can range between 2X and 20X Loyalty Points, which can then be redeemed for gift cards and more, valued up to $100. The more agents book, the more they can play and win.For more details go to travelbrandsagent.com. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 The Canadian Press
Tags: Air Canada, Air Canada rouge, Low-Cost Carriers The Canadian Press Share Thursday, September 14, 2017 Air Canada reaches new deal with pilots to expand Rouge fleet MONTREAL — Air Canada says it has reached an agreement to expand the number of aircraft in its discount brand Rouge.The deal was made in cooperation with its 3,500 pilots represented by the Air Canada Pilots Association.Air Canada said the new arrangements amend the 10-year agreement it reached with its pilots in October 2014.The airline expects the amendments will allow it to expand its presence in certain regional markets.It said the new deal will also enable it to compete effectively with emerging North American ultra low-cost carriers.Also provided in the amendments are improvements for Air Canada pilots’ defined-contribution plans and sick leave, and greater transferability between Air Canada and Rouge. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>
Friday, December 1, 2017 MONTREAL – Transat A.T. Inc. has concluded the sale of its incoming tour operator unit Jonview Canada for $44 million to Japanese multinational H.I.S. Co. Ltd..The price could be adjusted on the date of final closing of the accounts, says Transat..On November 10, the Competition Bureau of Canada said the transaction did not warrant its intervention.“The sale of Jonview Canada completes our strategic refocusing around three main pillars: air transportation and travel distribution, which make up our leisure travel operations, as well as hotel operation,” said Jean-Marc Eustache, President and CEO of Transat.Eustache adds: “This transaction is the latest in a series of initiatives we have implemented in recent years to carry out the company’s new development strategy and ensure its long-term prosperity.” Transat completes Jonview Canada sale for $44 million Tags: Transat << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Posted by Travelweek Group
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Wednesday, April 4, 2018 As a travel agent, what matters to you when choosing which consolidator to work with? Is it strictly price? Is it a wide range of product with as many air providers as possible? Is it the simplicity of the booking process and customer support? Voyages a la Carte’s new online platform, Agencia Global, seems to provide the most comprehensive product that addresses all of these concerns.Here are a few key features:Relationships and ContentWith over $1 billion in airfare sold in 2017 and contracts with over 160 airlines, Voyages a la Carte has forged strong and dynamic relationships with the top airlines in the world. These relationships translate directly to Agencia Global and, in turn, to its travel agent customers. Travel agents can enjoy the benefits of these partnerships and access top content, exclusive offers, and the highest levels of support for their customers.The Agencia Global teamTechnology Made EasyAgencia Global utilizes its extensive history in travel and couples that with top technology. The development team at Agencia Global is listening to agents and has created a clean, fast, and simple to use product with no training required. Travel agents with any type of experience level can seamlessly search, book, add markup, and support their bookings simply and easily through all steps of the booking and post-booking process.More news: Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksTechnology Leads to EfficiencyTravel agent tools have traditionally lagged behind from a technology perspective. This led to inefficiencies that cost money. These costs were passed on to the travel agent and, in turn, to the agencies’ customers. Voyages a la Carte utilized its technology expertise to create value that it can pass on to their customers. Agents (both home-based and traditional) can register to agenciaglobal.com for free, make bookings with no transactional fee, and access the most competitive fares on the market. The online tool then makes it easy for agents to add their own markup dynamically and quickly.Changing and GrowingAt Agencia Global, Customer Service and Operations listen to the needs of travel agents and effectively translates these needs into change on the platform. Agencia constantly improves the functionality of the site and adds features to the platform to make the booking process as easy as possible.For more information go to agenciaglobal.com. Agencia Global: Over $1 billion of airfare sold in 2017, and growing Share Posted by Tags: Agencia Global
Polish cable operator Vectra plans to increase the number of live channels it offers on its online TV service and will launch VOD this autumn, according to CEO Tomasz Zuranski. Speaking at Arris-Motorola’s Video Leadership Forum event in Berlin, Zuranski said that currently Vectra offers 25 live TV channels online, the HBO Go OTT offering, music on-demand, as well as 44 HD TV channels.However, he said that the operator planned to up this, in response to visitor growth to its online TV offering.“This autumn we will launch VOD, we will also launch OTT services via set-top boxes and we will increase the number of live channels on our TV online service. We will also increase our HD channels [offering] up to 50,” said Zuranski.He added that despite viewers moving online, television viewing in Poland remains strong with viewers watching around 4 hours and 40 minutes per day.Vectra, by Zuranski’s own admission, is a fairly small player in terms of the broader European operator market, but is second or third in the Polish market, depending on what measurement is taken.The firm recently launched a new HD set-top box provided by Arris. The Motorola HMC3021 box is capable of supporting advanced services such as video-on-demand, and is being used to transition analogue subscribers to digital, paving the way for multiscreen and IP-based services.Separately, Miroslaw Godlewski, CEO of Polish IPTV service provider Netia said at the same event that it is planning to launch programme recommendations in roughly 12 months, building on its existing smart search tool.However, Godlewski added: “Unlike many operators, we’re not thinking about our own VOD service.“There’s so much out there that the job on its own is to aggregate it and make it easier to access,” he said, claiming that Netia is working to make it possible for its customers to access its video content freely from its public WiFi hotspots, which it offers in partnership with Fon.“It is just the beginning, but now in 250,000 places, if you’re a Netia subscriber, you can watch streamed content the same way, free of charge, as you would be watching it at home on your main screen,” said Godlewski.
BBC iPlayer, the UK public broadcaster’s catch-up service, saw a record 343 million requests in January, a month in which usage has habitually increased sharply, with requests from mobiles and tablets growing to almost half the total requests.January was the iPlayer’s best month ever for TV viewing, with TV requests numbering 264 million. Overall, requests were up 3% month-on-month and 9% year-on-year.Mobiles and tablets accounted for 48% of TV and radio requests in January, while TV platform operators accounted for 12% and internet-connected TVs and connected devices accounting for 8%. Computers accounted for 29%, the same proportion as in December.For TV requests mobiles and tablets accounted for 51% of all requests in January.Soap opera Eastenders was the most requested programme on iPlayer in January, with 1.928 million views, followed by an episode of Top Gear with 1.822 million and a special episode of comedy series Miranda with 1.773 million.iPlayer users in January were 50:50 split between men and women, while 38% were between the ages of 16 and 34, 38% between 35 and 54 and 24% over 55. The comparable age-related figures for all TV viewers were 31%, 34% and 35% respectively.
A+E Networks UK will continue to distribute its pay channel brands via TalkTalk after renewing its carriage deal with the UK operator.History show, VikingsThe long-term carriage deal covers the History, Crime + Investigation, H2 and Lifetime brands, which are available in TalkTalk’s ‘Entertainment Boost’ package alongside channels like Fox, Sky One, MTV and Comedy Central.“We’re very pleased to build on our relationship with TalkTalk, with our key channel brands moving into new, higher profile packages,” said Dean Possenniskie, managing director, EMEA, A+E Networks.Will Ennett, acting managing director, TalkTalk TV, said: “With access to more even more great content, the new agreement is another step in our firm ambition to grow our TV offering.“We’re committed to making TalkTalk TV better than ever with a new suite of improvements that will continue to deliver what really matters to our customers – affordable entertainment the way they want it.”The deal comes ahead of the launch of a new unified TalkTalk TV platform that will combine set top box viewing, the TalkTalk TV Store and TalkTalk TV’s suite of mobile apps. The update is due to roll out in early 2018.History is available on TalkTalk channel 327, Crime + Investigation on 328, Lifetime on 329, and H2 on channel 491.