ROME — Three rounds into Serie A, Inter Milan is already displaying the same grit, energy and determination that have been the hallmark of Antonio Conte’s teams.The Nerazzurri overcame a strong performance by 10-man Udinese for a 1-0 win on Saturday to extend their perfect start and establish a two-point lead over eight-time defending champion Juventus atop the standings.Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi scored with a difficult, diving header shortly after Rodrigo De Paul — Udinese’s most talented player — was sent off for slapping Antonio Candreva.Conte spent last season idle after winning multiple trophies at Juventus and Chelsea — plus a spell as the coach of Italy — and he’s picking up right where he left off.For the full 90 minutes, Conte ran up and down the sideline, gesticulating and urging his team on from the coach’s box.Earlier, Maurizio Sarri had a disappointing touchline debut with Juventus in a 0-0 draw at Fiorentina as the Bianconeri dropped their first points.Also, Napoli warmed up for its Champions League opener against titleholder Liverpool with a 2-0 victory over Sampdoria.By: Andrew Dampf, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
APTN National NewsThere is a lot of attention being paid to the Kenora riding in this federal election.The Conservative-held riding is home to 40 First Nation communities and many of them go without clean water to drink.The race has some high profile candidates running, including the former leader of the provincial NDP and a former Liberal federal Aboriginal Affairs minister.APTN’s Dennis Ward has a look at this so-called swing riding.
Thursday, August 3, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group IATA reports continued demand growth in June GENEVA — June numbers are in and looks like global passenger traffic data is up across all regions, says IATA.Demand, measured in total revenue passenger kilometres, or RPKs, rose by 7.8% compared to the same period a year ago across all regions, while capacity, measured in seat kilometres, or ASKS, increased by 6.5%. Load factor rose 1.0 percentage point to 81.9%.For the first six months of 2017, the industry experienced a 12-year high in traffic growth (7.9%) and a record first half load factor of 80.7%.Air travel recorded its fastest first-half growth in 12 years, pushing load factors to record highs. And the peak northern summer travel season is likely to be record-breaking.“A brighter economic picture and lower airfares are keeping demand for travel strong. But as costs rise, this stimulus of lower fares is likely to fade. And uncertainties such as Brexit need to be watched carefully. Nonetheless, we still expect 2017 to see above-trend growth,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.More news: AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsJune international passenger demand rose 7.5% compared to June 2016, with all regions recording growth.North American airlines’ demand rose 4.4% compared to June a year ago. Capacity climbed 4.1%, with load factor inching up 0.3 percentage points to 84.5%. The comparatively robust economic backdrop in North America is expected to continue to support outbound passenger demand. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that inbound tourism is being deterred by the additional security measures in place for travel to the U.S.European carriers fared even better, with traffic rising 8.8% in June compared to June 2016, up from a 7.5% year-over-year increase recorded in May. Capacity climbed 6.5% and load factor rose 1.8% percentage points to 85.9%, highest among the regions. The stronger growth reflects both a favorable comparison with the year-ago period, as well as increased momentum in the regional economic backdrop.“This is all good news. The demand for travel is strong and that, in turn, will make a positive contribution to the global economy. This growth will also further expose infrastructure deficiencies. In every part of the world airport and air navigation infrastructure is struggling to cope with demand. There are plenty of examples linking connectivity and economic prosperity. But few governments have been able to deliver on the imperatives of sufficient capacity, quality aligned with user needs and affordability. This year’s strong growth is a reminder that there is no time to lose,” said de Juniac. Tags: IATA, Trend Watch Share << Previous PostNext Post >>
Share Posted by Monday, April 2, 2018 TORONTO — Sandals is pulling out all the stops for its 2018 cross-Canada travel agent workshop road show, with event details now posted for all 45 Sandals workshops across the country, starting this spring.The workshops fulfill the educational requirement towards becoming a Certified Sandals Specialist, as well as the maintenance requirement for agents already holding CSS status.Each Sandals workshop is also ACTA approved and each travel agent or manager who completes a workshop receives 10 credits towards their Certified Travel Counsellor or Certified Travel Manager designation.Agents will hear about Sandals Resorts International’s Over-the-Water Villas & Bungalows, 5 Star Global Gourmet, ‘Aisle to Isle’ wedding inspirations and more.The majority of workshops take place in the morning (7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) however in select cities, afternoon (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.) and evening (5 p.m. – 9 p.m.) sessions are available. In Quebec, workshops are offered in both English and French.Space is limited and agents are encouraged to register early. A non-refundable fee of $40 is required at time of registration. All participants will receive a workbook, a supply of the newest collateral materials, a certificate upon completion of the workshop and an exclusive booking incentive.Agents can register online at uvisandals.ca.Here’s a look at the schedule …May 2 – Vaughan, ONHilton Garden Inn Toronto Vaughan, 3201 Highway #7 WestMay 3 – Barrie, ONHampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, 74 Bryne DriveMay 8 – Halifax, NS / EVENING WORKSHOPRoyal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron & Saraguay House, 360 Purcell’s Cove RoadMay 8 – Vancouver, BCCentury Plaza Hotel & Spa, 1015 Burrard StreetMay 9 – St. John’s, NL / EVENING WORKSHOPGlendenning Golf Course, 120 Gabriel RoadMay 9 – Surrey, BCSheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104th AvenueMay 10 – Victoria, BCFairmont Empress, 721 Government StreetMay 15 – Mississauga, ONHilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West, 1870 Matheson Blvd.May 15 – Edmonton, ABCourtyard Marriott Edmonton West, 10011 184th Street NWMay 16 – Burlington / Hamilton, ONHoliday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, 3063 South Service RoadMay 16 – Red Deer, ABRadisson Red Deer, 6500 67 StreetMay 17 – Calgary, ABHilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport, 2335 Pegasus Road NEMay 29 – Toronto, ONYorkville Conference Centre, 150 Bloor Street West Suite 201May 30 – St. Catharines, ONHilton Garden Inn Niagara-on-the-Lake, 500 York RoadJune 5 – Burnaby, BCHilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay AvenueJune 6 – Langley, BCSandman Signature Langley, 8828 201 StreetJune 7 – Kelowna, BCHoliday Inn Express, 2429 Highway 97 NorthJune 12 – Ottawa, ONOttawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry RoadJune 13 – Montreal, QC (English)Holiday Inn & Suites Pointe-Claire, 6700 route TranscanadienneJune 14 – Charlottetown, PE / EVENING WORKSHOPThe Great George Hotel, 58 Great George StreetJune 19 – Winnipeg, MBHilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, 1800 Wellington AvenueJune 20 – Saskatoon, SKHoliday Inn Saskatoon Downtown, 101 Pacific AvenueJune 21 – Regina, SKSandman Hotel & Suites, 1800 Victoria Avenue EastJune 28 – Belleville, ONFairfield Inn & Suites, 407 North Front StreetJuly 3 – Sherbrooke, QC (French)OTL Gouverneur, 3131 rue King OuestJuly 4 – Vaudreuil, QC (French)Holiday Inn Express Vaudreuil-Dorion, 33 blvd. de la Citè-des-Jeunes EstJuly 10 – Saint-Eustache, QC (French)Imperia Hotel & Suites, 570 rue DuboisJuly 11 – Terrebonne, QC (French)Imperia Hotel & Suites, 2935 blvd. de la PinièreAugust 1 – Ajax/Oshawa, ONHilton Garden Inn Ajax, 500 Beck CrescentAugust 2 – Peterborough, ONHoliday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront, 150 George Street NorthAugust 8 – Markham, ONMonte Carlo Inn & Suites, 7255 Warden AvenueSeptember 5 – Laval, QC / AFTERNOON WORKSHOP (French)Le St-Martin Hotel, 1400 rue Maurice-GauvinSeptember 6 – Toronto, ON / EVENING WORKSHOPHoliday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin StreetSeptember 11 – Edmonton, ABCourtyard by Marriott Edmonton West, 10011 184th Street NWSeptember 11 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC (French)Holiday Inn Express, 1500 rue Daniel-Johnson EstSeptember 12 – Quebec City, QC / AFTERNOON WORKSHOP (French)Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère, 1688 route de l’AéroportSeptember 12 – Calgary, ABCoast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 33rd Street NESeptember 13 – St. John’s, NLFairfield Inn & Suites, 199 Kenmount RoadSeptember 19 – Kitchener/Cambridge, ONCambridge Hotel & Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler RoadSeptember 20 – London, ONBest Western Plus Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Road SouthSeptember 20 – Ottawa, ON / EVENING WORKSHOPOttawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry RoadSeptember 25 – Dartmouth, NSBest Western Plus, 15 Spectacle Lake DriveSeptember 26 – Saint John, NBLily Lake Pavilion, 55 Lake Drive SouthSeptember 26 – Mississauga, ONHilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West, 1870 Matheson Blvd.September 27 – Moncton, NBRoyal Oaks Golf Club, 401 Royal Oaks Blvd.To register go to uvisandals.ca. 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