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Sani and Ikos create portal with trade tools


Sani and Ikos have created a trade portal with videos, webinars, images and brochures for the sister brands’ Greece and Spain resorts. Agents who complete training modules before the end of the year will be entered into a competition to win one of two five-night stays.


saniandikosgroup-travelexpert.com i Competitions, page 24


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Tobago to host week of online experiential training for agents


The Tobago Tourism Agency is offering agents experiential training this month. The ‘Take Me to Tobago Week’,


in partnership with Travel Weekly, consists of a series of videos, including yoga with Castara Retreats, birdwatching with an expert guide and hot chocolate- making with Tobago Cocoa Estate, to help boost agents’ knowledge of the destination. Videos will be uploaded to


Travel Weekly’s Facebook page every day for a week, beginning December 14 at 11am, ending with a Q&A with Sheena Des Vignes of Tobago Tourism Agency and Nadine Rankin from AMG Representation. “It’s been a long summer with


no opportunities to go on fam trips,” said Rankin. “The Tobago Tourism Agency would have run at least two by now, so we want to take agents virtually to Tobago.” The first 50 agents to submit


questions for the Q&A by Monday will win a box of Tobago goodies. go.travelweekly.co.uk/TakeMeTo


Tobago i Competitions, page 24


travelweekly.co.uk THEME PARK


Walt Disney World’s Epcot to be transformed into four zones


Phil Davies


Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is to be unified with four themed ‘neighbourhoods’ in the biggest-ever transformation of a Disney theme park. The revamp will take “several years” at an


undisclosed cost and feature a host of new attractions. The four zones – World Showcase, World Celebration,


World Nature and World Discovery – will offer new experiences “rooted in authenticity and innovation”. World Showcase’s France pavilion will feature Remy’s


Ratatouille Adventure, where guests will “shrink” to the size of chef Remy and race through Gusteau’s restaurant. There will a new Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along in addition to the Impressions de France film, and new “night-time spectacular” Harmonious, with fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers. The Epcot entrance plaza at World Celebration


Pata teams up with Travel Uni to hold virtual Christmas gameshow


The Pacific Asia Travel Association UK & Ireland is hosting a virtual Christmas gameshow with Travel Uni. Two Zoom events, at 3pm on December 3 and 10, will test agents’ destination and Christmas knowledge. Agents will compete individually and the five who answer the most correctly will win. There will also be a prize for the most festively dressed agent. pata.org.uk/event/pata-christmas-gameshow


will be transformed with new fountains, green spaces, a statue of Walt Disney and viewing point, Dreamers Point, with new retail and dining locations added. World Nature will be dedicated to “the beauty, awe


and balance of the natural world”, including The Land and The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilions and the first Disney Parks experience inspired by Moana, Journey of Water. A 10-minute show, Awesome Planet, will screen in the Land pavilion. World Discovery will feature “stories about science,


technology and intergalactic adventure” including a Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind planetarium- like exhibition where guests can learn about Xandar. The attraction will be Disney’s first reverse-launch coaster and rotate 360 degrees. The Mission: Space pavilion will also be expanded, with restaurant Space 220 creating the impression of being 220 miles above Earth. disneyworld.co.uk


Air Transat offers fares parity with


online via trade booking portal Air Transat has launched a trade booking portal for the UK trade. The portal offers fare parity with online-only fares, an increased booking window of 18 months and the ability to book ancillaries “seamlessly”. UK and Ireland commercial director Adrian Keating said the platform was designed for Canadian specialists and small to medium-sized agents. salessupportUK@transat.com


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Harmonious will be one of the new features at Epcot


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