Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • Air Canada expands its North American network with new transborder routes starting spring 2018

    Toronto to Omaha and Providence Montreal to Baltimore and Pittsburgh Vancouver to Sacramento Edmonton to San Francisco Air Canada has announced several new non-stop year-round transborder routes will begin Spring 2018 from Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver.  All new flights are now available for purchase. “We continue to strategically expand our already extensive North American transborder network to offer the only services from Canada to Sacramento, Omaha, Providence, and flights from additional Canadian airports to Baltimore, Pittsburgh and San Francisco,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “As the largest foreign carrier serving the USA, we are pleased to offer customers even more non-stop travel…

  • New GBTA Foundation report reveals companies may lack safety services and visibility into business travel plans

    Latest study uncovers the impact business traveller booking behaviour has on safety A new Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation report finds that more than three-quarters of business travellers in the U.K., Germany and France agree that their organisations care about their safety while travelling for work. Conducted in partnership with Concur, the How Traveller Booking Behaviour Impacts Safety study, also found risk management services supporting business travellers are still far from comprehensive and universal. “During these times of global uncertainty, business leaders have a responsibility to know where…

  • Air Canada offers Altitude members the choice of complimentary Gogo Wi-Fi

    Gogo, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, has announced that Air Canada is now the first North American airline to offer the choice of complimentary Gogo Wi-Fi to their most frequent flyers. Each year, Air Canada recognizes its most frequent flyers with Altitude status and offers them the ability to choose select privileges to personalize their travel experience. Beginning later this year, the airline will offer Altitude Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members…

  • WestJet introduces WestJet Link

    WestJet to serve Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Cranbrook and Prince George via a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines WestJet has introduced WestJet Link, a new regional air service operating under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Pacific Coastal Airlines. Using Pacific Coastal Airlines’ aircraft painted in WestJet colours, WestJet Link will connect the communities of Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Cranbrook and Prince George to WestJet’s rapidly expanding network hub at the YYC Calgary International Airport. These new routes will add to WestJet’s existing leadership position in Calgary, offering more flights and seats to…

  • Egencia puts business travellers first with Egencia Advantage

    From airport lounge access, to risk management and Visa processing services, the new program prioritizes traveller satisfaction for corporate travel Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, has introduced Egencia Advantage, a new global program of services designed to support business travellers throughout their entire journey. From airport lounge access, to traveller risk management, travel visa services and beyond, the new program provides travellers with extra perks that improve satisfaction on the road for greater efficiency and productivity,…

  • Air Canada customers can ask Alexa for travel information

    First Canadian carrier with a skill for Amazon’s intelligent voice service Air Canada is offering customers additional convenience by becoming the first Canadian airline to develop a skill for Amazon’s popular voice service, Alexa. Devices with Alexa will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to respond to spoken questions about such things as fare quotes and the status of Air Canada flights. “Advances in innovative and new technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing have great promise to deliver…

  • WestJet, Air France and KLM launch reciprocal frequent flyer redemption

    WestJet, Air France and KLM have announced the redemption phase of their reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. Flying Blue Miles can now be redeemed for WestJet flights and WestJet dollars can now be redeemed for flights within the Air France and KLM global network. The announcement comes on the heels of the airlines’ successful launch of the earn phase of the reciprocal frequent flyer agreement and further complements their long-standing code share cooperation. “We are very proud to be partnered with airlines…

  • Travel preferences among Canadian professionals differ based on industry: survey

    Exploring a new destination is a top consideration for Canadians when extending their business trip Canadians value the opportunity to travel, both for business and leisure – and each profession is doing things differently. New research from Booking.com for Business, the global leader in connecting business travellers with the widest choice of places to stay, reveals that over a quarter of (26 per cent) of all working Canadian professionals accepted their job in part or fully because of opportunities to…

  • WestJet named Best Low-Cost Airline by AirlineRatings.com

    AirlineRatings.com salute the best-of-the-best in the airline industry WestJet has been recognized as Best Low-Cost Airline – The Americas for 2018 by Airlineratings.com. The website rates more than 425 airlines around the globe to determine its award winners. “It is an honour to be named Best Low-Cost Airline for the whole of North and South America,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “This is a reflection of the hard work and caring nature of our more than 13,000 WestJetters.…

  • Air Canada named Best Long Haul Airline in the Americas

    AirlineRatings.com ranking recognizes product ratings and safety record Air Canada has been named the Best Long Haul Airline in the Americas for 2018 by AirlineRatings.com, an airline safety and product rating agency that promotes excellence in the industry. AirlineRatings.com gives Air Canada its top seven-star rating for both safety and product. “Air Canada’s strategic focus has been on long-haul, international flying through our expanded global network and this recognition by the well-respected AirlineRatings.com is welcome affirmation of our success. The rating is…

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