Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • 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…

  • Air Canada expands accepted local payment methods for international transactions

    Adyen enables customers to use Alipay, WeChat Pay and others Air Canada has announced a partnership with Adyen that will greatly expand the range of local payment methods available to customers. Through the agreement, customers around the world will be able to use their preferred local method of payment when making purchases from the airline. “With our global expansion, Air Canada now operates on six continents so it is important to recognize local preferences for payment methods and make it…

  • VIA Rail launches more departures between Toronto and Ottawa

    Starting November 5, VIA Rail will be offering 20 weekday departures between Toronto and Ottawa thanks to the addition of a 10th round-trip, giving Canadians even more options for their travel. As well, a new evening departure from Toronto to Kingston will be added, along with additional stops in Trenton Junction and Guildwood. “For the third time in three years, new departures will be added between Toronto and Ottawa, allowing more passengers to make the sensible choice to leave their…

  • Travel coalition supports the TSA Modernization Act

    On October 24, a coalition of travel associations sent a letter to the Senate Leadership urging support for S. 1872, the TSA Modernization Act. A copy of that letter can be found here. The TSA Modernization Act would advance the deployment of new technologies at security checkpoints, mitigate risks to public areas at airports, and reduce delays in air travel. The bill would also give the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) additional tools to expand TSA PreCheck, a valuable trusted traveler…

  • Calgary Marriott Downtown offers the ultimate business travel experience

    Modern comfort and state-of-the-art business amenities make this redesigned hotel a business traveller’s dream come true Business meets leisure in the heart of the city at the Calgary Marriott Downtown. The recently redesigned Marriott hotel features innovative, business-friendly amenities, while maintaining its signature attribute of premium service and comfort. Guests can now work, unwind and relax in their updated suites designed with the business traveller in mind. The upscale Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel offers you the perfect professional setting to…

  • Toronto and New York City sign city-to-city partnership to boost travel between the two destinations

    To celebrate the partnership, Air Canada offers sale fares between the two destinations Tourism Toronto and NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organizations for their respective cities, have signed an official partnership to boost tourism between Toronto and New York City. This is the first ever city-to-city tourism partnership of its kind for Toronto and the first Canadian partnership for NYC & Company. The two-year alliance includes a collaboration agreement between the two destination marketing organizations, the exchange of marketing…

  • Business travellers are still going rogue with hotel bookings

    The fourth edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey reveals what leads business travellers astray A recent study* by Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, found that despite the wide use of travel policies worldwide, “rogue booking”, the practice of business travellers booking outside of their travel program, is still an issue for corporate travel programs, especially when it comes to hotel stays. While 60 per cent of companies have a travel policy in place, more than…

  • Renovations are now complete at the Hilton Montreal/Laval

    The Hilton Montreal/Laval is proud to announce the completion of substantial renovations that have been underway for the past three years. The Hilton Montreal/Laval invested close to $10 million in the modernization of this hotel which is one of the most important in Laval. This major investment in renovations had for objective to position the hotel as a leader in its industry and to promote the region’s hotel accommodation offering. The outcome of the renovations carried out under the Groupe hôtelier grand château’s president M.…

  • Compensation for travel buyers up 5.5 per cent year-over-year

    Average compensation for U.S. travel buyers saw a 5.5 per cent year-over-year increase in 2017, reaching an average of $107,000, according to new findings. Median salaries are also up, increasing 7.5 per cent to $98,000. The GBTA Foundation’s 2017 Compensation and Benefits study delves into salaries, bonuses and benefits for U.S. travel buyers and reveals differences in compensation based on a variety of factors including experience, region, position, company travel spend, and gender. Compensation disparities The largest gap in compensation…

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