Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • Québec City Q&A: A planner’s take on Québec’s capital destination

    Québec City is a go-to destination for event planners from Canada and internationally, offering a uniquely Canadian setting that not only draws meeting planners and their conference delegates, but keeps them coming back for personal vacations. Heather Dow, Senior Manager for Events & Management Plus Inc., (EM+) is among the many planners who have experienced the allure of Québec City first-hand. She has brought her events to the capital city more than a dozen times over the last decade and…

  • Air Canada adds capacity on transcontinental routes in response to WestJet strike

    In response to the strike vote mandate given by WestJet’s pilots, Air Canada yesterday announced it has now added capacity on key transcontinental routes by up-gauging aircraft on certain flights from its primary global hub in Toronto to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax, from Vancouver to Calgary and Edmonton and from Calgary to Montreal. Travellers who may be concerned about the uncertainty resulting from WestJet’s strike vote mandate can book Air Canada with confidence. With our flexible and diverse fleet,…

  • Egencia Travel Policy Insights take flight: traveller choice dominates corporate bookings

    Press Release Egencia, a leading global travel management company, yesterday released its Egencia Travel Policy Insights: Global Air Edition to highlight findings on air policy trends among its global travellers*. The findings show that companies’ concern for improved traveller satisfaction, productivity and talent retention can lead to trends in how policies are defined around the world. Business travel makes up an important component of the $1.6 trillion travel market, and many business trips are not guided by company travel policies.…

  • Air Canada launches into Summer 2018 with new non-stop routes

    Press Release Air Canada today inaugurates non-stop service between Toronto and Omaha, the first of 25 new year-round and seasonal routes the carrier is launching this summer. The new non-stop routes are consistent with company growth plans and will extend Air Canada’s network with new destinations and city pairings in Canada, the U.S. and internationally to give customers greater choice and convenience when they travel. “Air Canada is well established as a leading global carrier now serving 222 destinations on…

  • Air Transat unveils its 2018-2019 winter line-up

    Carrier bolsters domestic and connecting flights programs to offer Canadian travellers a wider choice of destinations Air Transat today unveiled its flight program for winter 2018-2019, offering travellers a choice of 34 sun destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America as well as Florida, along with an even more diversified selection of European cities, which are increasingly appreciated by Canadians during the winter season. Air Transat, the leading leisure carrier in Canada, is also pleased to announce the return…

  • Air Canada to open Maple Leaf Lounge at Saskatoon’s John G. Diefenbaker International Airport this fall

    Press Release Air Canada today announced it will open a Maple Leaf Lounge at Saskatoon’s John G. Diefenbaker International Airport this fall. It will be the airline’s 17th Maple Leaf Lounge in Canada, and construction is currently underway. “We look forward to opening our newest Maple Leaf Lounge in Saskatoon later this year, which will offer our eligible customers an elevated airport experience and a quiet place to relax or work before their flight,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s President, Passenger…

  • How nature can boost your attendees’ experience

    It’s official – spring is here! With the warmer weather approaching, I am dreaming about those long walks in the park, fresh air and sunlight, and I am completely overcome with positive emotions. It’s little wonder why I am crushing hard for nature. Its health benefits are as old as time and with wellness being the most talked-about trend in the meeting industry, I wanted to explore how integrating nature into meetings and events can boost the overall attendee experience.…

  • Edmonton selected to host GO WEST 2019

    Highly successful gathering of event professionals will stay in Edmonton for its second year. GO WEST will return to Edmonton in 2019. Timewise Event Management has announced the city and date for the second year of its much anticipated event designed for event professionals. They are thrilled to announce GO WEST 2019 will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on January 21-22, 2019. “We received strong interest from several cities across Western Canada to host 2019,” says Arlene Schilke, Executive Producer…

  • Tax deadline day: Hotels call on federal government to ensure Airbnb pays fair share

    On tax deadline day, the Hotel Association of Canada is calling on the federal government to take real action to address tax avoidance in the digital space. Despite the rapid growth of out of country digital platforms like Airbnb, the government has not taken steps to collect the taxes they should. “As Canadians across the country file their returns on tax day, it is important that we look at who isn’t paying taxes,” said Susie Grynol, President of the Hotel Association of Canada. “Online…

  • WestJet launches inaugural Halifax/Gatwick flight

    First time airline has used its Boeing MAX for transatlantic travel WestJet has officially launched its route between Halifax and London (Gatwick). The departure of WS24 marks the start of daily, nonstop service between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Gatwick Airport until October 26, 2018. This is the first time the airline has used its newest aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX for transatlantic travel. “WestJet continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovation using its fleet of fuel-efficient, guest-friendly Boeing MAX aircraft for transatlantic service,” said Tim Croyle, WestJet…

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