Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • MPI overhauls program for World Education Congress 2018 in Indianapolis

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has embraced the concept of experience creation and set aside the traditional plan for its signature event, World Education Congress (WEC) this year. WEC18 will feature high energy pep rallies to kick off and wrap up each day, an open-floor, fluid layout with four connected WEC Villages, more innovative technology and WEC Experience Coaches to help attendees plan their experience prior to the event and to assist with exploration onsite. The vision for the redesign came…

  • Navigating the ever-changing world of corporate travel

    Navigating the ever-changing world of corporate travel can overwhelm even the most seasoned travel professional. From artificial intelligence to the sharing economy to cryptocurrency, myriad factors play a role in shaping the industry, and, in turn, how your organization operates and manages its travellers. Staying updated on the latest trends, changes, and progressions in the industry is essential for any organization looking to grow. At GBTA Conference 2018 – Toronto, we’ll be discussing the biggest trends expected to impact managed…

  • Swoop welcomes Steven Greenway as President

    Former founding member and Chief Commercial Officer of Scoot to lead Canada’s first ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop has named Steven Greenway as President of Canada’s first ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), Swoop. Steven will join Swoop on March 5, 2018. Reporting to Gregg Saretsky, WestJet Group President and CEO, Steven will have end-to-end accountability for all strategic aspects of Swoop, including short and long-term planning, branding, pricing, product development, and operationalization of the ULCC in 2018 and beyond. Bob Cummings, the WestJet executive in charge of Swoop launch, will move into the role…

  • Executive leadership change at WestJet

    Bob Cummings to move into role of EVP Strategy and Guest Services With the recent announcement by Swoop regarding the hiring of Steven Greenway as President, WestJet is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Cummings as Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Guest Services. Bob will continue to report directly to WestJet Group President and CEO, Gregg Saretsky. In this role Bob will assume responsibility for business development, strategy execution, including oversight of key in-year strategic initiatives, and guest services, including WestJet’s contact centre, and the critical…

  • InterContinental Toronto Centre relaunches Club InterContinental

    Newly renovated guest rooms and lounge offer a sophisticated hotel within a hotel Press release The InterContinental Toronto Centre has launched the newly renovated Club InterContinental. As the only hotel in Toronto attached to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the InterContinental Toronto Centre’s Club InterContinental serves as a sophisticated “hotel within a hotel” for business and leisure travellers alike. “The renovation of Club InterContinental has been a very special project for the hotel,” says General Manager, Alexi Hakim. “It was important to provide…

  • Tourisme Montréal signs a memorandum of understanding with its Mexican counterpart

    Tourisme Montréal and the Mexico Tourism Board have just signed a memorandum of understanding. This occurred while several representatives from Montréal’s business sector were on a trade mission to Mexico City. “Tourism is a major driver of economic and social development for both Quebec and Mexico. Today, we are confirming our desire to increase bilateral trade and support growth in the tourism industry, for which the outlook is very promising. This agreement is very good news for both organizations!” said Yves Lalumière, President and…

  • Best year ever for Canadian tourism

    Canada welcomed a record breaking 20.8 million tourists in 2017, the highest ever in Canadian history. The preliminary data, released on Feb. 20 by Statistics Canada, shows that Canada has surpassed the previous record set in 2002, by almost a million. “Today’s results are yet another reminder of what has been clear for a while now: Canada is back. And more and more, the world wants to come and visit. We are excited to share our vibrant cities, beautiful natural attractions, diverse cultures and proud…

  • Egencia takes the turbulence out of rebooking flights with online air exchange

    Now available globally, clients can change flights online quickly and with confidence Egencia, a leading global travel management company (TMC), announced the availability of post-ticketing online air exchange for all its clients. It is the only TMC to offer this functionality at a scale that covers travellers from all types of companies globally. Travellers can now change flights themselves on either desktop or mobile after they book, with instant visibility on any potential fare changes and penalties. Modifications are quick…

  • Europe is more accessible than ever with Air Transat – New domestic flights will offer travellers greater flexibility

    Air Transat will be adding new domestic flights this summer, making Europe that much more accessible to travellers from Calgary, Vancouver and Quebec City. In fact, they will now have access to more than 10 new European destinations, thanks to Air Transat’s connecting flights via Montreal and Toronto. “For more than 30 years, Air Transat has been the preferred holiday travel airline for Canadians flying to Europe,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat. “Our domestic flights are very popular with travellers, as…

  • Air Canada to launch new domestic regional routes starting July 2018

    Edmonton to Kelowna and Victoria Calgary to Comox Air Canada has announced it will begin new domestic regional non-stop flights on July 2, 2018.  Flights are now available for purchase along with introductory promotional fares at aircanada.com, via the Air Canada app and through travel agents. “We are pleased to offer new non-stop flights onboard our Bombardier Q400s between popular BC and Alberta cities as we continue to strategically expand our already extensive domestic network,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “With the continued growth at several communities…

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