Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • Porter doubles Stephenville schedule to 50 flights for 2018

    Porter Airlines released its 2018 schedule for Stephenville, N.L., featuring new spring and fall service. Fifty round-trip flights will operate between Halifax, beginning April 14, 2018, through January 5, 2019, with schedules varying by season. This more than doubles service from the previous year. “We are ready to begin our fifth year of service in Stephenville with more flights than ever,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. “This area of the province deserves more service and we believe people will respond to having options during…

  • Air Canada welcomes expanded Canada-Israel air transport agreement

    New air transport agreement opens door to increased service between Canada and Israel Air Canada welcomed the recent announcement by the Government of Canada and Government of Israel of an expanded air transport agreement between the two countries. With the revised agreement Air Canada will look to further expand its services between Canada and Israel. “Air Canada welcomes the expansion of the Canada-Israel air transport agreement as it will allow us to enhance our network and further advance our successful international expansion strategy. We look forward to increasing our services to Tel Aviv, which…

  • Toronto breaks tourism record in 2017

    Toronto welcomed more than 43 million visitors, spending $8.8 billion – both record numbers Tourism in Toronto had a record-breaking year in 2017, with 43.7 million visitors welcomed to the region. For the first time, overnight visits in Toronto surpassed the 15 million mark (15.5 million), joined by 28.2 million same-day travellers. Visitors to Toronto spent $8.8 billion – the most economic activity ever generated by the region’s tourism industry and represents $700 million more in hotel rooms booked, attractions seen and restaurants experienced than in 2016. Another milestone was set in…

  • WestJet moves Whitehorse service to Calgary

    Airline offers Yukoners more connections via YYC WestJet has announced that it will move its non-stop seasonal service between Whitehorse and Vancouver to YYC Calgary International Airport, effective June 29, 2018. For the first time, flights between Whitehorse and Calgary will be available for purchase as of January 29, 2018. “WestJet has been serving Whitehorse with seasonal summer service to Vancouver since 2012,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “As we continue to expand our…

  • GroundLink launches Brio – intuitive car service technology for business travellers

    GroundLink, a black car service provider that operates in 300 cities around the world, has launched Brio, a new technological solution for corporate ground transportation that allows travellers and travel arrangers to create, change, and take trips easily and efficiently. Following extensive research with business travellers, travel arrangers and corporate travel managers, GroundLink has developed Brio, an integrated mobile and web dashboard solution, to streamline the ground travel process, from booking to worry-free travel. The dashboard makes booking travel locally or globally, and…

  • Egencia announces Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotels

    Annual awards program recognizes top-performing hotels from around the world Egencia, a leading global travel management company, has announced this year’s winners of its Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotel awards program. With more than 300,000 hotels available in the Egencia global marketplace, finalists were selected based on popularity, pricing, desirable amenities to corporate travellers, customer service and overall guest experience in 2017. All 100 honorees earned a 100 per cent customer service rating from the 62,000 total travellers they served.…

  • WestJet welcomes three new senior leaders to its team

    Press release WestJet has announced three new vice-presidents will be joining the senior leadership team. Gandeephan Ganeshalingam joins as Vice-President, Lean and Continuous Improvement, Stuart McDonald as Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer and Scott Groh as Vice-President, Crew Resources. “I am pleased to welcome Gandeephan, Stuart and Scott to the WestJet leadership team,” said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. “As we continue on our path to becoming a global, full-service carrier, the additional bench strength provided by our newest leaders is key to this…

  • Air Canada inaugurates non-stop flights to Cartagena

    New routes to Melbourne, St. Vincent, Belize, Lima, Yellowknife launched since Dec. 1 Air Canada has inaugurated non-stop flights from Toronto to Cartagena, marking the airline’s newest destination in its ongoing international expansion. “We are very pleased to add Cartagena to our global route network,” said Benjamin Smith, President – Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “Air Canada is continuing its strategic international expansion with a diverse range of exciting new non-stop routes this winter to Australia, South America, the Caribbean…

  • Air Canada launches Montreal-Lima service; first year-round non-stop South American flights from Montreal

    The arrival of flight AC1942 at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport marks the successful launch Air Canada’s non-stop service between Montreal and Lima, Peru, Montreal’s first year-round link to the southern hemisphere. The twice weekly flights will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with 282-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy class service. “Air Canada is continuing its global expansion with the launch of Montreal-Lima the first South American route from our Montreal hub that will offer business and leisure travellers as well as freight forwarders from Quebec and Atlantic Canada convenient access to Peru. This…

  • Air Canada inaugurates the only non-stop flights between Yellowknife and Vancouver

    Yellowknife seasonal service from Vancouver complements year-round service from Edmonton and from Calgary Vancouver-Yellowknife seasonal service to begin early Fall in 2018 to meet growing demand from Asia Air Canada has launched a new route from Yellowknife to Vancouver, the only non-stop service linking Canada’s spectacular Northwest Territories and Vancouver. The route’s daily seasonal service operates until April, and next year’s seasonal service from Vancouver will begin Sept. 5, 2018. “We are pleased to now link Yellowknife to our Vancouver trans-Pacific hub, connecting seamlessly to and from our Asiaand…

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