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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Hospitality research: 2018 investment forecast for the GTA

    Large events draw travellers to Toronto, bolstering investor interest Heightened tourism drives occupancy, revenue growth throughout the Great­er Toronto Area (GTA). Record-breaking visitation to Toronto in 2017 spurred signifi­cant increases in hotel occupancy, RevPAR and ADR. International visitation to the area reached a high last year, aided by a jump in visitors from Mexico as visa requirements to visit Canada from the country were eliminated. Large conferences and major events, including the Invictus Games and North American Indigenous Games, drew…

  • Aeroplan makes key commitments to members

    Canada’s premier travel loyalty program to offer more choice, flexibility, convenience Aeroplan has released a brand promise outlining its commitment to redefine travel rewards and continue its ongoing transformation into a superior travel and booking experience. Aeroplan will provide members with the freedom to book flight rewards on more airlines to more of their favourite destinations, starting in 2020. In the near term, members will have more earning opportunities to earn more miles with more retail partners, and select from a bigger…

  • Air Canada to launch daily non-stop Montreal-London, Ontario and Montreal-Windsor, Ontario flights

    Air Canada has announced it will begin new domestic regional non-stop flights on July 2, 2018.  The only year-round service between Montreal-London and Montreal-Windsor will provide services that meets the needs of both local and connecting passengers. Flights are timed to offer convenient connections to/from Atlantic Canada including Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton Halifax and St. John’s; to Europeincluding Brussels, Rome, Geneva, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, as well as Casablanca, Morocco. 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 expand Air Canada’s domestic network…

  • Aeroplan and Rocketmiles announce partnership renewal

    Aeroplan has announced the renewal of a multi-year agreement with Rocketmiles, a hotel booking site that helps consumers earn miles’ incentives. Rocketmiles is a wholly owned entity of Booking Holdings, the world’s leading travel and accommodations company whose portfolio of brands includes Booking.com and Priceline.com, among others. The extended partnership will enable Aeroplan Members to continue to earn up to 10,000 Aeroplan Miles per night on stays at hotels worldwide. Rocketmiles features more than 400,000 hotels in hotspots around the globe –…

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