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  • Business travel responsible for $40.1 billion in Canadian GDP, creates over 573,000 jobs

    Canadian business travel expenditures reached $35.8 billion in 2016 A new report issued at GBTA Conference 2018 – Toronto reveals the high potential of business travel to drive economic development and business success. The report, produced by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with BCD Travel and Air Canada, also reveals the risk to the nation’s economy from a downturn in travel. The study, titled ‘The Canadian Business Travel Industry: Business Travel’s Impact on Jobs and the Canadian…

  • Air Canada introduces Signature Service for international and North American customers

    Introducing new Air Canada Signature Service Air Canada has introduced its new Air Canada Signature Service, providing an enhanced and seamless end-to-end travel experience for customers flying in Air Canada Signature Class, the premium cabin of its wide-body aircraft. Available April 17 for international customers and, starting June 1 on select flights within North America, the new service makes Air Canada the first North American airline to designate aircraft with lie-flat seats for premium customers on select non-stop, transcontinental flights within Canada and to the…

  • Marriott International unveils unified loyalty programs with one set of benefits

    Access to the most extraordinary portfolio of hotels, expansion of the Moments experiential platform and richer and enhanced benefits for members Marriott International has announced it will introduce one set of unified benefits across Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) for its members in August 2018. This will create an incredibly rich hospitality loyalty program in which members will earn more points faster than under the prior programs — on average 20% more points for every dollar…

  • Swoop launches new Winnipeg – Abbotsford route with direct, daily service for summer season

    Swoop has announced a new domestic regional route, providing daily, direct service between Winnipeg and Abbotsford beginning August 16, 2018. Flights are now available for purchase along with introductory promotional fares at FlySwoop.com. The announcement comes hot on the heels of Swoop’s recent announcement of a fourth aircraft being added for the peak summer travel season. This new route will double the weekly frequency schedule in Winnipeg, and add 7 flights to the Abbotsford weekly frequency schedule. “At Swoop our mission is to get more Canadians travelling by making…

  • Where sustainable travel is headed in 2018

    Research conducted by Booking.com reveals that awareness of eco-friendly accommodation options is growing, with global travellers seeking to book more of these greener stays than ever, while showing a willingness to absorb extra costs to ensure they are travelling more sustainably To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released the findings from its most recent global Sustainable Travel Report.* The report indicates that…

  • Redefining boutique hotels, Toronto’s The Anndore House is now open

    The Anndore House, Toronto’s most anticipated boutique hotel, is officially open. Located steps from Yonge and Bloor at 15 Charles St. E., The Anndore House is completely reimagined, designed for visitors wanting a unique downtown stay and locals seeking a stylish gathering place in the heart of the city. While the best of Toronto can be explored steps away, The Anndore House promises to be a sought-after destination with 113 chic guest rooms and suites on 11 floors. From a meal at Constantine, soulfully blending…

  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day

    Four Seasons joins its clients around the world in recognising the importance of meetings, business events, and incentive travel On April 12, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, is celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), an annual celebration bringing together leaders from the meetings and events industry and showcasing the importance of business meetings and incentive travel to individuals, businesses and communities around the world. From private wine tastings in the renowned La Cave, the underground cellar of Four…

  • Los Cabos International Convention Center celebrates grand reopening

    New conference center adds 72,000 square feet; expands Los Cabos capabilities to host diverse and dynamic world-class events Los Cabos International Convention Center (ICC) has unveiled the highly-anticipated and newly renovated convention center, marking a new era for Los Cabos as a premiere host destination for world-class events. The grand reopening coincides with the kickoff of the fifth annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress (DWP) which will be held at the ICC from April 10 to 12, 2018. Highly regarded as one of the…

  • What’s new this spring in Costa Rica?

    The country reveals event and lodging updates and its first ever convention center San Jose, Costa Rica was recently recognized as a winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations on the Rise. Out of 25 ranked worldwide destinations, it’s no surprise that San Jose ranked in sixth place. Its cultural and nearby natural wonders provide unlimited opportunities for adventure, relaxation, romance and exploration. With an abundance of unique landscapes, wildlife and climates, there are plenty of reasons to visit Costa Rica. And starting this…

  • Experience summer in Mont Tremblant with Porter Airlines

    Porter Airlines flights to Mont Tremblant, Que., are back in time to enjoy summer in the Laurentians region. Seasonal service begins June 22, and runs until September 23, 2018. Flights operate up to four times weekly starting July 26 through Labour Day, and two times weekly for the remainder of the season. Passengers fly non-stop from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Mont Tremblant International Airport in just 70 minutes. For complete schedule and booking details, visit www.flyporter.com or contact your travel agent. The picturesque village transforms…

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