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  • Swoop adds London-Las Vegas to its network of transborder flights

    Press Release Today, Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline and subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Inc., celebrates its inaugural flight from London International Airport (YXU) to McCarran International Airport (LAS). The first Swoop flight to embark on this route departs from London at 8:30 PM EDT. With flights now available for booking, travellers can enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer with a twice weekly service on Thursday and Sundays. “The addition of the London – Las Vegas route provides the opportunity…

  • WestJet’s flagship lounge in Calgary

    Press Release WestJet today announced that work has begun on its first proprietary flagship lounge at the Calgary International Airport (YYC). As the airline with the most departures, destinations and seats from Calgary, the construction of the lounge underscores WestJet’s ongoing commitment to growing its premium presence and guest experience. “As WestJet continues its accelerated journey to becoming a global network carrier our new flagship lounge in Calgary will give top-tier WestJet Rewards members, Business cabin guests and select partner…

  • ECC launches responsible meetings program with first net-zero convention in Edmonton

    Press Release From October 28 to 30, the Edmonton Convention Centre will host Emission Reduction Alberta’s SPARK 2019: Carbon Positive—the first convention with a plan to achieve carbon neutrality to ever be hosted in Edmonton. Planned by Buksa Strategic Conference Services, SPARK 2019 will be the first event to participate in the Edmonton Convention Centre’s newly launched Responsible Meetings Program. The Edmonton Convention Centre’s Responsible Meetings Program was created in response to a growing demand by event planners and attendees…

  • Exhibitor Magazine recognizes Vancouver Convention Centre recognized as 2020 Center of Excellence

    Press Release The Vancouver Convention Centre has been selected as a 2020 Center of Excellence by EXHIBITOR Magazine, recognizing North America’s best convention centres for trade shows and events. The facility, owned and operated by B.C. Pavilion Corporation, is the only Canadian venue to be part of the first annual Centers of Excellence list. Alongside 19 other recipients, the Vancouver Convention Centre was selected based on evaluation in five categories of criteria: Facility & Functionality, Location & Accommodations, Service &…

  • Flight Network Releases The Most Definitive List of The World’s 50 Most Beautiful Cities

    Press Release After exploring thousands of cities across six continents, Flight Network, one of Canada’s leading online travel agencies, has narrowed down the list of the World’s Most Beautiful Cities. Flight Network consulted more than 1,000 of the world’s top travel professionals including travel journalists, travel bloggers and travel agents to make the highly-anticipated list. The result is the most comprehensive and definitive list of the world’s best cities, taking travelers from history-filled Dubrovnik to modern Singapore and beyond. “This…

  • Air Transat to offer direct service between Montreal and Copenhagen

    Air Transat, recently named the World’s Best Leisure Airline by Skytrax for the second year in a row, is pleased to announce that it will offer direct flights between Montreal and Copenhagen, Denmark, next summer. The new service will operate twice a week from June 16 to September 20, 2020. Passengers will fly on the Airbus A321neoLR, a next-generation aircraft recently added to the Air Transat fleet that delivers an improved inflight experience. “Air Transat is proud to be the…

  • Sunwing partners with Swoop to expand destination network

    Canadians looking for a tropical escape that’s easily accessible from their local airport have even more options to choose from this coming winter thanks to a new agreement between leading tour operator, Sunwing, and ultra-low-cost airline, Swoop. Sunseekers departing from Hamilton, London, Abbotsford, Edmonton and Winnipeg can now book vacation packages with the tour operator that include a Swoop flight. Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, commented on the news, “Saving our customers time and money by providing…

  • Palais des congrès de Montréal launches CITE Event Innovation and Technology Centre

    Staying true to its pledge to create unforgettable moments and experiences, the Palais des congrès de Montréal is introducing its CITE Event Innovation and Technology Centre. A bona fide nerve centre of creativity, this new initiative will enable organizers of events of all types and sizes to reinvent the level of experience they can offer participants thanks to the expertise of numerous local startups. “CITE is akin to an innovation clinic, where our customers can find creative solutions for their…

  • MTCC celebrates 35 years of contributing to Toronto’s success

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) celebrates 35 years of making key social and economic contributions to Toronto and Ontario on October 2, 2019. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the MTCC on October 2, 1984. Since then, the facility has been an important economic driver, a strong supporter of local business, and a place where global experts gather to share ideas, advance their field and make the world a better place. In 35 years, the MTCC has welcomed over 65…

  • Moving In: Making the best of your venue set-up

    Prepping for an event can be daunting. And while booking the venue, crafting the itinerary, and arranging guests are all essential steps, so too is ensuring that the move-in day goes off without a hitch. “A lot of upfront planning goes into a conference or meeting, but without considerations for how you’ll actually get through the doors and set up at your venue, you’re leaving a lot of chance,” says Luis Ribeiro, General Manager for Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal, Quebec.…

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