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  • The Palais des congrès to generate nearly $39 million for Montréal’s economy thanks to major events confirmed during second quarter

    For the quarter ending September 30, 2012, the Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal has confirmed it has secured a total of 102 events. These include seven new international1 conventions which alone will attract over 11,000 business tourists who will generate nearly $27 million for the city’s economy. Secured primarily with the cooperation of the Société’s long-standing partner Tourisme Montréal, the conventions will result in nearly 24,000 room nights being booked in hotels across the city. In terms of…

  • Delta Hotels and Resorts unveils newly repositioned Delta Ottawa City Centre

    Redesigned property features 26,000 square feet of revamped meeting space and one of the city’s largest ballrooms Delta Hotels and Resorts announced today that the Delta Ottawa City Centre has officially completed its multi-million dollar renovation. The redevelopment includes a full reconfiguration of the hotel’s public spaces, newly designed guestrooms and showcases Delta Hotels and Resorts reinvigorated brand through modern design and innovations. “This renovation represents a transformation for the Delta Ottawa City Centre and a sign of things to…

  • WestJet launches new service to Manzanillo

    Inaugural flight departs today to the airline’s 80th city and seventh Mexican destination WestJet today launches non-stop seasonal service to its 80th destination, Manzanillo, Mexico. The inaugural flight from Calgary to Manzanillo departs from Calgary International airport today at 10:05 a.m. MDT. WestJet will fly between Calgary and Manzanillo weekly on Fridays. Following are the schedule details of WestJet’s new service to Manzanillo: Calgary – Manzanillo flight times Flight Departure Arrival From Calgary (WS 2272) 10:05 a.m. 3:03 p.m. From…

  • WestJet launches service to Antigua and Barbuda, Curaçao and Costa Rica

    WestJet will launch non-stop seasonal service to three new exciting sun destinations today and tomorrow, plus a fourth in mid-November, offering Canadian travellers even greater choices via Toronto Pearson International Airport. Today, WestJet will inaugurate twice-weekly service between Toronto Pearson and Antigua and Barbuda’s V.C. Bird International Airport. The first flight departs Toronto Pearson at 9:20 a.m. EDT. Also today, WestJet launches weekly service to Curaçao International Airport with the departure of the inaugural flight at 9:15 a.m. EDT. Tomorrow,…

  • GBTA and MPI join forces to create new education and training opportunities

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) – the meetings and events industry’s largest and most vibrant global community – are pleased to announce a new joint venture. The two organizations will work together to co-create new industry-leading education and training opportunities.

  • Top 10 tips for healthy business travel

    Frequent business travel can sometimes feel like a wild night of partying – you wake up in the morning and don’t have a clue where you are. Even though we might not wake up with a hangover while on business travel, but the initial confusion can feel the same.

  • Egencia releases 2013 Global Corporate Travel Forecast

    Egencia®, an Expedia, Inc. company, today unveiled its 2013 Global Corporate Travel Forecast for air fares and hotel rates. Egencia found, based on improving from 2012, albeit still sluggish market conditions going into 2013, Average Ticket Prices (ATPs) and hotel Average Daily Rates (ADRs) for top corporate travel destinations will be slightly up overall in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

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