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  • Air Canada teams with PayPal for new online payment option

    MONTREAL — Air Canada passengers booking online at aircanada.com in Canada can now use PayPal as a payment option. Customers can pay for their flights with their preferred payment method – bank account, credit cards or Visa Debit card – linked to their PayPal account. “Air Canada’s strategy is to continually provide customers the opportunity to make their purchase using their preferred method of payment,” said Keith Wallis, Senior Director, Payments and Distribution, at Air Canada. “We are therefore pleased…

  • Discover the World tapped to represent CGH Earth Hotels in Canada

    TORONTO — Discover the World has expanded its travel representation agreement with CGH Earth Hotels to include the Canadian market. CGH Earth Hotels is an early pioneer in the low-impact tourism sector. CGH stands for ‘Clean, Green and Healthy’. The company has stepped up its partnership with Discover the World as it looks to expand awareness of its family-owned hotels and health resort clinics, which offer inspiring travel experiences in Southern India. See the full article at travelweek.ca

  • The importance of travel security for employees going abroad

    Employers should have proper contingency plans in place (CP) — Barely a month into the year 2020 and it seems like the world is becoming a more dangerous place than ever before. Recent emergencies like the uncontrollable Australian wildfires, increased Middle East tensions between the United States and Iran and the current coronavirus outbreak can make travelling for the average person a nerve-racking and potentially dangerous experience. Yet with the proliferation of globalization and trade agreements between countries, businesses commonly…

  • Marriott Canada sees uptick in select service deals

    From left: Paul Loehr, Ryan McRea and Aaron Laurie. By Colleen Isherwood  MISSISSAUGA — Marriott opened 23 hotels in Canada in 2019 under the following brands: Four Points (4), Residence Inn (4), TownePlace Suites (4), Fairfield (2), Courtyard (2), Element (1), Delta Hotels (4), JW Marriott (1) and Westin (1). The company currently has 250 hotels open in Canada. Here’s a look at some of the most active brands. Delta: Marriott has been dramatically growing Delta Hotels since it took…

  • These are the best hotels in Canada, according to US News & World Report

    When it comes to planing the ultimate trip, where you stay is one of the most important decisions that you can make. After a day of exploring, adventuring, and immersing yourself in a destination, the place you lay your head is a welcoming haven to recuperate and recharge before you venture out to do it all over again tomorrow. See also:  5 of the most picturesque locations on Vancouver Island 5 beautiful locations for a day hike on Vancouver Island…

  • Air Canada was the world’s best airline stock two months ago. Now it’s the worst

    Air Canada lost $3.9 billion in market capitalization from its January peak Two months ago, it was the world’s hottest airline stock. Now, investors are shunning it. Air Canada lost $3.9 billion (US$3 billion) in market capitalization from its January peak, making it the worst-performing airline on the Bloomberg World Airlines Index this year. Its shares have slumped 28 per cent on deepening fears that the spread of the coronavirus will hinder travel. On Tuesday, the carrier extended the cancellation…

  • Calgary’s getting direct flights to Frankfurt with Eurowings

    TORONTO — Eurowings, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, is adding service to Frankfurt out of Calgary on a seasonal basis. The new flights are scheduled to begin June 1, 2020. Lufthansa Group’s other Canadian gateways include Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and, new for 2020, Ottawa. Eurowings is the second Lufthansa Group airline to serve Calgary. SWISS subsidiary Edelweiss offers seasonal flights out of Calgary to Zurich. Eurowings’ new Calgary route will be operated with an Airbus A330-200 with 22 Business…

  • LATAM signs loyalty reciprocation deal with Delta Air Lines

    LATAM Airlines Group has signed a loyalty program agreement with Delta that will enable reciprocal frequent flyer benefits. The deal will come into effect on April 1st. Once the agreement is implemented, LATAM Pass members will be able to accrue and redeem miles on Delta flights across its network of over 300 destinations worldwide. Likewise, Delta SkyMiles members will be able to earn and use miles on LATAM flights to 145 destinations in 26 countries across five continents. The carriers…

  • Air Canada airframe agreements with AAR and Avianor

    Air Canada today announced that it has entered into letters of intent with each of AAR Aircraft Services and Avianor Inc. regarding long-term agreements for airframe maintenance. The agreements with the two companies, based in Trois-Rivières and Mirabel, Quebec, respectively, are subject to completion of the flag carrier’s planned merger with Transat A.T. These long-term agreements, explains Air Canada, would enable each of AAR and Avianor to develop Airframe Maintenance Centres of Excellence in Quebec for the aircraft types within…

  • Canada to conduct flight tests on grounded Boeing 737 Max fleet

    House of Commons committee studying 737 Max aircraft after 18 Canadians died in crashes The country’s top aviation officials said Canada will conduct its own flight tests to examine whether the grounded Boeing 737 Max fleet is safe to fly after two deadly crashes. For decades, countries around the world have relied on the United States to take the lead and certify Boeing aircraft, as they are manufactured there. Other countries then validate that work. But Transport Canada says it is putting in place additional measures to give Canada more…

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