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  • WestJet Launches Toronto-Roatan Weekly Service

    Press Release WestJet launched its new weekly Toronto-Roatan route Sunday. The new service will depart Toronto on Sundays at 9;30am arriving at 1:11 pm and depart Roatan Sundays at 1:10om, arriving in Toronto at 7:27 pm. “In the last five years, there has been a 60 percent increase in the number of Canadians travelling to Roatán,” said Alexander Leon, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Embassy for Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua. “Tourism is one of the sectors that most directly and positively…

  • Canada Jetlines signs letter of intent with Global Crossing Airlines

    Press Release VANCOUVER — Canada Jetlines is teaming up with a developing U.S.-based charter airline in an effort to recoup its losses. The news comes less than two months after Canada Jetlines announced the resignation of its CEO and layoffs for almost its entire staff. It’s also less than a month after the would-be ultra-low-cost carrier filed a multimillion-dollar suit against several defendants including airline entrepreneur and WestJet co-founder David Neeleman. Canada Jetlines says it has entered into a letter…

  • Hotel Intel: Renovated and retopped, Le Germain is an ode to 1960s Montreal

    Press Release Closed for one year for a top-to-bottom overhaul, Le Germain has a new top of six glass stories of deluxe rooms and suites. All news of Germain Hotels is thrilling and the fact that the latest opening is in Montreal makes it even better. Technically, the gradual opening over the past two months reflects a reopening. The establishment has been closed for one year for an overhaul from bottom to top — and it even added a new…

  • Pan Pacific Hotels Group Expands Footprint in North America With Latest Addition in Toronto

    Press Release SINGAPORE, Dec. 11, 2019 /CNW/ — Pan Pacific Hotels Group puts another footprint in North America with the rebranding of The Westin Prince Hotel to Pan Pacific Toronto. Pan Pacific Toronto will be the fifth hotel for Pan Pacific Hotels Group in North America, joining other hotels in Vancouver, Whistler in British Columbia and Seattle. Mr. Choe Peng Sum, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, said, “We are delighted to fly the Pan Pacific flag in Toronto. As an international brand, Pan Pacific will bring to the hotel…

  • Air Canada Completes Installation of Satellite Connectivity Across Full Air Canada Rouge Fleet

    Press Release MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada said today that Rouge Wi-Fi high-speed satellite-based connectivity provided by Gogo is now available across the entire Air Canada Rouge fleet of 65 aircraft that fly globally and across North America. “Customers now can access Rouge Wi-Fi high-speed internet connectivity on their own devices whenever they are on board an Air Canada Rouge aircraft anywhere in the world, giving everyone the ability to stay connected to email, surf the web, or stream their…

  • Calgary Stampede economic spinoff to surge with BMO Centre expansion, says report

    Press Release   ‘The economic impact will grow dramatically’ The Calgary Stampede says its expanded BMO Centre is projected to spur $223 million annually in economic activity in the province, according to calculations done by the Conference Board of Canada. “Annually, the Stampede hosts more than 1,200 world-class business, tourism, sporting, hospitality and community events. With the expansion of BMO Centre into a Tier 1 conference facility now underway, these numbers and the economic impact will grow dramatically,” said Stampede…

  • Ascend Hotel Opens in Kamloops

    Press Release Choice Hotels Canada has opened Canada’s first new-build Ascend Hotel Collection property in Kamloops, B.C. — The Hue. The 36-room, six-storey boutique hotel offers upscale, modern guestrooms, interiors and amenities designed to suit the needs of business and leisure travellers. “We have eagerly anticipated the opening of this hotel since it went into development,” says Brian Leon, president, Choice Hotels Canada. “This is an exceptional new-build hotel that we believe will offer a guest experience unlike anything else in…

  • Ruth’s Chris Reopens at Hilton Toronto

    Press Release Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s first Canadian location, which opened in 1995 in the Toronto Hilton Hotel, has reopened following renovations. Toronto-based DesignAgency designed the re-vamped 6,727-sq.-ft. restaurant, which now features a warm, modern approach to the brand’s signature style. The redesigned space also includes new private function rooms with A/V equipment, including built-in TV and Internet access. “We used classic cues and elements for which Ruth’s Chris is known, like their wine displays, service, table set-up and decor.…

  • This New Toronto Hotel’s Long List of Luxury Services Makes It Hard to Leave

    Press Release Hotel X Toronto combines urban style with resort-style luxuries. Toronto is in the throes of a lodging boom; a much-talked-about hotel seemingly opens every week. With such a crowded landscape, standing out is key to a newcomer’s success. The Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection, located across the waters of Lake Ontario from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport —roughly 10 minutes from the heart of the city—doesn’t put its guests right where the action is. For those…

  • B.C. hotel activity stays strong as the sector languishes in Alberta

    Press Release Revenue slows but still grows in tourism-heavy B.C., while oil-hit Alberta struggles to fill rooms Hotel activity in Canada may have flattened over the past year, but a key takeaway from the Western Canadian Lodging Conference at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver last week was that B.C. can thank an active conference and tourist trade for another good year. B.C. hotels saw growth of revenue per available room (RevPAR) drop from a lofty 10 per cent to just 3 per…

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