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  • WestJet, Delta Air Lines obtain government permission for transborder joint venture

    Press Release WestJet and Delta Air Lines today announced that their proposed U.S.-Canada transborder joint venture has received clearance under Canada’s Competition Act from the Canadian Competition Bureau (CCB). The CCB issued a no-action letter confirming that it does not intend to challenge the proposed joint venture agreement between WestJet and Delta Air Lines. “Today’s clearance by the CCB is an important step towards satisfying the conditions necessary to implement the proposed WestJet-Delta transborder joint venture,” said Ed Sims, WestJet…

  • Air Canada relaunches enRoute magazine

    Press Release Air Canada has unveiled the redesign of its award-winning enRoute in-flight magazine. Beginning with the July edition, now available onboard our aircraft, in our Maple Leaf Lounges and online, the magazine’s refreshed format invites readers and travellers to explore new ideas on travel through enriched content that complements Air Canada’s premium brand. “Over its 60-year history, enRoute, has continuously evolved to remain a leader in travel and lifestyle content in Canada for its readers,” said Andrew Shibata, Managing…

  • Air Canada launches pop-up YYCaesar bar in Calgary

    Press Release Air Canada announced its YYCaesar Bar will pop-up in Calgary during Stampede week, offering Calgarians and visitors alike the opportunity to sample several varieties of Canada’s national cocktail, take-off on an Air Canada flight through a virtual reality experience, and help support the important work of the Calgary Firefighters Charitable Foundation. People will also have the chance to win two tickets daily to any Air Canada destination. YYCaesar Bar by Air Canada pops up from Saturday, July 6…

  • Great food, safety and a friendly welcome cited as Montreal’s strengths

    Press Release According to an Ipsos survey conducted for Tourisme Montréal, 95 per cent of leisure and business travellers who stayed in Montreal in 2018 were either satisfied or very satisfied with their experience. The proportion of those who said they were very satisfied has gone up 20 per cent from 2006. Furthermore, 93 per cent of the leisure tourists polled said they would recommend Montreal as a destination, while 84 per cent of business travellers said they’d like to…

  • Montréal top international convention destination in the Americas for second year

    Press Release According to the prestigious ranking of the Union of International Associations (UIA) for 2018, Montreal is the number one international convention destination in the Americas for the second year in a row. Montreal’s drawing power brought 108 events to the city, ahead of the likes of New York, Buenos Aires, Washington and Toronto. The report also shows that Montreal hosted 50 per cent of all international events held in large Canadian cities — a phenomenal tally that shows…

  • Party Bus 101: Getting the most from your mobile event

    You’ve booked the bus, set the date, and sent the invites. Now that your party bus is ready to roll, here are some tips to get the most out of your road trip. Setting the stage There’s a party bus for every crowd. Whether you’re taking the team on a multi-stop adventure, providing transportation for a city-wide pub-crawl, hosting a children’s birthday party, or treating the team to an upscale night out, there are ample ways to set a specific…

  • Upgrading Your Event at Halifax Convention Centre

    Advances in audio, visual, and online technologies have the potential to take events to the next level. Unlocking that potential means knowing your options, understanding your limits, and pairing with a venue that can deliver. The team at Halifax Convention Centre is no stranger to the power of meeting and event tech. Over the years, they have helped clients wield cutting edge AV gear to elevate everything from entertainment expos, industry conferences, concerts, and beyond. Doing so, however, has meant…

  • Global Conference of Event Professionals lands in Toronto

    Press Release Toronto is set to showcase itself as a destination for future events when the city hosts Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (MPI WEC) beginning this weekend. This signature event auditions Toronto to meeting professionals from around the globe at a time when Toronto is capturing the world’s attention thanks to the energy and excitement surrounding the Toronto Raptors and the NBA finals. MPI WEC is taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from June 15-18. “MPI’s…

  • WestJet retools on-board amenities as part of Dreamliner launch

    Press Release Following the successful launch of WestJet’s Dreamliners from Calgary to London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin, guests travelling across WestJet’s global network can now experience the airline’s elevated amenities and on-board experience. Tailored to showcase WestJet’s authentic Canadian story, enhanced service offerings and products are featured across WestJet’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 767 and 737 transatlantic service. Guests can expect to see updates continue to roll across the WestJet fleet throughout 2019 and 2020. “Our guests are going to love…

  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to add second hotel in Bay Area

    Press Release Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has been selected by an affiliate of Westbrook Partners, a privately-owned, fully integrated real estate investment management company, to manage its hotel in the 345 California Center building in San Francisco’s financial district. Currently known as the Loews Regency San Francisco, the Hotel will be renamed Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero in 2020 following renovations. “With a rich cultural landscape, unmatched culinary experiences and a…

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