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  • Swoop Takes Off with Five New Direct Flights from Winnipeg

    Beginning today, Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline and subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Ltd., launches a series of inaugural flights from Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG), starting with a direct flight to Orlando International Airport (MCO) departing at 8 a.m. CST.

  • Edmonton Convention Centre Release Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

    On November 5, the Edmonton Convention Centre released its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan—committing to implementing operational and behavioural changes that will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 15 per cent by 2025 and 30 per cent by 2035 (from 2018 levels).

  • Palais des congrès de Montréal launches Palais Boréal

    The push for sustainable operations is being felt in every sector. That includes the meeting and events industry, where Montréal’s Palais des congrès convention centre is blazing a trail for carbon-neutral venues through its Palais Boréal initiative. “We’re all well aware of the environmental costs of organizing events, whether it’s the ecological toll of travel or the resources and waste involved in hosting crowds,” says Robert Mercure, Palais des congrès CEO. “At the same time, we’re also all aware of…

  • Halifax Convention Centre: A Venue with Taste

    “Feast of the East” has come to the Halifax Convention Centre. Launched in August 2019, the culinary promotion treats guests to the region’s distinct cuisine and food specialists. For insights on what makes the City a top destination for foodies, here’s Greg Smith (Director, Food and Beverage) and Christophe Luzeux (Executive Chef) with the Halifax Convention Centre. What makes Halifax cuisine unique? Greg: Our city has been growing by leaps and bounds, and our food culture has been evolving as…

  • WestJet Dreamliner takes off for Maui

    WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner will carry guests for the first time between Calgary and Maui providing Hawaii-loving travellers the opportunity to experience WestJet’s state-of-the-art aircraft and award-winning guest experience while flying over the Pacific.

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