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  • Tourisme Montréal celebrates 100 years

    Press Release Tourisme Montréal kicked off its 100th anniversary celebrations this morning. The organization was founded on October 8, 1919 by the Automobile Club of Canada with support from a handful of key players in the local economy. Since then, Tourisme Montréal has had the privilege of witnessing the major events that pushed the city onto the world stage, including Expo 1967, the 1976 Summer Olympic Games and the creation of the Grand Prix du Canada. “We want to capitalize on Tourisme Montréal’s centennial year…

  • Air Transat introduces non-stop flights between Montreal and New Orleans

    Press Release Air Transat, named the 2018 World’s Best Leisure Airline, is pleased to announce that it will add New Orleans, Louisiana, to its portfolio of fall and winter destinations. Beginning in November 2019, the airline will offer two direct flights a week from Montreal, giving travellers a chance to experience the festive atmosphere of jazz clubs or a contemplative stroll along the Bayou. “With the steady demand for New Orleans, Air Transat is pleased to be the only airline to offer non-stop service…

  • Parq Vancouver Completes Refinancing

    Press Release Parq Vancouver has successfully completed the refinancing of its capital structure. This transaction includes the refinancing of the first-lien and second-lien loans with a fixed rate, long-term financing structure, thereby significantly reducing the interest payments and covenant requirements. “We are pleased with the execution of the refinancing and look forward to building on the success of Parq Vancouver and continuing to provide world-class service to our customers,” said Joe Brunini, President and CEO of Parq Vancouver. About Parq Vancouver…

  • Vancouver Convention Centre recognized for supporting local social enterprises

    Press Release This week, the Vancouver Convention Centre, along with Simon Fraser University and Tourism Vancouver, was recognized as a Social Procurement Champion by Exchange Inner City and Buy Social Canada for demonstrating excellence in social procurement. “We are honoured to be recognized for our practice of social procurement, an initiative that we are highly proud of and strive to more deeply integrate as part of our operational processes,” said Craig Lehto, General Manager, Vancouver Convention Centre. “Social responsibility is at the heart of our organization, and…

  • 5 Reasons to Book the Halifax Convention Centre

    Since cutting its ribbon in 2017, the Halifax Convention Centre has provided a number of unique features, promotions, and local flavours that continue to make the venue a top pick for event planners. Here’s a highlight of what will keep guests and planners coming back to Halifax. No vision too big Size matters when it comes to making your vision a reality. And as planners who have entrusted their vision to the Halifax Convention Centre, there’s room to spare. The…

  • Palais des congrès de Montréal to support the United Nations’ Agenda for Sustainable Development

    Press Release In keeping with its ongoing commitment to sustainability, the Palais des congrès de Montréal is proud to announce it is joining the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In doing so, it plans to change the course of events by implementing tangible actions aimed at reducing its environmental footprint and that of its users, in order to better its impact on society and the community. Thanks to partners who are committed and a careful understanding of the…

  • Swoop takes flight at London International Airport

    Press Release Swoop celebrated the launch of air service in London, Ontario. The inaugural flight departed Edmonton International Airport (YEG) at 7:00 a.m. local time and will be welcomed by a water cannon salute upon arrival at London International Airport (YXU) at 12:25 p.m. local time. Travellers at both airports will be invited to take part in a gate celebration that includes refreshments, sweet treats and gifts. This is the first of three new routes launching in London, with service to Abbotsford, BC (YXX) and Halifax, NS (YHZ) beginning on May 24, 2019. “The kick-off to…

  • WestJet’s Dreamliner takes first transatlantic flight

    Press Release WestJet officially launched its new Dreamliner featuring its new long-haul Business cabin seats between Calgary and London, Gatwick with the departure of WS1. The sold-out flight, expected to land in Gatwick at 11:00 a.m. local time, was a first for WestJet’s new 787-9 Dreamliner. The return flight, WS2 departs London at 1 p.m. local time on Monday. “Today is a fantastic day for WestJet as we take this important step in our journey to become a full-service global…

  • WestJet touches down in Portland, Oregon

    Press Release Building on WestJet’s position as Calgary’s largest air carrier, the airline began its new nonstop flight between Portland International Airport (PDX) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) today. The new flight is the first-ever WestJet-scheduled service to and from Portland. “This nonstop flight between Calgary and Portland is the latest example of WestJet’s investment in our home in Calgary,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “This new flight provides travellers in Western Canada and Northwestern U.S. more options to get to fantastic destinations for both business and leisure. We are thrilled…

  • TED2019 to livestream talks to 12 Marriott properties worldwide

    Press Release Entering its third year of collaborations with TED, Marriott Hotels today announced new program extensions to further its impact on creative thinking worldwide. This year, for the first time, Marriott Hotels will livestream talks from the TED2019 conference to 12 properties around the world for an exclusive viewing for guests. The flagship hotel brand will also introduce a first-of-its kind TED Masterclass through Marriott Bonvoy Moments, a program which provides travelers new money-can’t-buy experiences around the world. Both…

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