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  • 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…

  • Four Seasons to debut Six New Hotels in 2020

    Press Release TORONTO — Following a strong 2019, which saw Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts open seven new locations, the brand plans to continue its expansion with another six openings projected for 2020. The new locations will be scattered around the globe, including San Francisco’s Embarcadero district, the second Four Seasons in San Francisco; Tokyo’s Otemachi area, facing the Tokyo Imperial Palace; a Jean-Michel Gathy-designed resort on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok; Madrid — the first Four Seasons in Spain — featuring a rooftop restaurant by three Michelin-starred chef Dani Garcia; New Orleans’  historic World Trade Center; and the…

  • IHG continues Canadian Expansion

    Press Release TORONTO — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is continuing its Canadian expansion in 2020. In the second quarter of 2020, two Ontario hotels will open — the Holiday Inn Express, Kingston West and CandlewoodSuites, Kingston West. The Holiday Inn Express will feature luxuriously appointed rooms with 50-inch LED TVs and amenities such as a complimentary Hot Express Start breakfast, free Wi-Fi, complimentary parking, indoor heated saltwater pool and 24-hour fitness centre. The 55-room Candlewood Suites is designed with the comforts of home in mind…

  • Transat, WestJet named among Canada’s Best Employers

    Press Release CALGARY — Two of Canada’s most recognizable names in travel have once again been named by Forbes as among Canada’s Best Employers. Air Transat moved up an impressive 43 positions to rank eighth on the annual list. In Quebec, meanwhile, the company jumped 10 spots into third. “It’s a huge honour to be in the select club of Canada’s top 10 employers, and to reach the top three in Quebec,” said Christophe Hennebelle, Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate…

  • Air Canada suspending flights to Beijing, Shanghai

    Press Release Air Canada is suspending direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai. Air Canada made the decision following the Government of Canada’s Advisory to avoid non-essential travel to mainland China. The flight suspensions are effective January 30, 2020, until February 29, 2020. Air Canada’s last flights departing Canada will operate today and the return flights will operate from Beijing and Shanghai tomorrow, January 30, 2020. Affected customers will be notified and offered options, including travel on other carriers where available,…

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