News & Articles - 2017

  • WestJet launches Montreal-Boston route aboard WestJet Encore

    New non-stop flight brings low fares and competition to route WestJet has announced the start of service between Montreal and Boston. The inaugural flight from Montreal Trudeau International Airport arrived at Boston Logan International Airport on October 15, marking the last of three new routes launched by WestJet from Montreal this year. “WestJet has significantly expanded its service to, from and within the province of Quebec in 2017,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “This expansion demonstrates our commitment to bring lower airfares…

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  • Siegfried W. Kiefer to keynote Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium 2017 Calgary

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, has announced Siegfried W. Kiefer as the keynote speaker for GBTA Canada’s fourth annual Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium 2017 Calgary, on October 3. Siegfried W. Kiefer, President of Canadian Utilities Limited, is a leading executive in the provincial energy sector and will be providing insights into the future of Canada and Alberta’s oil, gas and resources companies. “We are thrilled to host Siegfried W. Kiefer…

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  • Air Canada adds Vancouver-Yellowknife flights for winter 2017

    Continues strategically building YVR hub, following new seasonal flights to Melbourne and more flights to Delhi Air Canada has announced the introduction of the only daily service between Vancouver and Yellowknife starting December 15, 2017 until April 1, 2018. Special introductory fares start as low as $219 one-way, all in, and tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents. “We continue to strategically build our Vancouver hub and we are excited to link Vancouver and Yellowknife with daily non-stop flights…

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  • UFI’s Global Barometer shows exhibition industry geared for further growth around the world in 2017

    Positive mood dampened by political developments around the world as half of those polled expect significant or limited economic impact for exhibitions and events Among the most important business issues, rising competition within the exhibition industry gains in importance Large majority of companies globally intend to develop new activities to create growth Despite an ongoing slowdown in global economic growth, and a decline in open trade promoters on the international stage, the exhibition industry remains geared for continued growth in…

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  • Tourisme Montréal anticipates 10.7 million visitors in 2017

    Tourisme Montréal is kicking off what it expects to be a record year for pleasure and business travel in the city. 2017 will be marked with non-stop celebrations as more than 175 events are planned for Montréal’s 375th anniversary. This year, Montréal’s position and reputation as a must-see North American tourist destination will reach new heights. According to Tourisme Montréal’s projections, the city will see tourist volumes jump by 5.3% over 2016. Some 10.7 million visitors are expected to bring…

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  • Eight big travel predictions for 2017

    Inspired by a wealth of data, traveller endorsements, reviews, preferences and insights as well as industry leading understanding and innovation in e-commerce travel technology, the experts at Booking.com shed light on eight major travel predictions for 2017. Read on to find out what holiday makers and business travellers can expect to experience in the year ahead. 1. Instant gratification 2.0 Technology is fuelling a more demanding and impatient traveller. 44 per cent* of travellers already expect to be able to plan their holiday…

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