News & Articles - Atlantic Canada

  • Canadian Airline Suspends Most Service in Atlantic Region

    WestJet flights to four cities in the Maritimes will be discontinued next month. The carrier will indefinitely suspend routes to Moncton and Fredericton, N.B., Sydney, N.S., and Charlottetown, P.E.I, on Nov. 2. The move will eliminate more than 100 flights weekly or almost 80 per cent of seat capacity from the region. “It has become unviable to serve these markets and these decisions were regrettably inevitable as demand is being obliterated by the Atlantic bubble and third-party fee increases,” says…

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  • Hyatt Continues Brand Expansion amid COVID-19

    In a year when hotels are facing unprecedented challenges, Hyatt forged ahead to open a new hotel and convention centre in Mississauga, Ont. “We are excited to introduce Ontario’s first Hyatt Place hotel to the area,” says general manager, Celso Thompson. “With our smartly designed social spaces, including adaptable, state-of-the-art meetings and events spaces, and rooms with separate work and sleep areas, guests can easily multitask and accomplish what they need to do while on the road.” Located in the…

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  • What it’s Like to Open a Hotel during the Pandemic

    Despite the COVID-19 crisis and the impact it’s had on Canada’s hospitality and travel industries, several brave brands have forged ahead with ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new hotels. This includes Vancouver-based Northland Properties Corp., which opened not one but two hotels last month, though the celebratory occasions were more low-key. On Sept. 8, the company introduced its first Signature-branded hotel, Sandman Signature Saskatoon South Hotel, in Saskatchewan. On the same day, Atlantic Canada welcomed the Sutton Place Hotel Halifax. “We are…

    Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • How to Pull-off a Trade Show During the Pandemic

    With strong lockdown measures instituted in March to stymie the spread of COVID-19, the roller coaster of emotions that comes with executing an event came to a standstill. But in late June, I got the opportunity to get back on that ride for a two-day international trade show. Say what? How inappropriate during a pandemic! What was even more tasteless is I attended the event in my slippers, no makeup and hardly dressed for the business occasion. I am of…

    Event Operations, Virtual Events

  • Luxury Hotel Planned for Halifax Waterfront

    A new five-star hotel is coming to Halifax’s waterfront. The 110-room hotel by the Armour Group is a key component of the Queen’s Marque development, designed by celebrated Nova Scotia architect Brian Mackay-Lyons. “Muir is a physical and spiritual manifestation of Nova Scotia, exploring materiality and craftsmanship of our past yet imparting a contemporary relevance,” says Scott Armour McCrea, president and CEO of the Armour Group. “Anyone who visits Muir will see this softly spoken in every detail.” Canadian designers…

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  • The Sutton Place Hotels invests in new hotel property in Halifax’s Nova Centre

    The Sutton Place Hotels, a sophisticated collection of luxury properties in North America, is investing in a new hotel property in Halifax’s Nova Centre. This is the first Sutton Place property in Atlantic Canada. It is an integral part of Nova Centre, a one-million-square-feet of mixed development space, including the newly opened Halifax Convention Centre, a financial centre, office space, restaurants, shops, and a public plaza known as Rogers Square. The hotel will feature 262 well-appointed guest rooms and suites…

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  • Helene Moberg appointed General Manager to Atlantic Canada

    David Campbell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Helene Moberg to General Manager for Atlantic Canada. “We are thrilled to be bringing a game-changer like Helene to our team.” said Campbell. “In this role, Helene will continue to develop and build new partnerships for us in Atlantic Canada and remain very active locally and within industry associations such as Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners, and Meeting Professionals…

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  • Atlantic horizons

    Looking at the meeting and event spaces of Atlantic Canada With its geographic diversity – think red sand shores of P.E.I. and rugged beauty of Newfoundland – and plethora of world-class venues throughout the region, Atlantic Canada is wending its way into the hearts, and plans, of organizers and delegates from across the country. St. John’s Nfld. As the most easterly point in North America, the sun rises first over St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador on an island with its…

    Destination Profiles, People & Profiles

  • Make a splash with your delegates

    Atlantic Canada is a traveler’s dream. It is an area renowned for its history, culture and adventure. Visitors are enticed by its pristine shorelines, majestic lighthouses, succulent seafood and charming hospitality. But don’t think you have to be on vacation to experience the wonder that is Atlantic Canada. It is also one of the country’s best destinations to host annual meetings and events.

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