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  • Egencia: When it comes to bleisure trips, your boss’ opinion matters

    One in five global business travellers skip leisure additions to business trips due to employer perception Egencia, a leading global travel management company, has announced findings from the Egencia 2018 Bleisure Trends study, uncovering the trends, behaviors and motivators behind bleisure travel, the practice of tacking on leisure portions to business trips. Polling 9,000 Egencia users across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, the study illustrates that while bleisure travel is on the rise, employer perception, destination and proximity to the weekend all play into…

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  • WestJet adds six dozen flights to Calgary hub

    Calgary’s largest airline continues to shape YYC hub with the most seats, flights and destinations WestJet has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Calgary hub to key business and tourism destinations in Canada and the U.S., adding 72 more weekly flights. WestJet already offers more flights to more destinations from Calgary than any other airline, and these flight additions once again make YYC its largest hub. “WestJet will increase service from Calgary, our largest hub, by six dozen weekly flights this summer,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet…

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  • WestJet expands service from Vancouver

    Airline adds 60 flights from YVR WestJet has announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Vancouver hub to key business and leisure destinations in Canada and Mexico, adding 60 more flights weekly. “WestJet is again providing additional service to benefit both the business traveller as well as the leisure guest,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “Since 2013, we have invested in providing 40 per cent more capacity for our guests in the community. With…

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  • WestJet is conveniently connected in YYZ

    Airline adds 28 more flights to domestic, transborder and international destinations out of Toronto WestJet has announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Toronto hub to key business and tourism destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, adding 28 more weekly flights. “WestJet is again providing additional service to benefit both the business traveller as well as the leisure guest,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “This additional service means business travellers will be…

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  • How to make innovation simple

    In the face of today’s fast-moving, highly-volatile business world and the ongoing disruptions it brings, many businesses and individuals continue to struggle with the concept of innovation. But according to leading experts (and Merriam Webster’s dictionary), innovation is far simpler than you may suspect: By definition, it’s simply the introduction of something new. But innovating is often far easier said than done: If it were simple, everyone would be doing it, naturally. Surprisingly though, as we’ve found through our ongoing…

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  • Creative Group Activities in the Outaouais

    Eight ideas for team building, networking or post-meeting playtime Planning group activities is an effective way to infuse energy and fun into a corporate event. Attendees now want an experience that enhances their learning in a unique way. They want to grasp new industry knowledge, but they also want to mingle with colleagues in unusual settings. Rather than discuss a morning’s worth of seminars in the back of a conference room, get people talking to each other at a wine…

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  • More sun for Southern Ontario this winter

    WestJet adds dozens of new flights from Toronto Pearson to sun destinations WestJet has announced an additional 55 weekly non-stop flights this winter from Toronto Pearson International Airport to key domestic business destinations as well as popular sun spots in the U.S., Mexicoand the Caribbean. The service is part of the airline’s seasonal schedule for the winter of 2017-18. “WestJet will increase service from Toronto, our largest hub, by 55 weekly flights this winter,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate…

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  • Celebrating Canada’s Birthday and Record Tourism in Ottawa

    It’s a banner year in the nation’s capital as Ottawa celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation with record-breaking growth in its meetings and conventions industry. By January 2017, the city recorded a 220 per cent increase in large-scale event bookings compared to two years before – a success its hosts attribute to a strong vision and historic timing. “2017 has been a record-setter for us, no question,” agrees Glenn Duncan, Vice President of Ottawa Tourism. “Of course, a large…

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  • Montreal named most popular city for international conventions, reports the ICCA

    Montreal is back on top as the city having hosted the most international conventions in all of North America, according to the Country and City 2016 rankings released by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Montreal finished ahead of destinations like Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Chicago and Washington with 76 events held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, the universities and the city’s hotels. These events attracted nearly 37,000 business travellers and delegates to the city – 21 per…

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  • Five areas to watch for reducing risk in business event planning

    By Yma Sherry The meetings and events environment has undergone a lot of change in the past few years. More and more companies are rolling out managed meetings programs to enhance transparency, gain efficiencies and save money. But, as with any bustling business division, there are inherent risks lurking in meetings and events departments. These are risks that companies cannot afford to overlook. American Express Meetings & Events took a look at meeting planners’ current awareness and behaviours around these…

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