News & Articles - Canada

  • 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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  • WestJet enhances Edmonton summer schedule

    Edmonton’s largest airline continues to provide region with the most seats, flights and destinations WestJet has announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of Edmonton International Airport (EIA) to key business and leisure destinations in Canada and the U.S., adding 23 weekly flights. “WestJet continues to invest in Edmonton and Northern Alberta with increased service, connectivity and frequencies,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “As the largest airline flying out of EIA, we are providing schedules to key business destinations like Calgary and Fort…

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  • Air Canada welcomes expanded Canada-Israel air transport agreement

    New air transport agreement opens door to increased service between Canada and Israel Air Canada welcomed the recent announcement by the Government of Canada and Government of Israel of an expanded air transport agreement between the two countries. With the revised agreement Air Canada will look to further expand its services between Canada and Israel. “Air Canada welcomes the expansion of the Canada-Israel air transport agreement as it will allow us to enhance our network and further advance our successful international expansion strategy. We look forward to increasing our services to Tel Aviv, which…

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  • Canada is one step closer to expanding preclearance operations with the U.S.

    Expanding preclearance will enable faster travel between Canada and the United States, provide access to more American airports, bolster trade, better protect our rights and increase security. The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, recently highlighted the importance of Bill C-23: An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States receiving Royal Assent. This important milestone brings Canada and the United States closer to implementing the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United…

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  • MPI appoints Julie Holmen as sales leader for Canada, international markets

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Julie Holmen to serve as Director of Business Development covering Canada, Europe and Asia, effective December 4, 2017. Based in Toronto, Holmen will be responsible for revenue generation and management of strategic partnerships for the association and the MPI Foundation within her assigned markets, and reports to Evan Casey, MPI’s Vice President of Global Sales. Holmen has 20 years of experience working in the meeting and hospitality industries. Prior to joining MPI, she held…

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  • WestJet announces frequent flyer redemption with Qantas

    WestJet has announced that members of WestJet Rewards can now redeem their WestJet dollars on Member Exclusive fares to destinations in the Qantas Airways (Qantas) network, including Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. “We are delighted to deepen our partnership with Qantas and bring even more global travel options to our WestJet Rewards members,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “Offering Qantas’ premium products, service, and flight network to our members is a further example of WestJet Rewards taking our guests even more places they…

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  • Delta and WestJet agree to form joint venture

    U.S./Canada joint venture to offer more choices for transborder flying Delta Air Lines and WestJet have agreed to deepen their existing partnership by entering into a comprehensive transborder joint venture that will increase travel choices between the U.S. and Canada. The airlines have entered into a preliminary memorandum of understanding regarding their intention to deepen their existing partnership to form a commercial joint venture arrangement, which will offer customers access to an extensive transborder route network, world-class airline products, enhanced frequent flyer…

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  • IHG’s avid hotels is now franchise ready in Canada

    Licensing of new midscale brand signals significant growth opportunity for IHG in Canada IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announces that its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, is officially available for licensing in Canada. Coinciding with the brand’s first groundbreaking ceremony taking place today in Oklahoma City, this announcement signals a significant opportunity for IHG and its Canadian family of owners and further demonstrates the brand’s rapid start and growth potential. The avid hotels brand is designed for travellers who want a hotel stay that finally meets their…

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  • WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier, Swoop, has a name, a home and a purpose

    WestJet has announced the name and logo for its ultra-low-cost airline (ULCC) in Canada. Named Swoop, the ULCC will begin selling flights in early 2018. “The name Swoop denotes exactly what we plan to do,” said Bob Cummings WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and the executive member responsible for the launch of Swoop. “It’s a powerful verb that demonstrates we plan to swoop in to the Canadian market with a new business model that will provide lower fares and greater opportunity for more…

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  • How a customs broker can add to the success of your next event

    By Diane Labbé Deegan Let’s say you’re planning a meeting in Canada featuring some international exhibitors. By holding your event in Canada you’re excited about the prospect of easily attracting worldwide attendees. You then think: “But my association is based in the United States. How do I get my registration and exhibitor material across the border?” More importantly, “how will my US sponsors and exhibitors” send their material? The good news is that the Canadian government, in an effort to…

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