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  • Ottawa Celebrating 150 Years with Landmark Projects

    There are reasons to celebrate in Canada’s capital city this year. In addition to being at the epicentre of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Canadian confederation, Ottawa is toasting several new venues and projects that have made it a top destination for pleasure visitors and meeting planners alike. “The 2017 celebrations brought a focus to many of Ottawa Tourism’s members who deal with meetings and conventions,” says Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism. “Over the past several years,…

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  • Canadian tourism gaining altitude with addition of new direct flights

    As Canadian and foreign airlines expand their fleets and add direct connections to many destinations across the country, overnight visits are expected to increase by 3.7 per cent this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s latest Travel Markets Outlook reports. “Last year, the low Canadian dollar and energy prices fueled travel to and within Canada. These factors will continue to benefit tourism growth in 2017. In addition, we expect that new direct flights and Canada’s reputation as a safe travel destination will drive the increased…

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  • Interjet announces new routes between Canada and Mexico

    New nonstop service to link Montréal with Mexico City and Cancun for leisure and business travellers Interjet is introducing service from Canada to Mexico this summer. Starting July 13, 2017, Interjet will fly nonstop between Montréal’s–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez as well as between Montréal and Cancun International Airport. “Our unique brand of lower fares with free checked bags using our Priority fare, more legroom between seats and great service has been embraced everywhere we fly,” said José Luis Garza, Interjet’s CEO. “And Interjet is now in Canada to offer…

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  • Cruise industry contributed $3.2 billion to the Canadian economy in 2016

    Economic impact expected to continue growing as passenger visits rise again in 2017 Cruise ships, together with their passengers and crew, make a significant annual contribution to the Canadian economy – and cruise industry spending is increasing at a healthy rate in all three of Canada’s major coastal cruise regions – BC, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Those are among the findings of a new study detailing the economic impact of the cruise industry in Canada – including everything from spending by cruise lines home-porting and making port…

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  • WestJet launches Montreal-Halifax route

    WestJet has launched its newest service, connecting Montreal to Halifax. The new route operates twice daily on WestJet Encore using its fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. “WestJet sees a bright travel future for both the Quebec and Nova Scotia markets as we add to our growing presence in Eastern Canada,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “We are proud to connect these two historic Canadian cities with our signature low fares and caring service. This route is an excellent addition…

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  • Air Canada adds daily Vancouver-Boston flights to growing transborder network for summer 2017

    Air Canada has announced the introduction of daily summer seasonal service between Vancouver and Boston starting June 23, 2017 until September 4, 2017. Special introductory fares start as low as $243 one-way, all in, and tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents. “We continue to strategically expand our transborder network and we are excited to link Vancouver and Boston with daily non-stop flights this summer, complementing our existing Boston services from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and…

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  • Hotel Price Index reveals global prices remained steady in 2016

    Global hotel prices paid by travellers worldwide remained steady in 2016, according to latest Hotel Price Index from Hotels.com Domestic cities faced moderate movement ahead of Canada’s 150th Even with several major political shifts and currency fluctuations around the world in 2016, travellers fared pretty well with average nightly hotel prices unchanged globally from 2015, as reported in the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) from Hotels.com. The global Index sat at 114 for 2016 for the third year. Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean were…

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  • Air Canada inaugurates year-round service between Toronto and Port of Spain, Trinidad

    Air Canada has inaugurated new year-round service between Toronto and Trinidad. The first departure of Air Canada Rouge flight AC1880 marks the beginning of twice-weekly, non-stop flights from Toronto to Port of Spain’s Piarco International Airport. “Air Canada is very pleased to inaugurate this new, year-round service between Toronto and Port of Spain as part of our ongoing global expansion. In addition to being a popular vacation destination for Canadians, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago have longstanding ties, with many…

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  • Hamilton sees early return of Halifax and Edmonton routes, adds Winnipeg as a destination

    WestJet plans to increase its capacity out of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport by 40 per cent in 2017 with the return of non-stop service to Edmonton and Halifax and a new route to Winnipeg. Four-time weekly service to Edmonton returns January 16 until October 28. Daily service to Halifax returns January 16 until October 28. Three-time weekly service to Winnipeg, starts January 17 until October 26. “Our loyal guests in Hamilton have long asked for more destination options so we are delighted to bring back our successful Edmonton and Halifax routes as well as new addition, Winnipeg,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and…

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  • Freeman Audio Visual Toronto wins Consumer Choice Award for AV services for the fourth consecutive year

    Photo caption: Becky Kenning, Account Executive and Michael Corson accepting Consumer Choice Award Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Toronto consumers and business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the fourth year in a row. CCA was established in 1987 and is considered the most distinguished business award in Canada. “They are truly a testament of the hard work and commitment…

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