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  • Vancouver scoops two awards for conference marketing plan

    Innovative, multiplatform marketing campaign recognized by Destination Canada and BCAMA Vancouver has received two recognitions for outstanding marketing for a campaign created for the Professional Convention Management Association’s 2016 Convening Leaders Conference, held in January at the Vancouver Convention Centre. In mid-October, Destination Canada’s Explore Canada Awards of Excellence honoured the campaign with the “Most Innovative PR Campaign” award. According to the judges, “PR for conferences is typically boring, with formulaic videos and social media that merely shares and retweets…

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  • Destination Canada and University of Guelph support Canadian tourism research

    New two-year research agreement includes tourism research grant opportunities Destination Canada, the University of Guelph, and the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) have teamed up to support tourism researchers across Canada. The partnership includes both a funding component and an open tourism research database where researchers can access thousands of raw datasets. The database includes over 52,000,000 data points about travellers’ perceptions of Canada, representing survey results from approximately 118,226 people surveyed from 2007-2013. In addition, in partnership with the TTRA and University…

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  • Alberta tourism excellence recognized at the 2016 Alto Awards

    Outstanding tourism operators from communities across Alberta were recognized for tourism excellence at Alberta’s recent 2016 Alto Awards. Tourism is big business in Alberta, an $8.3 billion industry that supports 19,000 businesses and 127,000 jobs in every region of the province. Announced at Travel Alberta’s annual industry conference, the Alto awards celebrate individuals and organizations who enrich the tourism industry, inspire others and demonstrate what can be achieved by working together. “Tourism is a dynamic, innovative industry in Alberta, and a key economic driver,”…

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  • Air Canada announces Toronto-Mumbai service

    New route to India’s largest city is Air Canada’s third route to India Air Canada is launching a new, three-times weekly service between Toronto and Mumbai, the largest city and financial capital of India. The non-stop, year-round service will be operated starting July 1, 2017 using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. “Air Canada is pleased to offer customers this new, non-stop route between Toronto and Mumbai. This is Air Canada’s third route to India after Toronto-Delhi service that began last fall and our new seasonal Vancouver-Delhi service commencing next month. This will be the only non-stop service…

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  • YVR lands new carrier: Beijing Capital Airlines

    Record number of mainland Chinese carriers serving YVR Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has announced that Beijing Capital Airlines (BCA) will begin service between Vancouver and Hangzhou, via Qingdao on December 30, 2016. The new, thrice-weekly service marks the first time Beijing Capital Airlines will fly to any destination in North America. “We are thrilled Beijing Capital Airlines has chosen YVR as its first entry point into North America,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Beijing Capital Airlines is the sixth airline to serve YVR from mainland China – two…

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  • WestJet adds more flights for Canadians

    Canada’s low-fare leader invests in communities across the country WestJet has announced it will add dozens of new flights to its growing domestic and international networks as part of its 2016-2017 winter schedule, enhancing service for leisure and business travellers. “WestJet has been Canada’s low-fare leader for 20 years with a proven track record of bringing safe, affordable and stress-free air travel to communities across the country,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “The addition of dozens of new…

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  • WestJet announces new routes

    Airline to offer seasonal, non-stop service connecting Hamilton and Edmonton, Winnipeg and Kelowna WestJet has announced new flights from Edmonton, AB, to Hamilton, ON, and Winnipeg, MB, to Kelowna, BC. Flights are available for sale as of Monday June 27, 2016, with service commencing July 28, 2016. “These are cities we presently serve yet don’t connect with non-stop flying,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “These routes have been on our radar for a while now and with the busy…

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  • Top domestic destinations for Canadians: A look at canuck travel trends

    Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the word, so it should be no surprise that when it comes to travel, Canadians like to enjoy trips within their own country. With its impressive size, Canada has many unique regions – part of the reason exploring is so fun! From the mountains in British Columbia to the mist of Niagara Falls, Hotels.com® has put together a list of the top domestic destinations, using its latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™).

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  • WestJet introduces self-serve bag tagging for Canada to U.S. flights

    Airline hits another milestone in its self-serve options for guests WestJet today introduced self-serve baggage tagging for its guests flying to the United States from Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. Having launched the same service November 7, 2012, in Calgary, WestJet is the first Canadian airline to introduce self-serve baggage tagging on non-stop transborder flights. Self-serve baggage tagging allows WestJet guests to use mobile, web or kiosk check-in to check in for their flight and print their own baggage…

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