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  • American Express Meetings & Events announces enhanced security strategy for events in China

    Press Release American Express Meetings & Events has launched an enhanced solution designed to help protect meetings organisers against risks relating to operating meetings and events in China. The new solution is designed to maximise controls throughout the end-to-end meetings process. It will help mitigate key risks associated with traditional meetings activity in China such as bribery, fraudulent activities and receipts, and third-party money funnelling. Major fines and other penalties accrued by multinational organisations conducting meetings and events in China…

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  • Air Canada inaugurates first Montreal-Shanghai non-stop flights

    Airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner service from Montreal On Feb. 16, Air Canada launched daily year-round flights from Montreal to Shanghai, China, the airline’s first direct service to Asia from Montreal, offering convenient one-stop access to points throughout Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the United States.  It also marks the airline’s first route from Montreal to be operated with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft and cabin features.  All Air Canada flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers,…

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  • UFI’s Global Barometer shows exhibition industry geared for further growth around the world in 2017

    Positive mood dampened by political developments around the world as half of those polled expect significant or limited economic impact for exhibitions and events Among the most important business issues, rising competition within the exhibition industry gains in importance Large majority of companies globally intend to develop new activities to create growth Despite an ongoing slowdown in global economic growth, and a decline in open trade promoters on the international stage, the exhibition industry remains geared for continued growth in…

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  • GBTA to halt education efforts in China

    By Daphne Bryant, GBTA Foundation In July of 2014, the GBTA Foundation announced the “Gift of Knowledge” initiative in China to bring industry-leading education to this rapidly growing market. As the world’s largest business travel market, there was a clear need for innovative, comprehensive education for business travel professionals in China. Through a collaborative partnership with a leading Chinese educational institution and visionary leadership from our Gift of Knowledge sponsors, the Foundation worked to deliver on its mission. In the…

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  • Beijing Capital Airlines rolls out new Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou service

    Press and promotional conferences held simultaneously to announce the new service Beijing Capital Airlines simultaneously held a press conference and promotional conference in Vancouver on Nov. 24, 2016 during which the carrier promoted its soon-to-be-launched Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou service. The Chinese airline will formally kick off the new Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou service on December 30. The new international route between China and Canada serviced by an Airbus A330 wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft will operate every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, allowing travelers to enjoy non-stop service…

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  • China solidifies newfound position as world’s largest business travel market

    China accounts for nearly 25 per cent of global business travel spending Despite a moderating economy, China remains one of the fastest growing business travel markets in the world, according to the GBTA Foundation’s latest business travel forecast, GBTA BTI™ Outlook – China 2016 H2. Total business travel spending is expected to grow 9.2 per cent this year reaching US$317.9 billion. In 2017, another 8.4 per cent increase is expected bringing total Chinese business travel spend to US$344.6 billion. By…

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  • Toronto selected to host Canada’s largest travel delegation from China

    Toronto to welcome 6,000 elite salespeople from NU SKIN Greater China Toronto has won its bid to host the largest travel delegation ever to come from China to Canada. The Chinese incentive travel group, NU Skin Greater China, will send 6,000 of its elite salespeople to Toronto in 2018, following a signing ceremony held this week in Shanghai between NU Skin officials, Tourism Toronto and the Ontario Minister of International Trade. This travel program is estimated to generate $8.3 million in visitor spending in Ontario. This coveted win is part of Tourism Toronto’s…

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  • Xiamen Airlines rolls out new service: Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle

    Xiamen Airlines recently launched its Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle service, creating an air bridge connecting two of China’s major special economic zones and an economic heavyweight on the U.S. West Coast. This is not only the first long haul route originating in Xiamen with an end point in the United States, but also the first direct international service between Shenzhen and the U.S. The service will be handled by a Xiamen Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with three flights per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The flight numbers are MF845 and MF846. Xiamen Airlines chairman and general manager…

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  • WestJet, Hainan Airlines announce code-share

    WestJet has entered into a code-share agreement allowing Hainan Airlines to place its HU code on WestJet-operated flights. The two carriers are building on an existing interline agreement that has been in place since 2013. Hainan will be marketing HU code-shared flights to and from Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Prince George, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. All code-share sales are offered through Hainan Airlines and its global distribution network. “The Chinese travel market is vast and growing;…

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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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