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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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™ … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading