News & Articles - Europe

  • Europe is more accessible than ever with Air Transat – New domestic flights will offer travellers greater flexibility

    Air Transat will be adding new domestic flights this summer, making Europe that much more accessible to travellers from Calgary, Vancouver and Quebec City. In fact, they will now have access to more than 10 new European destinations, thanks to Air Transat’s connecting flights via Montreal and Toronto. “For more than 30 years, Air Transat has been the preferred holiday travel airline for Canadians flying to Europe,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat. “Our domestic flights are very popular with travellers, as…

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  • WestJet heads to Paris and London from Halifax

    One-way intro fares from Halifax to Paris or London for just $199 all-in WestJet has announced that it is again connecting Atlantic Canada to the world by air with daily direct flights between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris and Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London, U.K. These flights are part of the WestJet 2018 summer schedule also released today. All flights will be operated on the airline’s newest, most efficient and guest-friendly aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX. One-way intro fares from Halifax to Paris or London are available now for just $199 all in. “As the…

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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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  • American Express Meetings & Events forecasts increased industry confidence and competition in 2018

    Localization, compliance, and tech-driven customer experiences driving trends next year The meetings and events industry can be optimistic about growth prospects next year, driven by increased competition in the supply chain for market share, and robust investments and a desire for consolidation of spend by buyers, according to 2018 Global Meetings and Events Forecast from American Express Meetings & Events. Across the globe, the continued localization of meetings programs will be a key trend next year, as meeting professionals seek…

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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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  • Québec City: Cultural hot spots for events

    Part of Québec City’s allure is there is always a cultural moment to experience. With a mix of art galleries, museums and European architecture dating back to the 1600s, visitors are enriched as they walk along the cobblestone streets to gaze at the massive stone ramparts and ornate French-style structures. Recently named the culture destination of the year at the Leading Culture Destinations Awards, supported by The New York Times, Québec City is a blend of old and new—preserving centuries of the past, while creating…

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  • Hong Kong ranked as top international destination for Canadian business travellers

    Data shows top 10 most-booked destinations for Canadian business travellers domestically and abroad American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) has released new data highlighting the most visited destinations for Canadian business travellers. Developed urban metropolises continue to hold top positions as the most frequented destinations around the globe. The data incorporates the booking details of outgoing travel from GBT’s Canadian customers between July 2015 and June 2016 and revealed the top destinations for domestic, U.S. and international travel. Consistent year-over-year,…

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