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  • Renovations are now complete at the Hilton Montreal/Laval

    The Hilton Montreal/Laval is proud to announce the completion of substantial renovations that have been underway for the past three years. The Hilton Montreal/Laval invested close to $10 million in the modernization of this hotel which is one of the most important in Laval. This major investment in renovations had for objective to position the hotel as a leader in its industry and to promote the region’s hotel accommodation offering. The outcome of the renovations carried out under the Groupe hôtelier grand château’s president M.…

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  • Switchfly and WestJet partner on multi-source travel packaging

    Transforming travel for new markets and traveller expectations Switchfly, a travel commerce company for direct channel booking, and WestJet, a leading Canadian airline, are partnering to better manage and expand WestJet’s ability to dynamically package flight and hotel to all destinations. WestJet will offer its guests a more complete travel experience while increasing ancillary revenue. “Switchfly will enable WestJet to offer our guests the freedom to create their own unique travel experiences through access to a global selection of hotels…

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  • Crescent Hotels & Resorts Latitudes Collection adds three independent lifestyle hotels to Crescent Canada portfolio

    Crescent Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage the Matrix, Metterra, and Varscona hotels in Edmonton. Crescent, with offices in Toronto and Fairfax, Virginia, is a nationally recognized elite operator of hotels and resorts throughout Canada and the United States. While all three hotels are upscale boutiques centrally located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, they offer three very different experiences. The 184-room Matrix is situated between the business and government districts for the convenience of the corporate traveler.…

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  • Strength in global economy means higher travel pricing in 2018

    Air, hotel and ground transportation all see upticks on back of rising inflation, higher oil prices and emerging markets According to the 2018 Global Travel Forecast, travel prices are expected to rise sharply in the coming year, reaching nearly 4 per cent increases in some sectors. The fourth annual forecast, by the GBTA Foundation in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and with the support of the Carlson Family Foundation, shows global airfares are expected to rise 3.5 per cent in…

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  • First Canadian Management Corp. acquires Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre

    First Canadian Management Corp. (“FCMC”), through its affiliated companies, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre (the “Hotel”), a 143 unit hotel offering interior pool, fitness facility and over 8,000 square feet of meeting space.  The Hotel is a well-known landmark in the Charlottetown hospitality landscape and is situated in a historic area of downtown Charlottetown. “We are very pleased to add Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre to the FCMC family of hotels, located in the…

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  • Montreal’s Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel reopens

    Following several years of planning and 12 months of work, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel has officially reopened and welcomed its first guests. The hotel’s owner, Ivanhoé Cambridge, had closed the property for a year while a major transformation was completed. The project objectives have been achieved with the collaboration, expertise and hard work of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and principally two Montreal firms: Pomerleau, the general contractor, who worked closely with Sid Lee Architecture on the project. Starting July 10, guests can…

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  • Opportunity exists for travel management professionals to consider sustainable practices when contracting with suppliers

    Over half of North American companies have corporate sustainability programs in place Only one in six travel management professionals (16 per cent) currently incentivize their business travellers to stay in hotels with sustainable practices, according to a new study released by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association, in partnership with AIG Travel. Even fewer (four per cent) require travellers to book suppliers with sustainable practices, leaving a huge opportunity for the business…

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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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  • The InterContinental Montréal inaugurates its A. & S. Nordheimer ballroom

    The InterContinental Montréal hotel has officially opened its new A. & S. Nordheimer ballroom in the Nordheimer Conference Center. For the occasion, nearly 200 guests will gather at the ballroom for a sumptuous cocktail. As part of this evening event, customers, tourism industry partners, as well as event and wedding planners will experience a journey through history – from 1888 to 2017. They will be introduced to this project – the new ballroom – and all the opportunities it offers. Covering an area of 3,365 square feet,…

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  • Egencia awards Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotels for 2017

    These global hotels put the customer first and make business feel more like pleasure. Egencia, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc., has announced the 2017 hotel recipients of the annual Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotel award. The award recognizes the best hotels in the global Egencia marketplace, as judged by popularity, pricing, amenities attractive to corporate travelers, customer service, and overall guest experience. Egencia serves as a trusted partner to a wide variety of travel brands. It plays a…

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