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  • Air Canada inaugurates seasonal flights from Montreal to Lisbon

    Press Release Air Canada inaugurated today new summer seasonal service from Montreal to Lisbon, Portugal. The three-times weekly Air Canada Rouge seasonal Lisbon service begins June 15, 2018 from Montreal, with the last operation from Lisbon on October 27. Flights are operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy Class service and are timed to optimize connectivity from across Air Canada’s network through Air Canada’s hub in Montreal. “With first flight celebrations to Tokyo, Bucharest and Dublin over…

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  • YVR launches new services to Zurich and Paris

    Today, Vancouver International Airport celebrated the launch of two new, non-stop seasonal services: Air Canada’s thrice-weekly service to Zurich that had its inaugural flight today and four-time weekly service to Paris, launching tomorrow. These new routes will further connect YVR’s passengers with two key European cities. “I would like to thank Air Canada for their ongoing support of YVR and providing our passengers with such exciting bucket-list travel destinations just in time for the busy summer season,” said Anne Murray,…

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  • Air Canada begins offering satellite connectivity on international flights

    Press Release Air Canada said today it has begun offering next-generation, satellite connectivity on its wide-body international fleet with the introduction of Air Canada wifi provided by Gogo. Starting with flights operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the new service will be the fastest available on any Canadian airline and makes Air Canada the first Canadian carrier to offer customers the ability to stream TV and movies in-flight through the internet. “Air Canada customers on international wide-body flights will have access to the fastest internet…

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  • Egencia Travel Policy Insights take flight: traveller choice dominates corporate bookings

    Press Release Egencia, a leading global travel management company, yesterday released its Egencia Travel Policy Insights: Global Air Edition to highlight findings on air policy trends among its global travellers*. The findings show that companies’ concern for improved traveller satisfaction, productivity and talent retention can lead to trends in how policies are defined around the world. Business travel makes up an important component of the $1.6 trillion travel market, and many business trips are not guided by company travel policies.…

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  • How nature can boost your attendees’ experience

    It’s official – spring is here! With the warmer weather approaching, I am dreaming about those long walks in the park, fresh air and sunlight, and I am completely overcome with positive emotions. It’s little wonder why I am crushing hard for nature. Its health benefits are as old as time and with wellness being the most talked-about trend in the meeting industry, I wanted to explore how integrating nature into meetings and events can boost the overall attendee experience.…

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  • WestJet announces Vancouver service to Huatulco

    Airline offers Vancouver guests more service to Hawaii and Mexico than any other carrier WestJet has announced new non-stop weekly service between Vancouver and Huatulco, Mexico, effective October 29, 2017. The service is part of the airline’s seasonal schedule for the winter of 2017-18 which includes more flights from Vancouver to Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Fort St. John, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. “WestJet will increase service from Vancouver by 43 weekly flights this winter,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “We…

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  • WestJet announces Calgary service to Belize

    Hometown airline offers Calgary guests more service than any other carrier WestJet has announced new non-stop weekly service between Calgary and Belize, effective November 3, 2017. The service is part of the airline’s seasonal schedule for the winter of 2017-18 which includes more flights from Calgary to Vancouver, Toronto, Fort McMurray, Kelowna, Brandon, Grande Prairie, Kitchener, Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Cancun and Cabo San Lucas. “WestJet will increase service from Calgary by 52 weekly flights this winter,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network…

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  • Sunwing to offer flights from Mont-Joli, Quebec for the first time this coming winter

    Sunwing is excited to announce that it will be adding a new Quebec gateway for this coming winter. Beginning Thursday December 21, 2017 and operating weekly until March 22, 2018 travellers will be able to depart from Mont-Joli, in the Bas St-Laurent region, to the popular vacation destination of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  This will be the first time that local residents have ever had the opportunity to travel to a sun destination from their local airport. The addition of the new gateway by Sunwing also means…

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  • Zimbabwe opens its arms to meetings and incentive travellers

    By Delina Alwanger As a destination for meetings and incentive travel, the southern African country of Zimbabwe is in a state of evolution. The successful hosting of the UNWTO General Assembly in 2013 was the catalyst which put the country back on to the world’s radar. However, with the growing threat of terrorism in many countries today, it is the relative safety and low risk of terrorist activity which is arguably Zimbabwe’s biggest competitive advantage. According to GBTA Foundation’s latest…

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  • SITE Index forecasts continued growth for the incentive travel industry in 2016

    2015 was one of the best years ever for the incentive travel industry, not just in North America, but also around the globe. And, 2016 is projected to be another banner year, according to the 2015 Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Index Benchmark Study, an annual analysis and forecast of the incentive travel industry, released this week during the SITE Incentive Summit in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In an effort to provide more meaningful and actionable information, the SITE Foundation partnered…

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