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  • Air Canada introduces Signature Service for international and North American customers

    Introducing new Air Canada Signature Service Air Canada has introduced its new Air Canada Signature Service, providing an enhanced and seamless end-to-end travel experience for customers flying in Air Canada Signature Class, the premium cabin of its wide-body aircraft. Available April 17 for international customers and, starting June 1 on select flights within North America, the new service makes Air Canada the first North American airline to designate aircraft with lie-flat seats for premium customers on select non-stop, transcontinental flights within Canada and to the…

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  • Air Canada debuts exclusive Air Canada Signature Suite for premium international customers at its Toronto global hub

    Complimentary à la carte restaurant, cocktails and amenities in designer setting Air Canada has unveiled the Air Canada Signature Suite for its top International Business customers at its Toronto Pearson global hub. The new suite is an exclusive airport retreat where eligible premium customers can dine à la carte at a complimentary, full-service restaurant from a menu created by acclaimed chef David Hawksworth, or enjoy hors d’œuvres, champagne, fine wines and cocktails in an intimate, Canadian-designed and decorated setting. “The Air Canada Signature…

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  • Air Canada expands accepted local payment methods for international transactions

    Adyen enables customers to use Alipay, WeChat Pay and others Air Canada has announced a partnership with Adyen that will greatly expand the range of local payment methods available to customers. Through the agreement, customers around the world will be able to use their preferred local method of payment when making purchases from the airline. “With our global expansion, Air Canada now operates on six continents so it is important to recognize local preferences for payment methods and make it…

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  • Toronto hosts four-day “live audition” for future meetings and conventions

    More than 4,500 executives to attend the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting From August 12 to 15, Toronto is hosting a major international conference that is a four-day “live audition” to host future conferences and events when the ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership’s ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition descends upon the city. The annual event, billed as the “Super Bowl of Conventions,” is attended by more than 4,500 association executives and industry partners – many who lead organizations that also…

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  • Air Canada to launch 11 international non-stop routes

    Non-stop routes being introduced from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal Air Canada got its summer off to an early start on June 1 with the launch of two new international routes from Vancouver to Nagoya and Frankfurt, marking the beginning of the airline’s summer season. In total, the airline plans to launch 11 new international non-stop routes this summer from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. “Nothing says summer like winging off to an exciting foreign destination, and Air Canada is pleased to…

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  • MPI’s Spring 2017 Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2017 Spring Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly report shows the forecast for business conditions and budgets continues to improve at a healthy rate. It also reveals how audiovisual partners have an increasingly powerful role in the outcome of successful events, while planners are driven to focus more on myriad aspects of contingency planning. Key findings include the following: 69 per cent of respondents predict favorable business conditions—up 11 per…

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  • WestJet launches Montreal-Halifax route

    WestJet has launched its newest service, connecting Montreal to Halifax. The new route operates twice daily on WestJet Encore using its fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. “WestJet sees a bright travel future for both the Quebec and Nova Scotia markets as we add to our growing presence in Eastern Canada,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “We are proud to connect these two historic Canadian cities with our signature low fares and caring service. This route is an excellent addition…

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  • Palais des congrès de Montréal: 16 aerospace events have brought in $34.4-mil in tourism revenues

    The Montréal aerospace industry contributes to the city’s reputation as a premier business destination through major events held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. In the last five years, the Palais has hosted 16 regional, national and international aerospace events, which have attracted 18,500 delegates to the city. These gatherings translated into 38,500 room nights in Montréal hotels, and generated an estimated $34,000,000 in tourism income for the city and Québec. “We have every intention of continuing to encourage the…

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  • Air Canada adds Iceland to growing international network for summer 2017

    Air Canada plans to launch daily summer seasonal service from Canada to Reykjavik, Iceland.  Flights will operate four times and three times weekly from the carrier’s Toronto and Montreal hubs respectively, subject to government approvals. Special introductory fares start as low as $698 round trip, all in, and tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com and through travel agents. “Iceland is an emerging and exciting vacation destination growing in popularity with its array of outdoor leisure and cultural adventures,…

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  • YVR celebrates record passenger growth with Air Canada

    Air Canada represents 50 per cent of YVR passengers Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is celebrating a record-breaking year in passenger growth, welcoming over 18.8 million passengers between January and October—representing a year-over-year growth rate of 9.5 per cent, putting YVR on track to reach 22 million passengers in 2016. This increase is largely recognized in Air Canada’s expansion of their transpacific hub out of YVR, representing approximately 50 per cent of passengers at YVR and serving over 55 destinations worldwide. “Air Canada…

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