News & Articles - members

  • Aeroplan makes key commitments to members

    Canada’s premier travel loyalty program to offer more choice, flexibility, convenience Aeroplan has released a brand promise outlining its commitment to redefine travel rewards and continue its ongoing transformation into a superior travel and booking experience. Aeroplan will provide members with the freedom to book flight rewards on more airlines to more of their favourite destinations, starting in 2020. In the near term, members will have more earning opportunities to earn more miles with more retail partners, and select from a bigger…

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  • Air Canada offers Altitude members the choice of complimentary Gogo Wi-Fi

    Gogo, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, has announced that Air Canada is now the first North American airline to offer the choice of complimentary Gogo Wi-Fi to their most frequent flyers. Each year, Air Canada recognizes its most frequent flyers with Altitude status and offers them the ability to choose select privileges to personalize their travel experience. Beginning later this year, the airline will offer Altitude Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members…

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  • IACC and Meeting Professionals International form global alliance

    IACC, the only association to certify conference and meetings focused venues on a global basis, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the leading global association for meeting professionals, have announced a five-year global partnership for the mutual benefit of their members. The two associations will share event and learning platforms, including education delivered at annual conferences, regional events, and online as well as research initiatives. In the last year IACC has delivered education at European and US MPI events, including more recently at…

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  • MPI Foundation confirms councils for 2017

    The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation has confirmed members of its Canadian, European and U.S. councils for the upcoming year. Council members are appointed by the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees and will serve two-year terms. The councils will assist with fundraising initiatives and lead various activities to support the purpose and mission of the foundation. Council selections are effective January 1, 2017, for the term of January 1 through December 31, 2017. Canada council members Chair: Trevor Lui,…

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  • Meeting Professionals International confirms Boards for 2017

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the approved slate of volunteer leaders for its Board of Directors and the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees in 2017. Board member selections are effective January 1, 2017, for the term of January 1 through December 31, 2017. Brian Stevens, CEO of Conference Direct, will assume the role of chair of the MPI Board of Directors; he has been an active member of MPI since 1985. Jim Russell, Executive Vice President, Sales at…

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  • WestJet restarts popular Vancouver to Hamilton route in April

    WestJet has announced the airline will again connect John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport with Vancouver International Airport in 2017. Service commences April 30, 2017 with four-time weekly service, moving to a daily flight, June 28 to September 7, and returning to four-time weekly flights until October 27. “The people of the greater Hamilton area adore WestJet’s low fare, high care service as evidenced by the high demand we saw on the route this past summer,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “We heard the citizens of…

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  • WestJet launches its status match to gold

    Offer now available to all airline and travel rewards program members WestJet has announced it will offer members of any airline or travel rewards program the opportunity to obtain gold status in its WestJet Rewards program. This represents the third time WestJet has offered the matching program to frequent Canadian flyers and the first time WestJet has offered status match to all airline and travel rewards top-tier program members. “In six years, we have built a loyalty program that we believe…

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