News & Articles - St. John's

  • Alt Hotel open its doors on the most easterly tip of the continent

    Canadian hotelier group Germain Hotels officially opens its newest property in St. John’s, NL Merging its dynamic and colourful Alt Hotel brand with the unique flavour and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador, Group Germain Hotels is pleased to welcome guests to its newest property in St. John’s, NL, Alt Hotel St. John’s. Located downtown St. John’s, it is the Group’s second property to open in the Atlantic Provinces under the Alt banner, known to combine modern design, luxury comfort and attentive service at an affordable price.…

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  • Victoria, Saskatoon and St. John’s collaborate to boost conference tourism

    Cities in Sync is a landmark initiative to create an efficient tool for planners booking conferences and meetings in Canada Collaboration: two or more organizations working together to achieve shared goals. That’s the idea behind a landmark new initiative being launched today by tourism organizations in Victoria, B.C., Saskatoon, SK, and St. John’s, NL. Destination St. John’s, Tourism Saskatoon and Tourism Victoria are providing a simple and effective way for meeting planners to book their meetings and conferences. Cities in…

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  • WestJet increases service to Orlando

    WestJet announced it will double its schedule of weekly flights between St. John’s and Orlando, effective January 2016. The airline will add another flight to Orlando each week, on top of the one flight announced earlier this year. “With the addition of a second weekly flight from St. John’s, WestJet now offers Atlantic Canadians eight non-stop flights each week from St. John’s, Charlottetown, Halifax and Moncton, giving travellers many options for affordable, flexible-length stays in Central Florida,” said Chris Avery,…

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  • Alberta boasts Canada’s most expensive destination, survey shows

    The town of Jasper, located in the Rocky Mountains in western Alberta, is Canada’s most expensive summer destination based on its hotel cost. That’s the finding of a new survey from CheapHotels.org. The survey compared hotel rates for all destinations in Canada for this summer’s main travel period of July 1 to August 31. The rankings were determined based on the average cost of each location’s cheapest available double room. As such, the prices mentioned reflect the minimum amount travellers…

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  • Atlantic horizons

    Looking at the meeting and event spaces of Atlantic Canada With its geographic diversity – think red sand shores of P.E.I. and rugged beauty of Newfoundland – and plethora of world-class venues throughout the region, Atlantic Canada is wending its way into the hearts, and plans, of organizers and delegates from across the country. St. John’s Nfld. As the most easterly point in North America, the sun rises first over St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador on an island with its…

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