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  • Air Canada to introduce Dreamliner service on flights between Toronto and Honolulu

    Press Release Air Canada announced that it will operate its seasonal service between Toronto and Honolulu next winter with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Customers travelling between Toronto and Hawaii will have the option to fly in Air Canada’s Signature cabin, featuring fully lie-flat suites, meals prepared by celebrated Canadian chef David Hawksworth and other amenities. “Air Canada is pleased to offer customers travelling between Toronto and Hawaii the added comfort of service aboard our state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Air Canada is the only airline flying non-stop from Eastern Canada to Hawaii and the superior comfort of the Dreamliner, featuring Air Canada…

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  • Technology, innovation and security were the hot topics of GBTA Conference 2018 – Toronto

    All new tech talks designed to identify new technology platforms The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – wrapped up yet another successful conference in Toronto this week. Technology, innovation and security were among the hot topics discussed throughout the industry gathering bringing together travel professionals and industry leaders for Canada’s premiere business travel event. The Conference saw more than 800 registrants and record attendance despite mother nature’s best attempts to keep…

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  • New panel announced for GBTA Conference 2018 Toronto: The Momentum of Technology & Innovation in Business Travel

    A new Centre Stage panel, The Momentum of Technology & Innovation in Business Travel, has been announced for GBTA Conference 2018 Toronto, adding to an already exciting line-up of industry speakers from April 16-18. “These phenomenal speakers can truly attest to how technology and innovation have altered the marketplace and the ways in which we conduct business,” said Nancy Tudorache, director of operations for GBTA Canada. “Because our industry evolves at such a rapid pace, today’s business travel professionals must…

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  • GBTA reveals Centre Stage panels at GBTA Conference 2018 Toronto

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, has revealed three of its Centre Stage panels at GBTA Conference 2018 Toronto, April 16-18. Panel discussion: Cross border security Leading executives will gather to discuss the current state of cross border security, updates to existing procedures, and the future of airport security. The panel will be moderated by Michael W. McCormick, GBTA Executive Director & COO. Panelists include: Scott Collier, Vice President of Customer and…

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  • WestJet is conveniently connected in YYZ

    Airline adds 28 more flights to domestic, transborder and international destinations out of Toronto WestJet has announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Toronto hub to key business and tourism destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, adding 28 more weekly flights. “WestJet is again providing additional service to benefit both the business traveller as well as the leisure guest,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “This additional service means business travellers will be…

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  • Toronto breaks tourism record in 2017

    Toronto welcomed more than 43 million visitors, spending $8.8 billion – both record numbers Tourism in Toronto had a record-breaking year in 2017, with 43.7 million visitors welcomed to the region. For the first time, overnight visits in Toronto surpassed the 15 million mark (15.5 million), joined by 28.2 million same-day travellers. Visitors to Toronto spent $8.8 billion – the most economic activity ever generated by the region’s tourism industry and represents $700 million more in hotel rooms booked, attractions seen and restaurants experienced than in 2016. Another milestone was set in…

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  • Air Canada to launch new domestic routes for summer 2018

    Air Canada has announced new non-stop, seasonal services will begin next June from Toronto to Nanaimo and to Kamloops, and Montreal to Victoria, British Columbia.  All new flights are now available for purchase at www.aircanada.com and through Travel Agents. “We are strategically expanding our domestic network with our flexible fleet, products and services to capitalize on the growing seasonal demand to and from Vancouver Island and the Thompson Okanagan areas during the peak summer travel period,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “We are pleased to offer vacation…

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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 its North American network with new transborder routes starting spring 2018

    Toronto to Omaha and Providence Montreal to Baltimore and Pittsburgh Vancouver to Sacramento Edmonton to San Francisco Air Canada has announced several new non-stop year-round transborder routes will begin Spring 2018 from Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver.  All new flights are now available for purchase. “We continue to strategically expand our already extensive North American transborder network to offer the only services from Canada to Sacramento, Omaha, Providence, and flights from additional Canadian airports to Baltimore, Pittsburgh and San Francisco,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “As the largest foreign carrier serving the USA, we are pleased to offer customers even more non-stop travel…

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  • VIA Rail launches more departures between Toronto and Ottawa

    Starting November 5, VIA Rail will be offering 20 weekday departures between Toronto and Ottawa thanks to the addition of a 10th round-trip, giving Canadians even more options for their travel. As well, a new evening departure from Toronto to Kingston will be added, along with additional stops in Trenton Junction and Guildwood. “For the third time in three years, new departures will be added between Toronto and Ottawa, allowing more passengers to make the sensible choice to leave their…

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