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  • Canadian Airline Revs Up for Summer with New Schedule, Cancellation Policy

    The country’s largest airline is ready for take-off, even if the advisory against non-essential travel remains in place for Canadians. Air Canada has released a new summer flight schedule to nearly 100 cities in North America and globally, at a time when some economies begin to open up. Within Canada, the schedule will increase to 58 routes in June from 34 in May, with more to be added in August and September. “As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, during…

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  • Study Shows Increased Confidence in COVID-19 Business Restoration

    Most companies are planning COVID-19 recovery for 2020, with one-third preparing for it in the next three months, according to a new report by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). “The global business travel industry remains at a standstill but we are finally beginning to see some light at the end of this very long tunnel,” says GBTA CEO, Scott Solombrino. GBTA is a business travel and meetings trade organization with operations on six continents. It surveyed almost 1,600 member…

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  • Canadian Task Force to Tackle Exposition Industry Recovery

    A task force has been established to help with the resumption of trade and consumer shows. Created by the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM), the 24-person group will lay the groundwork for the responsible, safe and effective reopening of the exposition industry, which has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Business events serve as an immense driver of economic growth and innovation,” says CAEM president, Catherine MacNutt. “By uniting as an industry and collaborating with our strategic partners…

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  • Sanitized Air Travel to Affect More than 70 Points in Passenger Journey: Report

    Dozens of areas in an airport could change after the coronavirus pandemic to restore confidence in flying, according to a leading aviation marketing consultancy firm. In its latest report, SimpliFlying details what it will be like to fly in the age of ‘sanitized’ travel, from check-in through arrival at the destination. Highlights of the multi-step approach to passenger safety include all bags to be ‘sanitagged,’ the touchless cabin, in-flight janitor and the end of the ‘30-minute turn.’ Beginning with online…

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  • Red Carnation Hotels debuts at second place in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards

    Press Release The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is thrilled to announce that it has once again earned top honours in the highly esteemed Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. This year the collection garnered the number two spot in the Best Hotel Brands category, while Ashford Castle, Hotel 41 and The Chesterfield Mayfair each placed in the top 10 in their respective categories. 2018 is the first year that Red Carnation has appeared in the Best Hotel Brands category. Its…

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  • Bringing it Together: How Business Process Management can help hotel operators

    By Mark McGregor More than ever before, hoteliers need ways to increase their productivity and leverage technology for staff, customer and client communications. Events are getting more complicated, hotel guests more demanding and everything is getting faster. Business Process Management (BPM) can help hotels and airlines sustain innovation and optimize their operations to ensure the consistent delivery of better  customer experiences, ensuring ease of use for everyone involved. Business Process Management brings hotel operations together, simplifying things for staff, stakeholders and customers while also offering actionable insights into the…

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  • Swoop prepares for first flight with the launch of their mobile app

    Press Release Today Swoop has launched their mobile app in preparation for first flights, taking off June 20, 2018. With a mission to make travel easy, affordable and accessible for Canadians, offering travellers the convenience of a mobile app was a must-have for Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost carrier. The app is available for iOS 10 or newer, and Android 5 or newer, and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. Swoop has launched their mobile app available for iOS 10…

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  • Rich heritage, dynamic cuisine: Québec City’s must-see culinary scene

    Every city has its specialties. Every region has a flavour. Discovering what makes a destination’s culinary scene unique can go a long way toward making any event pop. And in the case of Québec City, there is plenty to discover. “Québec City is a North American city with a rich European culinary heritage,” says Chef Jean-Pierre Cloutier, who serves foodies from around the world from the kitchen at the Québec City Convention Centre. “Chefs here are deeply inspired by a rich…

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  • Montreal taps into a promising tourist market with new direct flights to Tokyo

    Press Release Tourisme Montréal is very pleased to mark the inaugural Air Canada flight between Tokyo and Montreal. The new direct flight is great news for Montreal’s tourism industry as it promises to generate significant benefits over time. Tourisme Montréal anticipates that the number of Japanese tourists coming to the city will grow by 48 per cent in 2018. This boost will outpace the projected 6.1 per cent growth in the overseas market. The number of Japanese tourists coming to Montreal is expected to…

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  • Air Canada celebrates the launch of seasonal service to Ireland from Montreal

    Press Release The arrival of flight Air Canada 818 at Dublin Airport, Ireland, this morning marks the successful launch of non-stop service between Montreal and Dublin. Flights will be operated until October 12, 2018, using Air Canada’s newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 featuring a Premium Economy and Economy cabin configuration. “Capitalizing on the growing traffic between Canada and Ireland, we are pleased to inaugurate Montreal–Dublin flights,” said Benjamin Smith, president passenger airlines at Air Canada. “Air Canada will offer the best market coverage of any carrier…

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