Canada is one step closer to expanding preclearance operations with the U.S.

Expanding preclearance will enable faster travel between Canada and the United States, provide access to more American airports, bolster trade, better protect our rights and increase security. The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, recently highlighted the importance of … Continue reading

Canada Jetlines to offer service from two Toronto metropolitan area airports in summer 2018

Canada Jetlines Ltd. is pleased to announce that it intends to offer ultra-low fare service from both John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and Region of Waterloo International Airport, when it begins flight operations in summer 2018. Stan Gadek, CEO of … Continue reading

How a customs broker can add to the success of your next event

By Diane Labbé Deegan Let’s say you’re planning a meeting in Canada featuring some international exhibitors. By holding your event in Canada you’re excited about the prospect of easily attracting worldwide attendees. You then think: “But my association is based … Continue reading

Hotel Price Index reveals global prices remained steady in 2016

Global hotel prices paid by travellers worldwide remained steady in 2016, according to latest Hotel Price Index from Hotels.com Domestic cities faced moderate movement ahead of Canada’s 150th Even with several major political shifts and currency fluctuations around the world in 2016, … Continue reading

MPI official statement re: U.S. executive order on immigration

“We are concerned the recently signed U.S. executive order on immigration and refugees could have negative impacts on our global membership community and the meeting and event industry. MPI is lending its full support to the Meetings Mean Business Coalition … Continue reading

Xiamen Airlines rolls out new service: Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle

Xiamen Airlines recently launched its Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle service, creating an air bridge connecting two of China’s major special economic zones and an economic heavyweight on the U.S. West Coast. This is not only the first long haul route originating in Xiamen with an end point in the United States, but … Continue reading

Montréal a choice destination for international tourists

According to data compiled by Tourisme Montréal, the city’s tourism industry has been performing very well since the beginning of the year. Statistics confirm high volumes of tourists from overseas and an increase in visitors from the United States, as well … Continue reading

GBTA asks for delay in United States’ knife policy on board aircraft

The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s decision to allow knives on board aircraft. “The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) urges the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) … Continue reading

WestJet introduces self-serve bag tagging for Canada to U.S. flights

Airline hits another milestone in its self-serve options for guests WestJet today introduced self-serve baggage tagging for its guests flying to the United States from Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. Having launched the same service November 7, 2012, in … Continue reading