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  • B.C. Convention Centre Re-envisions Space for Safe Return of Events

    In anticipation of the return of in-person events, the Vancouver Convention Centre has put together a ‘safe events’ plan. Called ReDesign, the convention centre worked with industry partners to create a live demonstration space that highlights how event aspects could evolve amid the changing industry landscape. “We took a proactive step to explore what events will look like and how they can function so our clients are able to host meaningful experiences with the assurance that decisions are informed by…

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  • New Plans Unveiled for Two Events Venues in Metro Vancouver

    Plans for Metro Vancouver’s newest events and convention centre are coming into focus. Burnaby city council outlined a potential direction for the facility last week. With a total floor area of 196,380 square feet, the concept features a 60,000-square-foot hall that could be used for a single event or reconfigured into two separate spaces to allow events to take place simultaneously. Other areas of the proposed venue include approximately 40,000 square feet of atrium lobby and pre-function space, 27,000 square feet…

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  • Vancouver Convention Centre Starts 2021 on High Note

    The Vancouver Convention Centre has earned the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star accreditation for outbreak prevention, response and recovery, and been awarded the 2020 Clean Air Award by the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA). Administered by GBAC, a division of the worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA, GBAC Star provides third-party validation that public facilities have rigorous protocols in place for thorough response to biorisk situations. With the events venue’s achievement, all of B.C. Pavilion Corp.’s (PavCo) facilities have earned the…

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  • Tourism Vancouver Fills CEO Role Left Unexpectedly Vacant

    British Columbia’s oldest destination marketing organization has named a new ‘ambassador.’ Longtime Travel Alberta president and CEO Royce Chwin will head up Tourism Vancouver, starting July 13. “The tourism and hospitality industry is a critical part of Vancouver’s future economic success,” says Chwin. “I’m excited to return to my hometown to join this world-class organization and destination to help rebuild the vibrant tourism economy that Vancouver is admired for globally.” Chwin replaces former CEO Ty Speer, who left suddenly and…

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  • Parq Vancouver Completes Refinancing

    Press Release Parq Vancouver has successfully completed the refinancing of its capital structure. This transaction includes the refinancing of the first-lien and second-lien loans with a fixed rate, long-term financing structure, thereby significantly reducing the interest payments and covenant requirements. “We are pleased with the execution of the refinancing and look forward to building on the success of Parq Vancouver and continuing to provide world-class service to our customers,” said Joe Brunini, President and CEO of Parq Vancouver. About Parq Vancouver…

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  • TED2019 to livestream talks to 12 Marriott properties worldwide

    Press Release Entering its third year of collaborations with TED, Marriott Hotels today announced new program extensions to further its impact on creative thinking worldwide. This year, for the first time, Marriott Hotels will livestream talks from the TED2019 conference to 12 properties around the world for an exclusive viewing for guests. The flagship hotel brand will also introduce a first-of-its kind TED Masterclass through Marriott Bonvoy Moments, a program which provides travelers new money-can’t-buy experiences around the world. Both…

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  • WestJet adds two limited-edition summer routes

    London, ON/Vancouver and Quebec City/Calgary WestJet has announced two non-stop routes offering Canadian travellers even greater choices for connectivity and convenience this summer. Starting June 29, WestJet will begin service between London, Ontario and Vancouver and between Quebec City and Calgary. WestJet’s limited-edition flights will be offered only during the peak summer travel season. “WestJet is looking forward to providing London and Quebec City with improved connectivity into the broader WestJet network through Vancouver and Calgary respectively this summer,” said Brian Znotins,…

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  • Air Canada to launch daily, seasonal Calgary-Palm Springs and Edmonton-Las Vegas flights next winter

    More flights from Calgary to Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and from Vancouver to Palm Springs and Phoenix. Air Canada has announced it will launch daily, seasonal flights between Calgary and Palm Springs, and between Edmonton and Las Vegas starting October 28, 2018.  All flights are now available for purchase via the Air Canada app, at aircanada.com and through travel agents. “We are very pleased to offer additional convenient travel options to Albertans with non-stop flights from Calgary and Edmonton to Palm Springs and Las Vegas respectively this winter,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “Concurrent with our fleet…

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  • Europe is more accessible than ever with Air Transat – New domestic flights will offer travellers greater flexibility

    Air Transat will be adding new domestic flights this summer, making Europe that much more accessible to travellers from Calgary, Vancouver and Quebec City. In fact, they will now have access to more than 10 new European destinations, thanks to Air Transat’s connecting flights via Montreal and Toronto. “For more than 30 years, Air Transat has been the preferred holiday travel airline for Canadians flying to Europe,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat. “Our domestic flights are very popular with travellers, as…

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  • Air Canada’s non-stop Vancouver-Delhi flights become year-round beginning June 2018

    Fastest elapsed flying time to Indian subcontinent from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Seattle, Portland andLos Angeles Complements year-round Dreamliner flights from Toronto to Delhi and Mumbai Air Canada has announced that its current seasonal non-stop Vancouver-Delhi flights will become year-round starting June 8, 2018.  These flights are now available for purchase at aircanada.com, through the Air Canada app and through travel agents. “Customer response to our nonstop Vancouver-Delhi seasonal flights initially launched in 2016 has been extremely positive, and we are very pleased to extend the only flights…

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