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  • Vancouver scoops two awards for conference marketing plan

    Innovative, multiplatform marketing campaign recognized by Destination Canada and BCAMA Vancouver has received two recognitions for outstanding marketing for a campaign created for the Professional Convention Management Association’s 2016 Convening Leaders Conference, held in January at the Vancouver Convention Centre. In mid-October, Destination Canada’s Explore Canada Awards of Excellence honoured the campaign with the “Most Innovative PR Campaign” award. According to the judges, “PR for conferences is typically boring, with formulaic videos and social media that merely shares and retweets…

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  • WestJet restarts popular Vancouver to Hamilton route in April

    WestJet has announced the airline will again connect John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport with Vancouver International Airport in 2017. Service commences April 30, 2017 with four-time weekly service, moving to a daily flight, June 28 to September 7, and returning to four-time weekly flights until October 27. “The people of the greater Hamilton area adore WestJet’s low fare, high care service as evidenced by the high demand we saw on the route this past summer,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “We heard the citizens of…

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  • Airbnb generates $402 million in economic activity in Vancouver

    A new report written by Dr. Brock Smith, a professor in the Faculty of Business at the University of Victoria, shows that Airbnb guests and hosts generated $402 million in local economic activity in Vancouver in the past year. The economic impact report looks at guest travel from September 31, 2015 to August 31, 2016, a period where roughly 267,000 guests booked their stay with Vancouver’s Airbnb hosts and directly spent almost $180 million at local businesses during their stay. “This level of economic activity supports more than 9,100 full-time equivalent jobs for…

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  • Air Canada adds six new destinations to its expanding international network

    New non-stop international routes starting for summer 2017 include: Toronto to Mumbai and Berlin; Montreal to Algiers and Marseille; Vancouver to Taipei and Nagoya. Air Canada has added six new destinations to its international network, including year-round Boeing 787-9 service between Toronto and Mumbai and between Vancouver and Taipei. The new services will launch for summer 2017, with the Montreal-Algiers and the Vancouver-Taipei routes subject to government approvals. “Air Canada is pleased to offer customers these new non-stop routes to exciting destinations around the world. While extending our global reach, they also represent…

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  • Air Canada to launch non-stop flights from Vancouver to Dallas-Fort Worth

    New service offers more non-stop travel options, strengthens Vancouver Asia-Pacific hub Air Canada has announced the introduction of new daily year-round non-stop service between Vancouver and Dallas-Fort Worth beginning February 5, 2017. “Air Canada is pleased to link Vancouver and Dallas-Fort Worth with non-stop flights, complementing our existing service from Toronto. We continue to strategically expand our Vancouver hub, and our newest trans-border flights to the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the USA offer local business travellers non-stop service, as well as improved access for customers in British Columbia and Alberta via convenient connections in Vancouver,” said Benjamin Smith, President,…

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  • YVR lands new carrier: Beijing Capital Airlines

    Record number of mainland Chinese carriers serving YVR Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has announced that Beijing Capital Airlines (BCA) will begin service between Vancouver and Hangzhou, via Qingdao on December 30, 2016. The new, thrice-weekly service marks the first time Beijing Capital Airlines will fly to any destination in North America. “We are thrilled Beijing Capital Airlines has chosen YVR as its first entry point into North America,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Beijing Capital Airlines is the sixth airline to serve YVR from mainland China – two…

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  • Meetings industry report ranks Vancouver top convention city

    Top ranking attributed to Vancouver’s leading service industry When international associations and corporations select cities in which to host their meetings, most rely on evaluations and recommendations from their industry colleagues – and the Watkins Research Group’s biennial Meeting and Convention Planners Survey is considered the most comprehensive and authoritative source. This year, out of 40 North American cities the research group surveyed, Vancouver was ranked top convention city in Canada and second in North America – and it’s all…

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  • Vancouver most expensive city destination in Canada

    Vancouver is the most expensive city in Canada based on the cost of its lodging. That’s according to a new survey by CheapHotels.org, which compared hotel rates across 30 main destinations in The Great White North. In compiling the rankings, the average rate for the cheapest available double room during the month of June was established for each Canadian urban destination. In the month of June, most destinations in Canada reach their highest average rates, making it a good comparative…

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  • Vancouver ranked top North American City for international meetings

    Planners surveyed by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and Watkins Research Group rate Vancouver among the world’s best meetings destination Vancouver is one of North America’s most sought-after destinations for international meetings, according to two prominent reports recently released to the public. In the span of a week, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Vancouver the top city in North America for international meetings, and Watkins Research Group’s prestigious Meeting and Convention Planners Survey rated the Vancouver…

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  • Nearly 100 per cent of PCMA Conference attendees would recommend Vancouver as a meetings destination

    Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) annual conference considered “largest site inspection in Vancouver’s history” In January 2016, close to 4,000 meeting professionals and industry partners from around the world congregated in Vancouver for Convening Leaders, the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) annual professional development and networking conference. Vancouver’s hospitality industry pulled out all the stops. The post-event survey completed by attending delegates indicates the city’s stunning setting, state-of-the-art convention facilities, and highly skilled and creative hospitality community exceeded expectations. Survey…

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