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  • Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel unveils new conference centre

    Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel recently debuted the Britannia Ballroom offering an additional 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. The diverse space offers new options in the city for groups and planners looking for weddings, special events and exhibit space at largest convention hotel outside of downtown Vancouver. The Britannia Ballroom is the centerpiece of the newly built 18,000 square foot conference centre which includes a brand new state-of-the-art kitchen. The ballroom is divisible into three sections and features 19-foot…

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  • WestJet adds limited-addition summer routes

    Brandon, London and Hamilton to benefit from greater choice Today, WestJet announced three non-stop seasonal routes offering Canadian travellers even greater choices for connectivity and convenience this summer. In June, WestJet will start service between Brandon, Manitoba and Toronto Pearson International Airport. In addition, the airline will start service between Vancouver and both Hamilton, and London, ON. WestJet’s limited-addition flights will be offered only during the peak summer travel season. “These new flights provide our guests in Brandon, London and…

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  • Air Canada doubles Vancouver-London Heathrow flights for summer 2016

    Strategically increases international flights at YVR hub following announcement of the only non-stop flights to Brisbane, Australia Air Canada today announced it is boosting international flights at its Vancouver hub next summer with double daily flights from YVR to London Heathrow. In addition, the airline’s new non-stop flights from Vancouver to Brisbane, Australia will now launch two weeks earlier on June 1 to meet demand. “Air Canada is strategically increasing its international flights at YVR with a second daily flight…

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  • Vancouver International Airport welcomes National Airlines to Vancouver

    Airline provides additional options for travellers headed to Orlando Today, Vancouver Airport Authority announced the upcoming arrival of National Airlines to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Starting January 20, 2016, the twice weekly scheduled service will operate between Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) and YVR. “We are delighted to welcome a new carrier to YVR which will boost tourism and provide greater selection for travellers when headed to sunny Florida,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “This new service…

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  • Vancouver meetings and conventions generate over $302 million in economic impact

    New video recognizes the role “Local Hosts” play in bringing million dollar meetings to city Last year, Vancouver’s meetings and conventions industry generated over $302 million in economic impact for the city. Vancouver hosted tradeshows such as the 2014 Travel Expo, corporate meetings like California-based video conferencing company Polycom’s 2014 sales conference, and academic conferences such as the 2014 annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. Meetings from all over the world convene in Vancouver attracting thousands…

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  • Vancouver welcomes first international medical conference of 2015

    The Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver and several downtown hotels are pleased to welcome more than 10,000 leading dermatology professionals from around the globe. The 23rd World Congress of Dermatology – one of the world’s oldest and continuous international dermatology meetings, held every four years – takes place at the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre, starting today until June 13. The World Congress of Dermatology is one of the largest medical conferences ever to take place in Vancouver. Based on the…

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  • Vancouver ranked top North American city for international meetings

    Vancouver is North America’s top destination for international meetings, according to a report published today by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The Amsterdam-based organization releases an annual report ranking cities according to the number of international meetings hosted in the previous year. In 2014, Vancouver hosted 60 international meetings – more than any other city in North America. The city placed 38th overall, ahead of other renowned meetings destinations like Montreal, Washington and Chicago. ICCA’s report is distributed…

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  • Air France inaugurates non-stop Paris – Vancouver flights

    On Sunday 29 March, Air France inaugurated its non-stop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Vancouver International Airport. Five weekly flights are operated by Boeing 777-200 equipped with 309 seats – 35 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 250 in Economy. As from July 13, one of these flights will be operated by a Boeing 777-200 equipped with the company’s new Best&Beyond cabins. “’From sea to sea’ is the national motto of Canada. With the launch of a new…

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  • Vancouver ushers in banner international convention year

    2015 will be one of Vancouver’s strongest years for international conventions, according to the Vancouver Convention Centre and Tourism Vancouver. “In many cases, we spend years working with local association hosts to bid on and secure these high-level conferences,” says Ty Speer, President and CEO of Tourism Vancouver. “Banner years like 2015 are a long time coming, and we look forward to celebrating one of our most successful years to date as we open our home to these delegates.” More…

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  • WestJet adds flights between Vancouver and Toronto

    WestJet today announced even more non-stop flights between Vancouver and Toronto as Canadians prepare for the busy summer travel season. WestJet, Canada’s most-preferred airline, will add nearly two dozen more flights between May 3 and October 24, increasing overall capacity between Vancouver and Toronto by more than 10 per cent. The schedule features up to 10 daily flights in the spring, 11 during the peak travel months of July and August, and nine in the fall. “This is the time…

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