Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • 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,…

  • Booking.com reaches five million reported listings in alternative accommodations

    With 30 per cent of global travellers looking to experience alternative accommodation in 2018, Booking.com continues to grow this category to meet consumer demand Booking.com has reached a milestone of five million reported listings in homes, apartments and other unique places to stay. With more than five million reported listings in this category, Booking.com remains the global leader in providing consumers access to more accommodations – from traditional hotels to homes, villas, apartments and ryokans – than any other digital travel…

  • Uber available at Edmonton International Airport

    Uber and Edmonton International Airport are excited to announce that Uber will now be serving customers at Edmonton International Airport. Each airport has unique operational requirements, so the two companies have taken the time to ensure that the service meets the needs of travellers and works within Uber’s requirements for drivers. Riders will now be able to collect their luggage and use the Uber app to request a ride. Uber driver-partners will pick up riders on the outer curb outside Door 10 on…

  • Air Canada unveils expanded Economy fare structure to satisfy every customer’s travel needs

    New comfort fare offers key amenities plus options to enhance travel Air Canada has unveiled an expanded range of North America Economy fares to give its customers greater flexibility to select the airport and onboard amenities they want when travelling. In redesigning its existing Economy fares the airline is introducing a new comfort fare that provides customers a wide range of features, including complimentary access to Preferred Seats, and the option to purchase other amenities such as Maple Leaf Lounge access.…

  • Canada’s most innovative hotel opens its doors in downtown Montréal

    A stone’s throw from Palais des congrès, Hôtel Monville is the first in the country to use a delivery robot for room service Since March 15, 2018, Montréal has been offering visitors an incomparable experience with the official opening of the Hôtel Monville, the brand new independent and 100 per cent connected hotel, located on De Bleury Street in the heart of Metropolitan Montréal’s Quartier International. Setting new trends in the industry, this 20-storey, four-star hotel offers 269 guest rooms including 54 suites. Designed by…

  • Egencia: When it comes to bleisure trips, your boss’ opinion matters

    One in five global business travellers skip leisure additions to business trips due to employer perception Egencia, a leading global travel management company, has announced findings from the Egencia 2018 Bleisure Trends study, uncovering the trends, behaviors and motivators behind bleisure travel, the practice of tacking on leisure portions to business trips. Polling 9,000 Egencia users across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, the study illustrates that while bleisure travel is on the rise, employer perception, destination and proximity to the weekend all play into…

  • Swoop announces increased frequency with addition of fourth aircraft

    13 weekly flights added on Hamilton routes for high summer season Swoop has announced the addition of a fourth Boeing 737-800 aircraft, and an increased weekly frequency schedule out of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport beginning August 16, 2018. The announcement comes less than two months after Swoop announced its initial schedule release on February 1, with service starting from Abbotsford, Hamilton, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Halifax, beginning June 20, 2018. The addition of a fourth aircraft will increase weekly frequency almost two-fold for Hamilton-Edmonton and Hamilton-Abbotsford, while service from Hamilton to Halifax and Winnipeg will now be offered daily. “We’re excited to get…

  • Hotel price hikes herald new era for travellers, finds the latest Hotel Price Index

    Canadian travellers paid more in majority of top international destinations in 2017 Hotel Price Index from Hotels.com reveals global hike in accommodation prices for the first time in three years High prices paid by Canadian travellers in the USA offset by great value in Asia Colombia surprises and jumps in popularity among Canadian travellers After three years flat, prices travellers paid for overnight accommodation rose two per cent globally in 2017, according to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) from Hotels.com. In a year where cryptocurrencies flooded the…

  • MPI selects Grapevine, Texas for World Education Congress in 2020

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Grapevine, Texas, as the destination for its World Education Congress (WEC) in 2020. The association will collaborate with the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the conference, which is scheduled for June 6 – 9, 2020, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. Grapevine is centrally located between Fort Worth and Dallas, where MPI is headquartered. WEC is MPI’s signature event through which it delivers premier education, business and networking opportunities in…

  • The Sutton Place Hotels invests in new hotel property in Halifax’s Nova Centre

    The Sutton Place Hotels, a sophisticated collection of luxury properties in North America, is investing in a new hotel property in Halifax’s Nova Centre. This is the first Sutton Place property in Atlantic Canada. It is an integral part of Nova Centre, a one-million-square-feet of mixed development space, including the newly opened Halifax Convention Centre, a financial centre, office space, restaurants, shops, and a public plaza known as Rogers Square. The hotel will feature 262 well-appointed guest rooms and suites…

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