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  • Delta and WestJet agree to form joint venture

    U.S./Canada joint venture to offer more choices for transborder flying Delta Air Lines and WestJet have agreed to deepen their existing partnership by entering into a comprehensive transborder joint venture that will increase travel choices between the U.S. and Canada. The airlines have entered into a preliminary memorandum of understanding regarding their intention to deepen their existing partnership to form a commercial joint venture arrangement, which will offer customers access to an extensive transborder route network, world-class airline products, enhanced frequent flyer…

  • IHG’s avid hotels is now franchise ready in Canada

    Licensing of new midscale brand signals significant growth opportunity for IHG in Canada IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announces that its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, is officially available for licensing in Canada. Coinciding with the brand’s first groundbreaking ceremony taking place today in Oklahoma City, this announcement signals a significant opportunity for IHG and its Canadian family of owners and further demonstrates the brand’s rapid start and growth potential. The avid hotels brand is designed for travellers who want a hotel stay that finally meets their…

  • Air Canada inaugurates the only non-stop flights from Canada to Melbourne

    Boeing 787 Dreamliner seasonal service from Vancouver to Melbourne operates Dec-Feb; becomes year-round in June 2018 Airline’s third destination in Australia, following Sydney and Brisbane Air Canada’s inaugural flight, AC037 Boeing 787 Dreamliner service, departed Vancouver December 1 in the late evening, and arrived Sunday morning to a water cannon welcome salute at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. This arrival marks the only non-stop service linking Canada and Melbourne, Air Canada’s third destination served in Australia. Seasonal service now operates four times weekly between…

  • Air Canada to launch new domestic routes for summer 2018

    Air Canada has announced new non-stop, seasonal services will begin next June from Toronto to Nanaimo and to Kamloops, and Montreal to Victoria, British Columbia.  All new flights are now available for purchase at www.aircanada.com and through Travel Agents. “We are strategically expanding our domestic network with our flexible fleet, products and services to capitalize on the growing seasonal demand to and from Vancouver Island and the Thompson Okanagan areas during the peak summer travel period,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “We are pleased to offer vacation…

  • American Airlines strengthens service to Canada in 2018

    New service from Chicago to Calgary and Vancouver on sale Dec. 4; Additional service to Eastern Canada starting next summer American Airlines is strengthening its ties to Canada. Starting next summer, American is adding service from its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Daily service to Vancouver begins May 4, 2018, and seasonal service to Calgary begins June 7, 2018. The airline will also increase frequencies from the U.S.…

  • Air Canada debuts exclusive Air Canada Signature Suite for premium international customers at its Toronto global hub

    Complimentary à la carte restaurant, cocktails and amenities in designer setting Air Canada has unveiled the Air Canada Signature Suite for its top International Business customers at its Toronto Pearson global hub. The new suite is an exclusive airport retreat where eligible premium customers can dine à la carte at a complimentary, full-service restaurant from a menu created by acclaimed chef David Hawksworth, or enjoy hors d’œuvres, champagne, fine wines and cocktails in an intimate, Canadian-designed and decorated setting. “The Air Canada Signature…

  • Alt Hotel open its doors on the most easterly tip of the continent

    Canadian hotelier group Germain Hotels officially opens its newest property in St. John’s, NL Merging its dynamic and colourful Alt Hotel brand with the unique flavour and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador, Group Germain Hotels is pleased to welcome guests to its newest property in St. John’s, NL, Alt Hotel St. John’s. Located downtown St. John’s, it is the Group’s second property to open in the Atlantic Provinces under the Alt banner, known to combine modern design, luxury comfort and attentive service at an affordable price.…

  • Air Canada expands its North American network with new transborder routes starting spring 2018

    Toronto to Omaha and Providence Montreal to Baltimore and Pittsburgh Vancouver to Sacramento Edmonton to San Francisco Air Canada has announced several new non-stop year-round transborder routes will begin Spring 2018 from Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver.  All new flights are now available for purchase. “We continue to strategically expand our already extensive North American transborder network to offer the only services from Canada to Sacramento, Omaha, Providence, and flights from additional Canadian airports to Baltimore, Pittsburgh and San Francisco,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “As the largest foreign carrier serving the USA, we are pleased to offer customers even more non-stop travel…

  • New GBTA Foundation report reveals companies may lack safety services and visibility into business travel plans

    Latest study uncovers the impact business traveller booking behaviour has on safety A new Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation report finds that more than three-quarters of business travellers in the U.K., Germany and France agree that their organisations care about their safety while travelling for work. Conducted in partnership with Concur, the How Traveller Booking Behaviour Impacts Safety study, also found risk management services supporting business travellers are still far from comprehensive and universal. “During these times of global uncertainty, business leaders have a responsibility to know where…

  • Air Canada offers Altitude members the choice of complimentary Gogo Wi-Fi

    Gogo, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, has announced that Air Canada is now the first North American airline to offer the choice of complimentary Gogo Wi-Fi to their most frequent flyers. Each year, Air Canada recognizes its most frequent flyers with Altitude status and offers them the ability to choose select privileges to personalize their travel experience. Beginning later this year, the airline will offer Altitude Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members…

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