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  • Canada Adds More Passport Locations

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      The federal government is adding new passport service locations across Canada to improve passport service delivery and decrease wait times for Canadians. Since pandemic restrictions were eased, the huge demand for travel has caused long wait times at Service Canada locations across the country. Since April, more than 1 million applications have been submitted. Social Development Minister Karina Gould announced that people can now apply for and pick up passports at Service Canada centres in Red Deer, Alta., Sault…

  • BCAMA Marketer of Year Award Winner

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      The BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (BCAMA) has named Destination Vancouver winner of the coveted “Marketer of the Year” award for 2022. The award is the BCAMA’s most prestigious honour. Now in its 50th year, the Marketer of the Year is presented annually for the most outstanding integrated marketing strategy in the province. “The BCAMA is pleased to pay tribute to Destination Vancouver with the 2022 Marketer of the Year Award. This annual honour is bestowed upon…

  • New Appointments at Four Seasons Toronto

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      The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto has appointed Kristi Grotsch as director of food and beverage and Angelica Sanz Rincón as director of rooms. With more than 12 years of hotel operations and management specializing in food and beverage, Grotsch was the director of food and beverage and director of quality improvement providing strategic oversight to various operational departments at several luxury hotels before joining Four Seasons. She has also worked in Dubai, responsible for 15 hotels in 10 countries…

  • YVR Reaches Key Passenger Milestone

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      YVR reached an important milestone on August 5 as the airport hit the 10 million passenger mark year-to-date. And YVR will also see its busiest single day of operations since the pandemic began, when more than 70,130 passengers are expected to travel through the airport on Sunday, August 21. “This is an important moment in our recovery. Our ability to welcome over 10 million passengers so far this year is due to the hard work of our staff, airlines, government,…

  • Business Travellers to See Higher Prices

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      Global travel prices are predicted to continue to increase in the remaining months of 2022 and throughout 2023, according to the 2023 Global Business Travel Forecast, published by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry. Rising fuel prices, labour shortages, and inflationary pressures in raw material costs are the primary drivers of the expected price growth, according to the report, which uses anonymized data generated…

  • Westjet Sun Routes Returning in Winter

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      WestJet revealed the return of 17 sun routes to its network this winter with destinations ranging across Caribbean, Mexico and US. The returning routes which were suspended for more than two years, bring enhanced connectivity and vacation options for Canadians and communities across the airline’s network. “The restart of these routes is another positive step in the restoration our network as we solidify WestJet as the reliable, friendly and affordable airline we are known to be,” said John Weatherill, WestJet…

  • Dual GM for Vancouver Downtown Hotels

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      JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the Douglas, Autograph Collection have announced Graeme Benn as dual property general manager for the hotels. In his new role, Benn is responsible for overseeing both luxury properties, which anchor the buzz-worthy Parq Vancouver entertainment experience in downtown Vancouver. Exceptionally suited to lead the prestigious hotels, Benn joins the team with over 35 years of experience earned at hospitality venues across the globe. He has worked in leadership roles at respected brands such as…

  • Hotel Equities Managing Sawridge Inn

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      Hotel ownership, management, and development firm Hotel Equities is growing its management portfolio in Canada by adding the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre, located in Edmonton South, Alberta. The 136-room hotel, owned by 2430776 Alberta Ltd, offers spacious, pet-friendly accommodations, and is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Edmonton International Airport. Sawridge is also just a short drive from some of the capital city’s most popular attractions including West Edmonton Mall, Old Strathcona and South Edmonton Common. “Hotel Equities could…

  • Canada Jetlines Launches Flights

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      Canada Jetlines, the new budget friendly airline, has announced its inaugural flight out of Toronto will take off on August 15 to Winnipeg. “We’re thrilled to have Canada Jetlines as our newest airline partner at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport and are excited to be part of its inaugural flight,” said Nick Hays, president, and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “There’s a strong demand for travel right now, as indicated by the increasing numbers of passengers we’ve welcomed at YWG…

  • Canopy by Hilton Toronto Tops Off

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      The new Canopy by Hilton Toronto Yorkville Hotel had topping off celebration, marking the completion of its structural framework. The 184-room hotel marks the Canadian debut of Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s luxurious lifestyle hotel brand. The hotel is slated to open in November 2022, steps away from the heart of Yorkville. “We’re excited to bring Canada’s very first Canopy by Hilton Hotel to Toronto. The hotel with its premium location will bring a unique blend of luxury, convenience, and urban living, offering a…

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