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  • Montreal city

    Montréal is Third Best City in the World

      Montréal is the third-best city to visit in the world according to the new Lonely Planet guide, which celebrates the world’s top 50 destinations on the planet for 2024. “Lonely Planet is one of the most prestigious and recognized authorities in tourism worldwide. Being among the world’s ten best cities of this special 50th anniversary edition is a real crowning achievement for Montréal, which speaks to the city’s truly distinctive appeal for visitors from around the world ,” says…

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  • Edmonton tourism

    Edmonton Unveils Tourism Awards

      The winners of the inaugural Edmonton Tourism Awards 2023 were announced by Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels (EDMH) The awards celebrate individuals and organizations that have played a pivotal role in promoting Edmonton as a premier travel destination. The ceremony was held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre to a sell-out audience. “The Edmonton Tourism Awards is a day of recognition, appreciation, respect, and paying tribute to a job well done. We are delighted to host…

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  • Muir

    Muir Named in 2023 Best New Hotels

      Muir Hotel in downtown Halifax has been named as one of the world’s best new hotels of 2023 by AFAR Magazine. Since opening in December 2021, Muir has welcomed travellers to a refined, distinctly Nova Scotian experience. Muir sets a new standard for luxury inspired by the region’s rich cultural history, raw and physical beauty, and enduring character. “Muir tells the story of who we are,” says Eugénie Jason, general manager, “from the expression of place found throughout Muir’s art…

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  • Taste of Place Summit

    Toronto Hosts Taste of Place Summit

      The Culinary Tourism Alliance and George Brown College will host the inaugural Taste of Place Summit in Toronto on June 27 and 28. More than 300 tourism and hospitality professionals will gather at the George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts. The global event combines experiential learning along with engaging sessions to inspire destination and economic developers, thought leaders, marketers and tourism operators to build their tastes of place and put food tourism front-and-centre for their destinations.…

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  • American Express Top Travel Trends

      American Express Travel has released its 2023 Global Travel Trends Report, highlighting four global trends inspiring people to travel this year: The Rise of “Set-Jetting”: Popular movies, TV shows and social media are inspiring people to travel to places they see onscreen, like Italy, Paris, Yellowstone, and London Delicious Destinations: From top restaurants to local favorites to cooking classes, people are choosing their next destination based on what they’ll eat A Wellness Wave: Restorative vacations are on the rise…

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  • WestJet Marks Single Largest Expansion

      WestJet announced new non-stop service to Minneapolis, Minnesota and Seattle, Washington from Edmonton International Airport as part of its 2023 summer schedule. The investment marks the single largest expansion of WestJet’s network serving Edmonton in history. In addition, WestJet’s summer schedule from Edmonton will revitalize the city’s domestic connectivity from coast-to-coast with the airline unveiling new routes from Edmonton to London, Moncton, Charlottetown and the resumption of nonstop flights to Ottawa, Montreal, Nanaimo and Penticton. WestJet’s expansion and renewed commitment to the City of Edmonton will see the airline’s service increase by almost 50 per cent…

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  • incentive

    Incentive Travel Recovery Progressing

      According to the 2022 Incentive Travel Index (ITI) reports, the incentive travel industry is strong overall. Recovery is progressing, program design is evolving and there is increased interest in new destinations. The Incentive Travel Index is joint initiative of Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP), the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and the Foundation of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE Foundation) and is undertaken in partnership with Oxford Economics. “We see good signs of recovery, but these signs…

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  • discover world

    Justin Gosling Joins Discover the World

      Justin Gosling has joined the leadership team of Discover the World as director Canada. He takes over the position previously held by Jane Clementino, who has moved on to become senior vice-president and general manager Canada for TRAVELSAVERS.  Gosling’s extensive travel industry experience, more than 30 years, includes stints as Canadian director for SkyBird Travel & Tours, Canada country manager for Alitalia, regional manager for Etihad Airways in Canada, Great Britain, Scotland and the Seychelles Islands, and USA director…

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  • Air Canada Suspends Italy Service Until May 1

    Following changes in Italian government regulations that pretty much lock down the country – as well as ongoing health and safety concerns – Air Canada has suspended service between Canada and Italy 11. A spokesperson for Air Canada told PressToday that, “Our last flight to Rome will depart Toronto on the evening of March 10 and the last flight returning from Rome will be March 11 to Montreal. We continue to monitor this situation and evaluate conditions prior to resuming…

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  • WestJet adds six dozen flights to Calgary hub

    Calgary’s largest airline continues to shape YYC hub with the most seats, flights and destinations WestJet has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Calgary hub to key business and tourism destinations in Canada and the U.S., adding 72 more weekly flights. WestJet already offers more flights to more destinations from Calgary than any other airline, and these flight additions once again make YYC its largest hub. “WestJet will increase service from Calgary, our largest hub, by six dozen weekly flights this summer,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet…

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