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    Porter Airlines Adds Halifax Route

      Porter Airlines has added a new route between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ). Porter has been serving the Halifax community since 2007. Passengers can now choose to travel with Porter using two Toronto airports on this popular route, including the downtown convenience of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Pearson service begins February 23, 2023, with multiple daily, non-stop roundtrip flights. “Halifax is a popular destination for business and leisure passengers. This new service from Pearson provides everyone with more…

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  • Five Hotel Openings to Look Forward to in 2021

    Canada’s hotels have been hammered by COVID-19, with occupancy rates falling as low as 18.8 per cent during the first full week of April 2020, so news of vaccine readiness in November was welcomed by the industry. As immunizations now rollout, there’s renewed hope that existing hotels will recover losses this year and new ones won’t have to offer the deep discounts that have become all too commonplace to fill suites. But although optimistic, there’s no certainty this will be…

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  • Halifax Promotes Live Meetings as Industry Awaits Return

    Discover Halifax recently launched an initiative to help local and Atlantic bubble businesses and event organizers amid the pandemic. The Meet Again Halifax campaign and associated website includes tips and advice for hosting safe face-to-face events, as well as a list of trusted venues to help. “In a typical year, Halifax welcomes 5.3 million overnight stays who spend $1.3 billion locally. Business travellers attending meetings are an important part of this,” says Ross Jefferson, president and CEO of the city’s destination…

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  • What it’s Like to Open a Hotel during the Pandemic

    Despite the COVID-19 crisis and the impact it’s had on Canada’s hospitality and travel industries, several brave brands have forged ahead with ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new hotels. This includes Vancouver-based Northland Properties Corp., which opened not one but two hotels last month, though the celebratory occasions were more low-key. On Sept. 8, the company introduced its first Signature-branded hotel, Sandman Signature Saskatoon South Hotel, in Saskatchewan. On the same day, Atlantic Canada welcomed the Sutton Place Hotel Halifax. “We are…

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  • Halifax

    Luxury Hotel Planned for Halifax Waterfront

    A new five-star hotel is coming to Halifax’s waterfront. The 110-room hotel by the Armour Group is a key component of the Queen’s Marque development, designed by celebrated Nova Scotia architect Brian Mackay-Lyons. “Muir is a physical and spiritual manifestation of Nova Scotia, exploring materiality and craftsmanship of our past yet imparting a contemporary relevance,” says Scott Armour McCrea, president and CEO of the Armour Group. “Anyone who visits Muir will see this softly spoken in every detail.” Canadian designers…

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  • WestJet launches first flight to the City of Light

    Press Release WestJet today connected Atlantic Canada to the City of Light, with its inaugural flight between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). The flight landed in France at 10:00 a.m. local time. “This is a historic day for WestJet as we touch down on the European mainland for the first time,” said Tim Croyle, WestJet Interim Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “This new service reinforces our confidence in Atlantic Canada and our ongoing support of Nova Scotia’s tourism and economic development objectives outlined in its Atlantic Gateway initiative. Paris is…

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  • WestJet launches inaugural Halifax/Gatwick flight

    First time airline has used its Boeing MAX for transatlantic travel WestJet has officially launched its route between Halifax and London (Gatwick). The departure of WS24 marks the start of daily, nonstop service between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Gatwick Airport until October 26, 2018. This is the first time the airline has used its newest aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX for transatlantic travel. “WestJet continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovation using its fleet of fuel-efficient, guest-friendly Boeing MAX aircraft for transatlantic service,” said Tim Croyle, WestJet…

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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • WestJet heads to Paris and London from Halifax

    One-way intro fares from Halifax to Paris or London for just $199 all-in WestJet has announced that it is again connecting Atlantic Canada to the world by air with daily direct flights between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris and Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London, U.K. These flights are part of the WestJet 2018 summer schedule also released today. All flights will be operated on the airline’s newest, most efficient and guest-friendly aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX. One-way intro fares from Halifax to Paris or London are available now for just $199 all in. “As the…

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