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    YYC Reports Record Breaking Year

      The Calgary Airport Authority released its 2023 annual report at its annual general meeting today. The report caps off a record-breaking year for The Authority and highlights its efforts to further position YYC Calgary International Airport as one of North America’s leading hubs for connectivity. “2023 was a year of significant growth and renewal,” said Chris Dinsdale, president and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority. “We saw astounding growth in guest numbers, flight partnerships and non-stop routes from YYC.…

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    BeCause Digitalizes Hotel Sustainability Tools

      BeCause, a technology start-up transforming how the global hospitality, travel and tourism industries manage its sustainability data, has digitized the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s (the Alliance) HCMI and HWMI methodologies. “We’d like to thank the team at BeCause for digitizing HCMI and HWMI which will enable more of the industry to access it and dramatically improve its usability. Digitizing this resource will greatly accelerate our shared goal of reaching Net Positive as a sector, together. We encourage more organizations to follow BeCause’s…

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    Port of Vancouver Expecting Record Season

      Port of Vancouver is expecting another strong record season. There are 329 cruise ship visits currently scheduled for the Canada Place cruise terminal at the Port of Vancouver between March 11 and October 29, 2024. This could mean a record 1.27 million passengers would travel through the Canada Place cruise terminal at the Port of Vancouver in 2024, about 2 per cent more than last year’s record. “Cruise is an important part of Vancouver’s vibrant tourism sector that supports…

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    Sanchez Named New GBTA Canada Lead

      Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced that Janette Acosta Sanchez has been named to lead GBTA Canada, effective immediately. Reporting to Cristina Scott, SVP Americas, Sanchez will have responsibility for the continued growth and success of GBTA’s membership, advocacy and volunteer programs in Canada. As country director-Canada, she now oversees the bringing together of constituents and focus areas at multiple Canadian events throughout each year, culminating in the annual GBTA Canada Conference, which GBTA is hosting this year…

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  • Poon Tip Named Officer of the Order of Canada

      Bruce Poon Tip, the founder of G Adventures, has been honoured as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his extraordinary contributions to Canada and the world. The travel industry veteran is the first person in the industry to receive the title in 34 years. The level of Officer recognizes “achievement and merit of a high degree, especially service to Canada or to humanity at large,” and surpasses the rank of ‘Member’ in the system of Canadian state orders. Poon…

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    Oxford Properties Buys The Rimrock

      Oxford Properties has acquired The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alta. and hospitality group Accor has signed on to operate the hotel. The property will undergo a comprehensive top-to-bottom renovation to transform the hotel, as part of a significant investment by Oxford and its capital partner. The hotel will continue to operate throughout the renovation period. The investment will enhance the luxury experience available to guests in Banff National Park, improve the environmental sustainability of the hotel, and amplify…

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  • New Passport Design for Canadians

      The Canadian government has unveiled a new passport design that features new artwork and state-of-the-art security features. The new passport will start rolling out later this summer. The new passport includes security features such as a polycarbonate data page—a technology similar to Canada’s driver’s licences. Passport holders’ personal information will now be laser engraved instead of being printed with ink, making the data page more durable and resistant to tampering and counterfeiting. Other features include a Kinegram over the…

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    Expedia Launches New Media Platform

      Expedia Group Media Solutions has unveiled a new media platform that gives travellers the tools to shop and book travel as they are watching travel content, making entertainment tourism bookable. The site recently went live in Canada with additional markets in the pipeline. Using the “shoppable” platform technology, the company is partnering with Brand USA to create a channel for their content to be ‘shopped,’ called GoUSA. Featuring Brand USA’s inspirational travel content and interactive maps, the innovative hub showcases the breadth and…

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  • Top 10 Welcoming Places in Canada

      As travel continues to make its return in most parts of the world, the 11th annual Traveller Review Awards recognize travel providers for their commitment to providing consistently excellent service and hospitality over the course of the year. This year’s Most Welcoming Places have all been identified based on the share of accommodation partners receiving a Traveller Review Award 2023 and provide even the most seasoned traveller with inspiration for their future trips. Here are the most welcoming…

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  • Canada Tourism Recovery Expected by 2024

      Full recovery for Canada’s tourism industry is expected as early as 2024, according to Destination Canada’s latest outlook forecast. Despite ongoing challenges, the recovery trajectory for Canada’s tourism sector is strengthening, bolstered by the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and resilience in travel demand. Leisure travel is now expected to recover to 2019 levels by 2024. Domestic tourism will continue to lead the sector’s recovery with strong spending providing a foundation for brisk recovery to 2019 levels. Domestic travel market spending is…

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