PortsToronto opened its Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE) at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport) recently – an event attended by The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport.
The three-sided, open-top facility will accommodate commercial aircraft at the airport and is... more ›
Hotels.com Has The Winning Formula
More travellers than ever before are booking their trips based on peer recommendations and consumer behaviour is showing that reviews are becoming even more important than the traditional hotel star ratings when booking their trips.
However, with so much information out there, it can be... more ›
Flight Centre Takes An Interest In BIBAM
Flight Centre Travel Group has acquired a 24.1% interest in the Argentinian travel company BIBAM (Biblos America), which owns and operates Biblos and the fast growing e-commerce player Avantrip.
According to Dean Smith, FLT's president in the Americas, the company's investment in Bibam will... more ›
Online Accommodation Specialist Opens Toronto Call Centre
The first thing you'll notice about Booking.com's newly opened Toronto customer call centre – it's first in Canada, fourth in North America and 16th globally – is that it lacks the frenetic pace that's characteristic of call centres around the globe.
Now admittedly, it's just ramping up... more ›
Montreal start-up, Soul.City Group Inc. has launched Cityzen – a community of world travellers who want to experience city discovery in a completely different way.
Beginning with the realization that guide books do not take into account the notion of 'How I feel right now,' the Soul.City app... more ›
In an exclusive story in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press, executive editor, Bob Mowat reports that a San Francisco-based start-up called FlyEx has rolled out a personalized, on-demand, peer-to-peer travel booking and messaging platform (called Travel Chat) at SXSW (South By... more ›
Outdated System Causes Delays, Cancellations
Air traffic controller (ATC) strikes – causing massive delays and thousands of cancellations -- have become a Europe-wide phenomenon of late but those delays have paled into insignificance compared with the disruption caused by the continent’s air traffic management’s (ATM) inefficiencies,... more ›
As Canada's parks system celebrates the country’s 150th birthday with free admission to all parks this year, seasoned outdoor adventurers, weekend warriors and daytrippers alike are venturing into Canada’s wilderness.
As travellers prepare for upcoming excursions, Toronto-based Avenza... more ›
Amadeus is helping agencies track their performance with Productivity Tracker, the latest solution in the Amadeus Agency Insight suite.
According to officials, one of the biggest challenges in today's marketplace is trying to improve performance and getting the right information at the right... more ›
Start-Up Company Helps Travellers Lock In Air Prices
Amadeus Ventures has invested in FLYR – a start-up firm that helps travellers lock-un the price of flight tickets before they book.
When travellers search for fares through an OTA, metasearch site or airline website, FLYR's FareKeep gives them the option to hold a specific fare and protect... more ›