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Monthly Archives: May 2019

New Services for Cyclists in Bike-Crazy Vancouver

New Services for Cyclists in Bike-Crazy Vancouver With more leisure riders and commuters on bicycles than any other city in Canada, the time seems to be right for the debut of a dedicated bike retail and servicing centre in downtown Vancouver. Opening now is Cycle City Bike Shop, which will support the growing number of cyclist commuters... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

New Dual-Branded Hilton Opens in Chicago

New Dual-Branded Hilton Opens in Chicago Hilton has announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop and Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop. The new property brings a total of 342 new rooms and suites (many featuring scenic lakeshore views) to downtown... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News

Solid Passenger Growth Continues: IATA

Solid Passenger Growth Continues: IATA Global passenger traffic results continued to rise in April, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) showing that demand rose by 4.3% compared to April 2018. April capacity increased by 3.6%, and load factor climbed 0.6 percentage point to 82.8%, a record for the month of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Tourism Organizations

WestJet Now Boarding for Barcelona

WestJet Now Boarding for Barcelona WestJet opened greater access to both Europe and Canada May 24 with its inaugural flight between Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ). The airline's new route is its first to Spain and gives European business and leisure travellers access to the greater WestJet... more ›
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Hotel Belmont Now Open in Vancouver

Hotel Belmont Now Open in Vancouver Vancouver is now home to its first-ever Ascend Collection Hotel. Hotel Belmont, a boutique hotel in a landmark Vancouver building, is open for bookings. The modern and trendy hotel is a newly renovated, 82-room boutique property that has stood at the corner of Granville and Nelson for more... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News

‘Canada. For Glowing Hearts’

Rendez-vous Underway in Toronto

‘Canada. For Glowing Hearts’ (G)O Canada... The country's annual tourism show Rendez-vous got underway in Toronto yesterday (May 28), with Ben Cowan-Dewar, chairperson of Destination Canada's board of directors, telling the gathering that 2018 saw this country host more than 21 million visitors for the first... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News

ACV Launches Summer Europe Sale

ACV Launches Summer Europe Sale Air Canada Vacations (ACV) has introduced a summer sale, offering some of its best deals on Europe vacation packages for August departures. Included are popular vacation packages such as Best of Greece, Taste of Ireland, Wonder of Italy, London & Paris and more. The starts on June... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Specials, Tour Operators

Canopy by Hilton Set to Debut in Africa

Canopy by Hilton Set to Debut in Africa Hilton has announced the signing of a management agreement with Growthpoint Properties, South Africa’s largest REIT, to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand. The 150-room Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof is expected to begin welcoming guests in 2021 and will be the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News

Lauderdale Calling All Canadian Sunbirds

Lauderdale Calling All Canadian Sunbirds Greater Fort Lauderdale is making summer an equally attractive time for Canadians to visit with dpecial offers and VIP hotel packages at some of the destination’s top-tier properties. The Vacation Like a VIP promotion and destination-wide 2-for-1 Summer Savings program runs through Sept.... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Florida, Specials

Nexion Travel Group Gathers in Miami

Nexion Travel Group Gathers in Miami Corporate travel advisors who hold membership in Nexion Travel Group gathered in Miami Beach May 17-19 for Corporate CoNexions, an annual custom-designed event that caters to the organization’s top-performing sellers of corporate travel. Nexion Travel Group members with the majority of... more ›
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