Lufthansa launches new direct service to Ottawa from May 2020

Lufthansa expands long-haul services to Canada in summer 2020 Ottawa is the fourth Lufthansa destination in Canada Flights bookable starting 11 September 2019 COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Pay attention, Canada fans: Starting from 16 May 2020, Lufthansa for the first time will be including the Canadian capital Ottawa in its flight schedule… Read the full press release

Sunwing launches direct flight service to Miami from Greater Moncton, Canada

Toronto, ON, Canada, 2019-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Good news for residents of Greater Moncton! The Sunshine State just got a little closer with the news that sunseekers will be able to fly direct to Miami from their local airport this winter. A new destination added by Sunwing for this coming season, travellers can experience… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts named John Davison as President and Chief Executive Officer

Toronto, Canada, 2019-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, today (May 28, 2019) announced that its Board of Directors has named John Davison as President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Davison, a nearly 18-year veteran of Four Seasons, had been serving as interim CEO since the end… Read the full press release

Hyatt expects to open more than 20 new hotels in Canada by the end of 2022

More than 20 new Hyatt hotels to open in Canada CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (May 14, 2019) announced that more than 20 new hotels are expected to open in Canada by the end of 2022, tripling the global hospitality brand’s presence in the country. The newly announced… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Georgia welcomes back Safwan Abu Risheh as managing director

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver’s renowned luxury hotel, is pleased to announce Safwan Abu Risheh’s return to the prestigious property as managing director. A key member of the hotel’s opening leadership team, Mr. Abu Risheh is highly committed to upholding Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s reputation as a legendary hotel… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal will officially open on May 8, 2019

Montreal’s most anticipated hotel and restaurant openings are now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning May 8, 2019 Montreal, Canada, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The new luxury centrepiece of Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal will officially open on May 8, 2019. With 169 guest rooms, 19 suites and 18 Four Seasons Private Residences, Montreal’s Four… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels Canada awarded the 2019 Hall of Fame Award from the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels Canada, one of the country’s largest hotel franchisors, is excited to announce that it has been awarded the 2019 Hall of Fame Award, an annual Recognition Award from the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA). Of the Canadian Franchise Association’s 700 corporate members, only 32 have been awarded the Hall… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport’s summer flight schedule takes effect on March 31, 2019

VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Canada, China, Marocco, Greece and many more popular holiday destinations will be even more accessible in the future from Vienna The summer flight schedule at Vienna Airport takes effect on Sunday, March 31, 2019. New long-haul routes will be served by Austrian Airlines to Montreal, Air Canada to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Montreal now accepting reservations for its Spring 2019 opening

The Hotel will include MARCUS, the first Canadian restaurant by celebrated Chef Marcus Samuelsson Montreal, Canada, 2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Heralding the city’s world renowned festival season and the biggest sporting event in Canada, the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal is now confirming reservations for arrivals beginning June 1, 2019. “We are so excited to… Read the full press release

GTA dnata certified by IATA’s CEIV Pharma for its pharma handling processes and facilities in Toronto

Accreditation demonstrates GTA dnata’s capability to move pharma products under strictest standards   Toronto, Canada, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — GTA dnata, dnata’s joint-venture company in Canada, has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes and facilities in Toronto.  GTA dnata is the first ground services provider to be… Read the full press release

GTAA President and CEO Howard Eng to retire in 2020

TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) today (January 8, 2019) announced that GTAA President and CEO Howard Eng will retire in 2020 after 40 successful years as an airport executive, culminating with 8 superb years at the helm of Canada’s largest airport. “Howard… Read the full press release

Swissport Cargo Services Montreal earns CEIV certification for pharmaceutical logistics from IATA

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG is adding Montreal to its network of CEIV Pharma certified cargo warehouses. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling for the aviation industry has received the certification as the first air cargo handler in Canada. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)… Read the full press release

St. Regis Hotels and Resorts announces the opening of its first property in Canada — The St. Regis Toronto

Toronto, Canada, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — St. Regis Hotels and Resorts today (11/28/2018) announced the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis Toronto, marking the iconic luxury brand’s debut in Canada. Owned by Innvest, the landmark hotel is set to elevate Toronto’s luxury hospitality landscape with its world-renowned bespoke service, signature rituals and exquisite… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport selected by Chinese logistics firm EHL as its e-commerce hub to serve North America

EHL International Logistics Co. expansion bolsters EIA’s international trade hub status, spurring new jobs and export/import opportunities for Alberta businesses Edmonton, AB, 2018-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — EHL International Logistics Co. and Edmonton International Airport (EIA) signed an agreement on Nov. 9, 2018 in Shanghai, China, making the airport EHL’s new North American logistics… Read the full press release

Renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson to debut in Canada with a new-concept restaurant and bar at the new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

New York-based celebrity chef’s eponymous new restaurant and bar will join the city’s celebrated culinary community with Samuelsson’s inimitable style and cuisine Montreal, Canada, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson is partnering with the new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal with Marcus, a new-concept restaurant and bar that will bear both his name and his unique culinary… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways introduces additional weekly flight to its popular Doha – Montreal route from 17 December 2018

The award-winning airline will operate its fourth weekly service from Doha to Montreal with state-of-the-art Boeing 777 from 17 December 2018  Additional flight launched in time to meet peak winter holiday season DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is delighted to announce that it will introduce an additional weekly flight to… Read the full press release

SITA enhances its airport operations and passenger flow management solutions with the acquisition of MEXIA Interactive

Acquisition will enhance SITA’s passenger flow and queue management capabilities Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, today (06 November 2018) announced the acquisition of private company MEXIA Interactive (“MEXIA”), a leading global provider of curb-to-gate passenger analytics for the air transport industry. The… Read the full press release

ALPA elects WestJet Capt. Tim Perry as ALPA Canada president

WASHINGTON D.C., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday (October 17, 2018), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) elected ALPA Canada Board officers to advance the union’s work as the leading advocate for professional airline pilots in Canada. The elections were held during the union’s 47th regular biennial Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C…. Read the full press release

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport welcomes Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop

Airline is the first Canadian ULCC to cross the border, offering affordable service from five U.S. airports Calgary, Alberta, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Swoop, Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), today (August 02, 2018) announced its entrance into the U.S. market with five new international flight routes available for purchase through April 27, 2019…. Read the full press release

IHG® announces the opening of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trois-Rivières in Quebec, its 100th Holiday Inn Express® hotel in Canada

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today (24 JULY 2018) announces that it has crossed the milestone of 100 open Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Canada, with the opening of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trois-Rivières in Quebec.  Located at 2000 rue des Grands-Marchés… Read the full press release

North America: Tourism trends for 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for North America, Viola Ncube. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The outlook for North America looks incredibly positive, which is sure to result in bountiful opportunities for independent hoteliers in the region. Despite constant political ups and downs, the US economy remains strong… Read the full press release

Norwegian unveils summer 2019 schedule with 37% more weekly departures from Ireland to the USA and Canada

Airline confirms summer 2019 schedule with new route and increases from Dublin and Shannon Flights from Cork Airport to Providence-Boston to return next summer LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian today (Jul 20, 2018) continues its growth in Ireland by announcing its new expanded 2019 summer schedule with 37% more weekly departures to… Read the full press release

Tourism Vancouver launches the evolution of Be A Host convention ambassador program — the MIND Partnership (Meeting and Innovation Network of Distinction)

Vancouver, Canada, 2018-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Last night, at a special gathering of the city’s top academics and industry leaders at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver launched the evolution of the organization’s successful Be A Host convention ambassador program. MIND Partnership (Meeting and Innovation Network of Distinction) is a group of thought leaders committed… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces signing of management and franchise agreements for nine Hyatt Place hotels and three Hyatt House hotels in Canada

Twelve Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels expected to open by 2020 TORONTO, 2018-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt today (June 6, 2018) announced plans to expand the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brand footprint in Canada with the signing of management and franchise agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for nine Hyatt Place hotel and three… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Georgia tops U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels list in British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. News & World Report today (February 6, 2018) unveiled its annual Best Hotels list, naming Rosewood Hotel Georgia the number one hotel across three separate categories including British Columbia, Canada, and Vancouver. The prestigious rankings evaluate more than 24,000 luxury properties across the United States, Europe, Canada,… Read the full press release

Jet Airways launches new pre-paid ‘Jet Global Pass’

Pre-paid ‘Jet Global Pass’ to help guests avoid last moment fare hikes Includes host of attractive privileges such as transferability and zero cancellation charges MUMBAI, India, 2017-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — In yet another first-of-its-kind initiative in the Indian aviation space, Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced the availability of a new pre-paid… Read the full press release

Destination Canada: Lonely Planet selects Canada as number one destination for 2017

Vancouver, Canada, 2016-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — If you’re looking for somewhere exciting to travel next year, look to Canada, Lonely Planet’s number one destination for 2017. Each year, the leading travel media company ranks destinations based on the diversity and quality of travel experiences offered. Results are published in the annual Best in Travel series…. Read the full press release

KLM expands route network from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with new flights to Belfast, Northern Ireland; Montpellier, France; Cracow, Poland and Edmonton, Canada

Starting today (May 18, 2015), KLM will fly daily to Belfast, Northern Ireland; Montpellier, France; and Cracow, Poland. Starting 19 May, KLM will operate three round trips per week between Amsterdam and Edmonton, Canada. The four new destinations signal an expansion in KLM’s route network from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2015-5-22 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association will be supporting partner of the 2nd Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference (PAITC) in Vancouver, Canada from September 12 -14, 2015

BANGKOK, 2014-12-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to be a supporting partner of the second Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference (PAITC), The event, organised by the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) and Aboriginal Tourism British Columbia (AtBC), will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia from September 12 -14, 2015…. Read the full press release

EIA: DHL opens new facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Opens new facility to improve access to oil and gas market and accommodate projected business growth for the next five year EDMONTON, 2014-10-24 — /Travel PR News/ — DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced the opening of a new facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Representing a significant investment of C$2.1 million, this new facility will… Read the full press release