Hong Kong Airlines will operate a daily direct flight between Hong Kong and Vancouver from June 30th this year. The route will be operated by Airbus A330 aircraft. Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017 with events in place throughout the calendar.
Aeromexico will launch a new service from Mexico City to Calgary, the largest city in the Canadian province of Alberta, on June 1st. With this new flight, Calgary becomes the fourth destination Aeromexico serves in Canada, and its 19th destination in North America.
Tourisme Québec will showcase the province’s festivities, events and new openings at World Travel Market London with a focus on Montréal’s 375th anniversary next year. Montréal will be hosting a year-long city-wide party to celebrate its 375th anniversary in 2017, with December 2016 marking the launch of the festivities.
Visitors to the Canadian capital now have even more choice of quality accommodation to choose from thanks to the opening of the 148-room Alt Hotel Ottawa. The newly built property is conveniently located on Slater Street, just a few blocks away from the city’s iconic Parliament Buildings and is less than a mile from the bustling ByWard Market district; the perfect location for holidaymakers and business travellers alike.
Air Transat has launched Scotland’s newest route, with a service from Glasgow Airport to Montreal Pierre Trudeau Airport. The new weekly flight, which runs until October, connects the province of Quebec to Scotland for the first time. Montreal is Canada’s second largest city with a population of just over 3.5 million people.
Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation has appointed leading travel and tourism representation firm Hills Balfour to spearhead and manage its trade relations, consumer marketing and PR strategy in the UK and Ireland, following a competitive pitch. Larger than France and Spain combined, Ontario is a stunning region full of beautiful landscapes, vibrant cities, and fascinating culture.
Five members of the same family are believed to be among those killed following a plane crash in Canada. In total seven people died as a small twin-engine turboprop plane crashed on an island off the east coast of Quebec.
The arrival of William Gray, a new hotel slated to open summer 2016, is poised to revolutionise Old Montreal with its exciting array of offerings for both local Montrealers and international travellers. Located on St-Vincent, just steps away from Place Jacques-Cartier and the Old Port, the hotel offers 127 guest rooms and suites, over 10,000 sq. ft. of event space, a 180 seat restaurant, a rooftop terrace, a luxury spa with an outdoor pool, a boutique, a café, and exquisite views of Montreal’s iconic landmarks.
Visitors to the Canadian capital now have even more choice of quality accommodation to choose from thanks to the opening of the newly-renovated 261-room Holiday Inn Ottawa East. The hotel on Joseph Cyr Street is the latest offering from the Intercontinental Hotel Group and is perfect for travellers on business or for holidaymakers looking for exceptional value in a prime location.
Ottawa Tourism has appointed Michael Crockatt to the roles of president and chief executive, effective March 7th, 2016. “After an extensive national search that attracted candidates from across Canada and the United States, I am delighted that we been able to secure Michael for this important tourism leadership position,” said Geoff Publow, chair of the Ottawa Tourism board of directors.
Preparations are firmly underway to mark Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 in the capital city Ottawa. Holidaymakers are invited to join in the year-long celebrations. The year will mark the sesquicentennial year of the British North America Act of July 1st, 1867, which created the country called Canada.