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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area.

WestJet announces retirement of Chief Operating Officer
Airline News

WestJet announces retirement of Chief Operating Officer

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021

Captain Jeff Martin, WestJet Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer announces his retirement Read More

Canada’s airline workers devastated by lack of direct financial aid to sector
Aviation News

Canada’s airline workers devastated by lack of direct financial aid to sector

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021

Canada's Minister of Transport and the airlines urged to do whatever it takes to support Canadian aviation workers in the ... Read More

Canada funds new COVID-19 safe voluntary isolation center in Waterloo, Ontario
Canada Travel News

Canada funds new COVID-19 safe voluntary isolation center in Waterloo, Ontario

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021

The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister urges UK and Canada to revise COVID policies
Aviation News

Jamaica Tourism Minister urges UK and Canada to revise COVID policies

Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica- January 11, 2021

The outspoken Jamaica Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is urging the UK and Canada to adjust their latest one size ... Read More

WestJet slashes capacity over ‘rushed government testing regime’
Airline News

WestJet slashes capacity over ‘rushed government testing regime’

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 8, 2021

WestJet Group to stand down equivalent of 1,000 employees and reduce capacity by a third Read More

WestJet announces Boeing 737 MAX return-to service plan
Airline News

WestJet announces Boeing 737 MAX return-to service plan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021

WestJet announced that it is “safely” returning its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX jets to passenger service as of January ... Read More

How much more dangerous is the new COVID-19 string?
Health News

How much more dangerous is the new COVID-19 string?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 27, 2020

The Canadian Government issued this public information release on the new string of the more transmissible COVID-19 variant. The Government ... Read More

Montréal renews COVID-19 state of emergency
Canada Travel News

Montréal renews COVID-19 state of emergency

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 26, 2020

In accordance with the Civil Protection Act, Montréal's executive committee has renewed on December 26 the state of emergency for the ... Read More

Next Generation COVID-19
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Next Generation COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 24, 2020

A new strain of the coronavirus - the next generation COVID-19 - has emerged and is responsible for a 70 ... Read More

Qatar Airways announces daily flights to Montreal
Airline News

Qatar Airways announces daily flights to Montreal

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 23, 2020

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it will begin incrementally increasing flights to Montréal from 16 January 2021 and operate ... Read More

Canada suspends all flights from the UK
Airline News

Canada suspends all flights from the UK

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 21, 2020

Earlier today, the UK Prime Minister convened a meeting of the Incident Response Group to discuss the new variant of ... Read More

Air Canada operates 4,000th all-cargo flight
Airline News

Air Canada operates 4,000th all-cargo flight

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 16, 2020

Air Canada said today that with the flight of AC 7227 from Toronto to Lima it has now operated 4,000 all-cargo ... Read More

First Air Canada flight from Toronto to Doha lands at Hamad International Airport
Airline News

First Air Canada flight from Toronto to Doha lands at Hamad International Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 16, 2020

Qatar Airways welcomed Air Canada’s inaugural flight from Toronto to Doha today, establishing Hamad International Airport as the only airport ... Read More

Transat: Our results reflect COVID-19’s devastating impact on travel industry
Airline News

Transat: Our results reflect COVID-19’s devastating impact on travel industry

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 12, 2020

Transat A.T. Inc., one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada's holiday travel leader, announces its ... Read More

Air Canada offers optional biometric boarding for US to Canada flights
Airline News

Air Canada offers optional biometric boarding for US to Canada flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 11, 2020

Air Canada said today it is the first Canadian airline to offer its customers the safety and convenience of a ... Read More

PAL Airlines announces new winter schedule for Atlantic Canada and Quebec
Airline News

PAL Airlines announces new winter schedule for Atlantic Canada and Quebec

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 11, 2020

PAL Airlines announced new enhanced winter schedule for Atlantic Canada and Quebec, designed to meet market demand with new capacity, ... Read More

Travel from Canada to Costa Rica projected to grow 54.6% by 2024
Breaking Travel News

Travel from Canada to Costa Rica projected to grow 54.6% by 2024

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 10, 2020

The number of international travelers from Canada to Costa Rica is set to grow from 233,143 in 2019 to 360,344 ... Read More

WestJet expands pre-travel Hawaii testing to British Columbia
Airline News

WestJet expands pre-travel Hawaii testing to British Columbia

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 7, 2020

WestJet today announced it has collaborated with LifeLabs in British Columbia to offer State of Hawaii-approved pre-departure testing. A negative ... Read More

Bahrain’s UNWTO Candidate Supports Accessible Travel for All
Accessible Travel

Bahrain’s UNWTO Candidate Supports Accessible Travel for All

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 1, 2020

World Tourism Network started its launch celebration today. The newly formed organization with more than 1000 members and observers in ... Read More

Evidence: Wearing masks saves lives
Breaking Travel News

Evidence: Wearing masks saves lives

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- November 29, 2020

 Ontario's doctors say that wearing a mask or other face covering is one of the easiest and most effective things ... Read More

WestJet and Vancouver Airport Authority launch COVID-19 Testing Study
Airline News

WestJet and Vancouver Airport Authority launch COVID-19 Testing Study

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 28, 2020

Today marked the launch of the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study, a collaborative effort between researchers from UBC and Providence Health ... Read More

Air Canada receives IATA Environmental Assessment Stage 2 certification
Airline News

Air Canada receives IATA Environmental Assessment Stage 2 certification

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 21, 2020

As part of Air Canada’s commitment to operating in a sustainable and responsible manner, the airline recently undertook a rigorous ... Read More

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA ask China: Stop Hong Kong Policy!
Breaking Travel News

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA ask China: Stop Hong Kong Policy!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 19, 2020

Hong Kong is becoming an international concern, and this is not about COVID-19. The text of the following statement addressed ... Read More

ALOHA again to visitors from Canada, Korea, Taiwan
Airline News

ALOHA again to visitors from Canada, Korea, Taiwan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 18, 2020

The State of Hawaii re-introduced tourism on October 15 by allowing fellow Americans from the US mainland to arrive in ... Read More

Qatar Airways and Air Canada sign codeshare agreement
Airline News

Qatar Airways and Air Canada sign codeshare agreement

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 18, 2020

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it has finalized a codeshare agreement with Air Canada applicable for travel between Doha ... Read More

Travelport expands relationship with Voyages a la Carte’s Agencia Global
Travel Technology News

Travelport expands relationship with Voyages a la Carte’s Agencia Global

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 17, 2020

Travelport today announced that Agencia Global, the business-to-business platform of one of Canada’s premiere full-service travel wholesalers, Voyages à La ... Read More

Transat seeks shareholders’ approval of deal with Air Canada
Airline News

Transat seeks shareholders’ approval of deal with Air Canada

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 14, 2020

Transat A.T. Inc., announces the mailing to its shareholders of its management proxy solicitation circular and related proxy materials in ... Read More

Air Canada launches transformed Aeroplan program
Airline News

Air Canada launches transformed Aeroplan program

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 10, 2020

Air Canada said today that its transformed Aeroplan loyalty program is now live. Existing Aeroplan accounts and membership numbers have ... Read More

Westjet has no comments after Canadian Transport Minister demands connectivity and refunds
Airline News

Westjet has no comments after Canadian Transport Minister demands connectivity and refunds

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 8, 2020

Today, the Canadian Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, issued a statement triggering a response from the Westjet CEO saying: ... Read More

Minister Bartlett remembers Canadian Tourism icon Edith Baxter
People in Travel & Tourism

Minister Bartlett remembers Canadian Tourism icon Edith Baxter

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 6, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed deep regret at the passing of long-time friend and industry colleague Edith ... Read More

Canada announces new mandatory requirements for travelers
Breaking Travel News

Canada announces new mandatory requirements for travelers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 3, 2020

As part of Canada's efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all travelers are required to provide specific information upon ... Read More

WestJet announces start of Alberta-based quarantine trial
Airline News

WestJet announces start of Alberta-based quarantine trial

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 2, 2020

WestJet today welcomed WS1511 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Calgary International Airport (YYC) as the first of its international flights ... Read More

WestJet reveals its flagship WestJet Elevation Lounge
Airport news

WestJet reveals its flagship WestJet Elevation Lounge

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

Today, WestJet proudly revealed its flagship lounge – the WestJet Elevation Lounge. Boasting more than 9,300 square feet of premium ... Read More

Canada’s airports expect massive fee increases and  service reductions
Airport news

Canada’s airports expect massive fee increases and service reductions

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

The failure of government and the airline industry to embrace a holistic approach to aviation support during the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More

COVID-19 Official Update by the Chief Public Health Officer
Health News

COVID-19 Official Update by the Chief Public Health Officer

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2020

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As the resurgence of COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking ... Read More

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