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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.

Sunwing Airlines and pilots reach tentative agreement

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 23, 2021 21:03

The Unifor 7378 Sunwing Pilot collective agreement expired on November 30, 2020, and it was announced that a tentative agreement has been reached with Sunwing Airlines which operates out of ... Read More

WestJet announces retirement of Chief Operating Officer

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021 19:39

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 23:05

Canada's Minister of Transport and the airlines urged to do whatever it takes to support Canadian aviation workers in the same way other countries have done Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 22:53

The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. Self-isolation is one of the most effective ways ... Read More

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 01:12

The outspoken Jamaica Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is urging the UK and Canada to adjust their latest one size fits all COVID policies. He explained why Jamaica as a ... Read More

WestJet slashes capacity over ‘rushed government testing regime’

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 8, 2021 16:03

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 19:33

WestJet announced that it is “safely” returning its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX jets to passenger service as of January 21. Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 27, 2020 01:20

The Canadian Government issued this public information release on the new string of the more transmissible COVID-19 variant. The Government of Canada has a monitoring program in place with the provinces and territories ... Read More

Montréal renews COVID-19 state of emergency

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 26, 2020 18:12

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

Next Generation COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 24, 2020 02:15

A new strain of the coronavirus - the next generation COVID-19 - has emerged and is responsible for a 70 percent increase in infections in London alone. It has also ... Read More

Qatar Airways announces daily flights to Montreal

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 23, 2020 16:01

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it will begin incrementally increasing flights to Montréal from 16 January 2021 and operate daily frequencies by 25 February 2021, up from the previously ... Read More

Canada suspends all flights from the UK

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 21, 2020 02:54

Earlier today, the UK Prime Minister convened a meeting of the Incident Response Group to discuss the new variant of COVID-19 identified in the United Kingdom. Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, Minister ... Read More

Air Canada operates 4,000th all-cargo flight

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 16, 2020 23:02

Air Canada said today that with the flight of AC 7227 from Toronto to Lima it has now operated 4,000 all-cargo flights since launching into the cargo-only-flight business in March of ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 16, 2020 18:06

Qatar Airways welcomed Air Canada’s inaugural flight from Toronto to Doha today, establishing Hamad International Airport as the only airport in the Middle East to be operated with a scheduled ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 12, 2020 16:31

Transat A.T. Inc., one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada's holiday travel leader, announces its results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2020. ... Read More

Air Canada offers optional biometric boarding for US to Canada flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 11, 2020 23:06

Air Canada said today it is the first Canadian airline to offer its customers the safety and convenience of a new boarding option utilizing facial biometrics.  The technology is now ... Read More

PAL Airlines announces new winter schedule for Atlantic Canada and Quebec

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 11, 2020 22:04

PAL Airlines announced new enhanced winter schedule for Atlantic Canada and Quebec, designed to meet market demand with new capacity, solidify its new fleet of Q400 aircraft in regular commercial ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 10, 2020 18:54

The number of international travelers from Canada to Costa Rica is set to grow from 233,143 in 2019 to 360,344 in 2024, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) ... Read More

WestJet expands pre-travel Hawaii testing to British Columbia

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 7, 2020 22:48

WestJet today announced it has collaborated with LifeLabs in British Columbia to offer State of Hawaii-approved pre-departure testing. A negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of departure will exempt the guest ... Read More

Bahrain’s UNWTO Candidate Supports Accessible Travel for All

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 1, 2020 09:10

World Tourism Network started its launch celebration today. The newly formed organization with more than 1000 members and observers in 122 countries put aside an entire month to celebrate. It ... Read More

Evidence: Wearing masks saves lives

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- November 29, 2020 20:04

 Ontario's doctors say that wearing a mask or other face covering is one of the easiest and most effective things everyone can do to stop the spread of COVID and ... Read More

WestJet and Vancouver Airport Authority launch COVID-19 Testing Study

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 28, 2020 16:12

Today marked the launch of the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study, a collaborative effort between researchers from UBC and Providence Health Care and project sponsors WestJet and Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR). ... Read More

Air Canada receives IATA Environmental Assessment Stage 2 certification

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 21, 2020 16:53

As part of Air Canada’s commitment to operating in a sustainable and responsible manner, the airline recently undertook a rigorous certification process with the International Air Transport Association to receive ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 19, 2020 01:24

Hong Kong is becoming an international concern, and this is not about COVID-19. The text of the following statement addressed to the People's Republic of China was released by the ... Read More

ALOHA again to visitors from Canada, Korea, Taiwan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 18, 2020 22:51

The State of Hawaii re-introduced tourism on October 15 by allowing fellow Americans from the US mainland to arrive in the Aloha State without having to go through a 14-day ... Read More

Qatar Airways and Air Canada sign codeshare agreement

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 18, 2020 18:57

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it has finalized a codeshare agreement with Air Canada applicable for travel between Doha and Toronto. Sales have started with the first codeshare flight ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 17, 2020 15:31

Travelport today announced that Agencia Global, the business-to-business platform of one of Canada’s premiere full-service travel wholesalers, Voyages à La Carte, has signed a new multi-year agreement that significantly expands ... Read More

Transat seeks shareholders’ approval of deal with Air Canada

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 14, 2020 18:49

Transat A.T. Inc., announces the mailing to its shareholders of its management proxy solicitation circular and related proxy materials in connection with the special meeting of shareholders to be held ... Read More

Air Canada launches transformed Aeroplan program

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 10, 2020 15:41

Air Canada said today that its transformed Aeroplan loyalty program is now live. Existing Aeroplan accounts and membership numbers have automatically moved to the new program. Aeroplan miles are now ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 8, 2020 21:39

Today, the Canadian Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, issued a statement triggering a response from the Westjet CEO saying: "We will evaluate this afternoon's statement from the Government of Canada and ... Read More

Minister Bartlett remembers Canadian Tourism icon Edith Baxter

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 6, 2020 19:18

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed deep regret at the passing of long-time friend and industry colleague Edith Baxter, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Canadian publishing group Baxter Media. ... Read More

Canada announces new mandatory requirements for travelers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 3, 2020 02:05

As part of Canada's efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all travelers are required to provide specific information upon and after entry into Canada. This includes requirements to provide ... Read More

WestJet announces start of Alberta-based quarantine trial

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 2, 2020 23:59

WestJet today welcomed WS1511 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Calgary International Airport (YYC) as the first of its international flights eligible to participate in a new Government of Alberta testing ... Read More

WestJet reveals its flagship WestJet Elevation Lounge

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020 19:17

Today, WestJet proudly revealed its flagship lounge – the WestJet Elevation Lounge. Boasting more than 9,300 square feet of premium space with panoramic views and Canadian-inspired details, the WestJet Elevation ... Read More