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May 17, 2012
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SAN FRANCISCO TRAVEL HOSTS TRADE SHOW IN VANCOUVER
17 supplier delegates from the Bay area showed the destination’s diversity
Amanda Stutt
Joe D'Alessandro
Joe D'Alessandro
Agents and supplier delegates gathered at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia last night for a trade show and reception hosted by San Francisco Travel. Vancouver was the trade show’s second stop in  Western Canada - San Francisco Travel hosted a similar event in Calgary this week. Seventeen supplier partners from San Francisco were in attendance at the event to show agents what the destination has to offer- not just in Bay area, but also from the surrounding areas of the Bay area region such as Mendocino, Shasta Cascades, Monterey and Carmel. “There’s a lot going on in San Francisco- there’s the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, America’s Cup next summer, and the U.S open in June,” said Joe... [Full text and pictures]
 
 
 
 
WESTJET LAUNCHES DAILY SERVICE TO WHITEHORSE FROM VANCOUVER
75th destination in the airline’s expanding network
!!WESTJET LAUNCHES DAILY SERVICE TO WHITEHORSE FROM VANCOUVER
WestJet today announced the launch of daily service to Whitehorse from Vancouver as part of the airline’s 2012 summer schedule. Whitehorse becomes WestJet's 75th destination, and is one of five cities joining the airline's North American and Caribbean network this season. WestJet has also confirmed... [Full text and pictures]
 
 
 
 
AIRNETS INTERNATIONAL GIVES AWAY MOVIE PASSES TO AGENTS
Cineplex movie package awarded to Calgary agent
!!AIRNETS INTERNATIONAL GIVES AWAY MOVIE PASSES TO AGENTS
National air consolidator Airnets International is rewarding two agents each month throughout the year with Cineplex movie packages that include four adult admission tickets to any Cineplex theatre, including Famous Players, Cineplex Odeon or Galaxy Cinemas, valued at $50. All online bookings issued between April and December 2012 will qualify... [Full text and pictures]
 
 
SUNQUEST PAYS FUEL SURCHARGE ON ALL SEPTEMBER DEPARTURES
No fuel surcharge promotion extended from May 17-30
!!SUNQUEST PAYS FUEL SURCHARGE ON ALL SEPTEMBER DEPARTURES
Effective May 17 and running until May 30, Sunquest is featuring a ‘We Pay the Fuel Surcharge promotion on all sun packages departing in September, from all gateways across Canada. Representing a savings of $240 per couple, the offer is valid on new bookings for travel between Sept. 1 and 30, 2012, to all destinations. This promotion is applicable to sun... [Full text and pictures]
 
 
VANCOUVER NAMED NORTH AMERICA’S TOP CITY FOR INT'L MEETINGS
Fourth time the city awarded top title
Pat Bell
Pat Bell
Tourism Vancouver announced that once again the city has been named North America’s top destination for international meetings by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The city was previously awarded the title in 2006, 2008 and and 2010. The Amsterdam-based ICCA releases an annual report ranking cities according to the number of international meetings hosted in the previous year. Vancouver hosted 55 international meetings in 2011, placing first in North America and 35th overall. The distinction reflects Vancouver’s attractiveness to planners and delegates both in North America and internationally, with the city outranking... [Full text and pictures]
 
 

 

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