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Tourisme Montreal lets its balls hang out

The city celebrates an iconic art installation to get visitors to come to the city during Pride.

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AccorHotels drives travel recommendations with biometrics

The company is promoting its loyalty program with a platform that measures reactions to dozens of images.

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Hotels.com tries to rename the August long weekend

In a campaign stunt on Twitter, the travel site sourced ideas for a consistent name to be used across Canada.

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Aimia rejects Air Canada bid, partners with Porter

The company’s Aeroplan program will make the Toronto-based airline a preferred partner in 2020.

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Air Canada reveals proposal to acquire Aeroplan

A hostile bid from the airline (along with TD, CIBC and Visa) would set the stage for a new loyalty program.

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Tech in Action: A virtual preview of your next flight

Emirates uses VR to show travelers the kind of experience they can expect on their next flight.

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Porter joins competitor airlines with new entry-level fare

The company’s new offering falls within a North American-wide trend that’s several years in the making, says CMO Kevin Jackson.

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Travel Alberta names new agencies

C&B Advertising, Initiative, Isobar and Cardinal Path will help the organization turn the province into a “destination brand.”

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Parks Canada focuses on the memories

How the park service is continuing to increase visits after giving away millions of free passes during Canada’s 150th.

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The drive towards experience-based travel

Marriott and Airbnb expand their programs in a bid to capture travellers hungry for something more.

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WestJet hacks the future of air travel

Working with tech partners like Facebook, Google and Amazon, the airline aimed to signal a move toward a more tech-focused future.

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Ireland+Hall picks up luxury real estate client

The boutique agency will handle Canadian PR for The Fives Beach Hotel and Residences.

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Check it out: Via Rail gives new life to an old train

For its 40th anniversary, the rail service melted down a car to make tickets for trips across Canada.

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WestJet renews Las Vegas experiential push

Passengers get access to unique experiences in the city as part of the airline’s second destination campaign with Rethink.

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RBC and WestJet to launch new loyalty program

Ampli is the latest entrant into the already active coalition loyalty program space.