JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Reopens for Summer

Parq Vancouver (Photo: Jeff Vinnick) VANCOUVER — After temporarily suspending operations due to COVID-19, JW Marriott Parq Vancouver re-opened its doors on June 27. Implementing new safety procedures and technologies — and boasting more than 60,000 sq. ft....

Charles Suddaby Retires from Cushman & Wakefied

TORONTO — After 12 years with Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation & Advisory Group, Charles Suddaby is retiring. Cushman recruited Suddaby to establish its Hospitality & Gaming valuation practice in Canada and, under his leadership, the...

Toronto Pearson Launches Healthy-Airport Program Featuring Partnership with BlueDot

Autonomous Cleaner (CNW Group/Greater Toronto Airports Authority) TORONTO — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), which operates and maintains Toronto Pearson, recently launched its “Healthy-Airport” commitment, a comprehensive program that outlines the steps the airport...

Tourism HR Canada Launches Recovery Toolkit

OTTAWA — Tourism HR Canada launched the COVID-19 Tourism Workforce Recovery Toolkit on June 24 to guide the hard-hit industry as it works to recover and build resiliency for the medium to long term....

The Americas Striving for Stronger, Greener and More Innovative Future for Tourism

MADRID — Though kept apart physically, the 65th meeting of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas saw the region’s 22 member states more united than ever in their determination to...

Government Announces Tourism Support for Quebec and Atlantic Canada

OTTAWA — The Government of Canada is set to invest $46-million to support the tourism sectors in Quebec and Atlantic Canada. The new commitments complement the funding each province is receiving from Destination Canada...

Restrictions on Travel Easing as Europe Leads Cautious Re-start of Tourism

MADRID — Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to re-start in a growing number of destinations. The latest research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)...

New Luxury Hotel to Open in Halifax

HALIFAX — The Armour Group Limited has unveiled plans for Nova Scotia’s first five-star hotel located in the new Queen’s Marque district on the Halifax Waterfront. Set to open in 2021, MUIR (Gaelic for sea)...

Canadian Travel Searches Indicate Initial Signs of Hotel Recovery

TORONTO— According to Expedia Group search data, Canadians are increasing their intent to travel this summer and shifting their focus towards local trips. While Canadian domestic-travel searches steadily dropped throughout March and into April,...

Government Extends Time Period for Temporary Layoffs

GATINEAU, Que. — The Minister of Labour announced changes to extend time periods for temporary layoffs, on June 23, to allow employers more time to recall laid-off employees. The temporary changes are intended to...

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