The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts debuted in Hungary in June 2021 with the opening of the Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest. Image here shows the exterior of the Matild Palace. Photo is courtesy of Marriott International

The Luxury Collection debuts in Hungary

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The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, made its debut in the Hungarian market in June with the opening of Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, Matild Palace underwent a five-year…
Hosted buyer registration is now open for IBTM World Virtual and IBTM World In-Person, the latter taking place at Fira Barcelona, shown here. Photo by Rafael Vargas.

Hosted buyer registration open for IBTM World

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Hosted Buyer registration is now open for IBTM World, which will be held for the first time in a hybrid format. The IBTM World in-person event will take place at Fira, Barcelona from November 30 to December 2, 2021, for the first…
Canada-US network is being rebuilt by Air Canada following Canadian federal government announcing easing of restrictions at Canada-US border, beginning August 9, 2021. Image shows an Air Canada Boeing 787. Photo courtesy of Air Canada.

Air Canada rebuilding Canada-US network

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Air Canada is rebuilding its Canada-US network with a summer transborder schedule that includes 55 routes and 34 destinations, with up to 220 daily flights between the two countries. "The easing of travel restrictions announced today by the federal government is an…
Canada will begin opening its borders on August 9, 2021. Image her shows a woman headed to Canada. Photo is by Stadtratte from Getty Images | Canva.

Canada opening border to fully vaccinated travelers

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Canada will begin opening its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the United States on August 9, 2021, as long as the country's "domestic epidemiological situation" remains favourable. The Government of Canada announced its decision to move forward with adjusted border measures…
Employees remain strongly motivated by incentive travel, according to IRF research. Top destinations pictured here (l-r from top) Caribbean, Hawaii and Western Europe. Images from Canva.

Employees remain motivated by incentive travel: IRF study

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Employees continue to be strongly motivated by group incentive travel, according to new research from the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF). For the study, the IRF surveyed 401 employees, all but five of whom were from the United States. Qualifications to respond to…


IMEX America will be held November 9-11, 2021 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. Image here shows attendees at the 2019 edition of the show conducting business on the show floor. Photo courtesy of IMEX America.

IMEX America seeing acceleration in buyer demand

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IMEX America organizer, IMEX Group, reports that buyer demand is accelerating ahead of the 2021 edition of the show. Just one month after registration went live for the show, hosted buyer demand is higher than it was at the same point in…
1 Hotel Toronto opens August 4, 2021. Image here shows the lobby of the property. Photo courtesy of SH Hotels & Resorts.

1 Hotel Toronto accepting reservations

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1 Hotel Toronto is now accepting reservations. The 112-key property will open on August 4, 2021. It is the first location in Canada for the award-winning, nature-focused hotel brand founded by Barry Sternlicht, CEO and chairman of Starwood Capital Group. The King…
Air Canada Dreamliner flying over The Rockies. Photo courtesy of Air Canada.

Air Canada continues to rebuild its global network

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Air Canada's rebuild strategy will see the resumption of service between Calgary and Frankfurt and the launch of a new non-stop service from Montreal to Cairo, Egypt, this summer. "As travel restrictions ease across the globe, we are committed to rebuild our…
Porter Airlines will resume service on September 8, 2021. Image here shows one of the carrier's Dash 8-400 Turboprop Aircraft.

Porter Airlines restarting flights in September

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Porter Airlines will return to the skies on September 8, 2021, nearly 18 months after suspending flights due to COVID-19 public health and travel restrictions. The carrier's flight schedule is returning in phases. The first phase will see flights taking off for…