As we count down to the opening date of Rendez-vous Canada 2018, Canada’s premier international tourism marketplace, get to know our Diamond sponsors – Discover Global Network and Air Canada and our Platinum sponsor – Destination British Columbia.
Discover® Global Network
Discover® Global Network, the global payments brand of Discover Financial Services, processes millions of cardholder transactions each day. Discover Global Network includes Discover Network, Diners Club International®, PULSE® and Network Alliance Partners from around the globe.
Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. In 2017, Air Canada carried over 48 million passengers, offering direct passenger service to more than 200 destinations on six continents. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, providing the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and employs 30,000 people. Its corporate headquarters are located in Montreal.
Air Canada Signature Service
Air Canada Signature Service is the airline’s new, industry leading, end-to-end premium travel experience, featuring the new Air Canada Signature Class cabin and access to the ultra premium Air Canada Signature Suite at Toronto Pearson. Currently available on international travel – transcontinental can be booked immediately and service begins on June 1.
The Boeing 737 MAX joined Air Canada’s fleet in 2017 with firm orders for 61, and 16 to be delivered by the end of 2018. This builds on the airline’s recent international fleet renewal of state-of-the-art and fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Air Canada plans to operate 35 Boeing 787 Dreamliners by the end of 2018, including 27 larger Boeing 787-9 versions. The 737 MAX is now flying from Halifax to London, England, daily between June 1 and October 28.
New International routes in 2018:
• Toronto to Shannon, Zagreb, Porto, Bucharest. • Montreal to Tokyo-Narita, Dublin, Bucharest, Lisbon. • Vancouver to Paris and Zurich.
Destination British Columbia
British Columbia is a land of abundance. A home of giants. A wild place where nature, not man, creates the boundaries. Range after range of glaciated mountains pierce the sky. The Pacific Ocean claws at the shoreline, cut by hundreds of impossibly deep, blue fjords and sprinkled with thousands of forested islands. In coastal villages, locals share their knowledge of the land and water and share seafood caught fresh from the ocean. Along the coast is the legendary Great Bear Rainforest, the largest remaining intact temperate rainforest in the world.
The natural environment is the backdrop to multi-cultural urban centres offering a mix of refined culture and raw nature. Vancouver: a city on the edge of the wilderness, overflowing with fine dining, shopping, nightlife, and the arts; and Victoria: BC’s capital, with its British heritage and its many renowned parks and gardens.
Whether it’s the rush of feeling like you’re standing on the edge of the earth, or the deafening quiet of a misty, mystical shoreline, the exhilaration of British Columbia reminds you how it feels to be alive. To connect with something real, something pure. Here, you are wild at heart.
We look forward to seeing you at Rendez-vous Canada 2018 in Halifax and invite you to join us in our networking zone to relax, reconnect, refresh and enjoy a glimpse of what makes us Super, Natural British Columbia®!