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Air Canada’s Altitude 2018 Program
Here’s a summary of changes to Air Canada’s status program, Altitude.
As in past years, there are both “core privileges” and “select privileges.” The “core” ones are fixed and extended automatically to all members, but improve with your tier level.   For...
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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Posted on Friday, December 8, 2017



Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2017

Now that we've explored several themes, let's do a case study.

Recently we interviewed Jenna Ratcliffe, Project Coordinator with Nurse Next Door Home Care Services. Here, we explore this company’s unique approach to management and growth based on creating a caring, nurturing environment for its employees.

Here’s David Elmy’s (DE) interview with Jenna...
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Corporate Culture 2: The Power of Culture
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” Peter Drucker famously said. What he means is: if you get your employees’ attitudes and motivation aligned with your company’s values, everything else falls into place.
In this series, we are looking at different corporate cultures and different approaches to deliberately shape companies’ culture in ways...
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017

This is the first of an ongoing series of stories where we will explore corporate culture, particularly as it relates to travel.  We'll look at how various companies we support look after their employees and their unique policies and philosophies.  We are particularly interested, of course, in how they deal with their employees' needs when they travel.

One of the most memorable compliments I’ve ever received from a client about our travel agency was this: “The single...
Posted on Friday, July 7, 2017
Touring “The County” in Southern Ontario
When I was growing up in Southern Ontario, Prince Edward County (PEC) was a sleepy farming community with a few small villages and towns that no one had any particular reason to visit. In the past decade, however, Prince Edward County, located about 200 km east of Toronto and 200 km west of Montreal, has become a first class tourist destination, as well as a home of some very promising new wineries.
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Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017

 On June 11, 2017 we staged our 9th annual "Longest Day" Walk/Run event to raise money for Downtown Eastside causes.  This event brings together local people from our travel industry - airline executives, hotel employees, travel insurance account managers, travel agents, etc. - to support this worthy cause.

Each year, local members of the Vancouver area travel industry and friends get together for a fun race to raise money for a downtown eastside charity.   We're very proud of our local travel industry that not only thinks globally, but also locally, and...

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016

As most frequent-flyers in Canada know, Air Canada operates a loyalty program within a loyalty program, which is known a "Altitude."  Based on actual mileage flown during the calendar year (or, alternatively, number of flights), you may be awarded Prestige 25K, Elite 35K, Elite 50K, Elite 75K, or Super Elite 100K status for the following year.  With each higher status level comes additional benefits.  For example, 35K members get access to Air Canada's Maple Leaf lounges, while members with 50K status or better are given "Gold Status" with all...

Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2016