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Five Minutes With Chris Vanden Hooven
Cathay Pacific’s general sales manager, Western Canada, takes on new position as country manager, Vietnam after 13 years in Vancouver
Amanda Stutt
Chris Vanden Hooven
Chris Vanden Hooven
Cathay Pacific’s general manager, Western Canada, has taken on new role with the airline: country manager, Vietnam, based in Hoh Chi Minh City (Saigon). Prior to his departure next month and on the heels of Cathay Pacific’s win for World’s Best Airline at the Annual Skytrax awards this month, HelloWestTravel.com caught up with the travel industry veteran during his final days in Vancouver. HWT: Tell us about your changing role at Cathay Pacific. Vanden Hooven: I’ve been with Cathay Pacific in Canada for 27 years, and as general manager, Western Canada... Full text... and comments...
 
 
Egencia And Hyatt Announce New Agreement
Hyatt properties now included in Egencia’s preferred rate program
!!Egencia And Hyatt Announce New Agreement
Egencia, the business travel brand of Expedia, Inc. and Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced at the GBTA convention in Los Angeles that their affiliates have entered into a new multi-year agreement to include Hyatt properties around the world in the Egencia Preferred Rate (EPR) program. Hotels participating in the EPR program will offer... Full text... and comments...
 
 
Uncommon Journeys Unveils New Line Up Of Fall Trips
5 new rail & cruise itineraries available from the west coast to Atlantic Canada
Uncommon Journeys Unveils New Line Up Of Fall Trips
This fall, Uncommon Journeys is showcasing five new trip itineraries to top destinations from the West coast to Atlantic Canada and New England. A must-do for any traveller’s bucket-list is the classic cross-Canada excursion available on the 2014 Great Canadian Train Ride. Hotel stays in Banff and Jasper are paired with events ashore to make this 13-day journey the only of its kind to... Full text... and comments...
 
 
Vancouver’s Top Chef Headlines Food Festival At Silver Star
Celebrity chef David Hawksworth’s culinary creations on display at Okanagan resort
David Hawksworth, Photo credit: Hawksworth Restaurant
David Hawksworth, Photo credit: Hawksworth Restaurant
Silver Star Mountain Resort has announced that one of Canada’s leading culinary talents, Chef David Hawksworth, is hosting an exclusive dinner to start off the resort’s Wine and Food Festival on the weekend of Aug. 8. Chef Hawksworth has appeared as a guest judge on Food Network Canada’s Top Chef and his Vancouver-based Hawksworth Restaurant was winner of Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards in 2012 and 2013 for... Full text... and comments...
 
 
Sunquest Features ‘Luxury For Less’ Promotion
Offer valid on Now Resorts & Spas bookings made by July 30
!!Sunquest Features ‘Luxury For Less’ Promotion
Sunquest’s ‘Luxury for Less’ promotion continues, this time with savings of up to $400 per couple on all Now Resorts & Spas on bookings made by July 30. Designed with families in mind, and specializing in multi-generational vacations, Now Resorts & Spas is offering unlimited-luxury service in Puerto Vallarta, the Riviera Maya and Punta Cana. The ‘Luxury for Less’ promotion is valid... Full text... and comments...
 
 
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