Fewer flights, geopolitical tensions keeping Chinese tourists from B.C.

Visitors takes a guided treetop tour of UBC’s Greenheart Canopy Walkway on Aug. 22, 2008. The recent Chinese Traveler Sentiment Report suggested that, although more than 60 per cent of survey respondents said they wanted to travel outside their country in 2023, Canada is not on their priority list.JOHN LEHMANN/The Globe and Mail

Chinese tourists are slowly returning to destinations around the world, but British Columbia isn’t expected to see a surge of them any time soon. That’s a result of few international flights from China, no planned group tours to Canada and the impact of geopolitical tensions between

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Direct flights to operate from London to Calgary on Flair Airlines

Flair Airlines has announced another destination from London, Ont.

The airline is adding new service from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to London International Airport (YXU) for summer 2023.

The new service will further complement Flair’s growing presence in the Calgary-Ontario market. Service will be three times weekly and will start on June 1.

“The initial response in the London market to our entry to the market is proof positive that Londoners want low fares and more destinations. Flair Airlines is ready to deliver,” said Stephen Jones, CEO, Flair Airlines. “This summer, we’ll fly from London to

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Sunwing cancelling flights from North Bay and Sudbury

‘There were certainly a number of people that were looking forward to leaving from here but unfortunately not in the numbers that Sunwing needed to make the program viable’

A well-known travel agency based out of North Bay has confirmed that Sunwing is cancelling its winter flight schedule effective February 1 out of North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport. 

Chris Mayne, owner of Mayne Travel in North Bay, confirmed to BayToday the news which came only three days after Jack Garland Airport officials stated there would not be any future issues with North Bay Sunwing flights this winter. 

As of Tuesday,

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United Airlines is bringing back its beloved ice-cream sundae cart for business-class passengers on all long-haul international flights

United polaris first ice cream sundae

During the pandemic, the sundae cart was replaced with pre-packaged ice cream.David Slotnick/Business Insider

  • United Airlines says its ice-cream sundae cart is returning to long-haul international flights.

  • The cart was a fan favorite before it was discontinued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The sundae is currently only available on select flights from San Francisco.

United Airlines is bringing back its ice-cream sundae cart for business-class passengers on all long-haul international flights.

The ice cream had made a limited return last year but was only available on selected flights out of San Francisco.

The airline announced that many more passengers would

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“Enough is enough”: Agents blast Sunwing for suspending SK flights, recalling commissions

Travel advisors in Saskatchewan are starting the New Year with disappointed clients, mounting paperwork and thousands of dollars in lost income after Sunwing, last week, pulled the plug on sun flights from the province’s two biggest cities for more than a month.

On Dec. 29, Sunwing revealed that flights out of Saskatoon and Regina airports would be suspended immediately up to (and including) Friday, Feb. 3.

The move came after a winter storm crippled air travel across the country during the holiday rush, disrupting the itineraries of thousands of Canadians travelling with Sunwing and other airlines.

Before and after

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