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WTM Virtual: Canada highlights hotel openings and training opportunities

Over the past four months, Destination Canada has added 12 fresh new videos to its Agents Training Hub, and the region also has a range of new hotels that will open this year and in 2021.

Covering all provinces and territories with the exception of Alberta, Nunavut and Northwest Territories and with the addition of specific Parks Canada and Indigenous Tourism content, the videos average between 20-30 minutes and provide a rapid introduction of significant areas in Canada that British holidaymakers visit. The training hub was first launched in mid-June 2020 and included interviews with some leading tour operators and industry partners who provided some pertinent reasons to visit Canada, along with highlights and tips on selling the destinations among clients.

“We are delighted to have Provincial and Territorial focused webinars along with our friends at Parks Canada and Indigenous Tourism on our Training Hub. They give an excellent overview of the regions and product to help agents get to grips with selling Canada and putting together the perfect itinerary for their clients”, said Adam Hanmer, travel trade manager, Destination Canada.

Agents can find the videos here: https://www.destinationcanada.com/en/canada-specialist-program-united-kingdom

New hotel openings

The first Sutton Place property in Atlantic Canada, Sutton Place Hotel Halifax began taking reservations in September this year. An integral part of Nova Centre, the one-million-square-foot mixed development space includes the newly debuted Halifax Convention Centre. The hotel features 262 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, with an onsite contemporary restaurant, lounge and underground parking. 

Adding to Halifax’s hotel scene in 2021 will be Marriott International's first Autograph Collection hotel in Atlantic Canada and Halifax’s first five-star property, Muir. The 110-room hotel is slated to open as part of Queen's Marque, a $200-million mixed-use development in Halifax's historic waterfront area. The hotel’s tagline is “born of this place” and will be a showcase for Queen’s Marque’s investment in local art of over $7 million. 

Over in Ottawa, Ontario, the new Hyatt Place Ottawa - West is a sustainably minded luxury hotel opening in July 2021. The property features 140 spacious rooms, including 10 suites, with indoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre, bar and café, topping a list of amenities.


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