On June 7, Destination British Columbia, Destination Vancouver and YVR teamed up with Air Canada in Australia to host an industry event in celebration of the return of Air Canada’s direct service from Vancouver to Brisbane, commencing on July 3, 2022.
The event was held at Lina Rooftop a new trendy bar overlooking Brisbane skyline. Travel agents were welcomed with celebration beverages, poutine and snow cones for an aesthetic Canadian appeal.
Destination British Columbia’s Australian PR and media representative Lizzie Doyle attended and presented to over 100 key industry representatives on the icons of British Columbia, as well as Vancouver.
Air Canada had their entire sales team present, with Australia’s General Manager, Vic Naughton announcing the service to commence on July 3, with four flights per week. AC also noted this will be the only service to Vancouver out of Queensland that offers premium economy, and proudly noted AC is one of very few airlines still paying travel agent commissions.
Agents welcomed the news and were enthusiastic to sell the service. Agents were also very engaged in understanding more about the icons of British Columbia and Vancouver, asking Lizzie for itinerary advise after the presentation, particularly aligned to expanding in BC post Alaska cruising, an itinerary combination that was very popular pre pandemic.
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