Archived Newsletters

July 2019


Effective immediately, Air Canada has implemented an enhanced check-in process to improve the travel experience for customers and to help ensure the carrier can meet the requirements of the new Canadian Airline Passenger Protection Regulations taking effect July 15, 2019.

Customers checking in through any Air Canada channel will be required to include a mobile phone number or email address through which they can be contacted directly during their trip.

Contact your UNIGLOBE Travel Advisor to ensure your personal profile information has been updated and we will add these requirements to all your airline bookings..

For more information on the Canadian Airlines Passenger Protection Regulations, click here



A new agreement between Canada and the United States extends preclearance for travellers crossing by land, rail and sea. Early stages of planning are underway for pre-clearances for train passengers travelling from Montreal into New York and on the Rocky Mountaineer railway in British Columbia, which extends into Washington State.  The two countries have also agreed to add US preclearance operations at Billy Bishop airport in Toronto and Jean Lesage airport in Quebec City.

The agreement  will soon allow travellers and cargo to preclear customs before they leave, allowing an easier movement of people and goods crossing the border. 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the US President, announced that they intend to implement the new preclearance agreement this summer as part of a deal that has been in the works for years.



Fairmont Vancouver Airport is the only soundproofed, luxury hotel and spa conveniently located within Vancouver's International Airport (YVR). Situated directly above the US departures terminal and check-in counters, the hotel is a short stroll from both International arrivals and the Domestic arrivals and departures area.  Recently voted the #1 Airport Hotel in North America for the sixth year in a row at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, this AAA / CAA 4-diamond Vancouver airport luxury hotel features breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views, diverse dining choices and an indoor pool, health club and spa.

The Fairmont Gold level, which includes 38 guestrooms and private lounge, has been newly renovated with the lounge having exclusive 24-hour access.   In addition, Fairmont Gold guests receive access to the “FasTrack” lane at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) Security Screening – skip the lines!


Exclusive to guests staying on the Fairmont Gold level

  • Private check-in
  • Private lounge exclusively for Fairmont Gold guests
  • Complimentary extensive breakfast selections in the lounge
  • Afternoon canapés & honor bar and special food & beverage offerings served 24 hours
  • Dedicated Fairmont Gold Manager to assist with anything for your stay
  • Complimentary newspapers and personalized wake-up calls
  • Computer access in lounge with high-speed Internet
  • Complimentary use of boardroom in select locations
  • Complimentary in-room high-speed internet access

Fairmont President’s Club merged into Le Club Accor, Accor Hotels guest loyalty and rewards program, on July 1, 2018.  If you have not yet registered or renewed your Le Club Accor membership, please click the link below.   Le Club Accor in a complimentary program – frequent travellers receive benefits and earn rewards.

Sign Up Here



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