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March 2020

Uniglobe Travel launches revitalized brand

We have a new look!

On February 26, 2020, Uniglobe Travel International launched a new brand presence, an evolution of the brand created almost 40 years ago that has become synonymous with corporate travel. This new brand identity and design package reflects Uniglobe’s new mission – to drive client’s success through better travel.

Uniglobe’s worldwide network, represented in 60 countries, gives clients the benefit of accessing content and technology they wouldn’t get from an independent agency, combined with hands-on support from local agency owners who really care about their clients. Uniglobe’s local owners are personally invested in ensuring that they provide seamless travel experiences while effectively managing a travel budget. That approach is encapsulated in the new brand motto – Travel Well.

“Our new brand identity is sophisticated and professional but still pays tribute to the core values that the company was built on – flexibility, reliability and dependability,” says Martin Charlwood, President & Chief Operating Officer for Uniglobe Travel International. “As we worked on this renewed strategic direction over the last year, it was important it speaks to the passion our agency owners have for understanding what their clients need and their dedication to helping them succeed, whether they are taking a routine trip to a meeting or organizing a conference on another continent.”

Travel Industry Media post on the new branding





Update on WestJet's Dreamliners

Taking flight on Feb. 29, 2020, the aircraft marks WestJet’s fourth Dreamliner in its fleet; the other three are in the air, another two are coming, four more are coming next year with 10 more options in the pipeline. This means that within the next 18 months WestJet could have a fleet of nearly 20 - 787s.

The investment in its 787 fleet represents a major part of WestJet’s five-year plan to become a premium global carrier, which according to Chuck Crowder, VP Sales, Distribution & Contact Centre, has been accelerated by WestJet’s recent acquisition by Onex. The airline now carries 26 million guests annually, boasts a fleet of 180 aircraft and counting, flies 770 flights a day, has a global network of 16 codeshares and 23 interline partners, has grown its loyalty rewards program to include six million members in just 10 years, and has been designated by TripAdvisor as Canada’s top-rated airline for three consecutive years.

WestJet’s latest 787 Dreamliner was “years in the making”, said Crowder. Upon launch, it will float between the airline’s 787 markets, including London, Dublin, Paris and Rome (starting May 2), and will also fly between Calgary-Maui and Toronto-Calgary.

Calling it “the perfect aircraft” to sit in one of its three hubs (Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver), the Dreamliner, which can fly 16-17 hours nonstop, allows the airline to fly further afield – and in plenty of style, no less.

“I am very critical of my own product and the company that I work for, and I found that compared to several carriers in business class, this is top notch,” said Crowder. “I pit us against any carrier in the world, especially the Asian carriers that are known for their hospitality and service. That’s how I view what we deliver onboard the new Dreamliner.



Invaluable Apps For Business Travellers

Around Me

Don’t know the area you are in? No problem—get the AroundMe app. AroundMe analyzes businesses and services in your vicinity and helps you find what you need: banks, hospitals, hotels, gas stations, coffee shops, and much more. Once you’ve mapped your target, you can use the directions feature to get there without getting lost.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone

Price: Free


Making a checklist of everything you need to pack can be useful, but what if one’s already made for you? Packpoint looks at the weather forecast for the dates and location of your trip. It will also ask you to select activities you may participate in during your trip, like a meeting for business, a swim at a pool, or a fancy dinner. It will then offer up a list of items you should pack based on these activities, along with general items you’d need on any trip. You can remove items you don’t think are necessary, as well as share lists with others, in case your friends need some help, too. You can now hide or tap and hold to re-order items on your list.

Platforms:  Android, IOS

Cost: Free


If you've ever wanted access to an airport lounge, this app can help. LoungeBuddy lets you book access to airport lounges worldwide, up to two months in advance or even on the day of travel. You don't have to be a first-class or business class flyer to use the app. But if you are, the app can help you determine if you have free access to a lounge near your destination.

Platform: IOS

Cost: Free