Cascades Launches Innovative and Industry-Leading 100% Recycled Packaging Across Its Cascades Fluff & Tuff Product Line

Recycled Packaging

Cascades helps consumers “Go soft on the planet” by standing out through its environmental commitment with its innovative packaging that positions the Cascades Fluff & Tuff® brand as a leader in its category.

Cascades, a pioneer in the circular economy, is pursuing its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and is once again innovating by becoming the first company in its category in Canada to launch 100% recycled plastic packaging that is also recyclable, for the entire Cascades Fluff & Tuff® line. This announcement is accompanied by a promotional campaign featuring the brand’s charming bunnies, Fluff and Tuff, who highlight the company’s commitment to always doing more for the planet.

A leader in its industry and ranked 17th among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, the Québec company is once again showcasing its environmental values combined with technological innovation. Creating this resistant, environmentally friendly packaging made from recycled materials has been a major project for the company, requiring several months of research and testing. Deployment of this new packaging will be completed by the end of 2021.

“We had to find a packaging solution that would meet the environmental standards of Cascades products. In addition to being 100% or partially made of recycled fibres, with 4.5 times less water and 2.4 times less energy than the average in the North American paper industry, our products hold the industry’s most stringent recognized environmental certifications (UL-Ecologo®, FSC®). It was only natural that this packaging should be eco-responsible as well. We are very proud to be the first company to develop a recycled polyfilm that is as effective as its virgin equivalent and that will certainly become an example to follow in the industry. At Cascades, we are committed to minimizing the impact of our products on the environment. It is therefore logical for our product packaging to have a small environmental footprint while achieving higher standards than the industry average,” said François David, Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Innovation at Cascades Tissue Group. In addition to all these attributes were the results of a life cycle analysis conducted by an independent firm of Cascades’ polyfilm, confirming that the option containing 100% recycled resin reduces the impact on climate change by 76% compared with its virgin resin equivalent. These results clearly support the recycled option.

The research and development process for this packaging was not only inspired by Cascades’ values, but was also created to meet consumer expectations. Environmental impact is a fundamental value nowadays, so it is not surprising that 60% of consumers are willing to change their habits to reduce their environmental footprint. Cascades Fluff & Tuff® products are still the same products that Quebecers love and choose, but now they will be offered in more eco-friendly packaging.

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Canceled American Music Festivals and the Impact on Food and Drink Vendors

Vendor selling food at a mesic festival

At this point, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have a ticket from a cancelled event in 2020 that they’re holding on to for a rescheduled date. As some of the world’s biggest gatherings, music festivals had an impossible time of it last year, and some of them are struggling into this year.

Of course, music festivals aren’t just serving up the best bands—they’re as much about the amazing, Insta-worthy food and drinks these days as they are about the headliners. So, how much did the last year of music festival cancellations impact the food and drinks industry? We examined the top five US music festivals to find out.

 

Top five US music festivals and their food offerings

 

Coachella

To the despair of music-goers and food vendors alike, Coachella hasn’t run in 2020 or in 2021. The world-famous festival delivers beats and eats in equal measure, with the last event in 2019 offering 52 food and drinks outlets to attendees. With an average attendance of 750,000, a spot at Coachella is as lucrative to catering vendors as it is to musicians!

So, how much did it sting restaurants to lose out on Coachella for two years in a row? We looked at the average attendance and average daily food and drink spend to find out.

Food and drink prices vary as much as the food options offered at Coachella—you can get everything from a $7 à la carte item to a $225 four-course meal. For the average attendee, GoBankingRates calculated a daily food and drink budget of around $70. That means that food and drinks vendors missed out on around $52,500,000due to 2020’s canceled festival, and are set to lose that again this year with Coachella not going ahead.

 

Summerfest

Though it was canceled last year, Summerfest is intending to go ahead in September 2021, In terms of food and drink options, if 2019’s lineup is anything to go by, we would expect to see a hearty 44 vendors back for 2021’s festival.

As Summerfest doesn’t release food and drinks prices ahead of time, we have used Coachella’s average food budget for a mid-range spender here too—at around $70 a day, caterers missed out on a staggering $53,900,000 due to COVID-19 wreaking havoc on 2020’s music festivals. They’ll be hoping to make that money back this year, however, as Summerfest is scheduled to go ahead with no reduction to capacity.

 

Lollapalooza

Like Summerfest, Lollapalooza was canceled last year, but so far, it plans to go ahead this year at full capacity. With an average attendance figure of 430,000 people and an estimated food spend of around $100 a day, food vendors at this festival missed out on $43,000,000 due to the event’s cancellation in 2020.

With the music festival set to go full throttle this year, restaurants are hoping to regain that ground.

 

Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

The Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas was, like many other music festivals, canceled last year. This year, the festival hopes to go ahead, though it has already been postponed once until October. With everyone’s fingers crossed, the event intends to maintain full capacity.  

Though the EDC has a smaller capacity than other events on our list, at 410,000 attendees on average, the festival’s food and drinks takings are amplified by Vegas’ famously high prices. At an average $150 spend per day, food and drinks vendors as a whole missed out on around $61,500,000 from last year’s canceled event.

 

Essence

With an average attendance of 510,000, the cancellation of Essence in New Orleans last year was a big hit to restaurants and local eateries. Like with Summerfest, we’ve based our estimated takings on Coachella’s average daily spend of $70, calculating that vendors will have missed out on an estimated $35,700,000 last year. With this year’s Essence being a virtual tour, attendees will have headed to their fridges for food to enjoy during the digital festival, meaning food and drink outlets won’t have recouped the costs this year either.

Festival Total number of attendees Average daily food and drink spend 2020 missed income Number of attendees for 2021 (canceled or reduced numbers) Estimated 2021 income
Summerfest
770,000
$70*
$53,900,000
No change in admission
$53,900,000
Coachella
750,000
$70
$52,500,000
Canceled - missing out on 750,000 attendees
$0 (missing out on an average $52,500,000)
Essence
510,000
$70*
$35,700,000
Virtual tour
$0 (missing out on an average $35,700,000)
Lollapalooza
430,000
$100
$43,000,000
Going ahead at full capacity
$43,000,000
Electric Daisy Carnival
410,000
$150
$61,500,000
Going ahead at full capacity
$61,500,000

*Based on Coachella’s average food spend as estimated by GoBankingRates

 

Electrix, who supply food and beverage businesses across the United States with electrical enclosures, essential for ensuring the maintenance of food hygiene and safety, commented: “We knew the impact that cancelled food and drinks festivals would have on food vendors would be considerable, but the numbers detailed above really put things into perspective. We hope, that in the near future, we can return to such events safely and once again show our support to these types of businesses.”

With this year seeing the return of several large music festivals across the US, we’re all hoping to be treated to the latest and greatest tunes and dishes once again.

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Investcorp And ADDX Tokenise US Real Estate Fund, Embark on New Alternative Investment Partnership

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Partnership will deliver opportunities to end-investors seamlessly and in fractional sizes; first product sees minimum investment reduced by 25x due to efficiency of digital securities

Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, and private capital exchange ADDX – formerly known as iSTOX – announced today a long-term partnership to expand the use of digital securities in the alternative investment or private market space. The collaboration promises a more seamless, coordinated delivery of opportunities to end-investors and will benefit accredited corporate and individual investors, offering them easier access to opportunities that traditionally require high minimum ticket sizes.

The first product that was offered under the partnership was a diversified portfolio of US residential properties. The Sunbelt Multifamily Portfolio raised US$150 million from global investors to be invested in five multifamily apartment complexes at near-full occupancy. The properties are in Texas, Arizona and Georgia, markets experiencing healthy economic and population growth. Following the close of primary subscription, the fund was listed on the ADDX Exchange for secondary trading in July.

Since 1996, Investcorp has acquired more than 900 properties for a total value of more than US$20 billion. According to Real Capital Analytics, Investcorp is the 3rd largest cross-border buyer of US real estate and 4th largest cross-border seller, over the full years of 2019 and 2020. The Sunbelt Multifamily Portfolio is the 20th such US fund which has been launched by Investcorp since 2012.

The Investcorp-ADDX partnership could cover a variety of alternative investment opportunities. The two companies will explore possible joint projects in areas such as private equity, real estate, credit management, absolute returns investments, strategic capital, and infrastructure. Investcorp is expanding its Asia footprint, having invested about $500 million in the continent over the past 18 months, in sectors such as technology, healthcare and consumer consumption. Investcorp could potentially make more opportunities available on ADDX’s regulated digital securities platform, which Americas.

Digital securities, also known as security tokens, make use of blockchain and smart contract technology to automate processes in the life cycle of securities such as equity, bonds, and funds. The innovation reduces the time and cost needed to issue, custodise, and service securities, because actions such as capitalisation table management, dividend and coupon payment and secondary trades can become digital and self-executing. This efficiency makes it possible to offer private market investments in fractional sizes, which allows investors to take part in opportunities previously out of reach due to high minimums. This in turn enables more diversified portfolios. The ADDX Exchange also gives investors the option of cashing out ahead of maturity. Issuers benefit too – from lower issuance cost, faster speed to issuance, and access to a larger pool of capital.

YC Tang, Vice President, Investor Relationship Management, Asia at Investcorp said: “We are pleased to have this partnership with ADDX to provide the segment of underserved investors with an array of diversified alternative investment products through a secure and an efficient platform. The Sunbelt Multifamily Portfolio is the first product we offered under this partnership, and we look forward to potentially offering more through this innovative platform, to meet the demands of a growing global marketplace.”

Oi Yee Choo, Chief Commercial Officer of ADDX, said: “The beauty of this new partnership lies in the fact that Investcorp and ADDX are both experts in the private markets – and yet we do have different geographical and commercial focus areas. When we combine our strengths, there is a fresh dynamism – an exciting, invigorating prospect. Individuals and companies that work with us will have an assurance that their capital is put to work in a smart way and in high-quality products. In the case of the Sunbelt Multifamily Portfolio, the efficiency gains from digital securities meant investors on ADDX could take part in the fund with a minimum amount of US$20,000 – significantly lower than the US$500,000 typically required for private real estate funds.”

Ms Choo added: “When we look at the way sovereign wealth funds and large pension funds invest, alternative assets make up a significant and growing share of their holdings because the blend of private and public investments helps to maximise long-term returns. With digital securities enabling fractional sizes, accredited individual investors can now, for the first time, take a similar approach. There is fairer access to economic growth.”

Founded in 2017, ADDX is fully regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The financial technology company is backed by Singapore Exchange, Temasek subsidiary Heliconia Capital and Japan government-backed investors JIC Venture Growth Investments (JIC-VGI) and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ).

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Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, Latin America and the Caribbean Received in 2020 the Lowest Amount of Foreign Direct Investment in a Decade

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In a new report, ECLAC calls on the region’s countries to channel FDI flows – which are expected to hold steady in 2021 – towards activities that generate greater productivity, innovation and technology.

In the context of the severe health, economic and social crisis prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Latin America and the Caribbean received $105.48 billion dollars in Foreign Direct Investment in 2020 – 34.7% less than in 2019, 51% less than the record high achieved in 2012, and the lowest amount since 2010, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) indicated today upon presenting its annual study Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2021.

Globally, the amount of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) dropped by 35% in 2020 to approximately $1 trillion dollars, which represents the lowest value since 2005. Latin America and the Caribbean has experienced a downward trend since 2013, which has spotlighted the relationship between FDI flows and commodity price cycles, mainly in South America, according to the report launched at a virtual press conference held by Alicia Bárcena, the United Nations regional organization’s Executive Secretary.

The international context suggests that global FDI flows will recover slowly. Furthermore, the pursuit of assets in sectors that are strategic for the international reactivation and for public plans to transform the productive structure (infrastructure, the health industry, the digital economy) indicates that most of these operations will be centered on Europe, North America and some countries in Asia, increasing global asymmetries, the study warns.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, FDI projects experienced a rebound between September 2020 and February 2021; however, from that month to May 2021, it appears that a new drop occurred in the value of the announcements made. “In this scenario, it is difficult to imagine that FDI inflows into the region could increase by more than 5% in 2021,” ECLAC’s report states.

“FDI has made relevant contributions in Latin America and the Caribbean, but there are no elements indicating that in the last decade it has contributed to significant changes in the region’s productive structure or that it has served as a catalyst for transforming the productive development model. Today, the challenge is greater due to the characteristics and magnitude of the crisis. We need to channel FDI towards activities that generate greater productivity, innovation and technology,” Alicia Bárcena sustained.

ECLAC, she said, has identified eight strategic sectors to drive a big push for sustainability in the region. These sectors – which could be bolstered by FDI – are the transition to renewable energy; sustainable electromobility in cities; an inclusive digital revolution; the health-care manufacturing industry; the bioeconomy; the care economy; the circular economy; and sustainable tourism.

The report indicates that FDI increased in just five of the region’s countries in 2020: the Bahamas and Barbados in the Caribbean; Ecuador and Paraguay in South America; and Mexico, which is the second-biggest recipient in the region after Brazil. The natural resources and manufacturing sectors, with declines of -47% and -38%, respectively, were the hardest hit in 2020. Renewable energy held steady as the sector in the region that sparks the most interest among foreign investors.

In 2020, the United States increased its participation in the region’s FDI from 27% to 37%, amid a sharp decline for Europe (which fell from 51% to 38%) and Latin America (which went from 10% to 6%). “The smaller decline of the United States as a source of FDI is due mainly to the increase in that country’s investments in Brazil in 2020. In contrast, the inflows from the two European countries that had the most investments in Brazil – the Netherlands and Luxembourg – fell between 2020 and 2019, which led to Europe having less weight as an investor,” the document states.

In 2020, the flows of Latin American transnational enterprises (known as translatinas) also plunged (-73%), although with sharp heterogeneity: while Chile and Mexico showed an increase in direct investment flows abroad, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Panama recorded setbacks.

“In addition to maintaining emergency aid for the most vulnerable sectors of the population and smaller companies, the region’s countries should set in motion strategic plans both for reactivation and the transformation of production. Governments and the private sector should use their capacities so that the policy for attracting foreign capital becomes part of industrial policy as an instrument for transforming the productive structure,” Bárcena emphasized.

The second chapter of the report, entitled “Chinese investment in a changing world: repercussions for the region,” poses that “Latin America and the Caribbean’s process for recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to start a new phase in its economic relations with China and to develop policies to ensure that investments by that country contribute to building productive capacities in receiving countries, to establishing ties with local suppliers, to creating employment, and to promoting sustainable development. Multilateralism must be part of this strategic approach.”

Finally, the third chapter, entitled “Investment strategies in the digital age,” analyzes digital development in the world and the region through a conceptual model that includes three dimensions (connected economy, digital economy and digitized economy) and addresses numerous challenges related to inclusion, innovation, regulation and taxation, among others. FDI can contribute to the digital transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC affirms, but if the structural characteristics of the region’s economies are not taken into account, digitalization could widen existing gaps and produce greater exclusion and distributive inequality, it concludes.

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AtlasRTX Partners with Instructure to Provide AI-Powered Digital Assistant, Serving More than 30 Million Students

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Instructure’s digital assistant, backed by human experts, engages in more than 12,000 conversations per month since launching the AtlasRTX solution, with more than half occurring outside of business hours.

 

AtlasRTX, a leading AI-powered digital assistant SaaS solution building sophisticated real-time experiences, announced today a successful partnership with Instructure, a leading global education technology company supporting more than 30 million students, to seamlessly engage parents, teachers and students via web chat in over 100 languages 24/7, 365 days a year.

Through the AtlasRTX digital assistant, millions of parents, teachers and students who use Instructure’s Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), are supported autonomously with password and login issues, distance learning resources, Canvas Community questions, and frequently asked questions. Instructure’s digital assistant has averaged more than 12,000 conversations per month since its launch in January 2021, with more than half of all conversations occurring outside normal business hours. In addition, Instructure is generating B2B sales leads through their chatbot at an average 10 percent conversion rate, nearly four times the industry average. The digital assistant intelligently routes conversations from both business and student support inquiries, ensuring that only qualified leads are submitted.

“Without our AtlasRTX digital assistant handling many of our inquiries, we wouldn’t be able to provide the level of service our customers deserve,” said Michelle Suzuki, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Instructure. “We needed a solution that would satisfy many needs, be affordable and easy to architect and manage. With AtlasRTX, many inquiries that previously required human responses are now being handled through automation, leaving the more complex inquiries to be routed through proper human contacts and departments in real-time.”

Powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and optimized by experts, AtlasRTX is a comprehensive end-to-end customer chat solution that offers the most engaging and natural experience available today via web chat, text, What’s App, and Facebook Messenger through automatically recognized multi-lingual translation, consistent messaging, effortless customer integration, and real-time data and insights.

“My talented team’s vision for AI and automation is creating amazing real-time experiences that are engaging and empowering,” said Bassam Salem, Founder and CEO of AtlasRTX. “Today’s consumers expect a digital assistant that is compelling and effective- this requires human expert optimization. AtlasRTX believes that AI and humans are better together.”

AtlasRTX uses BotIQ® and BotEQ® standards to measure the intelligence quotient (IQ) and the emotional intelligence (EQ) of the digital assistant, enabling quantifiable training opportunities and improving the customer experience. The advanced AI technology is built by a team of human engineers who continually optimize the performance of the platform to empower humans and employees to focus on more complex tasks, leaving digital assistants to manage more repetitive functions.

The cloud-based ‘Service as a Service’ platform is easy to deploy, enabled with the highest data security, and is trusted by many of the world’s largest brands including Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Dell Technologies, KB Home, Vanderbilt University, Purdue University, and others. With very few businesses afforded the opportunity to staff employees outside of normal business hours, intelligent chatbots and digital assistants are providing engaging and empowering experiences between brands and their customers. 

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Traveling to America for Seasonal Work: 10 Things You Should Know

Work travel

Seasonal work in America can be an excellent way to make some extra money, support family back home and travel the world at a low cost. You should ensure you have fully prepared for the move before leaving and get your legal documentation in order. Ensure you have a job and visa before you travel to America. 

You should make arrangements for those you are leaving at home if you are a primary caregiver. Let your family know how long you will be gone and keep in close contact. 

 

Make a Plan

Decide where you want to travel for work and what agricultural work to do. Ensure you have the appropriate skills and experience required. Work out how much money you need to travel and start saving months in advance. 

 

Go in a Group

Travel with other seasonal workers to ensure you have a support system in place. Talk to friends and family who might consider the same options as you. If traveling alone, make friends with other seasonal workers when you arrive. Find people to share accommodation with to cut costs. 

 

Find Work Before Setting Out

Have a job lined up before you leave your home country. You need a job to apply for a visa. Search online for suitable roles across America. Use social media like Facebook and LinkedIn to find potential work opportunities. 

 

Vet Your Employer

Ensure the employer you choose is trustworthy before you leave. Ask friends and family for recommendations of responsible, considerate employers. Research farms online and read reviews from past workers. 

 

Ensure You Have the Right Visa

Find out the type of visa you need for seasonal work in America. The H-2A visa is a common choice for seasonal workers. Talk to an expert immigration lawyer to help you get your paperwork completed correctly. You can find more information about H-2A visa jobs from Farmer Law PC. 

 

Arrange Your Travel

Book your travel as soon as you find out your start date. Avoid air travel where possible if trying to save on costs—book trains, coaches or airfare early to reduce the cost of travel. 

 

Enjoy Your Free Time

Make use of your free time to explore your temporary surroundings. Make a list of things you want to do and go for day trips during your time off. If you have limited funds, explore the local nature and wildlife. 

 

Look for Accommodation

Find a safe, secure place to stay. Ensure it is close to your employment to make commuting easier. Some agricultural employers will provide accommodation on site. Ensure this type of accommodation is clean, of an appropriate size and that you aren’t expected to share with many people. Some less reputable employers will provide inadequate housing. Don’t be afraid to reject unsuitable accommodation. 

 

Be Flexible

If your employer offers you additional hours or an extended contract, be flexible to accommodate them. This will improve the chances of you being invited back. Ensure the work visa you have allows you to stay longer.

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BlackBerry Launches First-of-its-Kind Flood Risk and Clean Water Monitoring Solution

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Based on BlackBerry AtHoc, the autonomous and intelligent solution has helped a municipality save nearly $1 million in operating expenses

BlackBerry Limited today announced a first-of-its-kind flood risk and clean water monitoring solution. Based on BlackBerry® AtHoc®, a critical event management platform, the innovative technology provides autonomous year-round monitoring and an intelligent early warning system, collecting and processing large amounts of sensor data, and generating alerts based on the data insights. 

BlackBerry has partnered with the University of Windsor to deploy the solution in Canada, where Indigenous Peoples are disproportionately impacted by these issues. Its proven benefits include its ability to identify seasonal and unseasonal water related risks, and generate significant cost savings for governments, utility companies and local communities.  Using the solution, local municipalities could each save up to $1,000,000 or more annually in operating expenses, in addition to the environmental, safety, health, and other benefits of early warning flood mitigation and clean water.

“BlackBerry is pleased to deliver this critical innovation, based on BlackBerry AtHoc, as the climate change crisis escalates.  Climate change is one of the most pressing threats to our everyday lives, and tackling it requires the urgent and combined effort of governments, organizations, and individuals,” said Neelam Sandhu, Senior Vice President & Chief Elite Customer Success Officer.  “BlackBerry is committed to delivering advanced technologies, that turn real-time data into intelligence and leverage our leadership in communications, to enable the safety and security of people around the world.  Furthermore, we are on-track to be carbon neutral this year.”

“Globally, societies must increasingly rely on the autonomous monitoring of air and water to inform our understanding of the environment and to alert us to impending danger.  The BlackBerry solution announced today delivers on this need,” said Mike McKay, Executive Director, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor.  “Autonomous early-warnings and real-time monitoring are critical to provide enough time to address the risks communities around the world are currently facing.  We are proud to have partnered with BlackBerry on this important and unique technology.”

Over two billion people globally lack access to clean water, with the lives of children under the age of five most threatened.  Almost one and a half billion of the world’s population faces a flood risk.  Both issues are exacerbated by climate change. 

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds Air Canada Aeroplan Loyalty Program to its Lineup of Point Transfer Partners

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Chase, the largest U.S. co-brand card issuer and Air Canada, Canada’s largest airline and a Star Alliance founding member, are giving eligible credit cardmembers with Ultimate Rewards a new option to use their points with the addition of Aeroplan as the latest Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfer partner.

Starting today, eligible Chase cardmembers can transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Aeroplan, and redeem for travel and flight rewards with Air Canada and their more than 40 airline partners, including the entire Star Alliance network. Eligible Chase cardmembers now have access to a total of 14 leading airline and hotel loyalty programs through Ultimate Rewards. 

“We are giving cardmembers more options to unlock value from their rewards,” said Matt Massaua, Head of Ultimate Rewards and Loyalty Solutions at Chase. “With Aeroplan, cardmembers will enjoy a seamless point transfer experience when they are ready to travel and have the flexibility to redeem for flights, upgrades and more with Air Canada’s extensive network of partners.”

Eligible Chase cardmembers, including Chase Sapphire ReserveSMChase Sapphire Preferred® and Ink Business PreferredSM, can now transfer Ultimate Rewards points to their Aeroplan account in increments of 1,000 at full 1:1 value – meaning one Ultimate Rewards point is equal to one Aeroplan point. Aeroplan rewards can be used for flights to more than 1,300 destinations across the globe.  Notable features include:

  • Points redeemable for every seat on every Air Canada flight, and for travel on over 40 airline partners;
  • Countless trip-building possibilities, including the ability to add a stopover to an international itinerary for just 5,000 points;
  • Aeroplan members can earn and redeem points, as well as enjoy premium benefits, when booking a scenic rail journey with Rocky Mountaineer;
  • Aeroplan Family Sharing, making it easy for families to combine points together – for free – to get where they want to go sooner;
  • Flexible options to pay for all or part of a trip with points, and peace of mind to plan using Aeroplan’s Points Predictor Tool™.

“We’re excited to become a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner and to give our U.S. members more opportunities to engage with Aeroplan,” said Scott O’Leary, Vice President, Loyalty Planning and Development at Air Canada. “With flight rewards starting at 6,000 points, and our extensive lineup of travel and retail partners, the newly transformed Aeroplan program has something for everyone and truly is the program that enables you to travel more and travel better.”

Separately, as previously announced, Chase will be the exclusive issuer of Air Canada’s Aeroplan U.S. credit card. In anticipation for the debut of the new Aeroplan Credit Card from Chase, consumers can now join a waitlist to be among the first to know when the card will launch. Plus, as an exclusive waitlist bonus, those who register will be eligible to earn 10,000 Aeroplan points in addition to the launch offer, upon card approval. For more information and to join the waitlist, visit aircanada.com/chase.

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