31st January 2011

Toronto Pearson Joins Facebook Deals

GTAAToronto Pearson has announced that the airport will participate in Facebook Deals to offer Facebook users free access to Plaza Premium Lounges at the airport when they check-in to Toronto Pearson on Facebook Places. Facebook Places gives people the power to easily share where they are with friends on Facebook, find friends who are nearby and discover new places.

Using an iPhone or by logging into Facebook Touch on a touch-enabled smart phone, 1,000 Toronto Pearson guests each day on January 31, February 1 and February 2, 2011 who check-in to the Toronto Pearson location on Facebook Places will receive a deal redeemable at any of the airport’s five Plaza Premium Lounges. Guests simply show their claimed deal on their mobile phone at any of the lounge locations for free access while they await their flights. A total of 3,000 lounge access coupons are available to be claimed during the 72-hour promotion.

“As one of the busiest entry points into North America, it’s no surprise Toronto Pearson is also one of the most popular check-in spots in Canada for Facebook’s 500 million users, and we’re excited to be among the first brands in Canada to reward guests who check-in,” said Pamela Griffith-Jones, Chief Marketing and Commercial Development Officer of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, which operates Toronto Pearson. “Offering free lounge access to our passengers who check-in to Toronto Pearson on Facebook Places is another way for us to attract, serve and delight our guests.”

Toronto Pearson’s Plaza Premium Lounges are located in:

  • Terminal 1 Domestic Departures
  • Terminal 1 Transborder(US) Departures
  • Terminal 1 International Departures
  • Terminal 3 Domestic Departures
  • Terminal 3 International Departures

Plaza Premium Lounges offer Toronto Pearson passengers food, beverage, showers, internet, business services, newspapers, magazines and television.  Toronto Pearson and Plaza Premium have joined together to provide travellers with a unique, common use lounge experience. Every Plaza Premium operated lounge is open to all travellers, irrespective of the airline they are travelling on or class of fare. Rates for the Plaza Premium lounges are a maximum of $35 plus tax per visit. The GTAA is the non-share, not for profit authority that operates Toronto Pearson. All revenue generated by the GTAA is reinvested back into the airport. In 2009, 30.4 million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson.

centractToronto’s Centract Settlement Services announced today that its TrendPoint application programming interface (API) is now powering smartphones, including Blackberry® and iPhone®.

This new mobile application will allow users to obtain valuable information on residential real estate pricing trends in markets across Canada by accessing Centract’s current data and analytic products including Neighbourhood Reports and Heat Maps.

“Centract possesses one of the largest commercially available databases of residential real estate information in Canada,” said Rob Soja, Associate Vice President of Business Development at Centract.  “It includes data from across the Brookfield Residential Property Services (BRPS) group of companies, which touches nearly half of all residential real estate transactions and 60 to 70 per cent of all properties traded in Canada each year.”

Mr. Soja continued, “With valuation expertise crossing all facets of real estate and mortgage transactions, our insight into property trends is unparalleled.”

In addition to mobile apps, Centract’s TrendPoint™ API is being used for online and business enterprise applications. While users benefit from easy and efficient access to real estate information, TrendPoint™ enables its corporate clients to generate more leads, drive higher close rates, reduce risk, better focus their spending, and improve overall operational efficiencies.

“Leaders and innovators across industries are leveraging TrendPoint™ to substantively differentiate themselves in the marketplace,” said Mr. Soja. “We’re pleased to facilitate access to valuable real estate information for Canadian consumers while, at the same time, enabling companies to leverage the power of our real estate analytics and tools.”

Current TrendPoint™ clients include lenders, insurers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, the public sector, retailers, and wealth management companies, among others.

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