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MPI Adding New Advanced-Level Educational Offerings

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has introduced several new education offerings from the MPI Academy as part of its new Executive Education Series, including the Women in Leadership Program and a designation program for the highly-regarded MPI Experiential Event Series. In


Events Industry Council Shares Five Trends Shaping the Events Industry

May 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Security concerns, workforce issues and the impact of U.S. politics are among the trends shaping the events industry today, says the Events Industry Council. The Council is comprised of CEOs from more than 30 leading industry associations. Collectively, they represent more than 103,500 individuals


Industry Insider: Why does it take a PR disaster to focus on the client

April 21, 2017 by LES SELBY, CMP CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

Everyone in our industry has heard the expression “duty of care.” Wikipedia defines a duty of care as “a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could


Marriott Doubles Luxury Footprint Across 8 Brands

December 18, 2016 by douloff

CANNES, FRANCE — Marriott International, Inc. announced on Dec. 5 that it has doubled its portfolio of luxury hotels through its recent merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Post-merger, Marriott’s luxury brands group now includes the St. Regis, The Luxury


Chelsea Hotel, Toronto Wins Accessibility Award

December 15, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO – The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto has been awarded the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario’s Accessible Tourism Award, it was announced last month. Adopted by The Chelsea, the Closing the GAP (Guest Accessibility Package) program provides guests with amenities and


Miami CVB Pledges to Fight Mosquito Borne Diseases

November 29, 2016 by douloff

MIAMI — The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) in partnership with Visit Florida, the Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), and Florida Lodging and Restaurant Association hosted a travel and tourism industry forum to intensify ongoing


Hilton Expands Soap Recycling Program

November 21, 2016 by douloff

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton announced last month that all 750 properties across its all suites brands will recycle discarded soap and amenity bottles and donate them to reduce hygiene-related illnesses for communities in need. This expands Hilton’s soap recycling program


International Centre Appoints Sustainability Officer

October 4, 2016 by douloff

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — The International Centre has appointed Arshan Hussaini sustainability officer, it was announced Sept. 28. In his most recent role as environmental energy analyst with the Town of Oakville (Ontario), Hussaini oversaw and managed multiple municipal energy sector-related


Porter Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer With Pink Epaulets

October 3, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Porter Airlines pilots and flight attendants will wear custom Fly Pink epaulets and pins, during October, to raise awareness for breast cancer, it was announced Sept. 29. Pilots from the airline’s Women Soar at Porter committee, which focuses


Code of practice safeguards travelling employees

October 2, 2016 by douloff

LONDON, UK — Business standards company BSI has published a new code of practice advising organizations on how to address and manage the health, safety and security risks posed to their employees who are travelling for work, it was announced


Westin Bear Mountain Completes Renovation

September 23, 2016 by douloff

VICTORIA, B.C. — The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa has completed an extensive renovation of its 156 guestrooms and 72 suites, it was announced Sept. 21. The refurbishment comes in advance of a busy month as the resort


Fort McMurray Quality Hotel Re-opens

September 16, 2016 by douloff

FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. — Quality Hotel and Conference Centre hosted its re-opening celebration Sept. 8 and honoured the first responders who battled Alberta’s worst wildfire. The event celebrated the re-opening of the hotel after smoke damaged the building’s interior. The