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Miami CVB Pledges to Fight Mosquito Borne Diseases

November 29, 2016 by douloff
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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

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Hilton Expands Soap Recycling Program

November 21, 2016 by douloff
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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

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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

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Porter Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer With Pink Epaulets

October 3, 2016 by douloff
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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

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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

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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

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Fort McMurray Quality Hotel Re-opens

September 16, 2016 by douloff
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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

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Hilton Expanding Meet with Purpose Program

September 12, 2016 by douloff

MCLEAN, VA. — Hilton is expanding its Meet with Purpose program, introducing its health-focused initiative to meeting and event professionals in Europe and the UAE, it was announced Sept. 7. Additionally, more than 40 U.S. hotels now offer menus that

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Planner Protect Aims to Negotiate Fair Contracts

September 7, 2016 by douloff

LONDON, ONT. — Planner Protect has launched, with the business mandate of helping event planners, venues and event hosts negotiate fair contracts, it was announced Sept. 7. “We want to help all Canadian event planners and venues understand every word

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Westin Calgary Launches CrossFit Ramsay

August 24, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY – The Westin Calgary is offering guests the chance to begin their mornings with trainers from CrossFit Ramsay Calgary weekday mornings in the WestinWORKOUT area of the hotel, it was announced Aug. 15. CrossFit Ramsay sessions are available for

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L.A. Convention Centre Wins Venue Award

July 31, 2016 by douloff

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) was awarded the 2016 Venue Excellence Award by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) during the 91st VenueConnect annual conference held in Minneapolis, MN July 23 to 26. The Venue

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Restaurant Corridor at The Park LEED Certified

July 29, 2016 by douloff

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED Gold certification (Core & Shell) to the restaurant corridor at The Park, MGM Resorts International’s newly opened Las Vegas outdoor dining and entertainment district, it was announced July 25.