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GBTA Convention 2017 Coming to Boston

January 9, 2017 by douloff

Alexandria, Va. — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced last month the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2017, to be held in Boston July 15-19. GBTA Convention 2017 marks the 49th edition of The Business Travel Event of the


Ovation Global Strengthens U.S. MICE Positioning

January 5, 2017 by douloff

GENEVA — Ovation Global DMC, MCI Group’s international destination services provider and incoming event organizer, has formed a partnership with Ken Lyons Communications (KLC), it was announced last month. As of Jan. 1, this collaboration will further strengthen Ovation’s positioning


Dallas CVB Rebrands as VisitDallas

December 30, 2016 by douloff

DALLAS — The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau is now VisitDallas, president and CEO Phillip J. Jones announced at the organization’s annual meeting on Dec. 1. “Dallas is catching on, and we must discover the social currency and triggers that


Tourism Vancouver's Attendance Marketing Toolkit

December 23, 2016 by douloff
The amazing view from Stanley Park, one of the things I miss since moving away from Vancouver.

VANCOUVER — Tourism Vancouver has launched an online marketing toolkit designed to help planners boost attendance, it was announced Dec. 6. Curated by Tourism Vancouver’s convention services team, the interactive and mobile-friendly microsite offers destination expertise intended to attract interest


Le Germain, Alt Eliminate Fixed Check-out Times

December 9, 2016 by douloff

MONTREAL — Le Germain Hotels and Alt Hotels across Canada have eliminated fixed departure times for anyone booking directly with one of their properties, whether on their websites or by telephone, it was announced Dec. 5. When guests register at


Destination Canada, Air Canada Promoting Canada

December 8, 2016 by douloff
App helps manage jet lag.

OTTAWA — Destination Canada and Air Canada have entered into a global partnership to market Canada to the world, it was announced Nov. 29. Under the agreement, Destination Canada tourism marketing organization and Air Canada will collaborate on strategic marketing


Platinum DMC Announces New Members

November 24, 2016 by douloff

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Platinum DMC Collection has added Swiss Travel, Costa Rica, Mazurkas DMC Poland and Experience Scotland to its portfolio, it was announced last month. Those three new DMCs bring the total number in the portfolio to 30. “We


Vancouver Wins Marketing Awards for PCMA Conference

November 9, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Vancouver has been recognized for outstanding marketing for a campaign created specially for the Professional Convention Management Association’s 2016 Convening Leaders Conference, held in January at the Vancouver Convention Centre, it was announced Nov. 7. In mid-October, Destination


New M+IT Videos Feature Industry Leaders and Experts

November 3, 2016 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) is launching two new series of exclusive videos on today. The new series are “Best Advice” and “How To.” “Our new Best Advice and How To series of videos were created to inform and inspire.


MPI President to Co-chair Meetings Industry Coalition

October 27, 2016 by douloff

WASHINGTON, DC – The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB), a cross-industry communications and advocacy initiative, has appointed Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), as coalition co-chair, effective January 2017, it was announced Oct. 18 Van Deventer


Scottsdale CVB Renames to Experience Scottsdale

October 23, 2016 by douloff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — For nearly 30 years, the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has marketed Scottsdale to leisure travelers, travel agents and meeting planners from around the globe. But the organization has changed its name to Experience Scottsdale, it was


M+IT EXCLUSIVE! 2016 Meetings Market Report: Sponsorships

October 4, 2016 by Don Douloff

Sponsorships are becoming an increasingly tricky beast. At the very time when associations, for example, are more cash-strapped than ever and more reliant on sponsorships, the very companies they approach, or want to approach, for sponsorships are, in turn, watching