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Le Germain, Alt Eliminate Fixed Check-out Times

December 9, 2016 by douloff
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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

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Destination Canada, Air Canada Promoting Canada

December 8, 2016 by douloff
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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

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Platinum DMC Announces New Members

November 24, 2016 by douloff
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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

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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

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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 meetingscanada.com 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.

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MPI President to Co-chair Meetings Industry Coalition

October 27, 2016 by douloff
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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

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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

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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

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ALHI Giving Away Diamond Necklace at IMEX

September 11, 2016 by douloff
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LAS VEGAS — Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) is giving away a diamond necklace to a planner attending IMEX America, taking place Oct. 18 to 20 in Las Vegas, as a way to spotlight its AAA Four- and Five-Diamond portfolio

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Watkins Rates Vancouver Top Convention City

August 6, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Vancouver was ranked top convention city in Canada and second in North America, according to Watkins Research Group’s biennial Meeting and Convention Planners Survey, it was announced Aug. 4. Watkins’ rankings are based on responses from nearly 900

Opinion

Industry Insider - Planners: A Tool Marketers Can Utilize to Drive Success

June 27, 2016 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
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If you enter the phrase “value of meetings” into Google, you will receive approximately 292,000 results.  The articles cover everything from improving the value of time spent in meetings to the fact that attendees often feel their meetings have few

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Motivating Millennials

February 17, 2016 by ISSA JOUANEH

With all the buzz about how millennials are changing the workplace and shifting planners’ meeting strategies, it comes as no surprise that this generation—defined globally as individuals born between 1981 and 2000—is perhaps the most influential in incentive travel, today.