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New Castle Renews Westin Franchise

February 22, 2017 by Lori Smith

New Castle Hotels and Resorts, which made history in 1996 when it became the first franchisee of Westin Hotels & Resorts, renewed the Westin franchise for another 20 years for The Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax on February 1, 2017.

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Victoria, Saskatoon and St. John's Collaborate on Landmark Initiative

February 6, 2017 by Lori Smith

Destination St. John’s, Tourism Saskatoon and Tourism Victoria have launched a new collaborative initiative that provides meeting planners with a simple and effective way to book their meetings and conferences. “Cities in Sync” was announced at the CSAE Tête-à-Tête tradeshow, which

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WestJet Adding Calgary-Nashville, Gander-Halifax Routes

February 1, 2017 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet will launch non-stop twice-weekly service between Calgary International Airport and Nashville’s Metropolitan Nashville Airport beginning May 4, it was announced Jan. 30. Flights from Calgary to Nashville will be operated on WestJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft. In 2016,

Opinion

Supply Side: Does the Industry Need Rules for No-shows?

January 30, 2017 by ALLAN LYNCH
Allan Lynch

Recently, the sales director for a U.S. company was stunned by a request from a New York City-based DMC for payment to cover site inspection costs. “Is this a new standard or something peculiar to the New York market?” she

Opinion

Leadership: Challenging 'Good Enough'

January 30, 2017 by DALLYCE MACAS

Recently, I was tasked with preparing a report on the Canadian MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) industry for a global airline. I had to explain the “state-of-the-nation” and what the future has in store for suppliers to the meetings

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Marriott Opens Pop-up Innovation Lab

January 27, 2017 by douloff

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International launched its first pop-up hotel innovation lab, creating an interactive model hotel experience in downtown Los Angeles to crowdsource real-time feedback from the public, it was announced Jan. 23. The lab will let industry professionals,

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WestJet Launches Winnipeg-Hamilton Service

January 19, 2017 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet launched non-stop service between Winnipeg and Hamilton, Ont., it was announced Jan. 17. A day earlier, the airline also relaunched non-stop service to Edmonton and Halifax from Hamilton. WestJet now offers 27 weekly departures to seven non-stop

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FMAV to Offer Event Smartphone Charging Stations

January 5, 2017 by douloff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — FMAV has been named an authorized partner for Brightbox, offering secure mobile device charging stations available for rental across Canada, it was announced Jan. 3. “Brightbox provides a best-in-class secure mobile device charging solution that truly engages

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Air Canada Launches Toronto-Trinidad Flights

January 4, 2017 by douloff

MONTREAL — Air Canada has introduced twice weekly, non-stop year-round service between Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and Port of Spain’s Piarco International Airport, it was announced last month. Flights will operate with a 280-seat Boeing 767-300ER. Tuesdays and Thursdays, flights

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MPI Atlantic Canada Holiday Reception

December 19, 2016 by Lori Smith

WHO: Atlantic Canada Chapter, Meeting Professionals International WHAT: 2016 Holiday Reception WHERE: Prince George Hotel, Halifax, NS WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 2016 –

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Halifax Convention Centre Wins Marketing Awards

December 19, 2016 by douloff

Halifax — The Halifax Convention Centre has been selected by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) as Silver Leaf Award winners in two categories: Marketing, Advertising and Sales Vehicles and Marketing Communications, it was announced Dec. 19. The Centre

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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