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PHOTOS & VIDEO: PEI Reception in Toronto

April 28, 2016 by Lori Smith
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WHO: Meetings & Conventions Prince Edward Island (PEI) WHAT: Meetings & Conventions PEI and partners brought island hospitality to Toronto planners. Entertainment was provided by J.J. Chaisson, The Fiddling Fisherman. Great eats featured Eureka Black Garlic Kensington, PEI; Island Clothbound Cheese; Lucky Fox

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PHOTOS: 2016 Global Meetings Industry Day Canada from East to West

April 21, 2016 by Lori Smith
GMID BC

WHO: Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Chapters in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and British Columbia along with MPI chapters worldwide. WHAT: Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) 2016 WHEN: April 14, 2016 WHERE: Halifax World Trade & Convention Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia;

Opinion

VIDEO! 10 Great Places to Meet in Canada

April 5, 2016 by Lori Smith
Lobby Bar Event Space, Thompson Hotel Toronto

Places and spaces showcased in this video are: Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel, Montreal, Quebec Halifax Central Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia Rodd Miramichi River, Miramichi, New Brunswick Niagara Brewing Company, Niagara Falls, Ontario The Front Room, Lobby Bar, Thompson Toronto Hotel,

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Halifax-Bedford Welcomes New Holiday Inn Express

March 24, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Halifax-Bedford hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is now open, reports InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). The property is owned by Palm Holdings and managed by Palm Hospitality. The 113-room hotel has 2,000 square feet of meeting space that

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Hotel Prices Relatively Stable in 2015

March 7, 2016 by Lori Smith

Hotel prices around the world rose an average of one percent last year as compared to 2014, according to Hotels.com’s latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™). The HPI is a regular report on hotel prices in major destinations across the world, tracking the

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Fredericton Convention Centre Names AV Partner

February 26, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Fredericton Convention Centre (FCC) has selected Freeman Audio Visual Canada as its official in-house supplier of audio, visual and presentation technology services, effective immediately. “Freeman is a great addition to our team,” said Cathy Pugh, general manager, FCC. “We

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Choice Hotels Honors Top Properties

February 23, 2016 by Lori Smith

Choice Hotels Canada, franchisor of ten hotel brands including Comfort®, Comfort Suites®, Quality® and Ascend Hotel Collection®, today announced the recipients of its 2016 Platinum and Gold Hospitality Award. Chosen from more than 320 Choice Hotels Canada properties, the recipients make

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SilverBirch Properties Receive Booking.com’s Award of Excellence 

February 17, 2016 by Lori Smith

Nine of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts‘ properties have received the Award of Excellence for Booking.com Guest Reviews for 2015, recognizing them for achieving high guest review scores. The award-winning properties are: Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Radisson Hotel Edmonton South

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New Holiday Inn Express Opens in St. John's

February 17, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. John’s International Airport is now open. The 120-room property has a total of 1,800 square feet of event space. The property, which is managed by Urgo Hotels Canada and owned by MP Limited

Feature

How CVBs Use Support Funds

February 10, 2016 by ALLAN LYNCH

Once upon a time destination choice was based on simple things like geography, venue options, lift and pillow counts. Then, until it became standard, connectivity was the new factor in choice. What has, somewhat purposely, flown under the radar are

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Group Germain Hotels Building Second ALT

January 12, 2016 by Lori Smith
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  Group Germain Hotels is investing $35 million in a second ALT property in the Atlantic provinces. The family-owned Canadian company opened its first ALT Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2013. The new property, which is being built in St.

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Marriott and Starwood Announce Merger Agreement

November 18, 2015 by Lori Smith
Marriott and Starwood Merge

The boards of directors of Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will create the world’s largest hotel company. News of the agreement was made public on