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Opinion

The Supply Side: Independent Options

March 22, 2017 by ALLAN LYNCH
Allan Lynch

To celebrate the sesquicentennial, it’s worth noting that Canada’s history of hospitality began in the winter of 1605, when Samuel de Champlain launched a dining club, The Order of Good Cheer. Champlain used f&b as a way to raise the

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WestJet Launches Montreal-Halifax Route

March 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet launched its newest service to Montreal with the departure of flight 3451 from Halifax on March 16th. The new route operates twice daily on WestJet Encore using its fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. “WestJet sees a bright

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Air Canada Adds to Transborder Network

March 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada is growing its transborder service with the resumption of service between Montreal and Washington Dulles (IAD) and the introduction of a summer service between Vancouver and Boston. The Montreal-Washington will run year-round, starting May 1, 2017. In addition

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SilverBirch Properties Receive Booking.com Awards

March 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Nine SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts’ properties have received the Award of Excellence from Booking.com Guest Reviews for 2016. Based on more than 110 million reviews, the awards recognize hotel and other rental properties with the highest guest review scores. Ranked

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PEI Bucket List Reception in Toronto

March 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: Meetings & Conventions Prince Edward Island & Partners WHAT: A feast of seafood and fun, emceed by PEI comedian Patrick Ledwell. Diane Alexander from SM+i took home the top prize of a flight to the island courtesy of WestJet. WHEN:

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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