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FMAV to Offer Event Smartphone Charging Stations

January 5, 2017 by douloff
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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
App helps manage jet lag.

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
Photo by Timothy Richard Photography

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
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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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Eventology Holding 24-hour CSR Treasure Hunt

December 2, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Eventology and its Catalyst Global partners are marking the holiday season through a 24-hour continuous corporate team-building treasure hunt, Go Give, it was announced last month. On Dec. 12, Catalyst Global partners, a team-building provider, will follow the

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Subdued 2017 Business Travel Growth: GBT Forecast

December 2, 2016 by douloff
Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort, Rio de Janeiro

TORONTO — After an uneven 2016 that saw only limited increases in overall pricing, the business travel outlook for next year looks to be similarly subdued, with flat to moderate rate increases expected globally across air, hotel and ground transportation,

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Homewood Halifax Ranks Top 10 in Canada: Trivago

November 29, 2016 by douloff
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VANCOUVER — SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts announced on Nov. 14 that Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown was recognized as one of the top 10 3-star hotels in Canada, according to Trivago Awards 2017. “We are thrilled to be ranked by

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M+IT Announces Readers' Choices

November 28, 2016 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Incentive Travel’s readers nominated their favourite venues and suppliers and then cast 2,195 votes to determine the winners of the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards program currently has 14 categories. Three of the categories—Best Hotel,

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Marriott Canada Named a Best Employer

November 27, 2016 by douloff
Residence Inn by Marriott Montreal Downtown

TORONTO — Marriott Hotels of Canada has been named a 2017 Aon Best Employer in Canada for the 12th year in a row, it was announced Nov. 10. “Being a Best Employer doesn’t just happen – it takes teamwork and

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PCMA Canada East Launches Awards Program at CIC

November 24, 2016 by Lori Smith
(All photos l-r) 1. Andrew Horsfield, Lord Elgin Hotel; Inspirational Supplier of the Year - Krista Cameron, Destination St. John's; Erin Crane, Economic Development Lethbridge. 2. Claire Tyrrell accepted the Volunteer Leadership Award on behalf of her late husband from Chuck Schouwerwou, CMP, CMM, PCMA Canada East president. 3. President's Award winner Heidi Welker, Freeman Audio Visual Canada and Chuck Schouwerwou. 4. Mark Zanetti, Banff-Lake Louise Tourism; Inspirational Planner of the Year Alison Owers-Graham, Tourism Toronto; and Andrew Horsfield. 5. Chuck Schouwerwou with President's Award winner Barry Smith, Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

PCMA Canada East launched its new member recognition program at its 2016 Canadian Innovation Conference (CIC),  held November 20-22, 2016 at the new St. John’s Conference Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland. The five inaugural honorees are: Inspirational Planner of the Year: Alison Owers-Graham, CMP, Client Experience

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enRoute Names Kissa Tanto Best New Restaurant

November 24, 2016 by douloff
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TORONTO — Vancouver’s Kissa Tanto topped enRoute magazine’s list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2016, it was announced last month. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Air Canada enRoute Canada’s Best New Restaurants, a program that seeks to promote