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China Approves Marriott Starwood Merger

September 21, 2016 by douloff

BETHESDA, MD. — Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced on Sept. 20 that their merger transaction has received approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). Since this was the last regulatory approval required to complete the

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SITE Accepting Submissions for ICE Awards

September 13, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — SITE Canada is accepting submissions for its 2016 ICE Awards. Awards will be presented in two categories: Program Excellence and Destination Excellence. Program Excellence will recognize an incentive program, designed and managed by a SITE Canada member, and applies to both

Opinion

Booking a Meeting at a Hotel? Here's what you need to know! [content sponsored by IHG]

September 8, 2016 by Caroline Comeau, Director of Sales - Canada, IHG
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Autumn is busy season for meetings and conferences, and before we know it, it will be 2017! With the Fall colours beginning to show, it is time to start planning for next year. One way to stay on top of

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Hong Kong a Top Destination for Canadians

September 2, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Hong Kong is the fourth most visited international destination among Canadian business travellers, according to new data released by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) on Aug. 16. The data incorporates the booking details of outgoing travel from

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Westin Nova Scotian Celebrates 20th Anniversary

August 25, 2016 by douloff
Mayor's toast

HALIFAX — New Castle Hotels and Resorts celebrated the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Westin Nova Scotian with a toast by Halifax Mayor Mike Savage from the first keg of a commemorative brew, Westin 20, made by Halifax-area microbrewer Nine

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Ritz-Carlton adding Charging Stations

August 16, 2016 by douloff

CHEVY CHASE, MD — Ritz-Carlton has installed two charging stations at each property, offering guests the ability to charge up for 150 miles in two and a half hours, it was announced Aug. 9. “Commitment to the community and environment

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Canadian Businesses Value Face-to-Face: Study

August 11, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Canadian travellers believe business travel is important for company financial performance and are satisfied with their overall business travel experiences, according to the GBTA Global Business Traveller Sentiment Index, in partnership with American Express, it was announced Aug.

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Air Canada Only Airline in Canada's Top 50 Brands

August 9, 2016 by douloff
App helps manage jet lag.

MONTREAL — Air Canada’s brand value has soared 88 per cent to $1.8 billion over last year, placing it among the Top 50 most valuable Canadian brands, according to this year’s report on Canadian brands published by Brand Finance, it

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FMAV Named Halifax Convention Centre AV Partner

August 7, 2016 by douloff

HALIFAX — FMAV has been named as the official in-house audiovisual partner for the Halifax Convention Centre, it was announced on Aug. 5. As the first supplier selected for the new convention centre venue, expected to open in 2017, FMAV

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WestJet Adds Flights for 2016-17 Winter

August 4, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet announced last month that it will add dozens of new flights to its domestic and international networks as part of its 2016-2017 winter schedule. “As our network of more than 100 destinations in over 20 countries continues

Opinion

7 Great Patios for Groups

July 24, 2016 by Lori Smith
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CANADA UPDATE – EPISODE 3: JULY 2016 7 GREAT PATIOS FOR GROUPS To learn more about the venues featured in this video, visit the websites listed here. Sticky Wicket Rooftop Patio, Strathcona Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia Reflections – The Garden Terrace,

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Algonquin Golf Course to Undergo Major Upgrade

July 22, 2016 by douloff

ANDREWS, N.B. — Golf course architect Rod Whitman will lead an upgrade and repositioning of the Algonquin Resort’s course, it was announced in early July. “We want to elevate that standing and ensure that our course, a Maritimes treasure that