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Melia Braco Wins Leading New Hotel Award

October 22, 2016 by douloff

RIO BUENO, JAMAICA — Meliá Braco Village has won an award for the Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel 2016 at the Annual World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica last month. Selected by an


Ritz Launching in NW China Ancient Capital

October 20, 2016 by douloff

HONG KONG — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has signed an agreement with Zhongda Zongfanxin Proprietary Company to manage its first property in Northwest China, it was announced Oct. 11. Expected to open in 2018, The Ritz-Carlton, Xian will feature 288 guestrooms and


Raffles Singapore Undertaking 3-Phase Renovation

October 20, 2016 by douloff

SINGAPORE — Raffles Hotel Singapore will embark on a three-phase renovation, it was announced Oct. 11. Phase one will begin in January 2017 and see the Raffles Hotel Arcade undergo restoration while other areas of the property operate normally. The Arcade


Marriott Planning Expansion Across African Continent

October 19, 2016 by douloff

KIGALI, RWANDA — Marriott International continues its expansion across the African continent with news of signings in Cape Town, Nairobi, Cairo and Mauritius, it was announced earlier this month. “We officially opened the Kigali Marriott Hotel (on Oct. 4), under


Marriott Bringing 3 Brands to Cape Town

October 17, 2016 by douloff

JOHANNESBURG — Marriott International, Inc. plans to build three new properties, representing three different brands,  to Cape Town, South Africa, in partnership with the Amdec Group, it was announced Oct. 6. Marriott plans to bring the following brands: Marriott Hotels,


Air Canada Adding 6 International Destinations

October 15, 2016 by douloff
App helps manage jet lag.

MONTREAL — Air Canada announced last month the addition of six new destinations to its international network, including year-round Boeing 787-9 service between Toronto and Mumbai and between Vancouver and Taipei, along with new Montreal-Algiers flights, Toronto to Berlin, Montreal


Park Plaza Nuremberg Opens

October 9, 2016 by douloff

LONDON — Park Plaza Nuremberg, featuring a design by Scott Brownrigg Interior Designs, has opened, it was announced Oct. 4. Located opposite the 19th century central railway station in the former home of the Bavarian-American Hotel, the 177-bed hotel features


Ritz Plans Property in China UNESCO Site

October 7, 2016 by douloff

HONG KONG — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has signed an agreement with Sichuan Jiuzhai Luneng Eco-Tourism Investment Development Co. to open its first all-villa property in one of China’s earliest UNESCO world heritage sites, Jiuzhaigou Valley, it was announced Sept.


Trivia-Based Corporate Training Programs Unveiled

October 5, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — TrivWorks, a corporate team-building company specializing in live trivia events, has joined forces with corporate trainer and improvisation coach Rob Schiffmann to create a line of interactive workplace training programs, it was announced Sept. 29. Focusing on


Code of practice safeguards travelling employees

October 2, 2016 by douloff

LONDON, UK — Business standards company BSI has published a new code of practice advising organizations on how to address and manage the health, safety and security risks posed to their employees who are travelling for work, it was announced


SITE Launches Fundraising Auction 2.0

September 30, 2016 by douloff

CHICAGO — SITE Foundation has launched Auction 2.0, a fund-raising initiative supporting its mission to enhance the awareness and effectiveness of motivational experiences and incentive travel, it was announced Sept. 27. Held in association with the Foundation’s premier events, SITE


M+IT EXCLUSIVE! 2016 Meetings Market Report: Getting Up to Speed on Social Media Marketing

September 27, 2016 by Don Douloff

  In an increasingly digital and connected world, social media has become integral in marketing meetings and events — and it’s a tool that planners cannot ignore. Certainly, a good number of planners already embrace the technology, according to M+IT’s 2016