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Outlook for Historic Hotels Strong: CBRE

January 17, 2017 by douloff

WASHINGTON, DC — The outlook for the U.S. lodging industry, particularly historic hotels, continues to be extremely strong, according to CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research (CBRE), it was announced Jan. 4. For the third consecutive year, CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research presented

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New Advisory Boards Formed to Guide PCMA Expansion

January 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has formed two new regional advisory boards for the Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions to help guide its global expansion. The formation of the boards was announced at Convening Leaders 2017, which was

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Hottest Luxury Hotel Trends for 2017

January 14, 2017 by douloff

NEW YORK —Virtuoso, the global network of luxury travel agencies, has released the top trends and insights seen among recent additions to the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts collection, it was announced Jan. 9. Luxury Hotel Boom in Emerging Destinations: According

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Hilton Signs 9 Mexican Properties

January 13, 2017 by douloff

MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton has signed nine properties in Mexico representing a number of brands, it was announced Jan. 11. These newly announced properties contribute nearly 1,200 rooms to the hotel company’s pipeline and will join the portfolio of more than 45

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Hilton Opens in China’s Mount Sanqing National Park

January 12, 2017 by douloff

SHANGRAO, China and MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton announced last month the opening of Hilton Sanqingshan Resort in China’s Mount Sanqing National Park. The property’s 372 guestrooms and suites feature French windows that provide unobstructed mountain views. In-room amenities include 42- to

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Aloft Opens Second Hotel in Taipei

January 12, 2017 by douloff

TAIPEI — Marriott International has opened Aloft Taipei Beitou Hotel, the brand’s second property in Taiwan’s capital, it was announced Jan. 5. The 292-room hotel’s loft-inspired rooms and suites are equipped with SPG Keyless check-in system where guests can use

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Lake Lucerne Resort Opening this Summer

January 9, 2017 by douloff
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LAKE LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND — Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne is accepting bookings for incentive groups for March and will be open to other guests by June, it was announced last month. For meetings and events, the resort’s 23,762-square-foot conference centre will feature up-to-date

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Air Canada Launches Montreal-Costa Rica Flights

January 7, 2017 by douloff
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MONTREAL — Air Canada has introduced twice-weekly non-stop flights between Montreal and Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport that will operate until April 23, it was announced last month. “The new flight complements Air Canada’s existing Toronto-San Jose service and

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Hilton to Open in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2019

January 6, 2017 by douloff

TBILISI, Georgia & MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton plans to introduce its Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand to the capital of Georgia with the signing of a management agreement with Granat LLC, it was announced last month. In early 2019, the

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Ovation Global Strengthens U.S. MICE Positioning

January 5, 2017 by douloff

GENEVA — Ovation Global DMC, MCI Group’s international destination services provider and incoming event organizer, has formed a partnership with Ken Lyons Communications (KLC), it was announced last month. As of Jan. 1, this collaboration will further strengthen Ovation’s positioning

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Air Canada Launches Toronto-Trinidad Flights

January 4, 2017 by douloff
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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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Eventology Holds Global CSR Team-Building Event

December 31, 2016 by douloff
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TORONTO — The Catalyst Global network marked the world’s first 24-hour continuous corporate team-building treasure hunt on Dec. 12, it was announced on Dec. 20. Eventology and its Catalyst Global partners collaborated to give back to the community through their