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Air Canada Ups Non-Stop Service to Delhi

April 27, 2016 by Lori Smith

Air Canada is introducing a non-stop seasonal service from Vancouver to Delhi, India beginning October 20, 2016 and ending on April 8, 2017. The announcement was applauded by both the British Columbia government and the Canadian-Indian Business Council. The seasonal, three-times weekly

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Stockholders Approve Marriott-Starwood Merger

April 8, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Marriott-Starwood merger is one step closer to completion. Proposals related to the transaction were approved by both companies stockholders at separate special meetings held this morning. Holders of 97 percent of Marriott shares present and voting at its meeting, representing

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Mullin Joins VoX

April 6, 2016 by Lori Smith

Michael Mullin has joined the VoX International team as a part-time account executive in Western Canada. He will focus primarily on the Tourism Australia account. Prior to joining VoX, Mullin was director of sales and marketing for Boomerang and Exotik Tours, part

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MPI Rendezvous Going to London

April 4, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation is bringing its signature networking and fundraising event, Rendezvous, to London, England. The Foundation has partnered with The Meetings Show and Rendezvous will now be part of the networking calendar for the event, which is

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Select Group Marketing Adds to Portfolio

March 29, 2016 by Lori Smith

Select Group Marketing (SGM) is now representing Ovation Switzerland in the Canadian market. “Ovation Switzerland is a great addition to our portfolio,” says SGM president Jan Zandboer. “Switzerland has been a solid destination for the meeting, incentive and group markets

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Marriott Gets Go-Ahead to do Business in Cuba

March 23, 2016 by Lori Smith

Marriott International’s application to pursue a business transaction in Cuba has been approved by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury. Marriott released the news yesterday during US President Barack Obama’s historic trip

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Marriott-Starwood Merger Back On

March 21, 2016 by Lori Smith

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has accepted a revised bid from its original suitor,  Marriott International, Inc., deeming it a superior proposal to the bid it received last week from the Consortium led by China’s Anbang Group Insurance. The two companies

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PHOTOS: Jumeirah - Emirates Event Toronto (VoX Intl)

March 18, 2016 by Lori Smith
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WHO: Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts (rep. VoX Intl)  and Emirates Airline WHAT: An evening of great cuisine and networking with representatives from 10 Jumeirah properties from around the globe. WHERE: Casa Loma, Toronto WHEN: March 16, 2016 WOW: One-of-a-kind experience with a symphony orchestra that

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JW Marriott in Pipeline for Monterrey, Mexico

March 16, 2016 by Lori Smith

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has announced the development plans for the new JW Marriott in Monterrey, Mexico. The 250-room, LEED-certified luxury hotel is set to debut in 2019. Designed by Fibra Inn, the property will showcase Monterrey’s modern, urban environment

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Meliá Entering Iranian Market

March 7, 2016 by Lori Smith

Meliá Hotels International is entering the Iranian market. The Gran Meliá Ghoo Hotel will be located in the a mixed residential, commercial and hotel complex being built in Salman Shahr, a popular holiday destination on the Caspian Sea. The largest development of

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JPdL Joins Hosts Global Alliance

February 23, 2016 by Lori Smith

JPdL Destination Management (JPdL), a leading Canadian DMC, is now a member of Hosts Global Alliance (HGA), a worldwide consortium of select destination management companies. “JPdL is delighted to have been selected to join Hosts Global Alliance. For over 30 years,

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MPI Announces EMEC 2017 Host City

February 20, 2016 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Granada, Spain, as the destination for its 2017 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC). The association revealed its plans during the closing of EMEC 2016, which was held February 7-9 in Copenhagen, Denmark. EMEC