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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


Hampton Inn Opens in Thunder Bay, Ont.

September 28, 2016 by douloff

THUNDER BAY, Ontario and MCLEAN, Va. — The 104-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Thunder Bay has opened, it was announced Sept. 27. Located near OLG Casino Thunder Bay the five-storey hotel offers amenities such as free WiFi, a


Avoiding Disaster: Partnering With the Right People to Make Your Event a Success [content sponsored by IHG]

September 28, 2016 by Caroline Comeau, Director of Sales - Canada, IHG
Caroline Comeau

You sit back in your chair, and let out an exhausted sigh. Nothing about this meeting is going as planned. Everything that could go wrong, has. The food & beverage is incorrect, the internet is down, and there aren’t enough


Getting Up to Speed on Social Media Marketing

September 27, 2016 by douloff

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


Don Appetit! Carbon Bar’s Extravagant Lobster Burger

September 24, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Carbon Bar, the lively barbecue restaurant in downtown Toronto, is offering, until the end of September, The Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia lobster burger for $20 (with the purchase of a pint of Alexander Keith’s beer). And what an extravagant burger


Quest AV Named a Fastest-Growing Company

September 22, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Toronto-based Quest Audio Visual has landed on Canadian Business and PROFIT’s 28th annual PROFIT 500 list, ranking Canada’s fastest-growing companies, for the second straight year, it was announced Sept. 19. Ranked among Canadian businesses by its five-year revenue growth, Quest


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


Ottawa’s Infinity Convention Centre Opening Oct. 13

September 20, 2016 by douloff

OTTAWA — Infinity Convention Centre, featuring 15,000 sq. ft. of space, will hold its grand opening in the nation’s capital Oct. 13, it was announced in mid-September. The facility is located in a hotel cluster near Ottawa International Airport, adjacent


Aeromexico expanding service to Canada

September 17, 2016 by douloff

MEXICO CITY — Aeromexico plans to increase the number of flights it offers to its three Canadian destinations, beginning in December, it was announced Sept. 9. The expanded service will start on Dec. 1 on the Vancouver and Toronto routes,


Porter Resumes Seasonal Service to Orlando, Fla.

September 13, 2016 by douloff
Porter Airlines

TORONTO — Porter Airlines returns to Orlando, Fla. with an enhanced schedule for a second year of seasonal service, it was announced Sept. 12. Flights will increase by almost 50 per cent over last year, with more flights during peak


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


Don Appetit! Nirvana Spreads its Wings

September 9, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Nirvana continues to be one of my favourite spots for Northern Indian food in the Toronto area — and now, the restaurant is looking for additional locations. Indeed, Nirvana is looking to franchise, concentrating in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding