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Eventology Holding 24-hour CSR Treasure Hunt

December 2, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Eventology and its Catalyst Global partners are marking the holiday season through a 24-hour continuous corporate team-building treasure hunt, Go Give, it was announced last month. On Dec. 12, Catalyst Global partners, a team-building provider, will follow the

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Subdued 2017 Business Travel Growth: GBT Forecast

December 2, 2016 by douloff
Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort, Rio de Janeiro

TORONTO — After an uneven 2016 that saw only limited increases in overall pricing, the business travel outlook for next year looks to be similarly subdued, with flat to moderate rate increases expected globally across air, hotel and ground transportation,

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M+IT Announces Readers' Choices

November 28, 2016 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Incentive Travel’s readers nominated their favourite venues and suppliers and then cast 2,195 votes to determine the winners of the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards program currently has 14 categories. Three of the categories—Best Hotel,

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Marriott Canada Named a Best Employer

November 27, 2016 by douloff
Residence Inn by Marriott Montreal Downtown

TORONTO — Marriott Hotels of Canada has been named a 2017 Aon Best Employer in Canada for the 12th year in a row, it was announced Nov. 10. “Being a Best Employer doesn’t just happen – it takes teamwork and

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Site Canada wins Chapter of the Year Award

November 26, 2016 by douloff

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA — Site Canada won Chapter of the Year award, announced along with Chapter Excellence and Member Awards at the SITE Global Conference in early November. SITE Canada created and put into practice strategic initiatives to grow, strengthen,

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SITE Announces 2017 Int'l Board, Foundation Trustees

November 25, 2016 by douloff
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PANAMA CITY, PANAMA — During its Global Conference in early November, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) announced the SITE International board of directors and SITE Foundation board of trustees, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Rajeev Kohli, CIS, joint managing

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PCMA Canada East Launches Awards Program at CIC

November 24, 2016 by Lori Smith
(All photos l-r) 1. Andrew Horsfield, Lord Elgin Hotel; Inspirational Supplier of the Year - Krista Cameron, Destination St. John's; Erin Crane, Economic Development Lethbridge. 2. Claire Tyrrell accepted the Volunteer Leadership Award on behalf of her late husband from Chuck Schouwerwou, CMP, CMM, PCMA Canada East president. 3. President's Award winner Heidi Welker, Freeman Audio Visual Canada and Chuck Schouwerwou. 4. Mark Zanetti, Banff-Lake Louise Tourism; Inspirational Planner of the Year Alison Owers-Graham, Tourism Toronto; and Andrew Horsfield. 5. Chuck Schouwerwou with President's Award winner Barry Smith, Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

PCMA Canada East launched its new member recognition program at its 2016 Canadian Innovation Conference (CIC),  held November 20-22, 2016 at the new St. John’s Conference Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland. The five inaugural honorees are: Inspirational Planner of the Year: Alison Owers-Graham, CMP, Client Experience

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enRoute Names Kissa Tanto Best New Restaurant

November 24, 2016 by douloff
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TORONTO — Vancouver’s Kissa Tanto topped enRoute magazine’s list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2016, it was announced last month. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Air Canada enRoute Canada’s Best New Restaurants, a program that seeks to promote

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Speakers’ Spotlight Appoints Digital Content Producer

November 22, 2016 by douloff
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TORONTO — Speakers’ Spotlight has appointed Paul Terefenko to the newly created position of digital content producer. Terefenko arrives with a wealth of experience as a former journalist for outlets such as NOW magazine and The Grid, and spent four years

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Hilton Expands Soap Recycling Program

November 21, 2016 by douloff
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MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton announced last month that all 750 properties across its all suites brands will recycle discarded soap and amenity bottles and donate them to reduce hygiene-related illnesses for communities in need. This expands Hilton’s soap recycling program

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Don Appetit! Ki's Modern Japanese Flair

November 21, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Ki Modern Japanese restaurant opened 11 years ago in Toronto’s downtown banking core and remains as charming as ever. The sprawling, high-ceilinged space, outfitted in contemporary minimalism — slate tile floors, cherrywood accents, soft lighting, bare-wood tables, padded booths —

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Freeman Toronto Wins Consumer Choice Award

November 18, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Freeman Audio Visual Canada has been selected by the Toronto consumers and business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the fourth year in a row, it was announced