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Group Germain Opening New Hotel in Square at Quartier DIX30

February 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

Group Germain Hotels will debut a new banner in 2018, when it opens Alt+ Hotel Quartier DIX30 in Brossard, Quebec. Construction has already begun on the new four-star, $35 million property, which is located on the Square at Quartier DIX30, the lifestyle


WestJet Increasing Presence in Quebec Market

February 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet is significantly increasing its presence in the Quebec market. The Calgary-based carrier is adding more than 105 flights per week in the province—a capacity increase of 74 percent. The increased service and new routes will fly to and from Montréal–Pierre


Destination Québec Toronto Day

February 9, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: Destination Québec (Alliance of the Tourisme Industry of Québec) WHAT: Annual Toronto Planner Day WHERE: Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 WOW: Destination Québec and its partners from around the province treated Toronto planners to a feast of


Air Canada Introducing Summer Service to Iceland

February 1, 2017 by douloff

MONTREAL — Air Canada will launch daily summer seasonal service from Canada to Reykjavik, Iceland, beginning in June, it was announced Feb. 1. Flights will operate four times and three times weekly from the carrier’s Toronto and Montreal hubs, respectively,


Supply Side: Does the Industry Need Rules for No-shows?

January 30, 2017 by ALLAN LYNCH
Allan Lynch

Recently, the sales director for a U.S. company was stunned by a request from a New York City-based DMC for payment to cover site inspection costs. “Is this a new standard or something peculiar to the New York market?” she


Leadership: Challenging 'Good Enough'

January 30, 2017 by DALLYCE MACAS

Recently, I was tasked with preparing a report on the Canadian MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) industry for a global airline. I had to explain the “state-of-the-nation” and what the future has in store for suppliers to the meetings


InterCon Montréal Opens New Ballroom

January 27, 2017 by douloff

MONTRÉAL — The InterContinental Montréal has opened a ballroom in the Nordheimer Conference Center, it was announced Jan. 26. Covering 3,365 square feet and featuring 17-ft ceilings and plenty of natural light, the ballroom seats 300 and accommodates 400, cocktail-style. It is


Marriott Opens Pop-up Innovation Lab

January 27, 2017 by douloff

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International launched its first pop-up hotel innovation lab, creating an interactive model hotel experience in downtown Los Angeles to crowdsource real-time feedback from the public, it was announced Jan. 23. The lab will let industry professionals,


Air Canada Launches Montreal-Costa Rica Flights

January 7, 2017 by douloff

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


FMAV to Offer Event Smartphone Charging Stations

January 5, 2017 by douloff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — FMAV has been named an authorized partner for Brightbox, offering secure mobile device charging stations available for rental across Canada, it was announced Jan. 3. “Brightbox provides a best-in-class secure mobile device charging solution that truly engages


Air Canada Launches Toronto-Trinidad Flights

January 4, 2017 by douloff

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


Quebec City Convention Centre CEO Third Term

December 29, 2016 by douloff

QUEBEC CITY — The Government of Québec confirmed the renewal of P.-Michel Bouchard as Québec City Convention Centre’s CEO, it was announced on Dec. 6. This will be Bouchard’s third term at the Convention Centre. He has been the venue’s CEO