Meetings Canada



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


Air Canada Launching Montreal-Shanghai Flights

September 26, 2016 by douloff
App helps manage jet lag.

MONTREAL — Air Canada announced on Sept. 23 the introduction of daily year-round flights from Montreal to Shanghai, China beginning Feb. 16, 2017. This marks Air Canada’s first direct service to China from Montreal as well as the introduction of


Tourisme Montréal Reveals Business Travel Strategy

September 22, 2016 by douloff

MONTRÉAL — At its annual conference on tourism prospects, Tourisme Montréal on Sept. 15 presented its business travel market strategy for the city: a quality experience with expert support. The organization invited Montréal leaders to work with meeting planners to


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


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,


Sheraton to Open in Sainte-Hyacinthe in 2017

September 15, 2016 by douloff

STAMFORD, Conn. — Starwood Hotels & Resorts plans to open a Sheraton property in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., by the end of 2017, it was announced on Sept. 13. Sheraton Saint-Hyacinthe will feature 205 guestrooms, including 28 suites, spread over 16 floors.


Quebec Convention Centre Celebrates 20 Years

September 14, 2016 by douloff
Quebec City Convention Centre has earned AIPC gold certificqtion.

QUEBEC CITY — The Quebec Convention Centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and in the time it has been open, has become a major economic driver for the Québec City area. On Aug. 29, 1996, the convention facility opened its


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


Booking a Meeting at a Hotel? Here's what you need to know! [content sponsored by IHG]

September 8, 2016 by Caroline Comeau, Director of Sales - Canada, IHG
Caroline Comeau (cropped headshot)

Autumn is busy season for meetings and conferences, and before we know it, it will be 2017! With the Fall colours beginning to show, it is time to start planning for next year. One way to stay on top of


2 Canadian Historic Hotels Awards Nominees

September 6, 2016 by douloff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Toronto’s Omni King Edward and Quebec City’s Chateau Frontenac have been nominated for 2016 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence, it was announced Aug. 30. Overseen by Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide the Historic Hotels