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Air Canada Launching 6 U.S. Routes in Spring

December 10, 2016 by douloff
App helps manage jet lag.

MONTREAL — Air Canada will launch six non-stop U.S. services beginning spring 2017, it was announced Dec. 7. Three of the routes, Toronto to San Antonio, Texas; Memphis, Tenn. and Savannah, Ga., bring new destinations into the airline’s U.S. network,


Le Germain, Alt Eliminate Fixed Check-out Times

December 9, 2016 by douloff

MONTREAL — Le Germain Hotels and Alt Hotels across Canada have eliminated fixed departure times for anyone booking directly with one of their properties, whether on their websites or by telephone, it was announced Dec. 5. When guests register at


Fairmont Names New Regional VP, Eastern Canada

December 5, 2016 by douloff

MONTREAL — David Connor joins Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as regional vice-president, Eastern Canada, effective Jan. 3, it was announced last month. To be based in Montreal, Connor will manage Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, currently undergoing a major renovation, and


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


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,


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,


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


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


enRoute Names Kissa Tanto Best New Restaurant

November 24, 2016 by douloff

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


Hilton Expands Soap Recycling Program

November 21, 2016 by douloff

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


Most Valued Site Sourcing Tech Features: Study

November 18, 2016 by douloff
the Unsocial app helps attendees network at meetings and event.

ALEXANDRIA, VA — A new GBTA Foundation study revealed the most valued and most desired features when it comes to site sourcing technology, it was announced last month. Location (27 per cent) and cost (26 per cent) are the top


CSAE 2016 Conference & Showcase

November 16, 2016 by Lori Smith
Photo Meetings + Incentive Travel (2016)

WHO: Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) WHAT: National Conference and Showcase WHERE: The Westin Harbour Castle, Enercare Centre & Allstream Centre, Toronto, ON WHEN: Oct. 26-28, 2016