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Porter Airlines Celebrates 10th Anniversary

October 25, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO and OTTAWA — Hundreds of employees, partners and other guests gathered at ceremonies in Toronto and Ottawa to celebrate Porter Airlines‘ 10th birthday. The airline’s first flights took place on Oct. 23, 2006, connecting these two cities. Porter has


Choice Hotels Canada Celebrates Top Hotels

October 24, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada announced the national winners of the APEX Awards (Awards for Property Excellence) Oct. 14. Presented at the company’s 8th Annual Fall Conference, the awards celebrated eight properties for their stellar performance and ongoing commitment to


Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Renovates

October 24, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Hilton Garden Inn Montréal Airport has completed renovations to its public spaces and guestrooms, it was announced Oct. 13. All 161 guestrooms feature all-new custom furniture, drapery and artwork, and fully renovated bathrooms. Rooms include beds with new


Air Canada Opens Lounge at Newark Airport

October 18, 2016 by douloff
Air Canada’s Newest Maple Leaf Lounge Opens at Newark Airport (PRNewsFoto/Air Canada)

MONTREAL — Air Canada has opened a Maple Leaf Lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport, it was announced Oct. 14. Located past security close to Air Canada gates, the Newark lounge offers refreshments, complimentary WiFi and work facilities that include


Air Canada Adding 6 International Destinations

October 15, 2016 by douloff
App helps manage jet lag.

MONTREAL — Air Canada announced last month the addition of six new destinations to its international network, including year-round Boeing 787-9 service between Toronto and Mumbai and between Vancouver and Taipei, along with new Montreal-Algiers flights, Toronto to Berlin, Montreal


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

October 11, 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


Québec Named Year’s Cultural Destination

October 8, 2016 by douloff

QUÉBEC CITY — Québec City has been named culture destination of the year at the Leading Culture Destinations Awards gala in London, it was announced Oct. 3. On hand to accept the award was deputy mayor Michelle Morin-Doyle. Québec City was


M+IT EXCLUSIVE! 2016 Meetings Market Report: Sponsorships

October 4, 2016 by Don Douloff

Sponsorships are becoming an increasingly tricky beast. At the very time when associations, for example, are more cash-strapped than ever and more reliant on sponsorships, the very companies they approach, or want to approach, for sponsorships are, in turn, watching


Porter Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer With Pink Epaulets

October 3, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Porter Airlines pilots and flight attendants will wear custom Fly Pink epaulets and pins, during October, to raise awareness for breast cancer, it was announced Sept. 29. Pilots from the airline’s Women Soar at Porter committee, which focuses


Code of practice safeguards travelling employees

October 2, 2016 by douloff

LONDON, UK — Business standards company BSI has published a new code of practice advising organizations on how to address and manage the health, safety and security risks posed to their employees who are travelling for work, it was announced


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


Palais des congrès promotes science’s role in conventions

September 29, 2016 by douloff

MONTREAL — The Palais des congrès de Montréal, its Ambassadors Club and the Fonds de recherche du Québec have formed a partnership aimed at acknowledging the role Québec’s researchers and scientists play in bringing international conventions to Montréal and helping