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Montréal Still Tops with Associations

June 24, 2015 by Lori Smith

For the fourth year in a row, Montréal has ranked first in the Americas for international association events, according to the Union of International Associations’ (UIA) 2014 International Meeting Statistics Report. The city, which came out ahead of New York, Washington and Buenos

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Palais des congrès Picks Mobile App Partner

June 23, 2015 by Lori Smith

Palais des congrès de Montréal has named CGI as its official developer and provider of customizable mobile event applications (apps). Headquartered in Montreal, CGI is an information technology, consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and solutions company with offices around the world. It is working

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Groupe Germain Takes Reins of Charlevoix Property

June 23, 2015 by Lori Smith

Québec City-based Groupe Germain Hotels has taken over the operation of Hôtel La Ferme, the unique farm experience property located in Charlevoix. The change was effective June 1, 2015. As the newest member of Groupe Germain Hotel network, Hôtel La Ferme has been renamed

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Rendez-Vous Heading to Quebec

May 27, 2015 by Lori Smith

Tourism Quebec and Tourisme Montréal have won the bid to host  the next edition of Rendez-vous Canada (RVC), Canada’s top international tourism marketplace. Rendez-vous 2016 will be held April 24-27 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The appointment-based show, which

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MPI Montreal & Quebec Announces 2015 Award Winners

April 22, 2015 by Lori Smith
MPI Montreal & Quebec 2015 Award Winners, April 16, 2015

Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI)  Montreal and Quebec chapter honoured five of its members as part of its National Meetings Industry Day celebrations. At a gala dinner, held April 16th at the Hôtel Omni Mont-Royal, the chapter gave out awards in five

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Ritz-Carlton Montreal's Maison Boulud Gets Four Stars from Forbes

February 24, 2015 by Lori Smith
Ritz Boulud Montreal

Maison Boulud, located in the iconic Ritz-Carlton Montreal, has earned a 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. It is one of only two Montreal restaurants recognized with Four-Star status, one of four in all of Quebec, and one of just

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Group Germain Gets Second Investment for Alt Hotels Brand

December 3, 2014 by Lori Smith

A transaction valued at more than $80 million in share capital will be added to the Alt Canada Investment Fund L.P. The new investment will allow Group Germain Hotels to develop the Alt Hotels brand in Canadian markets where it

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FBI Picks Quebec City

September 17, 2014 by Lori Smith

The Centre des congrès de Québec will be hosting more than 1,000 officer graduates from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, at the 2018 edition of the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) Training Conference and Exhibition. Québec City’s nomination

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AIPC Gives Nod to Canadian Convention Centres

July 8, 2014 by Lori Smith

The Palais des congrès de Montréal and the Ottawa Convention Centre took the runner-up spots in the International Association of Convention Centres’ (AIPC) Apex Award competition for the world’s best congress centre. In addition, the Centre des congrès de Québec

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VIA Rail Unveils New Class, New Cars

June 4, 2014 by Lori Smith
VIA RAIL CANADA INC. - VIA Rail Canada unveils new Prestige

VIA Rail Canada unveiled its new Prestige Sleeper Class as well as several new and renovated cars at Rendez-vous Canada, which was held May 27-30, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Prestige Sleeper Class provides a new level of comfort

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More Airlift to Germany

May 28, 2014 by Lori Smith

German carrier Lufthansa has expanded its long-haul services from Montreal to include its Frankfurt hub and is launching a new route from Toronto to Munich. The new Montreal-Frankfurt service started on May 16th and will continue operation until October 12.

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Canadian Chapters Contributing to Communities

May 21, 2014 by meetingscanada

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) chapters across Canada have been hard at work contributing to their communities. Chapters have sorted, cooked, donated, fundraised and volunteered for a wide range of  causes, and in turn have reaped the benefits of giving and