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Busy Meeting Planner? Now Reward Yourself.

July 29, 2016 by Lori Smith
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Booking accommodation for yourself or on behalf of someone else is a lot of work!  You are often the unsung hero – working hard behind the scenes to find the right price, coordinate schedules, and secure the right location.  In

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7 Great Patios for Groups

July 24, 2016 by Lori Smith
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CANADA UPDATE – EPISODE 3: JULY 2016 7 GREAT PATIOS FOR GROUPS To learn more about the venues featured in this video, visit the websites listed here. Sticky Wicket Rooftop Patio, Strathcona Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia Reflections – The Garden Terrace,

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RIC Partners with Freeman AV

July 21, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Research Innovation Commercialization Centre (RIC) has partnered with Freeman Audio Visual Canada, it was announced in early July. The partnership between Mississauga, Ont.-based RIC Centre and Freeman will strengthen relationships between startups and other business enterprise members in

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Amex GBT, Airbnb Announce Partnership

July 19, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has reached a commercial agreement with Airbnb, it was announced mid-July. The new referral partnership will make Airbnb for Business more accessible to GBT customers and allow data transfer and traveler tracking.

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AccorHotels Buys Fairmont, Raffles, Swissotel

July 18, 2016 by douloff
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PARIS — Following the approval of shareholders at the general shareholders meeting on July 12, AccorHotels Group has officially announced the acquisition of FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) and its Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel hotel brands. “The acquisition of these

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Meeting Encore Launches Planning Company

July 16, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — With over 40 years combined experience in the event management industry, Shannon Byck, CMP and David Drover, of Meeting Encore Ltd., have launched Intuitive Conferences + Events (IntuitiveCE), a full-service meeting, conference and incentive travel planning company, it

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Ritz Named Top Luxury Brand by J.D. Power

July 15, 2016 by douloff
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CHEVY CHASE, MD. — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC was named the top luxury brand for guest satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2016 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, it was announced July13. The hotel company has topped its

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Virtuoso Award Nominees Point to Trends

July 14, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — Virtuoso, the international network of luxury travel agencies, has announced the nominees for its prestigious Best of the Best hotel awards, it was announced last month. Celebrating its 10th year, the Best of the Best awards recognize

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WestJet Encore Celebrates Three Years

July 11, 2016 by douloff
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CALGARY — WestJet’s regional airline, WestJet Encore, celebrated its third year in the sky, it was announced last month. The airline, powered by Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 aircraft, recently broke the six million guests-flown mark “New WestJet Encore airports experience a

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S. Arabia, Mexico Okay Marriott Starwood Deal

July 8, 2016 by douloff

BETHESDA, MD — Marriott International, Inc. announced in early July that it has received authorization from competition authorities in Saudi Arabia and Mexico to proceed with its previously announced acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in a merger transaction. With

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WestJet CEO One of Most 50 Influential People

July 7, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — Alberta Venture magazine has named WestJet president and CEO Gregg Saretsky one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People for 2016, it was announced July 4. First published by the magazine in 1997, Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People list

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Tremblant Unveils Convention Centre Identity

July 7, 2016 by douloff
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MONT-TREMBLANT, PQ – With explorer Bernard Voyer in attendance, Tremblant Resort Association officials last month unveiled the new identity of its convention centre: Quartier Tremblant – Base Camp. Blending sports, wellness, music, relaxation, food and nightlife, Quartier Tremblant provides group