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Palais des congrès de Montréal Partners with GES

April 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

Palais des congrès de Montréal has selected GES as its official supplier of event decorating services following a call for tenders. “We welcome our new partner, and are pleased with this agreement, which will add to the full-service offering we

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Meetings Mean Business Canada Gains Industry Support

April 6, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMB Canada) is rapidly gaining support from key industry stakeholders across the country. Speaking at MPI Toronto’s Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) event this morning, MMB Canada chair Grant Snider said that more than 50 key industry

Opinion

The Supply Side: Independent Options

March 22, 2017 by ALLAN LYNCH
Allan Lynch

To celebrate the sesquicentennial, it’s worth noting that Canada’s history of hospitality began in the winter of 1605, when Samuel de Champlain launched a dining club, The Order of Good Cheer. Champlain used f&b as a way to raise the

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WestJet Launches Montreal-Halifax Route

March 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet launched its newest service to Montreal with the departure of flight 3451 from Halifax on March 16th. The new route operates twice daily on WestJet Encore using its fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. “WestJet sees a bright

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Montreal and Quebec Benefiting from Aerospace Events

March 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Palais des congrés de Montréal reports that it has hosted 16 national, regional and international aerospace events, which have brought in $34.4 million in tourism revenues for Montréal and Québec. The events attracted 18,500 delegates, which translated into 38,500

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Group Germain Opening New Hotel in Square at Quartier DIX30

February 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

Group Germain Hotels will debut a new banner in 2018, when it opens Alt+ Hotel Quartier DIX30 in Brossard, Quebec. Construction has already begun on the new four-star, $35 million property, which is located on the Square at Quartier DIX30, the lifestyle

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WestJet Increasing Presence in Quebec Market

February 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet is significantly increasing its presence in the Quebec market. The Calgary-based carrier is adding more than 105 flights per week in the province—a capacity increase of 74 percent. The increased service and new routes will fly to and from Montréal–Pierre

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Destination Québec Toronto Day

February 9, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: Destination Québec (Alliance of the Tourisme Industry of Québec) WHAT: Annual Toronto Planner Day WHERE: Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 WOW: Destination Québec and its partners from around the province treated Toronto planners to a feast of

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Air Canada Introducing Summer Service to Iceland

February 1, 2017 by douloff

MONTREAL — Air Canada will launch daily summer seasonal service from Canada to Reykjavik, Iceland, beginning in June, it was announced Feb. 1. Flights will operate four times and three times weekly from the carrier’s Toronto and Montreal hubs, respectively,

Opinion

Supply Side: Does the Industry Need Rules for No-shows?

January 30, 2017 by ALLAN LYNCH
Allan Lynch

Recently, the sales director for a U.S. company was stunned by a request from a New York City-based DMC for payment to cover site inspection costs. “Is this a new standard or something peculiar to the New York market?” she

Opinion

Leadership: Challenging 'Good Enough'

January 30, 2017 by DALLYCE MACAS

Recently, I was tasked with preparing a report on the Canadian MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) industry for a global airline. I had to explain the “state-of-the-nation” and what the future has in store for suppliers to the meetings

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InterCon Montréal Opens New Ballroom

January 27, 2017 by douloff

MONTRÉAL — The InterContinental Montréal has opened a ballroom in the Nordheimer Conference Center, it was announced Jan. 26. Covering 3,365 square feet and featuring 17-ft ceilings and plenty of natural light, the ballroom seats 300 and accommodates 400, cocktail-style. It is