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Group Germain Hotels Bringing ALT to Saskatoon

January 28, 2016 by Lori Smith

Group Germain Hotels is adding a new Alt Hotel to the River Landing area of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The property will be a key feature of the city’s extensive River Landing development project, a new extension currently under construction in the

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Tourism Victoria Appoints New Chair

January 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

Bill Lewis, general manager of the Magnolia Hotel & Spa, has been appointed to the role of Tourism Victoria Board Chair, for a two-year term. Lewis was appointed to the role of First Vice Chair by his board peers in

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Delta Burnaby Rooms Get Refresh

January 23, 2016 by Lori Smith

Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre opened the doors to its brand new suites in 4Q 2015 following a $2.4 million renovation. The property is part of the Gateway Casinos family of hotels and casinos. “This suite experience is unlike

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ICE District Getting JW Marriott

January 22, 2016 by Lori Smith

A JW Marriott will be the first luxury hotel in Edmonton’s ICE District, the new mixed-use sports  and entertainment district currently under development. The JW Marriott Edmonton, which is expected to open in late 2018,  is one of the most

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Aeromexico and WestJet Sign Code-share Agreement

January 15, 2016 by Lori Smith

A new code-share agreement between Aeromexico and WestJet makes getting to and from Mexico City from Canada easier. The new agreement will give Aeromexico’s customers enhanced connecting service via Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to more than 10 Canadian destinations including

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Dual-branded Property Opens in Calgary

January 5, 2016 by Lori Smith

Atlific Hotels has announced the joint opening of Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott in the Seton Urban District of Calgary South today. “Atlific is thrilled to bring this contemporary and unique, dual-branded property to life,” said Tim

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WestJet Ups Service from Calgary to Sun Destinations

December 16, 2015 by Lori Smith

WestJet has launched new non-stop service from Calgary to Huatulco, Mexico, and is adding new non-stop flights from Calgary to Liberia, Costa Rica, which begins this Saturday. With these new services, WestJet will operate 109 daily departures to 47 destinations

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Five Canadian Venues Win Awards

December 16, 2015 by Lori Smith
Waterview, Vancouver, BC

Five Canadian venues took home top prizes in Unique Venues’ Best of Awards. Now in its second year,  the program recognizes special event spaces in Canada and the United States.  It includes 20 categories ranging from best venue high-tech venue to best

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Freeman AV Canada Achieves Sustainability Milestone

December 8, 2015 by Lori Smith

In partnership with Tourism Whistler and the Whistler Conference Centre, Freeman Audio Visual Canada has recently become the first AV company in the country to achieve Level 1 APEX/ASTM sustainability certification. APEX is spearheaded by the US Environmental Protection Agency

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Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Fundraiser a Success

November 29, 2015 by Lori Smith
Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast

More than 5,000 generous Vancouver residents donated 17+ tons of toys, 1,000 bikes and over $22,000 in cash to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau at Pan Pacific Vancouver‘s annual Christmas Wish Breakfast on November 26th. Pan Pacific Vancouver started hosting the event

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Marriott and Starwood Announce Merger Agreement

November 18, 2015 by Lori Smith
Marriott and Starwood Merge

The boards of directors of Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will create the world’s largest hotel company. News of the agreement was made public on

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Holiday Inn Adds to Alberta Inventory

November 11, 2015 by Lori Smith

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) opened the new 129-room Holiday Inn Express® and Suites Cold Lake hotel in Alberta (Canada) today. The property is the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in the city and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Cold Lake.