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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


Winter Comes Alive in Calgary [sponsored content]


Snowy conditions and chilled temperatures don’t need to put the freeze on your event planning. The winter months can offer up unique events, attractions, and opportunities – and there are few destinations where winter comes together like Calgary. Planning around


Calgary Airport Re-Named ‘YYC’

October 11, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — Calgary International Airport has been renamed YYC Calgary International Airport, Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced Oct. 6. Throughout the airport’s history, ‘YYC’ has been the official IATA code and will now be enshrined permanently in its official


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


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


Avoiding Disaster: Partnering With the Right People to Make Your Event a Success [content sponsored by IHG]

September 28, 2016 by Caroline Comeau, Director of Sales - Canada, IHG
Caroline Comeau

You sit back in your chair, and let out an exhausted sigh. Nothing about this meeting is going as planned. Everything that could go wrong, has. The food & beverage is incorrect, the internet is down, and there aren’t enough


M+IT EXCLUSIVE! 2016 Meetings Market Report: Getting Up to Speed on Social Media Marketing

September 27, 2016 by Don Douloff

  In an increasingly digital and connected world, social media has become integral in marketing meetings and events — and it’s a tool that planners cannot ignore. Certainly, a good number of planners already embrace the technology, according to M+IT’s 2016


Westin Bear Mountain Completes Renovation

September 23, 2016 by douloff

VICTORIA, B.C. — The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa has completed an extensive renovation of its 156 guestrooms and 72 suites, it was announced Sept. 21. The refurbishment comes in advance of a busy month as the resort