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Registration Open for ILEA Live 2017

April 26, 2017 by Lori Smith

Registration is now open for ILEA Live 2017, the International Live Events Association’s (ILEA) annual conference. This year edition is being held August 10-12, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary, Alberta. The ILEA conference draws more than 400 live event professionals from

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The Supply Side: Triple Play

April 24, 2017 by ALLAN LYNCH

It’s been said that the electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles. A revolutionary approach was needed. Well, St. John’s, Saskatoon and Victoria think they have a revolutionary, business-boosting idea based on collaboration and convenience. The

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Regina Doubletree Wins Housekeeping Award

April 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Doubletree by Hilton™ Hotel and Conference Centre Regina has won the 2016 Housekeeping Award of Excellence, beating out more than 300 hotels in the Americas for the honour. “All of us are extremely proud to be recognized for the efforts

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Pacific Gateway Hotel Announces Green Initiative for Meeting Spaces

April 19, 2017 by Lori Smith

Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport have announced a new environmental initiative to provide green electricity for all of the hotel’s meeting spaces and renewable natural gas for Pier 73 Restaurant. As a

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Edmonton's Shaw Conference Centre Earns ASTM Certification

April 11, 2017 by Lori Smith

Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre has become the latest convention centre to be certified to an international sustainability standard for the meetings and event industry. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) certification is awarded to venues that achieve high

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Atlific Adds Winnipeg Property to Portfolio

April 11, 2017 by Lori Smith

Atlific Hotels is now managing the Clarion Hotel & Suites Winnipeg, a 139-room property owned by the Paletta family. It is Atlific’s fourth managed Manitoba property. “We are very excited to add Clarion Hotel & Suites Winnipeg to our list

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10 Ways Kelowna has Changed in the Last 10 Years

April 11, 2017 by TOURISM KELOWNA

Considering the city’s population has grown by nearly 20% in the last 10 years, it’s no wonder the lakeside city of Kelowna has changed as much as it has. A blossoming tech sector, revitalized downtown, changing infrastructure, an acclaimed university,

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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

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10 Ways Kelowna Has Changed In The Last 10 Years

April 6, 2017 by Tourism Kelowna

Considering the city’s population has grown by nearly 20% in the last 10 years, it’s no wonder the lakeside city of Kelowna has changed as much as it has. A blossoming tech sector, revitalized downtown, changing infrastructure, an acclaimed university,

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Atlific Announces Management of Airdrie Properties

April 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Atlific Hotels has taken on the management of two Airdrie Calgary properties, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Airdrie-Calgary North and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Airdrie. The hotels, situated next door to each other, are located close to the Airdrie Industrial

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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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Edmonton and Saskatoon Radissons Win Awards

March 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Radisson Hotel Edmonton South and Radisson Hotel Saskatoon each took home the Radisson President’s Award by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The award is given out to the top Radisson hotels demonstrating an outstanding level of enthusiasm and dedication