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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

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China Approves Marriott Starwood Merger

September 21, 2016 by douloff

BETHESDA, MD. — Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced on Sept. 20 that their merger transaction has received approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). Since this was the last regulatory approval required to complete the

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Cineplex Opens First Rec Room in Edmonton

September 21, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Cineplex debuted its new concept, The Rec Room, offering dining, live entertainment and gaming, in Edmonton on Sept. 19. Located at South Edmonton Common, the two-level, 60,000-square-foot complex devotes half of its space to dining and live entertainment

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Lakeview Sells Alberta Property for $2.9M

September 18, 2016 by douloff

WINNIPEG — Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp. has sold the Lakeview Inn & Suites – Edson East hotel, in Edson, Alta. for $2.9 million, it was announced Sept. 8. The purchaser of the hotel has entered into a 15-year license agreement

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Aeromexico expanding service to Canada

September 17, 2016 by douloff

MEXICO CITY — Aeromexico plans to increase the number of flights it offers to its three Canadian destinations, beginning in December, it was announced Sept. 9. The expanded service will start on Dec. 1 on the Vancouver and Toronto routes,

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Fort McMurray Quality Hotel Re-opens

September 16, 2016 by douloff
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FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. — Quality Hotel and Conference Centre hosted its re-opening celebration Sept. 8 and honoured the first responders who battled Alberta’s worst wildfire. The event celebrated the re-opening of the hotel after smoke damaged the building’s interior. The

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SITE Accepting Submissions for ICE Awards

September 13, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — SITE Canada is accepting submissions for its 2016 ICE Awards. Awards will be presented in two categories: Program Excellence and Destination Excellence. Program Excellence will recognize an incentive program, designed and managed by a SITE Canada member, and applies to both

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Meetingmax Providing Online Housing Software to NASC

September 12, 2016 by douloff

Cincinnati, OH and Vancouver — Vancouver-based Meetingmax will provide online housing reservation software to the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), it was announced Sept. 7. Through the agreement, Meetingmax’s online accommodation platform will handle hotel room bookings for NASC’s

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Booking a Meeting at a Hotel? Here's what you need to know! [content sponsored by IHG]

September 8, 2016 by Caroline Comeau, Director of Sales - Canada, IHG
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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

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Hong Kong a Top Destination for Canadians

September 2, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Hong Kong is the fourth most visited international destination among Canadian business travellers, according to new data released by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) on Aug. 16. The data incorporates the booking details of outgoing travel from

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Calgary Convention Centre Hosts ISPCAN

August 29, 2016 by douloff
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CALGARY — The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) is hosting the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) Aug. 28-31. Calgary was shortlisted against Dubai for this bi-annual conference, which will bring 1,200 to 1,500 attendees

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Westin Calgary Launches CrossFit Ramsay

August 24, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY – The Westin Calgary is offering guests the chance to begin their mornings with trainers from CrossFit Ramsay Calgary weekday mornings in the WestinWORKOUT area of the hotel, it was announced Aug. 15. CrossFit Ramsay sessions are available for