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Rocky Mountaineer Appoints New Board Members

January 10, 2017 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Rocky Mountaineer’s board chair John Furlong announced last month the appointments of Tristan Armstrong, Ashley Armstrong and Chelsea Armstrong to the company’s board. Tristan Armstrong currently serves as director of leasing for National Hospitality Group, spearheading the commercial


IHG Opens First Dual-Branded Property in Canada

January 6, 2017 by douloff

TORONTO – InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the 77-room Candlewood Suites and 137-room Holiday Inn Express property near the West Edmonton Mall, the company’s first dual-branded property in Canada, it was announced Jan. 3. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites


FMAV to Offer Event Smartphone Charging Stations

January 5, 2017 by douloff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — FMAV has been named an authorized partner for Brightbox, offering secure mobile device charging stations available for rental across Canada, it was announced Jan. 3. “Brightbox provides a best-in-class secure mobile device charging solution that truly engages


Air Canada Launches Toronto-Trinidad Flights

January 4, 2017 by douloff
App helps manage jet lag.

MONTREAL — Air Canada has introduced twice weekly, non-stop year-round service between Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and Port of Spain’s Piarco International Airport, it was announced last month. Flights will operate with a 280-seat Boeing 767-300ER. Tuesdays and Thursdays, flights


Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Restaurant Closing Jan. 2

January 3, 2017 by douloff

VANCOUVER — ORU Cuisine at Fairmont Pacific Rim will permanently close its doors following breakfast service on Jan. 2, it was announced last month. Replacing ORU Cuisine will be a new restaurant, to be unveiled in spring, that will be


Tourism Vancouver's Attendance Marketing Toolkit

December 23, 2016 by douloff
The amazing view from Stanley Park, one of the things I miss since moving away from Vancouver.

VANCOUVER — Tourism Vancouver has launched an online marketing toolkit designed to help planners boost attendance, it was announced Dec. 6. Curated by Tourism Vancouver’s convention services team, the interactive and mobile-friendly microsite offers destination expertise intended to attract interest


Hilton Opens Dual-Branded Hotel in Calgary

December 15, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton has opened the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown and Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown, it was announced last month. There are two distinct lobbies and dining areas, each catering to the needs


Banff a Top Destination: National Geographic

December 12, 2016 by douloff
Delta Banff royal canadian lodge

BANFF, Alta. — Banff has been named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Best of the World list, which highlights 21 must-see places to visit in 2017, it was announced last month. The 21 destinations were chosen by Traveler editors and


Air Canada Launching 6 U.S. Routes in Spring

December 10, 2016 by douloff
App helps manage jet lag.

MONTREAL — Air Canada will launch six non-stop U.S. services beginning spring 2017, it was announced Dec. 7. Three of the routes, Toronto to San Antonio, Texas; Memphis, Tenn. and Savannah, Ga., bring new destinations into the airline’s U.S. network,


Le Germain, Alt Eliminate Fixed Check-out Times

December 9, 2016 by douloff

MONTREAL — Le Germain Hotels and Alt Hotels across Canada have eliminated fixed departure times for anyone booking directly with one of their properties, whether on their websites or by telephone, it was announced Dec. 5. When guests register at


Shaw Conference Centre Names New Executive Chef

December 7, 2016 by douloff

EDMONTON — The Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) has named Serge Belair executive chef, who will formally join the facility on Feb. 1, 2017, it was announced last month. Belair replaces executive chef Simon Smotkowicz, who will be leaving the venue


Eventology Holding 24-hour CSR Treasure Hunt

December 2, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Eventology and its Catalyst Global partners are marking the holiday season through a 24-hour continuous corporate team-building treasure hunt, Go Give, it was announced last month. On Dec. 12, Catalyst Global partners, a team-building provider, will follow the