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19 Canadians Earn HMCC

February 3, 2016 by Lori Smith

Nineteen Canadians are among the 169 meeting and event industry professionals who earned their Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) in the second half of last year. The certificate is endorsed by Saint Louis University and is valid for two years. Meeting

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Event Space Reno Complete at The Westin St. Francis

February 3, 2016 by Lori Smith
St. Francis Suite, Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA

The Westin St. Francis, an iconic San Francisco property, has finished a $6 million renovation of 50,000 square feet of meeting and special event space in its Landmark and Tower buildings. “The renovation gives our meeting space a more contemporary

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Volunteer for 18th Annual International Women's Day Community Event

February 2, 2016 by Christine Otsuka
International Womens Day

Call for Volunteers! The International Woman’s Day Community Event was created by CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) & AIS and supported by The Meeting & Event Industry Community (PCMA, CSAE, MPI & CANSPEP). On Friday, March 4th we

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San Antonio Convention Center Expansion Complete

February 2, 2016 by Lori Smith

The $325 million expansion of San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center is now complete. It is the largest capital improvement project in the city’s history and increases the footprint to 1.6 million square feet. The center’s reopening activities included

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Bond Brand Loyalty Partners with Free the Children

February 2, 2016 by Lori Smith

Bond Brand Loyalty has recently been named a “Change-Maker” corporate partner of Free The Children. The partnership will see Bond provide pro-bono services and expertise in lifecycle marketing and database management for the international non-profit. In addition to supporting Free The

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Mandalay Bay Completes Convention Center Expansion

February 2, 2016 by Lori Smith
Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center Expansion (2015-2016)

The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center has opened the 70,000-square-foot Oceanside Ballroom, the final phase of its $70 million convention center expansion.  The majority of the expansion was completed last summer and opened in August. It included 350,000 square feet of new exhibit

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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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Palais des congrès de Montréal Increases Bookings

January 26, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal confirms that it booked six international conventions, three national conventions and several major tradeshows in the quarter ending December 31, 2015. These events represent a combined increase of 23 per cent in event

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WestJet Adds to Toronto Service

January 26, 2016 by Lori Smith

WestJet is launching new non-stop service from Toronto to Nashville and Los Angeles as part of its 2016 summer schedule. “We are excited about our schedule and connectivity out of Toronto”, said Bob Cummings, WestJet executive vice-president, Commercial. “By this summer we

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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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Air Canada Opens Biz Class Check-in Lounge

January 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

Air Canada has created a new Business Class check-in area at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The dedicated concourse is located in the former Aisle 1 on the departure level of the airport’s Terminal 1. Equipped with 15 check-in counters, two customer service desks,

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SITE Index Forecasts Growth for Incentive Travel Industry

January 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

The 2015 Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Index Benchmark Study, an annual analysis and forecast of the incentive travel industry, forecasts that 2016 will be another banner year for the incentive travel industry. The study was released during the