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Ottawa Tourism Names New CEO

February 11, 2016 by Lori Smith

Ottawa Tourism’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Michael Crockatt as president and Chief Executive Officer of Ottawa Tourism effective March 7, 2016. “After an extensive national search that attracted candidates from across Canada and the United States, I am

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Tourism Toronto Reports Record Numbers for 2015

February 11, 2016 by Lori Smith

Tourism Toronto reports that the number of visitors to the city increased for the sixth consecutive year in 2015. The city welcomed some 40.4 million visitors—14.03 million overnight visitors and 26 million day visitors—making it the country’s top destination. These

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IRF Report Reveals Top Motivation Trends

February 10, 2016 by Lori Smith

Businesses will emphasize unique, upscale and individualized experiences in motivation programs this year, according to The Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) just-released 2016 Trends in Incentive Travel, Rewards, and Recognition report. “This study reinforces that we live in a time of extraordinary

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Porter Denies Sale Rumours

February 10, 2016 by Lori Smith

Porter Airlines has informed CBC News via email that it is not looking for a buyer. The denial follows an article published in the Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 edition of The Globe and Mail which reported that Porter’s financial backers “have been actively looking for

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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