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First-Ever Global Meetings Industry Day Announced

July 23, 2015 by Christine Otsuka

On April 14, 2016, leaders from across the meetings and events industry will come together to support the first Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). Led by the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business (MMB), GMID will showcase the real impact that

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Marmara U.S. Flagship Property Set to Open in NYC

July 22, 2015 by Lori Smith
Marmara Park Avenue

Marmara Park Avenue, the U.S. flagship of the luxury Marmara Collection hotel group, is scheduled to open on August 25, 2015 in New York City’s lower Park Avenue area. The 21-storey property has 1,375 square feet of event space. The

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WestJet Grows Service to Sun Destinations

July 22, 2015 by Lori Smith

WestJet is launching new non-stop service to Florida, Mexico and Costa Rica. The Calgary-based airline is also adding more than 85 flights across its domestic and international network. The changes are part of its 2015-2016 flight schedule. “WestJet continues to

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Holland America Launches Incentive Choice

July 22, 2015 by Lori Smith

Holland America Line is introducing a new program exclusively for incentive groups. “Incentive Choice” features a comprehensive package of amenities and preferential pricing including savings on suites, verandahs and staterooms. “In developing Incentive Choice, we responded to our trade partners

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Montreal Residence Inn Re-opens

July 21, 2015 by Lori Smith
Residence Inn by Marriott Montreal Downtown

Residence Inn by Marriott Montreal Downtown has re-opened following a multi-million dollar renovation. “We’re beyond excited to be open again and our guest response has been exceptional,” said Marco Carelli, general manager of Residence Inn Montreal Downtown. “Our returning guests

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Cantrav Comes to Toronto

July 21, 2015 by Lori Smith
Debbie Cotton-Burinski, Cantrav Services

Destination management company Cantrav Services Inc. has opened an office in Toronto. The Vancouver-based company currently has a presence in Banff, Whistler and Alaska. “Toronto is a logical step for the organization,” says Cantrav’s new Ontario regional director, Debbie Cotton-Burinski. “This is

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Tourism London Opens Ottawa Office

July 21, 2015 by Lori Smith

Tourism London and the London Convention Centre have opened an office in Ottawa and appointed Marc Forgette to the position of business development manager based in the nation’s capital. Forgette will support Tourism London’s director of conventions, Lynne Gale, CMM, in

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QuickMobile Launches Event App with Apple Watch Integration

July 13, 2015 by Lori Smith
QuickMobile Event App + Apple Watch Integration

Vancouver-based QuickMobile has launched the industry’s first mobile event app with Apple Watch integration. Developed for the 2015 Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) Annual Summit, July 12-14, 2015, the app allows attendees to personalize their schedules, network with other attendees and

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Direct Energy Centre Hosting Pan Am Media and Sports

July 13, 2015 by Lori Smith

Direct Energy Centre, Canada’s largest convention and exhibition centre, has been converted into CIBC Pan Am Park (PAP) and is currently playing host to the majority of sports as well as the International Broadcast Centre and Main Media Centre, for the Toronto

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Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York Unveils New Look

July 13, 2015 by Lori Smith
Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York, July 2015

The multi-million dollar renovation of Vrancor Group’s Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York Hotel is now complete. The 163-room property is the second largest Holiday Inn Express® hotel in Ontario and fifth largest in Canada  by number of rooms. “Holiday Inn Express hotels are

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etouches Acquires Mobile Tech Company TapCrowd

July 13, 2015 by Christine Otsuka

etouches, a provider of cloud event management software solutions, today announced the acquisition of TapCrowd, a leader in creating event mobile applications and marketing data for businesses and associations globally. TapCrowd, founded in 2010, offers a comprehensive, but easy-to-use platform

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Air Canada Expands Direct Service to Australia

July 9, 2015 by Lori Smith

As part of its strategic international expansion, Air Canada is launching a non-stop service between Brisbane, Australia and Vancouver, British Columbia, starting June 17, 2016. The airline currently offers year-round, daily non-stop flights to Sydney, Australia. The Vancouver-Brisbane service will