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Fairmont Empress Restoration Complete

June 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

The two-year, $60-million restoration of the Fairmont Empress is now complete. The iconic Victoria property, which was named in honour of Queen Victoria, will celebrate its official Grand Opening on June 28. The restoration’s final phase included:  a renovated health club and pool; refreshed Willow

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Niagara Falls Business Events Launched

June 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

Niagara Falls Tourism has entered into a partnership with the Scotiabank Convention Centre to manage and deliver its meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT) program. As part of this new partnership, the former program has been given a full rebrand under

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MPI Celebrates Industry Success and Excellence

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced the recipients of this year’s RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards during the its 2017 World Education Congress (WEC) in Las Vegas, June 19-22, 2017. The recipients were selected for exceptional achievements in the meeting

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MPI Adding New Advanced-Level Educational Offerings

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has introduced several new education offerings from the MPI Academy as part of its new Executive Education Series, including the Women in Leadership Program and a designation program for the highly-regarded MPI Experiential Event Series. In

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Skytrax Names Air Canada Top Carrier in North America

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada has once again been named Best Airline in North America by the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards at the International Paris Air Show. It is the sixth time in eight years Canada’s flag carrier has received the honour, which

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AEG Set to Develop Mixed-Use Entertainment District in Nashville

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Sports and live entertainment company AEG and Southwest Value Partners (SWVP) have entered into an agreement that will allow AEG to purchase a four-acre parcel of land to develop a new mixed-use entertainment district at SWVP’s Nashville Yards in downtown Nashville,

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MGM Grand Expanding Convention Centre

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

The MGM Grand broke ground today on an approximately USD$130 million expansion of its conference center. In response to customer demand, the MGM Grand Conference Center is adding 250,000 square feet for a total of more than 850,000 square feet. As part

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IACC Releases New Meeting Room of the Future Research

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

 IACC released phase one of its second annual “Meeting Room of the Future” white paper at MPI’s World Education Congress (WEC) in Las Vegas. The paper reveals how emerging technology and younger delegates are influencing the way we meet, with memorable individual experiences,

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Your business vision, Sun Peaks’ views

June 15, 2017 by Sponsored Content

Sun Peaks is a resort community located 45 minutes from Kamloops, in BC’s interior. Known for it’s stress-free mountain experience, the charming, pedestrian village includes 9 hotels and lodges, and over 40 locally-owned shops and restaurants. Sun Peaks is Canada’s second largest ski area with

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WestJet Launches Intra-Quebec Flight

June 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet has launched its first non-stop flight within the province of Quebec. As of June 15, 2017, the carrier will operate four flights daily between Québec City and Montreal. “WestJet’s introduction of our first-ever point-to-point service within Quebec brings lower

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Historic Toronto Venue Re-Opens Following Restoration

June 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Guild Inn Estate, a historic Toronto venue operated by Dynamic Hospitality & Entertainment Group, has re-opened following a complete renovation and restoration. To celebrate its return to the city’s special event venue inventory, Dynamic Hospitality & Entertainment hosted a ribbon-cutting

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Las Vegas Convention Center District Reno & Expansion Approved

June 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)’s Board of Directors has given final approval for the expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The decision was announced June 13, 2017. “We commend the foresight of our community and