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Palais des congres Launches Operation Bouquet of Smiles #GoodWorks

May 19, 2017 by Lori Smith

A longstanding sustainability advocate, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has launched an initiative that it hopes will pick up steam in the events industry. Operation Bouquet of Smiles was launched at the centre’s Recognition Awards Gala, which honours individuals who have helped bring an

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Kwa'lilas Hotel Opens on Vancouver Island

May 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

Kwa’lilas Hotel, the first-Aboriginal-owned hotel to offer stay and play cultural experiences on the north end of Vancouver Island, has opened after a year-long renovation from the ground up of the former Port Hardy Inn. The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation, who fully

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Campbell River Comfort Inn Receives Top Choice Hotels Honour

May 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Comfort Inn & Suites in Campbell River, BC, received the International Hotel of the Year Award for the Comfort brand at Choice Hotels International’s 63rd  annual convention in Las Vegas. Partner and general manager Jonathan Shead was on hand

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Events Industry Council Shares Five Trends Shaping the Events Industry

May 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Security concerns, workforce issues and the impact of U.S. politics are among the trends shaping the events industry today, says the Events Industry Council. The Council is comprised of CEOs from more than 30 leading industry associations. Collectively, they represent more than 103,500 individuals

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Mexico's Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Getting Major Convention Centre

May 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Vidanta, Grupo Vidanta’s vacation destination brand, is building a convention center in Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, a planned residential-resort community located north of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s west coast. “Over the years, we have seen a growing demand for meetings and convention

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Crescent Hotels & Resorts to Manage Mississauga's Newest Business Hotel

May 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Crescent Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga/West, Mississauga West ‘s newest business hotel. Crescent, based in Fairfax, Virginia, is a nationally recognized operator of hotels and resorts throughout the United States and

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High-Speed Internet Now Offered on Air Canada Rouge

May 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada announced today that its leisure airline, Air Canada Rouge, has begun offering high-speed, satellite internet aboard its Airbus A319 aircraft. Air Canada Rouge customers will now have access to the fastest internet service on a Canadian airline, giving

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WestJet Returning to Phoenix-Mesa

May 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet will again operate flights to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Alberta this fall. After a successful inaugural season, twice-weekly nonstop flights from Calgary begin November 9 and a weekly flight from Edmonton begins November 11. “The Phoenix East Valley has

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Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Completes Reno

May 11, 2017 by Lori Smith

The multi-million dollar renovation of the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre is now complete. It includes a makeover of all 461 guestrooms, the concierge lounge and fitness centre. The hotel’s revamp is part of Marriott Hotel’s current transformation of its brand, which

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Montréal Tops ICCA Rankings of Popular Cities for Conventions

May 11, 2017 by Lori Smith

Montréal has hosted the most international conventions in all of North America, according to the Country and City 2016 rankings released by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), which were released to the public on Monday, May 8th. Montréal held 76

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Air Canada Launching Own Loyalty Program in 2020

May 11, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada today announced its decision to launch its own loyalty program in 2020 upon the expiry of its commercial agreement with Aimia, the operator of Aeroplan. As of June 30, 2020, Aeroplan will no longer be the loyalty program for

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JW Marriott Camelback Scottsdale Adding Event Space

May 10, 2017 by Lori Smith

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, is building a state-of-the-art conference center, scheduled to debut in June 2018. The space will include the new 15,000-square-foot Paradise Ballroom (max. cap. 1,500), along with an additional 20,000 square