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Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Introduces New Director of Sales

July 28, 2015 by Christine Otsuka

Erin Dawson has been promoted to the position of director of sales for the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. Dawson previously worked on the sales team at the Convention Centre and was responsible for the Canadian association market. In her new

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Attendees Booking Outside the Room Block

July 27, 2015 by Lori Smith

An industry-wide collaborative study of 170 U.S. events shows that on average one out of three group nights are booked outside the event-contracted room block. The landmark study was performed by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics Company. It was jointly released by

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Vaudreuil-Dorion Holiday Inn Opens

July 27, 2015 by Lori Smith

The new-build, 134-room Holiday Inn Express® and Suites Vaudreuil-Dorion hotel in Quebec is now open, reports InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). The hotel is the first Holiday Inn Express in the city. It joins other IHG properties in the Greater Montreal

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JPdL Montreal Adds to Sales Team

July 27, 2015 by Lori Smith
Stephanie Cuillerier, JPdL Montreal

Stephanie Cuillerier has joined JPdL Montreal’s sales team as a destination management expert. Cuillerier’s experience ranges from creating and packaging events to “nitty gritty planning and coordinating.” It is complemented by her university degree and being an “artsy yogi with

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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