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MPI, Shanghai MTA Sign Agreement to Deliver Training, Certification to Shanghai Planners

March 7, 2012 by Don Douloff

MPI has signed a multi-year partnership with the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration to deliver training and certifications to meeting and event professionals in Shanghai.


NFL On Location Provides Groups Access to League Events

February 6, 2012 by Don Douloff

The National Football League’s NFL on Location provides corporate and incentive groups access, throughout the year, to league events, including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, draft and the International Series Game.


Hilton Opens Two Hotels at Frankfurt Airport

January 16, 2012 by Don Douloff

Hilton Worldwide has opened two properties at the Frankfurt, Germany, airport, Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport and Hilton Frankfurt Airport, both featuring skywalk access to Terminal 1.


Skyline Buys Cleveland Arcade and Attached Hyatt Regency

January 3, 2012 by Don Douloff

Toronto-based Skyline International Development Inc. has bought the hotel, restaurants and shops of the historic Cleveland Arcade, which also feature a 10-year-old, 293-room Hyatt Regency.


New Event Technology, Registration & Check-in

December 11, 2011 by Don Douloff

New event technology allows planners to streamline the registration and check-in process, while “socializing” their events through quick-scan networking and sharing.


Iberostar Cancun Re-opens After $100M Reno

December 2, 2011 by Christine Otsuka

The new Iberostar Cancun beachfront hotel re-opened today after an extensive $100-million renovation that transformed the resort into an all-inclusive property.


Direct Route to Scotland from Toronto Announced

December 1, 2011 by Christine Otsuka

One of Canada’s largest tour operators will launch its first direct route to Scotland next summer.


Jamaica’s Strawberry Hill Reopens After Extensive Refurbishment

November 29, 2011 by Don Douloff

Jamaica’s Strawberry Hill Hotel & Spa has reopened following extensive refurbishment.


Air Canada Increases Calgary Flights to Tokyo and Frankfurt

November 17, 2011 by Christine Otsuka

Air Canada has boosted its international flights from Calgary to Tokyo and Frankfurt.


Starwood to Open 10 New Sheraton Resort Properties in 2012

November 17, 2011 by Christine Otsuka

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that the Sheraton brand will open 10 new resorts by the end of next year.


Atlantis Sued Over Mandatory Housekeeping, Utility Fees

September 19, 2011 by Don Douloff

Kerzner International is vigorously fighting, and denying, a class-action lawsuit alleging that it engaged in “unfair and deceptive practices” relating to the ‘mandatory housekeeping gratuity and utility service fee’ it charges guests at its Atlantis resort, in the Bahamas.


Canadian Cruise Line Offers Cuban Excursions, Beginning Dec. 4

September 7, 2011 by Don Douloff

A Toronto-based cruiseline will offer week-long cruises around the island of Cuba, beginning Dec. 4.