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SITE Nite a Fundraising Success

October 25, 2015 by Lori Smith

This year’s edition of SITE Nite North America, the annual fundraising party hosted by the SITE Foundation during IMEX America, raised nearly $200,000 USD for incentive travel research and education. SITE Nite 2015 was held on October 12 at the


SITE Canada Education Day 2015

September 19, 2015 by Lori Smith

November 3, 2015 – One King West, Toronto, ON. This year’s edition of SITE Canada’s Education Day will feature sessions a range of subjects including the impact of generational change on businesses; global travel risk management; the state of the incentive


IMEX America 2015

September 19, 2015 by Lori Smith

October 13-15, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV – The largest meetings industry trade show in the United States, IMEX America brings together buyers and suppliers from around the world. The appointments-only show, which is now in its 5th year, also offers


Explora Names Canadian Rep

June 24, 2015 by Lori Smith

Dallyce Macas, owner of éminence Canada, is now representing Explora®, a travel company that provides authentic travel experiences in remote regions of South America. Macas has more than 25 years experience in the specialty areas of luxury and active travel with a focus


Young Travel Professionals' Toronto Celebrates First Anniversary

June 8, 2015 by Lori Smith

Young Travel Professionals – Toronto Chapter (YTP-TO) is celebrating its first anniversary with a special event co-hosted by Tourism Australia. The bash will take place at Toronto’s Track & Field bar on June 10th, 2015. To RSVP, visit Since launching in


SITE Joins Effort to End Child Exploitation

May 19, 2015 by Lori Smith

The Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has officially joined ECPAT’s efforts to end child exploitation and human trafficking. The association’s International Board of Directors formally signed the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code) during SITE Nite Europe, May


Ireland's Ashford Castle Reopens

April 24, 2015 by Lori Smith
001 Ashford Oak Hall

Ireland’s iconic Ashford Castle, the newest member of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, reopened on April 17, 2015 following a two-year, $75 million restoration. The restoration process respected the castle’s 800-year-old history  while adding brand new amenities such as a


Scottsdale Resort Getting Makeover

March 25, 2015 by Lori Smith

Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, A Destination Hotel will begin a major renovation  on July 1 that will include guestroom updates and the addition of outdoor meeting and event space. The resort is the newest property in the Destination Hotels portfolio and the


MCI Canada Acquires Event Spectrum

March 18, 2015 by Lori Smith

 MCI, one of the world’s leading providers of strategic engagement and activation solutions, has acquired Event Spectrum Inc. (ESI), a Toronto-based creation agency for events, conferences, incentives and travel recognition programs. “MCI Canada is already recognized as one of the country’s


Algonquin Resort Names New Executive Chef

March 5, 2015 by Lori Smith
Dale Nichols, CFBE, Executive Chef, Algonquin Resort and Spa

Dale Nichols, DFBE, has been appointed executive chef of the Algonquin Resort and Spa in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. A native of the province, Nichols previously was the executive chef at the New Castle Hotels & Resorts-managed Digby Pines Resort


Key Largo Getting More Event Space

February 18, 2015 by Lori Smith

Key Largo’s event space offerings will get a boost this summer when the Playa Largo Resort and Spa opens. The 14.5-acre luxury resort—the latest addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection—will have more than 46,000 square feet of meeting space with multiple


Incentive Travel Key Motivational Tool, says IRF

January 7, 2015 by Lori Smith

A new study by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), Rebounding the Recession: The Future of Incentive Travel 2015, reveals that incentive travel rewards match the emerging needs of today’s multi-generational workforce and the corporate move toward enterprise engagement. Ten highlights