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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

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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 bit.ly/1GjLeua. Since launching in

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SITE Joins Effort to End Child Exploitation

May 19, 2015 by Lori Smith
ECPAT USA

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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M+IT Opens Hall of Fame Call for Nominations - Who will you nominate?

January 7, 2015 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Incentive Travel’s Call for Nominations for its Hall of Fame Awards program is now open. Click here to nominate a peer or yourself!  M+IT‘s Hall of Fame is the Canadian MICE industry’s only independent awards program. Since its launch in 2009, it

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Thompson Hotels Opens Property in Miami

November 26, 2014 by Lori Smith
Thompson Miami Beach, Terrace View

Thompson Hotels has officially opened its first property in the US southeast, Thompson Miami Beach. The 380-room beachfront property will serve as the flagship for the brand. “The opening of Thompson Miami Beach signals a major milestone in the growth

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SITE Canada Receives Excellence Award

November 18, 2014 by Lori Smith

SITE Canada received the 2014 SITE Chapter Excellence Award for Membership at the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Global Conference, held this week in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Canadian chapter was honoured for its personal approach to engaging all