By Anne Dimon
The Windstar booth at IncentiveWorks.
Each year IncentiveWorks brings suppliers and planners together to network, share info, talk deals and for suppliers to present attendees with information on new offerings.
Here’s what’s new and newsworthy with 10 exhibitors:
Le Massif de Charlevoix in Quebec opened the 145-room Hotel La Ferme in June with meeting space accommodating up to 500 people for cocktails.
Visit their site http://www.lemassif.com/en/ferme
San Francisco Travel
The Bay City will host the 34th America’s Cup in the summer/fall of 2013 and the heart of the AC Village will feature an amphitheatre for 10,000.
Visit their site www.sanfrancisco.travel
West Jet Vacations
New West Jet service to winter destinations including Antigua; Liberia, Costa Rica; Curacao and Manzanillo begins October 28th
Visit their site www.westjet.com
Delta Hotels & Resorts
Delta Toronto, a 566-room, new construction hotel is scheduled to open in late 2014 adjacent to the Toronto Convention Centre.
Visit their site www.deltahotels.com
AmResorts’ newest property is the 490-room, beachfront Secrets The Vine which opened August 20, 2012 in Cancun.
Visit their site www.amresorts.com
New York City
New York City has announced it will be host city for Formula One from 2013 to 2023.
Visit their site www.nycgo.com
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
The Starwood Preferred Planner (SPP) program has recently been enhanced to offer planners a more flexible, 24-hour, check-in/check-out to accommodate early (or late) group arrivals/departures.
Visit their site www.starwoodhotels.com
The first Even Hotels, the wellness brand of Intercontinental Hotels, is expected to open in the spring of 2013 in a yet undecided but major U.S. city.
Visit their site www.intercontinental.com
Waterloo International Airport, in Ontario’s technology hub of Waterloo, is now offering daily service into Chicago aboard American Eagle Airlines.
Visit their site www.regionofwaterloo.ca
In the late summer of 2013, Windstar Cruises will be launching seven/eight day programs to the Scottish Isles aboard the five-star, 310-passenger, newly refurbished Wind Surf.
Visit their site www.windstarcruises.com