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Chelsea Hotel Staffer Receives HAC Inspiring Hotelier Award

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

Shalin Parikh, health and wellness manager at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is the 2017 winner of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) Inspiring Hotelier Award. Parikh received the award at the HAC Conference on February, 7, 2018. He was honoured

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Marriott and Witkoff Partnering on New Las Vegas Resort

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International, Inc. and global development firm Witkoff have announced a plan to open a new integrated resort and casino on the site of the Fountainebleau Las Vegas project, the construction of which was halted by the 2009 recession. The

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Fort Lauderdale Convention Centre Earns LEED Recertification

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center has earned LEED® recertification, maintaining its LEED for Existing Buildings Gold status. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the foremost program for buildings

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Ritz-Carlton Resort Slated for St. Kitts

February 14, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has signed a management agreement with The Liamuiga Corporation to open a Ritz-Carlton resort in St. Kitts. The property, which is expected to open in 2021, is a first on the eastern Caribbean island for

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Planners Predict Moderate Growth in 2018

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Planners are predicting moderate growth in 2018 thanks to favourable business conditions, according to the 2018 Winter Edition of Meetings Outlook™, Meeting Professional International’s (MPI) quarterly report on industry trends and outlooks. The report’s findings are based on a survey

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Meliá Hotel Restaurants Earn Michelin Stars

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Restaurants at two Spanish Meliá Hotels International properties have been awarded Michelin stars for 2018. The stars highlight Meliá’s commitment to providing exceptional gastronomic experiences at their properties. Dos Cielos, located on the 24th floor of the Meliá Barcelona Sky, Barcelona,

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Winnipeg's RBC Convention Centre Names New CEO

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Following a lengthy search, the board of directors of Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre has announced that Drew Fisher will be the new president and CEO of the centre, effective March 15, 2018. Fisher will take over the post from Klaus

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Hosts Global Welcomes Two New DMCs

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Nanoek Events (Spain) and EMI-DMC Italy are the latest additions to Hosts Global’s portfolio of destination management companies (DMCs). “We are thrilled to welcome the Nanoek and EMI teams to our global consortium,” said Marty MacKay, DMCP, president of Hosts

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CanSPEP Takes Over Meeting Industry Euchre Tournament

February 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

CanSPEP, the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners, has taken over ownership and operation of the Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET), a Toronto-based annual event that was created to raise funds for cancer research through the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

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WestJet Expands Service to Europe

February 1, 2018 by Lori Smith

WestJet is increasing its service between Atlantic Canada and Europe, adding daily direct flights from Halifax to Paris and London, U.K., to its 2018 summer schedule. The flights, which will operate between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Charles de Gaulle

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Air Canada Dreamliner Vancouver-Delhi Service Going Year-Round

February 1, 2018 by Lori Smith

Air Canada’s current seasonal non-stop Vancouver-Delhi flights will become year-round starting June 8, 2018.  The expanded service complements the carrier’s year-round Dreamliner flights from Toronto to Delhi and Mumbai. “Customer response to our nonstop Vancouver-Delhi seasonal flights initially launched in

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Start Asking Questions to Combat Human Trafficking

January 31, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting planners who want to do something to combat human trafficking should start asking questions at the client and RFP levels, says Ellen Boddington, CMP, CMM, president of Stellar Conferences & Event Management, and Andrea Boulden, manager of events, TD