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Planners need to save time and money. Cities in Sync is how.

June 14, 2018 by SPONSORED CONTENT

Destination St. John’s, Tourism Saskatoon and Tourism Victoria are providing a simple and effective way for planners to book their meetings and conferences. Here is what makes this program so enticing. Time Saving. You submit one (1) RFP and receive

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Team-Building & Travel: The Perfect Combination

June 8, 2018 by JONATHAN HILTZ

Today’s business world is vast and diverse, but the one thing all companies have in common is the need to build strong teams of employees. Anyone who has been in the corporate world long enough knows that spending time chatting

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Hyatt Plans to Double Brand Presence in Canada

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt announced plans to expand the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brand footprint in Canada with the signing of management and franchise agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for nine Hyatt Place hotels and three Hyatt House hotels. The announcement was

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MMB Canada Continues Advocacy Mission

June 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Meetings Mean Business (MMB) Canada board continued its mission to advocate for the power of face-to-face meetings by connecting with business events executives in Winnipeg. On Monday, June 1st, current MMB Canada chair Heidi Welker and board members Clark

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IHG Cutting Third-Party Commissions

May 10, 2018 by Lori Smith

Business Travel News is reporting that InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is reducing commissions from 10 percent to seven percent for group and meeting business at its properties in the United States and Canada. The commission change will be effective January

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SITE Canada and M+I T Partnering on Incentive Travel Market Survey

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) in partnership with SITE Canada and with the support of the SITE Foundation is conducting a comprehensive survey of the Canadian incentive travel market. A link to the 2018 M+IT–SITE Canada Incentive Travel Market Survey

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Hilton Follows Marriott's Lead, Cuts Commission on Group Business

March 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hilton Worldwide is following Marriott International’s lead and cutting commissions from 10 percent to seven percent for group bookings at “participating” hotels in the United States and Canada, effective October 1, 2018. Danny Hughes, Hilton’s senior vice-president and commercial director, Americas,

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MPI and MMBC Partnering on GMID Virtual Event

March 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) are collaborating to present a free, 12-hour live stream of Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) events taking place around the world. The GMID Virtual Event begins at 6 a.m.

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The Rec Room Coming to Winnipeg

March 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

Cineplex has announced plans to build a new location of The Rec Room at Seasons of Tuxedo in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “When people think of Cineplex they typically think of our film exhibition business, but I’m excited to show the Winnipeg

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Midsize Cities Leveraging Local Assets to Attract Events

February 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Revitalized downtowns, improved hotel inventory, and successful positioning as innovation and knowledge hubs are just some of the factors making midsize cities around the world attractive to a greater number of planners and events, according to a just-published report commissioned

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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