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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


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


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


AlliedPRA Enters into Strategic Partnership with Latin America DMC

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Event management and solutions firm AlliedPRA, Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with ESA Latin America, a leading destination management company (DMC) in Latin America. The partnership expands the  global reach of both companies and offers their respective clients more


M+IT Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Nominees

April 19, 2018 by MeetingsCanada

Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) is delighted to announce the nominees for its 2018 Hall of Fame competition, the Canadian business event industry’s leading independent, national recognition program. The 2018 inductees will be revealed at IncentiveWorks 2018, which is being


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,


St. John's Welcomes First Sandman Property in Atlantic Canada

March 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Sandman Signature St. John’s Hotel is now open. Located a short distance from both the St. John’s International Airport and downtown, the hotel is the first property opened in Atlantic Canada by Sandman Hotel Group, a Vancouver-based hospitality company.


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.


Sutton Place Hotel Opening in Halifax's Nova Centre

March 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Sutton Place Hotels is opening a 262-room luxury hotel in Halifax’s Nova Centre, the new mixed-use commercial centre that is also home to the Halifax Convention Centre. “Nova Centre is a state-of-the-art development and we are thrilled to bring the


Meetings & Conventions PEI 2018 Networking Reception – Toronto

March 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Meetings & Conventions Prince Edward Island (PEI) WHAT: M&C PEI’s annual Toronto networking reception featuring music from A Piece of the Rock. WHEN: March 7, 2018 WHERE: Rodney’s Oyster House, 469 King Street West, Toronto, ON


The Rec Room Heading to Eastern Canada

February 28, 2018 by Lori Smith

Cineplex has announced plans to build a new location of The Rec Room at Avalon Mall in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Scheduled to open in early 2019, the nearly 30,000-square-foot dining and entertainment complex will be The Rec Room’s seventh location


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