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Redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge Opening in New YYT Terminal

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Air Canada will open a redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge located in St. John’s International Airport new terminal east expansion area (YYT) this fall. The new Maple Leaf Lounge will have 77 per cent more square footage, 46 additional seats, and

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

July 4, 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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Meetings Mean Business Canada Continues Outreach with Visit to St. John's

July 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

Members of Meetings Mean Business Canada’s board paid a visit to St. John’s, Newfoundland on June 28th as part of its ongoing mission to advocate for the power of face-to-face meetings. MMB Canada board members had a productive, two-hour meeting

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St. John's Convention Centre Names New Executive Chef

June 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Jeremy McKinnon has been appointed executive chef for the St. John’s Convention Centre (SJCC), reports Centerplate and St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd. “Chef Jeremy has created culinary masterpieces throughout Canada including Vancouver, Toronto, and Lake Louise, as well internationally

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FMAV Names New General Manager, Atlantic Canada

June 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Broadcast production veteran Henrick Strait-Hinnerichsen has been named the new general manager, Atlantic Canada at FMAV. Strait-Hinnerichsen brings over 20 years of expertise in broadcast production, operations management, marketing and business strategies, with the last 10 years focused on operational

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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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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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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

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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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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.

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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.