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Air Canada Launches Non-Stop Service from YVR to Zurich and Paris

June 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

Two new international Air Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes from Vancouver to Europe launched last week. The carrier’s inaugural flight from YVR to Zurich took off on June 7, 2018, followed by the launch of its non-stop service to Paris

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First Hyatt Regency Opens in Beijing

June 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt has opened its first Hyatt Regency-branded property in China’s capital city. The 348-key Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing has a total of 60,277 square feet of meeting/event space, including a 14,746-square-foot ballroom. “As the first Hyatt Regency property in Beijing, we

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Meliá Eliminating Single-Use Plastics in All Properties

June 13, 2018 by Lori Smith

Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice-president and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, has announced that Meliá Hotels International will eliminate all single-use plastics in all its hotels within the year. The move will see plastic bottles, cups, bags, straws and coasters immediately

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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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Renaissance Hotels Unveils Transformed Paris Property

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

The multi-million dollar renovation of the Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel’s guestrooms and public spaces has been unveiled. “Today’s announcement reaffirms our commitment to strengthening our portfolio of artfully-designed properties in destinations such as Paris, where our guests are seeking unscripted

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AccorHotels Opens Raffles in Poland

June 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 106-key Raffles Europejski Warsaw opened last week, joining Raffles Istanbul Zorlu Center and Raffles Paris Le Royal Monceau in AccorHotel’s growing European portfolio. Located on the historic “Royal Route” of Poland’s capital city,  the property is housed  in a

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Marriott Bringing Westin Brand to United Kingdom

May 31, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International’s Westin brand will debut in the United Kingdom with the opening of The Westin London City in 2020. The 220-key property is owned by 4C Hotel Group and managed by RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company.

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Delta Hotels Brand Makes European Debut

May 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 223-key Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach officially launched today, marking the European debut of the Delta Hotels brand. “We are delighted to welcome Delta Hotels Frankfurt Offenbach into our portfolio and offer a quality accommodation option that reflects

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AccorHotels and Algeciras Agree to Buy Atton Hotels

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

AccorHotels and Chilean group Algeciras announce have signed an agreement with the shareholders of Atton Hotels in order to acquire the company. Under the terms of the agreement, AccorHotels will acquire 100 per cent of the management company that operates 11

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Montreal Makes ICCA 2017 Top 20 City List

May 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Montreal is the only Canadian city to make the top 20 of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2017 ranking of cities by number of meetings. Quebec’s largest city tied with Rome for the 20th spot, both cities having

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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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Caesars Announces Development of Resort in Los Cabos

April 26, 2018 by Lori Smith

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced plans to bring a non-gaming Caesars Palace beach-front resort to Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico. The hotel licensing strategy is part of Caesars’ plan to expand its brands into new global markets. The project is expected to break