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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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Four Seasons Hotels Tops with Forbes

February 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

For the third consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has received a record number of Five-Star ratings from Forbes Travel Guide. Thirty-three Four Seasons properties worldwide received the designation—the most Five-Star ratings awarded to a hotel brand in a

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ALHI Adds Swedish Property to Portfolio

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Gothia Towers in Gothenburg, Sweden, is now being represented to the North American and European meetings, conventions and incentive market by Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Together with the adjoined Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Gothia Towers is Europe’s largest

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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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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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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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Marriott Intl Partners with ECPAT-USA to Protect Children from Trafficking

January 31, 2018 by Lori Smith

  ECPAT-USA, the leading anti-child trafficking policy organization in the U.S., announced on January 31, 2018 that it has formed a new partnership with Marriott International to combat and prevent human trafficking and exploitation in all forms. Marking National Slavery and Human

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Kastner Promoted to Senior Director at SAP Global Marketing

January 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

Nicola Kastner, CMP, CMM, has been appointed senior director of event strategy at SAP Global Marketing. The promotion, which was effective January 15, 2018, highlights Kastner’s depth of experience executing end-to-end event strategies, capturing new audiences and driving accelerated business growth.

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Four Seasons Expands Portfolio; Makes Residential a Strategic Priority

January 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has several openings planned for 2018, including its first standalone residential project. This year, the luxury hospitality company will open Twenty Grosvenor Square, a Four Seasons Residence, in London, England. It will also open hotels

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SITE and MPI Sign Joint Collaboration Agreement

January 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI)  have signed an agreement formally committing the associations “to pursue future cooperation and collaboration for the benefit of business events professionals worldwide.” The agreement was signed on the

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First SITE + MPI Global Forum Draws Attendees from Around the World

January 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

More than 540 registered event professionals gathered from January 12-14 at Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria in Rome, Italy, for the SITE + MPI Global Forum. The forum marked the first time the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals