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Meetings + Conventions Calgary Honors Local Champions

January 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Conventions Calgary (MCC) honored five Calgarians with Champion of the Year Awards on January 17 at the 4th Annual Calgary Champion Awards. Presented by Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi, the awards celebrate residents who are leaders in their fields

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Meetings Industry Report Ranks Vancouver Top Destination in North America

December 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

Vancouver is North America’s highest-rated destination for a business meeting, according to STR’s DestinationMAP (Meeting Assessment Program), a comprehensive study of meeting professionals and the meetings market in North America. This year, out of 40 North American cities the data

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Holiday Inn Express Airdrie-Calgary North Reno Complete

December 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

Atlific Hotels has announced that renovations of the public spaces and guestrooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Airdrie-Calgary North are now complete. “The completed renovations appeal to the values and desires of our guests, while ensuring that we

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IACC Announce Canada Chapter Copper Skillet Winners

November 23, 2017 by Lori Smith

Following a competitive one-hour challenge, Brandon Szocs of Banff Centre and Ryan Beauvais of NAV CENTRE, won the Senior and Junior Canadian Chapter Cook-Off categories respectively, of the IACC’s global Copper Skillet culinary competition. Beauvais won the judges’ votes with

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M+IT Announces 2017 Readers' Choice Award Recipients

November 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Incentive Travel’s readers nominated their favourite venues and suppliers and then cast 1,893 votes to determine the winners of the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The 2017 winners and honourable mentions are featured in a special photo report in the

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Coast Hotels Expands in Alberta

November 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

A new franchise partner at the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and the Nisku Industrial Business Park is the latest addition to Vancouver-based Coast Hotels‘ Alberta portfolio. The Nisku Inn & Conference Centre will transition to the Coast brand this month,

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MMB Canada Builds Support in Western Canada

November 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

In late October, representatives from Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMB Canada) visited Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary to connect with business events industry executives and continue building support for the pan-association coalition. The coalition, which advocates on behalf of the business

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WestJet Adds to Vancouver-Vancouver Island Service

November 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet has announced that it will being operating daily, year-round service from Nanaimo Airport and Comox Valley Airport to Vancouver International Airport on WestJet Encore. “WestJet is looking forward to providing Nanaimo and Comox with improved connectivity into the broader

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Thompson Okanagan Receives Biosphere Destination Certificate

November 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

The International Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) has announced that the Thompson Okanagan Region is the first destination in the Americas to earn the Biosphere Destination certification. Only 20 destinations globally have earned the certificate. The certification recognizes the quality, environmental

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Edmonton's Shaw Conference Centre Announces New GM

November 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) has announced the appointment of Richard Wong as general manager, effective November 6, 2017. “We are excited to welcome Richard to the EEDC family as the new general manager of the Shaw Conference Centre,” says

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Delta Program Helping to Reforest Canada

October 30, 2017 by Lori Smith

In just 32 months, more than 100,000 trees have been planted in conserved lands across Alberta as a result of Delta Hotels by Marriott’s GreenSTAY program. The GreenSTAY program was launched in 2015 by Delta in partnership with social responsibility

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Spirit Ridge at Nk'Mip Resort Joining Unbound Collection

October 24, 2017 by Lori Smith

Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort will be the first Canadian property to join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, a portfolio of up-scale properties offering unique, story-worthy stay experiences. Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced on October 19, 2017 that it had entered