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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


Team-Building Events Donate to B.C. Food Banks

June 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

British Columbia food banks received more than 12,000 meals as the result of two team-building events held earlier this month, reports Vancouver-based Eventology, Using Catalyst Global’s Hole in One activity, a 250-person group from First West Credit Union completed the 90-minute


Wall Centre Hotels Adds to Sales Team

June 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Lee Meller has been appointed regional director of MICE, tour and travel for the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre and the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport. Meller’s career developed out of his love for travel and skiing. Born in Bognor Regis,


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


Hyatt Plans to Double Brand Presence in Canada

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt announced plans to expand the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brand footprint in Canada with the signing of management and franchise agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for nine Hyatt Place hotels and three Hyatt House hotels. The announcement was


Two Canadians Make IAVM 2018 30 Under 30 List

May 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Mevisha Maistry from the Shaw Conference Centre and Exhibition Place’s Andrew Landrigan have been named to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) 30 Under 30 class of 2018.  The list celebrates venue professionals from around the world employed in


Centerplate at BC Place Receives Top Sports Venue Award

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The onsite hospitality team at Vancouver’s BC Place is this year’s winner of the Best Sports Venue Award from Centerplate, a catering and hospitality services provider with more than 100 sports venue partners across North America and the United Kingdom.


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


Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Names AV Partner

May 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

FMAV has been named as the exclusive in-house audio visual partner for the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC).  “We’re thrilled to formalize our relationship with the CTCC team and look forward to partnering with such a progressive thinking facility,” said Bill


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


Air Canada Launches Edmonton-San Francisco Service

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Air Canada launched its new daily, non-stop service between Edmonton and San Francisco this week. “The tech, innovation and creative industries, together with legendary tourist and outdoor attractions in both Northern California and Northern Alberta make this a prime destination