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Marriott Adds Toledo Property to Autograph Collection

July 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 42-key Eugenia de Montijo Hotel in Toledo, Spain, is the latest addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels. The property, which just reopened following a full renovation, is housed in the former palace of the Empress Eugenia De Montijo, in

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PCMA Launches New Crisis Communications Guide

July 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

PCMA has launched a new guide for business event strategists on how to confidently handle communications around a crisis situation. Today’s 24-hour news cycle means that opportunities for the wrong messages to leak out are ever-present, making communications planning an

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Québec City CC Wins Bid to Host World Magic Championships

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Québec City Convention Centre and the Club de magie du Québec have won the bid to host the 2021 World Championships of Magic, held by the International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM). The news was announced by Domenico Dante, president, FISM,

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Cuba Rolling Out Nationwide WiFi Coverage

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Cuba Tourist Board reports that a progressive rollout of nationwide WiFi coverage is now underway on the island. Speaking at FIT Cuba, a major international tourism fair held in the Villa Clara Keys in May, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero

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Marriott Inks Deal to Introduce AC Hotels Brand to Australia

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International Inc. has signed an agreement with Melbourne-based property development company Capital Alliance to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott® brand to Australia. The 200-room AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank hotel is expected to open in 2020 as part of

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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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Registration Open for SPINCon 2018

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Registration is now open for SPINCon, SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network’s annual conference. The 2018 edition of the conference is being held November 11-13, 2018 at The Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, FL with hosts Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (VSPC). “Each year SPINCon

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Inclusion-Focused Education Program Being Developed by MPI

July 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is developing new education and resources to help meeting planners design more inclusive experiences. The association announced the initiative at its 2018 World Education Congress (WEC), held June 2-5 in Indianapolis, Indiana. As part of the

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Quebec City Convention Centre Posting Strong Numbers for Summer 2018

July 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

This summer the Québec City Convention Centre is hosting more than 8,000 Canadian, American, and international delegates attending nine national and international conventions. These business tourists will have an estimated economic impact of more than $12 million. “The Québec City

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Hosts Global Holds First Forum in Europe

July 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hosts Global (Hosts) crossed “The Pond” and welcomed more than 200 clients and hospitality industry professionals to Belfast, Northern Ireland for its sixth annual Hosts Global Forum, which was held June 21-24, 2018. “The Hosts Global Forum is our annual

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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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MTCC Hosting Multiple Citywide Medical Conventions in 2018

July 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is hosting seven citywide medical conventions in 2018, three of which took place in June. Collectively, they will generate some $55 million in economic impact for the city. “Toronto has the largest life sciences sector