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Meliá Opening New Luxury Resort in Dominican Republic

June 21, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meliá Hotels International will open its newest luxury experience in the Dominican Republic this December. The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real will offer 288 one- and two-bedroom suites, seven restaurants and bars, a full-service spa by Natura Bissé, wellness

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byPeterandPauls.com Reopens Toronto's Iconic David Duncan House

June 21, 2018 by Lori Smith

More than 300 friends, family members, colleagues, business associates, media members and City of Toronto officials gathered at David Duncan House last week to celebrate byPeterandPauls.com‘s re-launch of the iconic Toronto restaurant. Guests at the indoor/outdoor celebration enjoyed a live

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2017/18 Boom Year for Quebec City Convention Centre

June 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

Events held at the Québec City Convention Centre in 2017-2018 generated $101 million of economic impact for the area, a 10 per cent increase over the previous fiscal year. The centre, which is the largest meeting space in the Québec City

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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

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Group Germain Renovating Downtown Montreal Property

June 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

Group Germain Hotels has announced plans for a $20 million renovation of its Le Germain property in downtown Montréal. The Mansfield Street hotel will close in October and reopen in May 2019. “This major transformation will allow Le Germain Hotel

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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,

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FMAV Names New General Manager, Atlantic Canada

June 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Broadcast production veteran Henrick Strait-Hinnerichsen has been named the new general manager, Atlantic Canada at FMAV. Strait-Hinnerichsen brings over 20 years of expertise in broadcast production, operations management, marketing and business strategies, with the last 10 years focused on operational

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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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SPIN Launches On-Demand Education for Small Businesses

June 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network recently launched the SPIN:Small Business Community, an on-demand education initiative that will give the association’s members the strategies and tools needed to survive in an uncertain business world. “The recent commission cuts by the major hotel

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Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport Wraps Up Reno

June 14, 2018 by Lori Smith

Renovations of the guestrooms and fitness centre are now complete at the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport, reports Atlific Hotels. The hotel has 2,890 square feet of meeting space across three rooms. “The completed renovations showcase the hotel’s exceptional attention to

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Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Appoints New Director of Marketing Canada

June 14, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has appointed Jeanette Faria as its director of marketing in Canada. Faria, president of JF Marketing, will support the marketing efforts of the SLTA as part of a leading, national strategy to reposition the