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New Report Shows Economic Impact of Business Travel

April 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

A new report, produced by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with BCD Travel and Air Canada, shows that business travel was responsible for about 2.6 per cent ($40.1 billion) of Canadian GDP in 2016. The study, titled

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M+IT Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Nominees

April 19, 2018 by MeetingsCanada

Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) is delighted to announce the nominees for its 2018 Hall of Fame competition, the Canadian business event industry’s leading independent, national recognition program. The 2018 inductees will be revealed at IncentiveWorks 2018, which is being

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Wall Centre Adds to Sales Team

April 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

Amy Parmley has joined the sales team at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre and the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport, as regional senior sales manager. Parmley has extensive experience in the city’s hospitality industry, having held roles in hotel operations

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Tidan Hospitality Acquires Landmark Montreal Hotel

April 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

Montréal-based Tidan Hospitality and Real Estate Group acquired the Montréal Marriott Château Champlain, effective April 16, 2018. Atlific Hotels will continue to provide hotel management services during the transition. The 611-room property was constructed by CP Hotels in celebration of

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GES to Provide Customs Brokerage Services at MTCC

April 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has selected GES Canada as its official service provider for customs brokerage services. Since 1999, GES has streamlined the customs process for many planners, exhibitors and facilities across Canada. As the official supplier for

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Hello! Destination Expands Operations to Northern California

April 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hello! Destination Management, a full-service destination management company (DMC) based in Orlando, Florida, has acquired Mana, Allison & Associates in San Francisco, California. Mana, Allison will continue its operations as “Hello! California,” providing corporate, incentive, and association program services in

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Small Luxury Hotels Adds to Portfolio

April 16, 2018 by Lori Smith

Small Luxury Hotels of the World has added properties in Croatia, China, Indonesia and Spain to its roster of independent, boutique hotels. The new additions to the SLH portfolio are: Villa Orsula Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, CROATIA: Just five minutes’ walk from Dubrovnik’s

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Vancouver Convention Centre Appoints New Director of Sales

April 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Vancouver Convention Centre  has appointed Michelle Leroux as its new director of sales following an extensive recruitment search across North America. Leroux joins the convention Ccentre with 20 years of experience leading sales teams at five hotel properties across

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MPI Offers More Support to Third-Party Planners Following Commission Cuts

April 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

Thanks to the support of MGM Resorts International, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is offering a special discount for third party planners on registration for its 2018 World Education Congress (WEC). The association is also offering a discount on membership. These

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Celebrity Cruises Partners with Forbes Travel Guide

April 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

Celebrity Cruises has formed a first-of-its-kind partnership with Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on luxury service and the only independent rating system on luxury restaurants, spas and hotels. “Celebrity Cruises has been recognized for its industry-leading hospitality that offers

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C2 and IMEX Group Partnering to Drive Innovation in Meetings & Events Sector

April 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Montreal-based C2 International, an innovative leader in business conferences, has partnered with the IMEX Group in a joint effort to drive innovation and creativity throughout the meetings and events sector. “IMEX and C2 share a similar vision; we are both

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Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto Welcomes New GM

April 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Ron Pellerine has been appointed general manager of  the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. Pellerine joins the hotel from the 317-room Langham Hotel, Boston where he served as general manager from 2015 to March 2017. Pellerine brings a wealth of knowledge and