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EU data privacy regulations now in effect; CMA publishes guide for members.

May 25, 2018 by Lori Smith

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Regulation are now in full effect. Click here for full PDF copy of the regulation. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) has created and published a guide— CMA Guide to the

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Cayman Islands Launches Culinary Guide

May 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism launched its destination Culinary Guide last week with an intimate cooking and mixology demonstration in the private event space at the LCBO Summerhill in Toronto. In celebration of the launch, Cayman culinary all-stars chef

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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto Recognized as SickKids Catalyst Donor

May 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto has committed to raising $500,000 over the next five years in support of SickKids VS Limits, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Canadian health care. The pledge brings the hotel’s commitment to The Hospital for

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Delta Hotels Brand Makes European Debut

May 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 223-key Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach officially launched today, marking the European debut of the Delta Hotels brand. “We are delighted to welcome Delta Hotels Frankfurt Offenbach into our portfolio and offer a quality accommodation option that reflects

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Hyatt Launches Program for Small- and Mid-Sized Businesses

May 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt Leverage is a new global business travel program that offers special rates to qualifying small- and mid-sized enterprises at all participating Hyatt hotels worldwide. Key program benefits of participation include: 5 to 15% off standard rates at participating Hyatt

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PCMA Pledge in Support of Inclusive Workplaces, Events Gathering Support

May 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Ascent CEO Promise, an initiative by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) – Convene to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry, is on track to have 100 signatures by the end of May, PCMA president and

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Industry Organizations Band Together to Fight Sexual Harassment

May 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Leaders and executives from business events organizations, including ASAE, AWE, EIC, IAEE, IMEX, JMIC, MPI, PCMA and SITE, have formed a coalition with the single goal of eradicating sexual harassment within the events industry and its workplaces. While each of these groups

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Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West Reno Complete

May 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Renovations of the guestrooms and public spaces at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West/Mississauga are now complete, reports Atlific Hotels. “We are delighted with the hotel’s new look and are confident that guests will be captivated with its laid-back

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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

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Santa Barbara Four Seasons Reopening in June

May 16, 2018 by Lori Smith

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara will reopen on June 1, 2018, following a nearly five-month closure caused by the California mudslides. The AAA five-diamond resort, which is renowned for its authentic Spanish Colonial design, was restored by a team of

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Opens New Property in Montreal

May 16, 2018 by Lori Smith

Embassy Suites by Hilton has opened a new property in Montreal. The 162-key Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal Airport has a 1,260-square-foot meeting room, a 24-hour fitness centre, 24-hour convenience shop in the lobby, a 24-hour business centre, an on-site restaurant (West Side Social), and

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AccorHotels and Algeciras Agree to Buy Atton Hotels

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

AccorHotels and Chilean group Algeciras announce have signed an agreement with the shareholders of Atton Hotels in order to acquire the company. Under the terms of the agreement, AccorHotels will acquire 100 per cent of the management company that operates 11