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Marriott Bringing Westin Brand to United Kingdom

May 31, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International’s Westin brand will debut in the United Kingdom with the opening of The Westin London City in 2020. The 220-key property is owned by 4C Hotel Group and managed by RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company.

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SPIN Opens 40-Over-40 Call for Nominations

May 31, 2018 by Lori Smith

SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network has opened the call for nominations for its SPIN:40 Over 40 program, which recognizes and honours planners  who are industry role models, influencers, innovators, and pioneers. SPIN:40 over 40 was introduced in 2017. One of last

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Data Sharing Okay with Majority of Canadians

May 29, 2018 by Lori Smith

More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of Canadians in general, and 86 per cent of millennials, are pragmatic or unconcerned about sharing their personal data, according to research released last week by the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA). “The study tells

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How TIFF Builds and Maintains its Volunteer Programme

May 29, 2018 by Katy Fahimi-Manzari, TIFF and Danielle Gaudet, TIFF

For many events, volunteers are the unsung frontline and behind-the-scenes heroes, and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) volunteers are no exception. While there are hundreds of staff members that contribute to TIFF — from film selection to cinema ushering

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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