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Meetings Mean Business Canada Meets 2017 Objectives

January 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

2017 was a good year for Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMBC). In a letter to the industry, Grant Snider, president and CEO of Meeting Escrow Inc., and the 2017 chairperson of  MMBC, reports that the board has met the objectives

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Group Germain Hotels Opens Newfoundland Property

January 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

Groupe Germain Hôtels opened its newest property in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in early December. The 148-room Alt Hotel St. John’s is the Group’s second property to open in the Atlantic Provinces under the Alt banner. Located at the corner of

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Delta Hotels Enters Asia-Pacific Market

January 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

The   Delta Hotels by Marriott Shanghai Baoshan in China officially opened on January 2nd, marking the inaugural entry of the premium North American hotel brand into the Asia-Pacific market. Delta Hotels became part of the Marriott International two years ago and

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Air Canada Montreal-Lima Non-Stop Service Launched

January 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Air Canada’s new non-stop service from Montreal to Lima, Peru was successfully launched on December 17, 2017, when flight AC1942 arrived at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport. The twice weekly flights will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with 282-seat Boeing

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PCMA Announces Staff Promotions

January 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced the promotions of Jennifer Kingen Kush to vice-president and Alison Milgram to director of events. Kingen Kush will continue to retain her role as executive director of PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute and

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ALHI Adds to Western Europe Luxury Portfolio

January 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, is the latest addition to Associated Luxury Hotels International’s Western Europe luxury portfolio. “Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin is a remarkable hotel offering an impressive beachfront setting, first-class accommodations and

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Halifax Convention Centre Celebrates Official Opening

December 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Halifax Convention Centre hosted its official opening ceremony on Friday, December 15th. “The Halifax Convention Centre will attract thousands of new visitors from around the world to our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “It will build on our booming

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Meetings Industry Report Ranks Vancouver Top Destination in North America

December 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

Vancouver is North America’s highest-rated destination for a business meeting, according to STR’s DestinationMAP (Meeting Assessment Program), a comprehensive study of meeting professionals and the meetings market in North America. This year, out of 40 North American cities the data

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Air Canada Launches Service to Cartagena

December 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada’s inaugural flight, AC1872 from Toronto to Cartagena, Colombia departed December 18th. The flight marks the airline’s newest destination in its ongoing international expansion. “We are very pleased to add Cartagena to our global route network,” said Benjamin Smith, president – Passenger

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Meeting Encore Welcomes New Regional Director

December 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

Lori Wagner will be joining the Meeting Encore family as regional director based in Ottawa, beginning January 15, 2018. Wagner has 22 years of business events experience. In her most recent role, she was instrumental in creating the Groups and

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Holiday Inn Express Airdrie-Calgary North Reno Complete

December 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

Atlific Hotels has announced that renovations of the public spaces and guestrooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Airdrie-Calgary North are now complete. “The completed renovations appeal to the values and desires of our guests, while ensuring that we

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Air Canada Begins Service with New Boeing 737 MAX

December 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada has started scheduled service of its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Air Canada embarked today on the next phase of its transformation with the entry into scheduled service of its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. On