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Air Canada Debuts Signature Suite at Toronto Hub

November 29, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada unveiled today the Air Canada Signature Suite for its top International Business customers at its Toronto Pearson global hub. The suite opens officially on Dec. 1, 2017 and is accessible to all full-fare paying International Business Class customers,

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PCMA Partners with ConventionCalendar.com

November 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has teamed with Destination Advantage LLC to expand development of ConventionCalendar.com. The move supports PCMA’s mission to engage and support the global business events community with market intelligence and new solutions. “This is an example of

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ILEA Announces Host City and Venue for 2019 Conference

November 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

The International Live Events Association (ILEA)  will hold the 2019 edition of its flagship annual event, ILEA Live, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference will run August 8-10, 2019. Minneapolis is also home to the award winning

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Québec City CC Magazine Takes Top Honour at Industry Marketing Awards

November 23, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Québec City Convention Centre’s magazine, Québec Centre, received the top honour in the Best Brochure category at the 2017 Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA). The award was accepted by Québec City Convention Centre president and CEO Pierre-Michel Bouchard during

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IACC Announce Canada Chapter Copper Skillet Winners

November 23, 2017 by Lori Smith

Following a competitive one-hour challenge, Brandon Szocs of Banff Centre and Ryan Beauvais of NAV CENTRE, won the Senior and Junior Canadian Chapter Cook-Off categories respectively, of the IACC’s global Copper Skillet culinary competition. Beauvais won the judges’ votes with

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Air Canada Expands Service to Grand Cayman

November 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

On December 15th, Air Canada will increase its service from Toronto to Grand Cayman to six non-stop flights per week. The expanded service will run until April 2, 2018. “The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and our island partners in

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Waldorf Astoria to Operate New Luxury Property in London, UK

November 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Prime Investors Capital Ltd. has appointed Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts to operate a new luxury hotel that will be housed in London’s iconic Admiralty Arch. The Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria will open in 2022, following an extensive renovation and

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M+IT Announces 2017 Readers' Choice Award Recipients

November 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Incentive Travel’s readers nominated their favourite venues and suppliers and then cast 1,893 votes to determine the winners of the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The 2017 winners and honourable mentions are featured in a special photo report in the

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IMEX Founder Receives ICCA's Highest Honour

November 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Ray Bloom, chairman of IMEX Group, has received the Moises Shuster Award from the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). It is the association’s highest honour. The award was presented to Bloom at the Farewell Dinner of the 56th ICCA

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Marriott Teams Up with Tech Companies to Launch Internet of Things Hotel Room

November 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Marriott International has teamed with Samsung and Legrand to launch the hospitality industry’s first Internet of Things (IoT) hotel room. The IoT Guestroom Lab – powered by Marriott’s Innovation Lab at the company’s corporate headquarters – explores concepts that have

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Canadian Makes SPIN's Inaugural 40 Over 40 List

November 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

SPIN:Senior Professionals Industry Network has released the names of its inaugural SPIN: 40 Over 40 honourees—a list of industry role models, influencers, innovators and pioneers that includes Arlene Schilke, CMP, managing partner of Timewise Event Management and president of the MPI

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Coast Hotels Expands in Alberta

November 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

A new franchise partner at the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and the Nisku Industrial Business Park is the latest addition to Vancouver-based Coast Hotels‘ Alberta portfolio. The Nisku Inn & Conference Centre will transition to the Coast brand this month,