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Incentive Research Foundation Releases Trends Report

February 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Incentive Research Foundation has released its signature study, The IRF 2018 Trends Study. The study highlights ten key trends that will affect organizations, their products and services, and the workforce in 2018. Webinar: Wednesday, February 28, 2:00 p.m. EST. During

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Four Seasons Hotels Tops with Forbes

February 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

For the third consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has received a record number of Five-Star ratings from Forbes Travel Guide. Thirty-three Four Seasons properties worldwide received the designation—the most Five-Star ratings awarded to a hotel brand in a

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Meliá Hotel Restaurants Earn Michelin Stars

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Restaurants at two Spanish Meliá Hotels International properties have been awarded Michelin stars for 2018. The stars highlight Meliá’s commitment to providing exceptional gastronomic experiences at their properties. Dos Cielos, located on the 24th floor of the Meliá Barcelona Sky, Barcelona,

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WINiT Summit 2018

February 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Women in Travel (WINiT), a nonprofit organization of women and men supporting women in the travel, meetings, events, and exhibitions industry. WHAT: Annual summit featuring two days of education, networking and mentoring. WHEN: April 28-29, 2018 WHERE: Sheraton New

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bb Blanc Receives EventSource.ca Toronto's Choice Award

January 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

bb Blanc, a provider of audiovisual and entertainment experiences, has received the 2018 EventSource.ca Toronto’s Choice Award. The award recognizes the top five percent of special event industry professionals that have the highest ratings within each respective category across the

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Four Seasons Expands Portfolio; Makes Residential a Strategic Priority

January 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has several openings planned for 2018, including its first standalone residential project. This year, the luxury hospitality company will open Twenty Grosvenor Square, a Four Seasons Residence, in London, England. It will also open hotels

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Peter Mansbridge Speaking at 2018 GBTA Conference

January 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Canadian news anchor and journalist Peter Mansbridge will be a featured speaker at The Global Business Travel Assocation (GBTA) Canada 14th annual conference, which is being held April 16-18, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Mansbridge’s appearance is sponsored

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SITE Canada 2018 Annual General Meeting

January 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Canada WHAT: Annual general meeting; opportunity to meet 2018 Board of Directors; networking event. WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 WHERE: Crystal Ballroom, The Omni King Edward Hotel Toronto, 37 King St. E., Toronto,

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First SITE + MPI Global Forum Draws Attendees from Around the World

January 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

More than 540 registered event professionals gathered from January 12-14 at Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria in Rome, Italy, for the SITE + MPI Global Forum. The forum marked the first time the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals

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Lord Nelson Unveils Renovated Spaces

January 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Halifax’s historical Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites has officially unveiled its renovated guestrooms and event spaces. The multi-million dollar refresh was conducted Design360 led by Keri Koch.  The property’s owner, Mani Suissa, president and CEO of Universal Realty Group, challenged

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CanSPEP 2018 Business Summit

January 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) WHAT: Annual two-day business summit for hospitality industry and entrepreneurs. WHEN: Thursday, February 8 (CanSPEP members-only) and Friday, February 9, 2018 WHERE: Four Points by Sheraton Kingston, 285 King St. E., Kingston,

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2018 Hall of Fame Call for Nominations Open

January 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Hall of Fame Awards program. The Canadian MICE industry’s longest-running independent awards program, it includes six categories open to planners and suppliers as well as an Industry Planner honour and a