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Air Canada Launching Own Loyalty Program in 2020

May 11, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada today announced its decision to launch its own loyalty program in 2020 upon the expiry of its commercial agreement with Aimia, the operator of Aeroplan. As of June 30, 2020, Aeroplan will no longer be the loyalty program for

Opinion

Industry Insider: Getting the best from your suppliers (including me)

February 13, 2017 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby

When you spend your money on an event, you want to ensure you are getting the best possible value for your money.  You notice I say “value for money” and not necessarily the lowest price.  There is absolutely no sense

Opinion

Industry Insider: Analyzing the Incentive Industry

November 16, 2016 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

I was fortunate enough to attend the SITE Canada Education Day on Oct. 25th, and experienced some great professional development sessions.   My hat goes off to the committee that planned the day. One of the general sessions was a presentation

Opinion

Industry Insider: Meetings in a Connected World

March 1, 2016 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

All of us know how connected this society is.  Emails circulate almost instantaneously throughout the world.  The internet allows us to access information from virtually anywhere at any time.  And social media never sleeps. This of course has had a

Opinion

Industry Insider: What I learned in 2015

December 30, 2015 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby

As I write this, 2015 is drawing to a close and 2016 is only a day away.  It seems traditional at this time of year to look back on what has occurred in the previous 12 months and see what

Opinion

Industry Insider - Is This Your Time?

August 6, 2015 by LES SELBY, CMM, CMP
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

We certainly work in a profession that is constantly changing.  Client and participant expectations, technology, economic conditions, competition and corporate cultures are in a state of constant flux. If you know me personally, you will know that I am a

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SITE Recognizes Top Incentive Programs

November 18, 2014 by Lori Smith

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) announced the winners of its Crystal Awards Recognition Program this week at its Global Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands. “The Crystal Award is the most prestigious form of recognition in the global incentive travel

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Aimia Announces 2013 Premier Partners

September 4, 2013 by Lori Smith

Aimia’s Channel and Employee Loyalty division recently recognized 15 organizations as “Premier Partners” in its Passion for Excellence awards program. Through the program, Aimia recognizes hospitality partners in meetings, events, incentives, hospitality, destination management companies and airlines.  Each year the