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Westjet Planning Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

April 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet today announced its intention to launch a new, ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) in Canada subject to agreement with its pilots and any required regulatory approvals. Service is expected to start in late 2017 with an initial fleet of 10 high-density


Freeman Names Moffatt Toronto GM

June 4, 2015 by Lori Smith

Freeman has announced that Sonia Moffatt has been named general manager of its Toronto branch, effective July 1, 2015. Moffatt will be responsible for overseeing the successful operation of all branch departments including warehouse and show-site operations, customer service, sales and administration. She will


Tourism Toronto Head Heading South to Brand USA

March 25, 2015 by Lori Smith

Tourism Toronto president and CEO David Whitaker has been tapped to become chief marketing officer for Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States. Whitaker will join Brand USA on May 11, 2015. He led the team at


Meeting Encore Welcomes New Client Ambassador

December 16, 2014 by Lori Smith
Grace McCullough, Client Ambassador, Meeting Encore

Hotel industry veteran Grace McCullough is the latest addition to the Meeting Encore team. McCullough has been part of the hotel industry for more than 20 years, holding sales positions at Fairmont, Delta and Starwood. Her hotel sales career began


Howes Group Adds to Sales Team

September 2, 2014 by Lori Smith
Desmond Lomas, Senior Manager, Global Accounts, The Howes Group

Veteran hotelier Desmond Lomas has joined The Howes Group. He will serve as senior manager, Global Accounts for the Ottawa, Ontario-based site selection company. Lomas has worked in the hotel industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining The


JPdL Toronto & Niagara Names New Director of Sales

September 2, 2014 by Lori Smith
Jennifer Ginsberg, Director of Sales, JPdL Toronto & Niagara

Jennifer Ginsberg has returned to JPdL Toronto & Niagara DMC as its new director of sales. Ginsberg was part of JPdL’s sales team for more than 10 years and after a brief time away, has rejoined the company. Her dedication,


Marriott Canada Names New VP Hotel Development

August 14, 2014 by Lori Smith
Ryan McRae, Vice-President, Hotel Development, Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada

Ryan McRae has been named vice president, Hotel Development for Marriott Hotels of Canada Ltd. He will be based in Vancouver, B.C. and will be responsible for the growth of Marriott’s full service, select service and extended stay hotel brands


Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Appoints New GM

February 12, 2014 by Lori Smith
Michael J. Pye, General Manager, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Philip M. Barnes, regional vice-president, Pacific Northwest and general manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim, has announced that Michael J. Pye has been appointed general manager at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Pye’s appointment was effective January 6, 2014. As general manager of the