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Marriott and Witkoff Partnering on New Las Vegas Resort

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International, Inc. and global development firm Witkoff have announced a plan to open a new integrated resort and casino on the site of the Fountainebleau Las Vegas project, the construction of which was halted by the 2009 recession. The

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WestJet Expands Service to Europe

February 1, 2018 by Lori Smith

WestJet is increasing its service between Atlantic Canada and Europe, adding daily direct flights from Halifax to Paris and London, U.K., to its 2018 summer schedule. The flights, which will operate between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Charles de Gaulle

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Air Canada Dreamliner Vancouver-Delhi Service Going Year-Round

February 1, 2018 by Lori Smith

Air Canada’s current seasonal non-stop Vancouver-Delhi flights will become year-round starting June 8, 2018.  The expanded service complements the carrier’s year-round Dreamliner flights from Toronto to Delhi and Mumbai. “Customer response to our nonstop Vancouver-Delhi seasonal flights initially launched in

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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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Marriott's Luxury Brands Opening 40 Properties in 2018

January 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International, Inc.  is set to open nearly 40  hotels in 2018 across its eight distinct luxury brands—The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION and JW Marriott. In addition, Marriott will be expanding its luxury

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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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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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MPI Announces 2018 Boards

December 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the approved slate for its 2018 International Board of Directors and the 2018 MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees today. Canadians sitting on the boards are: Brent Taylor, A., CMP, CMM, Partner, Timewise Event

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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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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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Akira Back Earns Michelin Star

November 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

Las Vegas chef Akira Back has been awarded one Michelin Star by the 2018 Michelin Guide Seoul for his innovative restaurant concept DOSA in Seoul, South Korea. Back is renowned for blending Japanese cuisine with Korean ingredients and flavours. “To be recognized and awarded