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Marriott Adds Toledo Property to Autograph Collection

July 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 42-key Eugenia de Montijo Hotel in Toledo, Spain, is the latest addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels. The property, which just reopened following a full renovation, is housed in the former palace of the Empress Eugenia De Montijo, in

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PCMA Launches New Crisis Communications Guide

July 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

PCMA has launched a new guide for business event strategists on how to confidently handle communications around a crisis situation. Today’s 24-hour news cycle means that opportunities for the wrong messages to leak out are ever-present, making communications planning an

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Discover Saint John

July 12, 2018 by Meetings Canada

#SaintAwesome   Have you heard about what’s happening in Saint John, New Brunswick? Otherwise known as #SaintAwesome? We offer the only convention facilities on the awe-inspiring Bay of Fundy – home to some of the world’s highest tides. That’s pretty

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Outaouais Tourism

July 12, 2018 by Meetings Canada

With its close proximity to the nation’s capital, Outaouais is centrally located for groups with ties to government, national associations and business to meet. Offering both convenience and diversity, the Outaouais is a multifaceted region with an ideal combination of

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Vintage Hotels Queen's Landing

July 12, 2018 by Meetings Canada

Seeking the ideal location for your next business meeting? Host your next event in the heart of wine country at Queen’s Landing.

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Bahamas Tourist Office

July 12, 2018 by Meetings Canada

The Islands Of The Bahamas offers a paradise to work and play for corporate meetings, conferences and incentive travel. With 16 unique island destinations housing more than 50 resorts, hotels and villas, corporate planners for groups of all sizes and

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Québec City CC Wins Bid to Host World Magic Championships

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Québec City Convention Centre and the Club de magie du Québec have won the bid to host the 2021 World Championships of Magic, held by the International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM). The news was announced by Domenico Dante, president, FISM,

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Cuba Rolling Out Nationwide WiFi Coverage

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Cuba Tourist Board reports that a progressive rollout of nationwide WiFi coverage is now underway on the island. Speaking at FIT Cuba, a major international tourism fair held in the Villa Clara Keys in May, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero

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Marriott Inks Deal to Introduce AC Hotels Brand to Australia

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International Inc. has signed an agreement with Melbourne-based property development company Capital Alliance to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott® brand to Australia. The 200-room AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank hotel is expected to open in 2020 as part of

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Redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge Opening in New YYT Terminal

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Air Canada will open a redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge located in St. John’s International Airport new terminal east expansion area (YYT) this fall. The new Maple Leaf Lounge will have 77 per cent more square footage, 46 additional seats, and

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Registration Open for SPINCon 2018

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Registration is now open for SPINCon, SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network’s annual conference. The 2018 edition of the conference is being held November 11-13, 2018 at The Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, FL with hosts Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (VSPC). “Each year SPINCon

Opinion

Industry Insider: Should Canadian M&E be more political?

July 11, 2018 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

My mother always told me not to discuss politics or religion with people you didn’t know.  Good advice to avoid any conflict, but I am going to ignore it for this blog. Last month the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the