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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

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New Data on Economic Impact of U.S. Events Released

February 26, 2018 by Lori Smith

Face-to-face meetings and events are playing an integral role in bolstering the U.S. economy and key business sectors, according to a new report from Oxford Economics, commissioned by the Events Industry Council (EIC) and supported by the Meetings mean Business

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Kindred Resorts & Hotels Adds to Portfolio

June 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

Kindred Resorts & Hotels, a collection of 63 independent hotels and resorts focused exclusively on the group and meetings market in North America, has added seven new properties to its portfolio. They are: Big Cedar Lodge – Ridgedale, Missouri: Comprised of more than

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Air Canada Adds Six New Routes to Global Network

May 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada announced today the continued expansion of its international network with the addition of six new routes for the winter season: Vancouver-Melbourne, Vancouver-Orlando, Toronto-Belize*, Toronto-St. Vincent*, Montreal-Lima* and Montreal-Phoenix. “Air Canada is continuing its strategic, global expansion with a

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AlliedPRA Acquires Rocky Mountain DMC

March 28, 2017 by Lori Smith

AlliedPRA, Inc. has acquired Destination Services Corporation (DSC), a major destination management firm covering the Rocky Mountain region of North America. The strategic move expands AlliedPRA’s reach into this growing marketplace. At over $100 million in system revenue and 29 locations AlliedPRA

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Curio Opens in Former St. Louis Train Depot

September 26, 2016 by douloff

LOUIS — Following a $40 million renovation, St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton has opened in a former St. Louis train depot, it was announced Sept. 26. The property features 539 guestrooms and suites in what was

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U.S. River Cruise Line Launching Flagship Riverboat

April 12, 2016 by Lori Smith

US river cruise line French America Line is introducing “a new era of boutique US river experiences” this summer with the launch of its 75-stateroom flagship Louisiane. Formerly the Columbia Queen, the Louisiane is undergoing a multimillion dollar refurbishment and

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AlliedPRA Launching Mentor Program

January 5, 2016 by Lori Smith

AlliedPRA, Inc. is launching the new AlliedPRA Mentor Program in its 20-US company owned and franchise locations. “We are launching the program to further enhance a work environment that nurtures personal and professional development,” said Denise Dornfeld, president of AlliedPRA, Inc.

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Air Canada Expands Service to U.S.

November 25, 2015 by Lori Smith

Air Canada will begin new non-stop services between four key Canadian hubs and 12 U.s. cities this summer. The new transborder routes will introduce new destinations, such as Toronto-Washington-Dulles, Toronto-Salt Lake City and Vancouver- San Jose, CA. It will also