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  • Commitment For a Cruise Green Corridor

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      The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has joined a number of other ports and cruise lines to explore the feasibility of the world’s first cruise-led “green corridor.” The collaborative effort is aimed at exploring a green corridor that could accelerate the deployment of zero greenhouse gas emission ships and operations between Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington. Nearly 300 ships leave Seattle for Alaska in a six-month cruise season; in total Alaska hosts more than 600 cruise sailings per year. The First Mover Commitment was…

  • Four Seasons Montreal Earns Two Awards

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      Four Seasons Hotel Montreal has earned two travel awards. For the second consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal has received a Forbes Travel Guide Ten-Star rating. Recognized as the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, Forbes Travel Guide recently announced its 64th annual Star Award winners. Awarded both Five-Star Hotel and Five-Star Spa accreditations, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal remains the only Ten-Star property in the province of Quebec. Forbes Travel Guide has incognito inspectors visit every property they rate with…

  • EIC Global Awards Open For Submissions

    EIC Awards

      The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced submissions have opened for its annual Global Awards. The awards celebrate and honour exemplary achievements focusing on leadership at all levels within the global business events industry. This year’s categories are: Hall of Leaders, recognizing lifetime achievement for those that have had a legacy impact on the global business events sector Social Impact Award, recognizing extraordinary effort on the part of an individual or organization in the areas of people, planet, and prosperity Adaptation and Innovation…

  • Reetu Named Chairwoman of Gupta Group

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      Reetu Gupta has been named chairwoman and ambassadress of The Gupta Group, taking the helm of the privately owned family business with more than $1 billion in assets and more than 3,000 employees across the company’s holdings in real-estate development, hospitality, venture capital and mining. She will be succeeding her father, Dr. Steve Gupta, who she has worked closely with for more than two decades. Dr. Gupta will hold the position of executive chairman. In her new role, Gupta…

  • Redstone Team Earns CSAE Award

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      Lindsay Murray and Amy Mosquera from Redstone Agency has been awarded the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) 2022 Donna Mary Shaw Award for Emerging Leaders in the Association and Not-for-Profit industries. The award recognizes emerging not-for-profit professionals and helps to develop tomorrow’s association leaders by providing resources, education, and mentorship. Being recognized by the CSAE community has been a highlight for Murray, one of Redstone’s account managers. “I’ve always respected CSAE and appreciated my membership. They have exposed me to…

  • HAC Honours Four Award Winners

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      The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) honoured four distinguished recipients with an Award of Excellence at its 2022 HAC Conference. Each year, HAC recognizes members who have achieved significant accomplishments and demonstrated the finest in professionalism, quality, and excellence in the hotel industry. “Recipients of HAC’s Awards of Excellence share a commitment to enhancing guest experiences, each leaving a significant impact on the hotel industry through their efforts. Together, we proudly celebrate their remarkable achievements,” said Susie Grynol, president…

  • Victoria Honours Tourism Leaders

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      Two leaders with long-standing connections to tourism have been honoured for their contributions by Destination Greater Victoria. Tourism industry veteran Randy Wright, president of Harbour Air, has been given Destination Greater Victoria’s highest honour, its Life Member Award, during the organization’s annual general meeting on Friday April 29, 2022. The award goes to an individual or organization that has demonstrated leadership within the tourism industry. Previous Life Member Award winners include Paul Hadfield, Hugh MacDonald, Ian Powell and Terry…

  • Global Exhibitions Day Set for June 1

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      The seventh annual Global Exhibitions Day (GED) will take place on 1 June 2022. The focus will be on the irreplaceable value of physical exhibitions and face-to-face business events in creating platforms for economic growth and recovery. It will also be an occasion to network and meet other people. This day of advocacy is supported by more than 40 national and international industry associations and facilitated by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, UFI. As the pandemic recedes, the…

  • Great Lakes Cruises Return to Toronto

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      After two years of suspended service due to COVID-related travel restrictions, Great Lakes cruises have returned to the Port of Toronto. The arrival of the Viking Octantis marks the first of 40 cruise ships expected at the Port of Toronto in 2022. With a capacity of 378 guests in 189 staterooms, the Viking Octantis kicked off the 2022 cruise season that runs from May to October, and will sail five itineraries that stop in Toronto. The ship recently sailed the Atlantic Coastline to…

  • Lynx Air Launches Flights to Kelowna

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      Kelowna International Airport (Kelowna Airport) welcomed Lynx Air (Lynx) CEO Merren McArthur for an official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Lynx’s launch of services to Kelowna in May. “We are proud to be the airline that links Canadians to wonderful destinations like Kelowna,” said Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx.  “Whether you are traveling to catch up with friends and family, or to experience the natural beauty of the Okanagan region, Lynx will ensure a great flying experience for an affordable price.” Lynx is currently…

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