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  • Canada-US Land Border to Reopen

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      The United States Department of Homeland Security has announced land borders will reopen to non-essential travel on November 8. Travellers who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may enter the U.S. via land and ferry ports of entry provided they have proper documentation showing proof of vaccination. “In November, we will begin allowing travelers from Mexico and Canada who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter the United States for non-essential purposes, including to visit friends and family or for…

  • Oak Bay Beach named top Canadian hotel

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      Oak Bay Beach Hotel has been named the top hotel in Canada and no. 19 worldwide according to Condé Nast Traveler. At this stately Vancouver Island hotel only three miles from downtown Victoria, it’s not uncommon to look out from your balcony or from the waterfront mineral pools and see pods of orcas swimming close to the shore. The 100-room hotel is inspired by an English manor house, complete with Tudor-influenced architectural touches and a charming pub serving halibut…

  • Largest conference space opens on the Westshore

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      A new multi-purpose 500-seat auditorium and academic space has opened at Royal Roads University (RRU) in B.C. The Dogwood Auditorium is the largest conference space on the Westshore and is available for public event bookings, starting in January 2022. “I’m delighted that the partnership between our government and RRU is bringing us the first conference centre of this capacity in Westshore. I am excited that we are getting a place to gather, learn and build our community,” said Mitzi…

  • Transat adds two to group sales department

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      Transat has announced two new appointments in its group department. Cole Keitamo and Marie-Eve Charbonneau have been promoted to group sales managers. Keitamo has been promoted to group sales manager, Ontario, Atlantic and Western Canada. He has more than 20 years of experience in various roles at Transat, including group supervisor and call centre supervisor. He has served as group sales manager in Western Canada since 2017. Marie-Eve Charbonneau has also been promoted to group sales manager, Quebec and…

  • Patrick Pollak joins Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

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      Patrick Pollak has joined Four Seasons Hotel Toronto as general manager. He joins the brand’s global flagship property from Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, bringing a 25-years of experience with Four Seasons. “Being at the helm of this outstanding property is a Four Seasons career milestone,” says Pollak. “I am honoured to take on this role and to continue building on the success of this iconic property. My family and I also look forward to making Toronto home, exploring the…

  • Ontario unveils $100M for tourism sector

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      Ontario is investing $100 million in the province’s tourism sector to help it recover from the impacts of COVID-19. The money will be distributed through the new Tourism Recovery Program, which will help for-profit tourism businesses in the attraction, accommodation, and leisure travel sectors. Eligible tourism businesses include inns and lodges, boat tours, ski centres, live performance venues, cinemas, drive-in theatres, and amusement and water parks. “The last 18-months of the pandemic have been the most challenging Ontario’s tourism industry has…

  • Survey: Business Professionals Miss Travelling

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    The majority of business professionals miss travelling for business, according to a new survey by Hilton and Morning Brew. While some have returned to travelling for work, 87 per cent of respondents say they miss hopping from city to city to pursue their work. More than 7,000 of the new site’s business readers were polled. Business travellers miss visiting new places (66 per cent), discovering local culture (41 per cent), discussing projects in person (37 per cent), and attending in-person…

  • Northland Acquires King Blue Hotel

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    Northland Properties has acquired the King Blue Hotel from Greenland Canada. Designed to make a striking impact at Toronto’s famous corner of King St West and Blue Jays Way, this new upscale and contemporary-modern boutique hotel is in the final stages of construction and scheduled to open this fall. “Northland’s acquisition of the King Blue Hotel is a great addition to our family-owned portfolio of hotels, restaurants, resorts and sports assets. With an existing collection of 60 hotels across five countries, this…

  • New Group Bookings Platform Launched

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    Event organizers can sell more tickets and increase revenue from group bookings with a new ticketing and registration platform by Eventsforce. Built on Eventsforce’s next generation of event management solutions, the ‘Groups & Ticketing’ system is designed to revolutionize the whole process of managing groups around events. It also offers a unique and innovative group invitation tool that allows group bookers to secure places at events a lot more quickly. “Groups & Ticketing is an exciting new platform as it is…

  • Yonge-Dundas Square Open for Events

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    Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS), an outdoor public and event space in downtown Toronto, is accepting applications for 2022 events. Located at the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street, the square is a popular event venue dubbed the “Times Square of Canada” that accommodates gatherings of various sizes and types including marketing activations, community celebrations, concerts, receptions, and promotions. With pandemic-related measures in place such as proof of vaccination and changes to restrictions, it is anticipated that the local economy will be…

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