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  • Vancouver Convention Centre Makes Best List

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      The Vancouver Convention Centre has been selected as a 2022 Center of Excellence by EXHIBITOR Magazine, recognizing North America’s best convention centres for trade shows and events. This is the third consecutive year that the facility, owned and operated by B.C. Pavilion Corporation, has made the Centers of Excellence list. The Convention Centre was awarded based on evaluation in five categories of criteria: Facility & Functionality, Location & Accommodations, Service & Execution, Expansions & Upgrades, and Honors & Awards. The evaluation process also…

  • Destinations International Selects Toronto For Convention

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      Destinations International has announced Toronto, Ontario as the 2022 Annual Convention destination. This marks the first time Destinations International will host the convention in Toronto. The convention win comes at a time when the travel and tourism industry looks to recover from restrictions due to the global pandemic, and provides a much-needed boost to the city’s meetings, conferences and events industry and the visitor economy. “As North America’s fourth largest city, and the world’s most diverse city, it’s fitting…

  • IHG partners with CVS Health, PCMA

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      IHG Hotels & Resorts has strengthened its Meet with Confidence program by partnering with CVS Health for onsite COVID-19 rapid testing and PCMA for a new course. The onsite testing offered through CVS Health further complements the IHG Way of Clean program, which was enhanced in 2020 with additional cleanliness and well-being measures implemented at all hotels, and IHG’s Meet with Confidence Commitment, to make every event just right. IHG also has signed a new Education Sponsorship agreement with PCMA…

  • Air Canada offers program to reduce carbon

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      Air Canada has launched its ‘Leave Less’ travel program, offering corporate customers options to offset or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to business travel and to reduce their carbon footprint. Corporate customers can now purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), carbon offsets or a combination of both. The program is part of Air Canada’s Climate Action Plan, which includes a commitment to invest $50 Million in SAF, carbon reductions and removals with the aim of achieving net-zero GHG emissions by…

  • Waterloo Airport to double in size

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      The Region of Waterloo International Airport has broken ground on an expansion project that will see the airport double in size in the next six months. This will accommodate growth that will see passenger traffic increase from 70,000 in 2019 to over one million in 2022. Regional Council recently approved the $11 million dollar project to complete terminal expansion work at YKF. The project includes the construction of two buildings that will feature baggage carousels, holding areas, food services,…

  • Montreal Ranked Top International Event Host

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      Montreal is the top-ranked city in the Americas for the number of international events hosted in 2020, according to the International Meetings Statistics Report. This is the fourth consecutive year the city has claimed first place in the report released by the Union of International Associations. The city welcomed 41 international events in 2020, outpacing other cities like Washington, New York and Chicago. Québec’s largest city dominates the Canadian market. Its closest rivals, Ottawa and Toronto, each hosted seven events, while Vancouver hosted six. In addition,…

  • Sky Bridge Opens at Exhibition Place

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      Sky Bridge, the first glass-enclosed walkway of its kind in Exhibition Place, has officially opened. The pedestrian connection at Exhibition Place in Toronto provides a second-level link between the Beanfield Conference Centre and Hotel X Toronto over Newfoundland Road. “The opening of the Sky Bridge at Exhibition Place marks a significant milestone as we work towards achieving an exciting vision for the future. We are enhancing access to Exhibition Place’s historic and landmark buildings, landscapes, and features that provide…

  • Canadian Canoe Museum Construction Underway

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      Construction has begun on the new 65,000 square foot Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, ON. The five-acre site of the new museum will provide stunning west-facing views of Little Lake, a connection to the Trans Canada Trail and will be surrounded by public parks. It will become a vibrant community space for activities and the Museum’s canoeing and outdoor programs and events. The inspiring two-storey building will be a purpose-built facility that will serve as home to the Museum’s…

  • 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…

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