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  • Top five nutrition tips for a productive work day

    Do you ever feel like a firefighter? Running from one crisis to another, trying to save the day…or your event? Well, firefighters need to take care of themselves, and this includes eating right to stay in tip top shape. Proper nutrition helps prepare firefighters to jump into action when needed. And, we all know anyone whoever plans events is constantly jumping into action!

  • GBTA Foundation re-launches Project ICARUS to create the travel industry’s first global sustainability program

    The GBTA Foundation, the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced the expansion of Project ICARUS, the first global travel management sustainability body, representing the interests of the global travel and meetings industry. Project ICARUS will include recognition and awards programs highlighting leading organizations in sustainability and a Global Advisory board with representatives from buyers, suppliers, academics and subject matter experts from Europe, North America, Asia, Australia/New Zealand and Latin America to provide expertise, leadership and guidance on sustainability.

  • FAM trips… are they worth the time investment?

    Imagine staying at a five star luxury resort or cruising through the Greek Isles. On a vacation…? well maybe, but you also may be on a very popular meeting industry marketing opportunity called a FAM trip that meeting planners attend on behalf of their clients.

  • Delta Saguenay Hotel and Conference Centre opens in Saguenay, Quebec

    Delta Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce the official opening of the Delta Saguenay Hotel and Conference Centre in Saguenay, Quebec. The hotel has undergone an extensive multi-million dollar renovation to completely revamp the property making it the city’s first 4-star upscale hotel.

  • BC tourism industry to create 101,000 new job openings by 2020

    British Columbia’s tourism industry will be a leader in provincial job growth as businesses look to fill 101,000 new job openings by 2020, according to a study of labour demand and supply by go2, the BC tourism industry’s human resource association.

  • Maritz Research conducts comprehensive study to gauge what the future holds for meetings

    If you’ve ever lost your way in a huge convention centre, confused by a maze of booths and meeting rooms, there just may be an app to help you get where you need to go. In fact, the use of apps for conventions and meetings offer a one-stop-shop or clearinghouse experience for everything from scheduled appointments, floor layout, seminars, social media, news and much more – all on smartphone and tablet devices. And bid a fond farewell to PowerPoint presentations because in the meetings of tomorrow, they are “yesterday.”

  • The value of the third-party meeting planner

    Meetings today remain one of the premier ways of delivering content to a group of stakeholders. Over time, these important business events have evolved into many forms of delivery – from the traditional face-to-face meeting to remote satellite meetings, webinars, virtual seminars, virtual tradeshows – but their function and purpose remains essentially intact.

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