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  • Business travel boosts Toronto’s hotel sales record

    Business travel and in particular, convention and meetings bookings continue to provide solid, long-term business for the region. In July 2011, Toronto won one of the most prestigious and sought-after meetings in the world as Microsoft chose the city for its 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference. More than 15,000 people are expected to attend, representing technology companies in 130 countries. Over 500 events take place during the conference and at least 30 hotels across the Toronto region will host delegates.

  • Starwood introduces first-of-its kind benefits for global mega travellers

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is raising the stakes in the hotel loyalty landscape to win greater share from the world’s most prolific travellers, a powerful and growing group of global mega travellers. The company announced today new benefits that make its award winning loyalty program Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) the richest elite program in the industry. The more SPG Members stay, the more choices are available and the more personalized the benefits become with standouts like lifetime status, first-of-its-kind 24-hour check-in and a dedicated Starwood ambassador who provides one-on-one service to uniquely tailor the guest experience.

  • Fairmont expands ‘Meetings that Matter’ program into 2012

    Fairmont’s Meetings That Matter charitable donation component has been extended through 2012. Planners booking a new meeting with a minimum of 50 room nights may donate 10 percent of the room revenue generated by the event to a charitable organization. Planners can determine the charity of choice, whether it is a cause that resonates most strongly with attendees, a local organization in need, or one of Fairmont’s corporate partners, which include the National Geographic Society, WWF and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

  • Site Canada announces 2012 Board of Directors

    Site Canada is pleased to announce the election of the 2012 Board of Directors. It comprises a team of proven industry specialists and veterans to continue the strong representation of Site Canada within the Site Global family.

  • New industry website for corporate meeting planners

    A new and robust industry website, Corporate Meetings Network (CMN) has recently been launched for the corporate meetings industry. This site is specifically designed for both the internal corporate meeting planner as well as for the third party or independent meeting planner.

  • Top 10 Free iPhone/iPad Meeting Apps of 2011

    Meeting planners are continuously searching for ways their attendees can become more efficient. Mobile meeting apps have proven to be effective tools in increasing productivity and providing greater mobility. With over 500,000 iPhone/iPad apps available, www.MeetingApps.com simplifies the selection process. Here are our top 10 must-have apps of 2011 for meeting attendees to consider. They’re all free, too!

  • Event Portfolio Alignment

    The following is a question and answer session between Susan Radojevic, president of The Peregrine Agency, and Sandra Eagle, CM&E managing editor, about Event Portfolio Alignment, a strategy to help corporations achieve strategic business goals through the power of meetings and events.

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