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  • The National Conference Center reveals five secrets to knock-your-socks-off events

    The National Conference Center has unveiled five secrets to knock the socks off your meeting attendees. According to Eric Whitson, Director of Sales & Marketing at The National Conference Center, “we all have that potential to deliver ‘knock-your-socks-off’ events; it’s a matter of knowing how and having the right tools and elements to make it happen!” While it is important to know how to execute the details, Whitson says “it’s even more significant to add…

  • IHG offers “Triple Bonus Points” to meeting planners across North America

    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms announced today its meetings promotion, “Triple Bonus Points” to incentivize those who book meeting space across its hotel brands including InterContinental Alliance Resorts*®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn® and Holiday Inn® Express. “Triple Bonus Points” gives meeting planners up to 180,000 bonus Priority Club® points when they book rooms at participating IHG locations across North America.

  • IHG partners with Clean the World to recycle hotel soap and amenities

    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s largest hotel groups, announced today a partnership with Clean the World to recycle partially-used soaps and bottled amenities from hotel guest rooms and distribute them in communities with limited access to hygiene products.

  • Four Points by Sheraton to debut in Kelowna, British Columbia

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. recently announced plans to introduce its rapidly expanding Four Points brand to Kelowna, British Columbia. Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport will open in spring of 2013, just minutes from baggage claim. Owned by Argus Properties Ltd. and managed by Pacrim Hospitality Services, the newly constructed hotel will be the first Four Points hotel in Kelowna and the brand’s fifth in British Columbia. Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport will feature 120 comfortable and stylish guest rooms, market-leading meeting facilities of 4,500 square feet, indoor pool, 24 hour fitness and all the other amenities that have made Four Points a favorite with travellers worldwide.

  • Escents Aromatherapy announces partnership with Air Canada

    Escents Aromatherapy is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Air Canada to provide its Executive First Class passengers with natural in-flight amenities. Beginning this month, passengers will receive a complimentary three-piece kit featuring one of Escents’ signature collections – Breeze.

  • Four secrets to attracting top-notch leads at tradeshows and conferences

    Attracting people to a booth is usually not the problem. There are thousands of edible and visual enticing things to which people can be drawn. By attracting people who are looking for something free, you are not able to effectively identify, engage and nurture those high quality leads. These types of problems are all too familiar to event solutions companies who coordinate tradeshows, conventions and conferences.

  • Top seven benefits of working with a Convention and Visitors Bureau

    When working with meetings industry organizations, it has surprised me how little corporate meeting and event planners usually take advantage of the services offered by tourism offices – a.k.a. Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) or Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs). Even planners who organize multiple events and have relationships with large hotel companies through a national or global sales office tend overlook the benefits of working with a destination CVB.

  • Speakerfile launches first online marketplace of speakers for the $106 billion meetings and conferences industry

    Speakerfile, a new technology platform for connecting a global community of corporate experts to the meetings and conferences industry, has successfully completed its initial phase and officially launched to event organizers yesterday. The company provides the first-ever online marketplace giving conference organizers a free, comprehensive resource to discover, evaluate and book fresh, talented public speakers, the company says. More than 3,000 speakers in over 70 countries have now registered profiles on Speakerfile. The site features both professional (paid) speakers as well as industry speakers from across 190 industry sectors.

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