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  • Red Roof Named Best Budget Hotel Brand in the U.S. by USA Today Readers

    Press Release USA Today readers have, for the third year in a row, selected Red Roof, as the Best Budget Hotel Brand in America. Noting that travelers shouldn’t have to blow through their budget or stay in a drab, personality-less room in order to save, USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards asked readers to vote for their favorite economy lodging options and they chose Red Roof over competitors including Motel 6, Country Inn & Suites, Americas Best Value Inn, Best…

  • 1 Hotel Toronto To Open Summer 2020, Debuting First Location In Canada

    Press Release Barry Sternlicht, 1 Hotels Founder and CEO & Chairman of Starwood Capital Group, announced plans today for its newest property, 1 Hotel Toronto, inspired by Canada’s natural beauty, the vibrant character of King Street West and the Toronto marketplace. The hotel is being developed in partnership with Mohari Hospitality, a global real estate investment company and owner of the building which is currently operated as the Thompson Toronto. The downtown property will undergo an extensive transformation into a relaxing luxury sustainable 1 retreat. 1…

  • Interstate Hotels & Resorts Crowns Winner Of The Ultimate Food + Bar Summit

    Press Release Interstate Hotels & Resorts, a global leader in third-party hotel and resort management, announces the winner of the Company’s second annual Ultimate Food + Bar Summit: Elevating the Craft through Training, Excellence and Recognition. The competition is a platform for Interstate to develop its culinary talent, recognize excellence and provide chef-developed and tested recipes for use in Interstate’s restaurants and banquets across its managed portfolio. Interstate’s food and beverage evolution is changing the culinary story, transforming hotel restaurants…

  • Virtuoso announces awards for world’s 10 finest properties and hoteliers

    Press Release Global luxury travel network Virtuoso revealed the winners of the celebrated 2019 Best of the Best awards last night, before more than 1,800 industry leaders at the 31st annual Virtuoso Travel Week. The ceremony at the 13th annual Hotels & Resorts Dinner recognized the year’s top 10 hotels and hoteliers in categories ranging from best wellness program to best dining experience. Four Seasons Hotel George V triumphed with the most prestigious prize: Hotel of the Year. Virtuoso’s 20,000…

  • U.S. News & World Report recognizes Choice Privileges as leading travel rewards program

    Press Release Choice Privileges, the award-winning loyalty program from Choice Hotels International, Inc. has once again been honoured by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Hotel Rewards Programs for 2019-20. Each year, the publication evaluates hotel loyalty programs to determine which programs, providers and locations offer travelers the most value. This latest accolade marks the fourth consecutive year Choice Privileges has been lauded as a leader in the Best Hotel Rewards Programs category. “We’re thrilled to…

  • WestJet wins top honours for marketing at 2019 Airline Strategy Awards

    Press Release WestJet has been awarded top honours for marketing at the 2019 Airline Strategy Awards in London, England. “We’re proud management team that has demonstrated excellence in any aspect of airline marketing over the past year. This includes excellence and innovation in areas including, but not restricted to, marketing strategy, new product development, branding, digital marketing, advertising and promotion, customer relationship management, ancillary revenue generation, sales, and distribution. The recognition focused on evidence of a focused and differentiated marketing…

  • The Event Planner Expo announces roster of keynote speakers

    Press Release The Event Planner Expo, the much-anticipated meeting of the minds that happens annually in New York City, is back. Bringing together the top names in event planning, marketing, and hospitality each Fall, it seeks to connect and inspire industry players in a meaningful way. For the first time ever, the Expo will be a three day event. “Our attendees asked, so we listened,” explains Jessica Stewart, Vice President, EMRG Media. “It’s no surprise they wanted more of the…

  • Meeting Professionals International announces keynote speakers for IMEX America

    Press Release Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide, is excited to announce the dynamic keynote speaker line-up and onsite engagement programs for IMEX America, which will be held September 10-12, 2019 in Las Vegas. The exclusive IMEX-MPI strategic partnership fuses the industry’s two biggest organizations into a one-of-a-kind, unrivaled resource, providing opportunities for meeting professionals to grow smarter and stronger together through year-round activations like those at IMEX America. IMEX America benefits the global…

  • WestJet expands winter schedule with more flights, more often

    Press Release As part of its 2019/2020 seasonal winter schedule, today WestJet announced increased frequency and improved connectivity from its hubs to more destinations across its network. WestJet’s seasonal schedule for winter 2019/2020 features more flights from Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto to domestic, transborder, international and sun destinations and includes WestJet’s seasonal service to both Paris and Nashville from Calgary, commencing earlier than past years on March 12 (Paris) and March 16 (Nashville). WestJet’s popular daily summer seasonal service between…

  • Air Canada to resume full India schedule

    Air Canada announced it will resume its daily, non-stop Toronto-Delhi flights on Oct. 1, 2019 (eastbound) and Oct. 3, 2019 (westbound). All flights are available for purchase now at aircanada.com or through Travel Agents. “We are very pleased to resume our daily, non-stop Toronto-Delhi flights in time for Diwali celebrations, and with additional capacity going forward to meet expected demand. With our Delhi flights returning to normal together with our seasonal return to Mumbai for fall firmly demonstrating our long…

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