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  • Events Industry Council Supports VSef

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      The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced its support for VSef, the global data format for the digital events industry. Coming at a critical moment for the industry, the collaboration between the EIC and VSef is hugely significant. With more than 30 member organisations representing over 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties in the events industry, the EIC’s mission is to support the sector through the setting of professional standards across the entirety of the international events community.…

  • ITAC Appoints Two New Managers

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      The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has announced the appointment of Tamara Littlelight as the sales and travel trade manager and Yvette Rasmussen in the position of program manager Toronto Metro University. Both new appointees will support ITAC and the Indigenous tourism industry build back better in the recovery from the pandemic. “We’re so excited to welcome two new faces to ITAC,” said Keith Henry, president and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada. “There’s no doubt…

  • Quebec to Host 2023 Canada Rendez-vous

    Quebec Québec

      Québec City has been announced as the host of Canada’s tourism marketplace, Rendez-vous Canada 2023. Québec City was set to host the event in 2020, however it was deferred due to the pandemic. “In 2020, we indicated that the cancellation of Rendez-vous Canada in our destination was only a postponement. So, we are happy to welcome this grandiose and major event for the tourism industry in 2023,” says Robert Mercure, general manager of Destination Québec cité. The city is ready…

  • Quality Suites QC is Hotel of the Year

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      The Quality Suites in Drummondville, Que. has been named by Choice Hotels as the 2022 Canadian Hotel of the Year. This marks the third time the property has received the honour. The hotel’s 71 recently renovated guestrooms feature new beds, wallpaper, furniture, curtains and decor. “We are thrilled to again be recognized as a Canadian leader,” says Geneviève Milot, owner of Quality Suites in Drummondville. “We have always taken a lot of pride in this property and I am grateful to my entire…

  • Commitment For a Cruise Green Corridor

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      The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has joined a number of other ports and cruise lines to explore the feasibility of the world’s first cruise-led “green corridor.” The collaborative effort is aimed at exploring a green corridor that could accelerate the deployment of zero greenhouse gas emission ships and operations between Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington. Nearly 300 ships leave Seattle for Alaska in a six-month cruise season; in total Alaska hosts more than 600 cruise sailings per year. The First Mover Commitment was…

  • Four Seasons Montreal Earns Two Awards

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      Four Seasons Hotel Montreal has earned two travel awards. For the second consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal has received a Forbes Travel Guide Ten-Star rating. Recognized as the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, Forbes Travel Guide recently announced its 64th annual Star Award winners. Awarded both Five-Star Hotel and Five-Star Spa accreditations, Four Seasons Hotel Montreal remains the only Ten-Star property in the province of Quebec. Forbes Travel Guide has incognito inspectors visit every property they rate with…

  • EIC Global Awards Open For Submissions

    EIC Awards

      The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced submissions have opened for its annual Global Awards. The awards celebrate and honour exemplary achievements focusing on leadership at all levels within the global business events industry. This year’s categories are: Hall of Leaders, recognizing lifetime achievement for those that have had a legacy impact on the global business events sector Social Impact Award, recognizing extraordinary effort on the part of an individual or organization in the areas of people, planet, and prosperity Adaptation and Innovation…

  • Reetu Named Chairwoman of Gupta Group

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      Reetu Gupta has been named chairwoman and ambassadress of The Gupta Group, taking the helm of the privately owned family business with more than $1 billion in assets and more than 3,000 employees across the company’s holdings in real-estate development, hospitality, venture capital and mining. She will be succeeding her father, Dr. Steve Gupta, who she has worked closely with for more than two decades. Dr. Gupta will hold the position of executive chairman. In her new role, Gupta…

  • Redstone Team Earns CSAE Award

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      Lindsay Murray and Amy Mosquera from Redstone Agency has been awarded the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) 2022 Donna Mary Shaw Award for Emerging Leaders in the Association and Not-for-Profit industries. The award recognizes emerging not-for-profit professionals and helps to develop tomorrow’s association leaders by providing resources, education, and mentorship. Being recognized by the CSAE community has been a highlight for Murray, one of Redstone’s account managers. “I’ve always respected CSAE and appreciated my membership. They have exposed me to…

  • HAC Honours Four Award Winners

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      The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) honoured four distinguished recipients with an Award of Excellence at its 2022 HAC Conference. Each year, HAC recognizes members who have achieved significant accomplishments and demonstrated the finest in professionalism, quality, and excellence in the hotel industry. “Recipients of HAC’s Awards of Excellence share a commitment to enhancing guest experiences, each leaving a significant impact on the hotel industry through their efforts. Together, we proudly celebrate their remarkable achievements,” said Susie Grynol, president…

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