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  • Building Proposals that Close Deals

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      Writing great proposals is not rocket science. But too often we try to short cut the process. If you follow these four simple steps you will be successful with your proposals. 1)      Understand the prospect’s needs. This means extensive discovery sessions. Before you can build a proposal, you need to know the prospect’s specific goals. Are they sales? Is it about building brand awareness? Is it a PR or GR move? Perhaps it is about employee engagement. Perhaps it…

  • JdV by Hyatt Brand Expands Into Canada

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      Hyatt Hotels has announced the expansion of the JdV by Hyatt brand into Canada with The Anndore House joining the brand in April and plans for The Walper Hotel to join the brand later this year. This milestone signifies the JdV by Hyatt brand’s intentional growth in a new market while offering experiences in places that matter most to guests, members, customers and owners. While the brand has 14 properties across the United States and China, The Anndore House…

  • MTCC Will Host 19 Conventions Next Year

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      Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is set to host more citywide conventions in 2023 than in most pre-pandemic years. MTCC’s strong booking calendar in 2023 signals the potential for a positive recovery for the business events industry in Ontario. The success of the meetings and events industry is vital for economic recovery. The 19 citywide conventions that are set to take place at the MTCC in 2023 will generate an estimated $219 million in direct spending economic impact for the…

  • Four Seasons Resort Welcomes New GM

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      Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler welcomes Estreya Gosalbez as the new general manager of the intimate mountain lodge. Following a long career in hospitality, Gosalbez returns to her first ever Four Seasons property to oversee both the hotel and residences. “Whistler is where I started my Four Seasons career and where I got to know the high standards and incredible culture of the brand, so this really feels like the full circle,” she said. “I couldn’t be more…

  • Paradox Hotel Vancouver Opens in April

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      Paradox Hotel Vancouver has opened in downtown Vancouver. The 147 room hotel is the flagship location for Paradox Hotel Group, a global hotel and hospitality brand with locations worldwide. The hotel is a rebranding of the former Trump International Hotel & Tower at 1161 West Georgia street and features seven event venues totalling 15,000 sq.ft.; a 3,982 sq.ft. wrap-around terrace; indoor pool and walk-out whirlpool; a fitness centre and 3,000 sq.ft. spa facility. “We have always wanted to consolidate our…

  • TBO Group Unveils Rebrand

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      TBO Group, a leading global travel distribution platform with over one million hotels on its platform and 100,000 buyers across more than 110 countries, is unveiling its new expression of customer-centric brand name – TBO.COM, logo and tagline – “Travel Simplified.” As the world prepares for the resurgence of travel demand, TBO.COM is opting for a new distinctive identity with colours that reflects the brand’s core values. The new positioning marks a pivotal moment for the brand looking to simplify the…

  • First Cruise Ship Returns to Canada

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      Holland America Line will be the first cruise line to return to Canadian cruising following a more than two year industry wide pause due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Koningsdam will call at Victoria, British Columbia, Saturday, April 9, restarting the cruise industry in Canada. The following day the ship will end its current seven-day cruise at Port of Vancouver, its homeport for the summer Alaska season. “We are thrilled to be the first cruise line back into Canada after such a long absence, and we look forward to…

  • The Ritz-Carlton Toronto Names New Chef

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      The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto has a new chef at the helm of its TOCA restaurant. Horacio Macias Leon will bring his international flair to the restaurant’s classic Italian cuisine in the heart of the city. Along with restaurant partner and chef Oliver Glowig, the two chefs will commence their collaborative menu development for the restaurant with Da Umbria a Toca, a four-course tasting menu. This menu is inspired by the coming of spring and the culinary tradition of Umbria, followed…

  • GES Launches Spiro Marketing Solutions

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      Global Experience Specialists (GES), a leading global provider of exhibition services, brand experiences and live event venue services introduces its newest venture Spiro, an integrated marketing solutions agency. Spiro strengthens GES’ abilities to manage traditional events and offers a new set of capabilities to deliver heightened experience dividends for the ways events have transformed. Spiro sees in-person, virtual and hybrid events alike as opportunities for immersive, interactive storytelling and brand loyalty-building. Enhanced services include annual meetings; strategic event management…

  • Can Stadiums Deliver World-Class Events?

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      Historically major events have spiked huge investment by the hosts and bring about the construction of new venues and infrastructure, and while in recent times efforts have been made to limit the environmental impact, construction always has some impact. After all, the most sustainable event is the one that doesn’t build anything. Hosting a major sporting event, such as the Olympics or FIFA World Cup is notoriously controversial, whereby the hosting prestige can, and often is, outweighed by substantial…

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