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  • WestJet recognized as North America’s Best Low-Cost Airline by Skytrax

    Press Release WestJet today has been named North America’s Best Low-Cost Airline at Skytrax’s World Airline Awards for 2018. “We’re proud to be named the Best Low-Cost Airline in North America as voted on by 20 million global travellers,” said Ed Sims, WestJet president and CEO. “More than 13,000 WestJetters and their dedication and commitment to providing exceptional service are the true winners of this award. We look forward to providing our guests with more products, services and destinations, along with our caring guest experience…

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  • Air Canada named Best Airline in North America at Skytrax World Airline Awards

    Press Release Air Canada was named Best Airline in North America for the second consecutive year at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony held today in London. It is the seventh time in the past nine years the carrier was selected as the best in North America by the World Airline Awards, which are based on passenger satisfaction surveys of approximately 20 million global travellers. “We are very pleased that Air Canada has again been recognized as the Best Airline in North America by the highly…

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  • A Palais des congrès de Montréal marketing campaign earns international distinction

    The meetings and conventions world recognized the work of the Palais des congrès de Montréal at the Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) recently presented in London. The “Numbers 1-5-52” relationship marketing and communications campaign intended for the international, U.S. and national convention markets earned the Palais the prestigious award for Best Integrated Marketing Campaign. The Palais was also shortlisted in the Best Use of Budget and Marketing Team of the Year categories. “There’s a promotional component in our approach strategies…

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  • Québec City Convention Centre magazine takes home MIMA Award

    The Québec City Convention Centre’s magazine Québec Centre struck gold in the Best Brochure category at the 2017 Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA). The award was proudly accepted by Québec City Convention Centre President and CEO Pierre-Michel Bouchard during the MIMA ceremony, held at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London on November 17, 2017. Key marketing players in the meetings and events industry attended from around the world. The 2017 MIMAs were part of the EVCOM Industry Awards. In the…

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  • IACC names United Kingdom and Canada chefs winners of the Global Copper Skillet Competition

    Six chefs from IACC‘s Americas-, Australia-Asia-Pacific- and European-member venues competed for the Global Copper Skillet at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center on Tuesday, April 4.  The event served as the final stage in a three-part competition.  United Kingdom and Canada chefs were named as the Global Copper Skillet winners during the IACC-Americas Awards Banquet the following day, and took home the coveted Global Copper Skillet award. Mary Palecek, sous chef at Sundial – Woodside Conference Centre, Kenilworth,…

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  • Egencia awards Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotels for 2017

    These global hotels put the customer first and make business feel more like pleasure. Egencia, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc., has announced the 2017 hotel recipients of the annual Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotel award. The award recognizes the best hotels in the global Egencia marketplace, as judged by popularity, pricing, amenities attractive to corporate travelers, customer service, and overall guest experience. Egencia serves as a trusted partner to a wide variety of travel brands. It plays a…

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  • Freeman Audio Visual’s Heidi Welker receives PCMA CE President’s Award

    Heidi Welker, VP Marketing, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, was the recipient of the inaugural President’s Award from the Professional Convention Management Association Canada East Chapter at this year’s Canadian Innovation Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Heidi Welker was recognized for her ability to bring people together and lead high performing teams that drive results. As President of the PCMA Canada East Chapter from 2012-2014 and her many years of service before that, Heidi was renowned for bringing members together and…

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  • Vancouver scoops two awards for conference marketing plan

    Innovative, multiplatform marketing campaign recognized by Destination Canada and BCAMA Vancouver has received two recognitions for outstanding marketing for a campaign created for the Professional Convention Management Association’s 2016 Convening Leaders Conference, held in January at the Vancouver Convention Centre. In mid-October, Destination Canada’s Explore Canada Awards of Excellence honoured the campaign with the “Most Innovative PR Campaign” award. According to the judges, “PR for conferences is typically boring, with formulaic videos and social media that merely shares and retweets…

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  • MPI and GBTA Foundation recognize CMM recipients from Las Vegas 2016 class, accepting applications for Reno/Tahoe program in December

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 20 more meeting and travel professionals, bringing the total number of holders to 1,148 worldwide. This class participated in the program held May 6 to 9, 2016, in Las Vegas at the Aria Resort & Casino. “Since its inception three decades ago, the CMM program continues to attract some of…

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  • WestJet launches its status match to gold

    Offer now available to all airline and travel rewards program members WestJet has announced it will offer members of any airline or travel rewards program the opportunity to obtain gold status in its WestJet Rewards program. This represents the third time WestJet has offered the matching program to frequent Canadian flyers and the first time WestJet has offered status match to all airline and travel rewards top-tier program members. “In six years, we have built a loyalty program that we believe…

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