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  • Marriott courtyard

    Marriott To Redesign Courtyard Hotels

      Courtyard by Marriott has launched a modern design evolution and robust renovation strategy for North America. More than 375 of the earliest generation hotels throughout the United States and Canada are expected to be modernized with exterior renovations by 2024, including prominent displays of the refreshed Courtyard logo. Many hotels are also expected to be complemented by new interior design in their public spaces and guest rooms. “Over 38 years ago, Courtyard was the first hotel brand specifically for…

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  • YVR

    Accelerating Business Travel Recovery

      Many were hopeful that 2021 would be the year for getting back to travel and back to business. But the road to recovery for business travel wasn’t exactly a straight line this year. There were a lot of hurdles to clear – pandemic surges, the emergence of variants, vaccine uptake, government restrictions and border closings were just a few of the obstacles. But as we look toward 2022, there is optimism for more accelerated recovery ahead. While more of…

    Corporate Travel & Incentives, Uncategorized

  • TTI

    MMBC integrates with US Travel Association

      The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) and the U.S. Travel Association have announced the full integration of the coalition under the U.S. Travel umbrella. By integrating with U.S. Travel, MMBC will benefit more directly from U.S. Travel’s robust public affairs resources and advocacy network while providing greater value to coalition members as the business travel and professional meetings and events industries rebuild from steep pandemic-related losses. “Since its founding, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition and the U.S. Travel Association have been…

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  • travel industry

    Mandatory PCR Test Hurting Travel Industry

      Businesses in Vancouver’s travel and tourism industry are bracing – yet again – for booking cancellations and delayed recovery this winter season. Vancouver welcomed more than 11 million overnight visitors in 2019, contributing $14 billion in total revenues to the Metro Vancouver economy and supporting over 104,000 full-time jobs. By comparison, revenues fell by 70 per cent in 2020. As the largest Canadian city located on the West Coast, Vancouver is Canada’s gateway to the Pacific and the Far East – a critical…

    Event Operations, Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • Club Med

    Club Med Quebec Opens in December

      Club Med Québec Charlevoix, the brand’s first all-inclusive Canadian resort, is opening on December 3, 2021. The 302-room resort is spread across more than 300 acres of preserved natural landscape with views of the St. Lawrence River. Located just 90 minutes from Québec City, the one-of-a-kind mountain experience will become the new go-to destination for international travellers all-year round. “We are thrilled to open bookings for Club Med Québec Charlevoix,” says Amélie Brouhard, vice-president, Club Med Canada and Mexico. “Canadians…

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  • Fairmont Banff

    Fairmont Banff Springs Getting a $35M Renovation

      The iconic Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta is embarking on a $35 million renovation starting in January 2022. The extensive renovation of the Royal Suite, Fairmont Gold rooms, select one and two bedroom suites, and terrace suites are anticipated to be completed in summer 2022. The refurbishment of all main building and conference centre guestrooms began in spring 2021 and are anticipated to be completed in spring 2023. The sophisticated newly renovated suites and guestrooms will provide guests with a…

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  • air canada airline

    Air Canada offers program to reduce carbon

      Air Canada has launched its ‘Leave Less’ travel program, offering corporate customers options to offset or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to business travel and to reduce their carbon footprint. Corporate customers can now purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), carbon offsets or a combination of both. The program is part of Air Canada’s Climate Action Plan, which includes a commitment to invest $50 Million in SAF, carbon reductions and removals with the aim of achieving net-zero GHG emissions by…

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  • business

    Survey: Business Professionals Miss Travelling

    The majority of business professionals miss travelling for business, according to a new survey by Hilton and Morning Brew. While some have returned to travelling for work, 87 per cent of respondents say they miss hopping from city to city to pursue their work. More than 7,000 of the new site’s business readers were polled. Business travellers miss visiting new places (66 per cent), discovering local culture (41 per cent), discussing projects in person (37 per cent), and attending in-person…

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  • Northland

    Northland Acquires King Blue Hotel

    Northland Properties has acquired the King Blue Hotel from Greenland Canada. Designed to make a striking impact at Toronto’s famous corner of King St West and Blue Jays Way, this new upscale and contemporary-modern boutique hotel is in the final stages of construction and scheduled to open this fall. “Northland’s acquisition of the King Blue Hotel is a great addition to our family-owned portfolio of hotels, restaurants, resorts and sports assets. With an existing collection of 60 hotels across five countries, this…

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  • Survey Reveals Top Five Expectations of Canadian Business Travellers

    Canadian business travellers overwhelmingly want to return to travel, according to a new report commissioned by Sap Concur. A total of 3,850 business travellers in 25 global markets, including 250 in Canada, were surveyed. Here are the top five Canadian findings. 1. Canadian travellers are ready to get back in the air. Nearly nine in 10 Canadian business travellers are ready to resume travel in the next 12 months. This is driven by travellers’ belief that they will suffer if their…

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