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  • First-Rate Event Security Starts with a Seamless Plan

    For event planners, it goes without saying that creating a memorable guest experience is a critical aspect of the job. But what about those “behind-the-scenes” components delegates can’t see or taste? While crisp acoustics and scrumptious cuisine, prominent guest speakers and dazzling party venues, are all part and parcel to what make an event successful, seamless security and risk preparedness are every bit as important—if not, more so. Gone are the days when a slippery floor or a loose guardrail…

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  • Pacific World unveils MICE trends to look for in 2018

    Pacific World – one of the world’s leading global destination and event management companies – is highlighting the MICE trends to watch for in 2018. The leading creative experts at the forefront of global event planning, Pacific World looks beyond technology, and believes it is time to look for unique destinations and development of distinctive, engaging incentive programs and events that drive connection on a personal level. Pacific World will be speaking about these trends and presenting new products in…

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  • Parq Vancouver celebration extends beyond opening weekend

    International resort destination ushers in new entertainment era in British Columbia The word is out: Parq Vancouver is the place to be. The opening weekend festivities are stretching into a full week of celebration and exploration, and with the Harvest Moon offering a show to visitors on the sixth-floor outdoor Parq, visitors are quickly discovering the wonders of British Columbia’s newest hospitality and entertainment destination. Parq Vancouver opened its doors to the public at 11 p.m. PDT on Friday, September 29, following a press conference hosted by President Joe…

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  • Meet on a Patio in the Outaouais

    Six mouth-watering spots with meeting spaces Summertime arrives to the Outaouais region with plenty of opportunity for bringing a meeting routine outside to a foodie destination. Swap an indoor conference room for an open-air brewery or invite delegates to the patio of a rustic restaurant. Casual and creative settings get people feeling more comfortable with one another, and being outdoors can recharge their batteries during a long day of power-point presentations. With the area’s high-quality local ingredients—beef, dairy, market gardening…

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  • Hotel Price Index reveals global prices remained steady in 2016

    Global hotel prices paid by travellers worldwide remained steady in 2016, according to latest Hotel Price Index from Hotels.com Domestic cities faced moderate movement ahead of Canada’s 150th Even with several major political shifts and currency fluctuations around the world in 2016, travellers fared pretty well with average nightly hotel prices unchanged globally from 2015, as reported in the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) from Hotels.com. The global Index sat at 114 for 2016 for the third year. Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean were…

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  • Opening soon: The Globe and Mail Centre

    The Globe’s new headquarters on King Street East, a state-of-the-art space for leadership, innovation and debate The Globe and Mail, Canada’s foremost news media company, is launching a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility designed for leadership, innovation and debate. Crowning The Globe’s new corporate headquarters in Toronto’s King East Design District, The Globe and Mail Centre will become a platform for Globe programming. The elegant facility offers a striking and sophisticated new option for brands, organizations and individuals seeking flexible event and meeting space. Situated on the…

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  • Choosing a new meeting destination: It’s all in the details

    By Shannon Byck and David Drover There are various reasons for a company to decide to plan a meeting or incentive in a new destination: team building, incentive award, or training are just a few. When looking outside of your typical in-house or local meeting venue, a new destination provides your attendees with a unique environment that can build upon your companies’ goals for that meeting. There may be concerns about the additional costs (transportation, hotel costs, etc.) of using…

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  • Air Canada spices up its U.S. schedule with six new trans-border routes for 2017

    New cities include southern hotspots San Antonio, Memphis and Savannah Air Canada has announced plans to launch six new non-stop U.S. services beginning Spring 2017. Three of the routes, Toronto to San Antonio, Memphis and Savannah, bring new destinations into the airline’s U.S. network, while the addition of Montreal to Dallas-Fort Worth, Vancouver to Denver and the conversion of the Vancouver-Phoenix route to year-round operation, will deepen Air Canada’s already industry-leading trans-border schedule. “These new routes will further solidify Air…

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  • Belize welcomes WestJet as its first non-stop flight from Canada

    WestJet has officially become the only Canadian carrier directly connecting Canadians to the beautiful country of Belize. “Leaving Canada and hitting the beaches in Belize by mid-day is something that Canadian travellers are not used to and we have absolutely changed the game with our twice-weekly service from Toronto,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “I extend a big thanks to our WestJet team, the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation as well as the Belize Tourism Board for their support in the creation of this significant…

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  • Calgary: Where industries connect

    Entertainment, culture and hospitality aren’t the only things that thrive in Calgary. As Western Canada’s head office capital, Calgary is where industry leaders come to get business done. Want to be near the action? Consider the connections you’ll make when you select Calgary as your meeting or event destination. Energy Calgary is home to approximately one out of every seven of Canada’s major corporate headquarters. It is also the energy capital of the country, hosting the head office for every…

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