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    New Manager at Four Seasons Toronto

      When searching for a new hotel manager, the team at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto did not have to look far. With an unparalleled level of service built in the hands of its employees, Four Seasons takes pride in developing talent from within. As a well-tenured employee with a combined five years of experience at the brand’s global flagship, Maxime Regad was the best person for the job. A dedicated hotelier with almost 20 years of experience working with Four Seasons, Regad’s career has flourished…

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    Prabhakar Named St. Regis Toronto GM

      The St. Regis Toronto has appointed Hiren Prabhakar as general manager. He brings 29 years of hospitality experience in luxury and full-service hotels to his new role at the property. His illustrious career has seen him in roles across India, Dubai, Poland, Spain, Germany, Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Canada. A member of the Marriott team for the past eight years, Prabhakar most recently opened the Toronto Marriott Markham, the first newly built, re-designed Marriott in Canada. Previously, he led the…

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  • Port

    Destination Toronto Welcomes Paula Port

      Following a strategic search, Destination Toronto has announced Paula Port as its new VP of global marketing. With more than 20 years of experience and expertise at Destination Toronto, Port will lead the strategic development and implementation of marketing and communications for the destination. In her most recent role as director, brand and content, Port established content marketing as a core function of the organization, launching the re-imagined content hub DestinationToronto.com that prioritizes diversified content and editorial contributors; and,…

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  • food waste

    Best Practices to Reduce Event Food Waste

      Second Harvest works with thousands of food businesses from across the supply chain, and across the country, utilizing logistics and technology to reduce the amount of edible food going to waste. Our inclusive model ensures this healthy surplus food is redirected to thousands of charities and non-profits across the country, providing millions of Canadians experiencing food insecurity access to the nourishment they need. Through our work with the hospitality industry and specifically events teams, we have learned some best…

    Event Operations, Food & Beverage, Green/Sustainable Meetings

  • W Toronto

    W Toronto Names General Manager

      W Toronto welcomes Craig Reaume as general manager and Perry Pisani as director of sales and marketing. The city’s first ever W Hotel is set to open on July 21st, 2022. Reaume oversees all front-of-house operations, while Reaume manages sales and marketing initiatives for the hotel. Together, they are bringing the brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever service to life at W Toronto. Reaume has more than 30 years of experience overseeing hotels worldwide, including Fairmont properties in Vancouver, Boston, New York…

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  • People

    Marketing is Key to Recruit Good People

      What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught event industry professionals, is that time may no longer be our number one resource. Prior to the pandemic, most would argue that without enough time a successful event could not be researched, planned, executed and its success and return on investment adequately evaluated. However, the current labour shortage that was left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, has given us a rude awakening that recovery for many hospitality and tourism businesses is…

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  • sustainable hospitality

    New CEO for Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

      Glenn Mandziuk joins Sustainable Hospitality Alliance as chief executive officer, bringing more than 25 years of leadership experience in advancing sustainable practices in tourism, hospitality and economic development. Prior to becoming CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Mandziuk was president and CEO of Canada’s Thompson Okanagan Tourism Region (TOTA), with its 4,000 industry stakeholders. During his time there, TOTA was recognized as a global champion of excellence and innovation in sustainable destination management and responsible industry development practices. TOTA…

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  • Reetu

    Reetu Named Chairwoman of Gupta Group

      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…

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  • Nearly Two-Thirds of Businesses Most Impacted by COVID will not Survive

    Sixty per cent of Canada’s hardest hit businesses will not survive to the end of the year if the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) supports are not renewed beyond their June 5 deadline. This is according to a March survey released by the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses, an industry-driven group of more than 100 stakeholders representing a variety of sectors, including tourism, travel, arts and culture, events and festivals, accommodation and hospitality. “Our…

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  • Canadian City Seeks Accreditation as Safe Destination for Travel, Business

    Edmonton will soon be the first Canadian destination with a health and safety designation. Explore Edmonton is collaborating with its tourism and hospitality industries to pursue a city-wide Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star accreditation. “Edmonton’s tourism, hospitality and events industries will play an important role in our region’s post-COVID recovery, getting people back to work, welcoming travellers back to the city and delivering important economic and social benefits to our region,” says Maggie Davison, acting CEO of Explore Edmonton.…

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