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  • Hospitality research: 2018 investment forecast for the GTA

    Large events draw travellers to Toronto, bolstering investor interest Heightened tourism drives occupancy, revenue growth throughout the Great­er Toronto Area (GTA). Record-breaking visitation to Toronto in 2017 spurred signifi­cant increases in hotel occupancy, RevPAR and ADR. International visitation to the area reached a high last year, aided by a jump in visitors from Mexico as visa requirements to visit Canada from the country were eliminated. Large conferences and major events, including the Invictus Games and North American Indigenous Games, drew…

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  • Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET 2018)

    The Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament, an annual event which raises money for cancer research, is excited to announce the transition of the 7th Annual Tournament to CanSPEP, the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners. CanSPEP and MIET have signed a memorandum of understanding which supports the integrity of the event and ensures profits will support cancer research to find a cure through Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Founding member and Chair of MIET and BBW Vice President Sheila Wong states, “It’s…

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  • What do you know about sponsorship?

    Reinventing sponsorships using creativity and customization When it comes to sponsorship, the competition is real – and tough. In order to survive it, we need to rethink what potential sponsors are looking for. Thirty years ago, it was a logo on a poster and a program, and a thank you after the event. But that’s no longer the case. Today corporations don’t care about logo exposure on your materials and websites. It has become such a given – logo placement,…

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  • Don’t let technology become a meeting distraction, warns Imago Venues

    Technology in meetings has to be used carefully to avoid it becoming a distraction, according to Imago Venues. Its research – Is the meetings industry is doing enough to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow? – found that whilst 75 per cent of delegates and 77 per cent of students like meetings to use interactive games and new technology, it has to be used so it does not take away from the learning process. The research was carried out in conjunction with…

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  • Keynote speakers need careful consideration, says Imago Venues

    A big-name keynote speaker may not be enough to inspire meeting attendees, according to research carried out by Imago Venues. The research measured whether the meetings industry is doing enough to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow, and was conducted in conjunction with Loughborough University and The Right Solution. One of the key questions asked delegates and organisers what made an inspirational speaker and respondents were unanimous in what matters most to them. Passion and enthusiasm came out top of…

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  • Research into millennials backed by meetings industry

    Imago Venues’ research “Is the meetings industry of today doing enough to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow” has been well received by the meetings sector since its launch last month. The research was conducted in conjunction with Loughborough University and The Right Solution and the results revealed the reality of life in the workplace compared to students’ expectations as they embark on their career. The findings show that delegates see meetings as an opportunity for creative and innovative thinking…

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  • Destination Canada and University of Guelph support Canadian tourism research

    New two-year research agreement includes tourism research grant opportunities Destination Canada, the University of Guelph, and the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) have teamed up to support tourism researchers across Canada. The partnership includes both a funding component and an open tourism research database where researchers can access thousands of raw datasets. The database includes over 52,000,000 data points about travellers’ perceptions of Canada, representing survey results from approximately 118,226 people surveyed from 2007-2013. In addition, in partnership with the TTRA and University…

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  • IACC Meeting Room of The Future publishes second set of research

    Visionary global initiative will transform meetings As part of an ongoing dynamic initiative from IACC, a second set of research has been conducted and reported following the survey of global venue operators, suppliers and industry experts. IACC Meeting Room of the Future™ aims to transform the meeting experience through a global collaboration of leaders in conference space design, audiovisual technology, hospitality, academia and conference management.  The first research, which surveyed meeting planners, was published in April 2016, with this next…

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  • 2017 Global Travel Price Outlook identifies key risks for global market

    Travel prices set to marginally increase or remain flat for 2017; geopolitical and economic uncertainty mean travel managers need to remain flexible and agile New research out recently highlights six key risks heading into 2017 that could impact both travel industry prices and the global economy as a whole. They are emerging market performance, financial market turbulence, geopolitical risks, uncertainty surrounding Brexit, potentially fluctuating U.S. interest rates and oil prices. “While business travel repeatedly demonstrates its resilience, the high level…

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