News & Articles - strategy

  • Executive leadership change at WestJet

    Bob Cummings to move into role of EVP Strategy and Guest Services With the recent announcement by Swoop regarding the hiring of Steven Greenway as President, WestJet is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Cummings as Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Guest Services. Bob will continue to report directly to WestJet Group President and CEO, Gregg Saretsky. In this role Bob will assume responsibility for business development, strategy execution, including oversight of key in-year strategic initiatives, and guest services, including WestJet’s contact centre, and the critical…

    Corporate Travel & Incentives, Travel Tips & News

  • Marriott’s commission reduction: Don’t say you weren’t warned!

    By Shimon Avish Six months ago, in a prescient article by the GBTA Meetings Committee, the specter of a reduction or elimination of hotel commissions was explored. And as of last month, that possibility is now a reality, thanks to the folks at Marriott reducing commissions from 10 to seven per cent in North America. Do we believe this is the final reduction in commissions, or only the first step? Let the chaos begin! The only question that matters now…

    Event Budgeting, Event Operations, Meeting Community, Site Selection, The Business of Meetings

  • Destination Halifax rebranded as Discover Halifax

    As of May 31st, 2017, the Halifax region’s Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), formally known as Destination Halifax, has changed its name and brand to Discover Halifax, featuring a brand new business strategy and fresh programs. To announce the new strategic direction for the DMO, including stating their intention to make Halifax globally recognized as the favourite city in Canada, Discover Halifax hosted an event at the Halifax Central Library packed with over 150 local leaders and members of the business and tourism.…

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