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  • Parkside Hotel Joins Beyond Green

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      The Parkside Hotel & Spa in Victoria, B.C. is the first Canadian hotel to join Beyond Green, a global portfolio of planet Earth’s most sustainable hotels. As a member of Beyond Green, The Parkside Hotel & Spa is dedicated to deliver on the three pillars of sustainable tourism – environmentally friendly practices that go beyond the basics; protection of natural and cultural heritage; and contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of local communities – while also adhering to…

  • Aeroplan Named Top Loyalty Program

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      Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program had a strong showing at this year’s Canada’s Choice travel rewards, where Canadians are invited to name their favourite loyalty programs and credit cards in Canada. Aeroplan and its credit card partners were eligible for five of the competition’s 10 categories and won in each, including for Top Airline Loyalty Program. “Thanks to our members for voting Aeroplan as their top choice – it means everything to us,” said Scott O’Leary, vice president, Loyalty and Product at…

  • Industry Optimistic About 2023

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      After two years of remote and hybrid arrangements, most event professionals are optimistic and expect in-person events and budgets to increase in 2023, according to the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events. The 2023 Global Meetings & Events Forecast is based on a survey of 580 meeting and event (M&E) professionals across the value chain in 23 countries, as well as interviews with industry leaders. Key findings from the report include: 77 per cent…

  • Canadian Tourism Awards Celebrate Winners

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      The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has announced the winners of its annual Canadian Tourism Awards – the standard of excellence for businesses and organizations in tourism that recognizes success, leadership, and innovation in the industry. “We are thrilled to be announcing the esteemed winners of this year’s awards,” said Beth Potter, president and CEO of TIAC. “Each of these winners have proven to have gone above and beyond in offering travellers superior experiences in Canada, and have done so under incredibly…

  • YVR Recognized For Climate Action

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      Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is celebrating two accolades for its commitment and leadership in climate action. Airports Going Green awarded YVR with an Honourable Mention for Outstanding Sustainability Program for the airport’s Roadmap to Net Zero and recognized former director, climate and environment, Marion Town, with the James M. Crites Pioneer in Aviation Sustainability Award. Airports Going Green is a forum led by the Chicago Department of Aviation and co-hosted by the American Association of Airport Executives. It brings together…

  • Cvent, Zoom Partner for Hybrid Events

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      Meetings technology platform Cvent and Zoom Video Communications have teamed up to power hybrid events. Organizations that are already working with the Cvent platform for in-person events will soon be able to integrate with Zoom Events to deliver an engaging and impactful end-to-end hybrid experience. “We recognize the value Cvent brings as a long-time leader powering in-person events around the world,” said Steven Li, ISV sales and strategy leader at Zoom. “Zoom has always been a company built to connect…

  • Sara Anghel is new CEO of GTHA

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      The Greater Toronto Hotel Association (GTHA) has named Sara Anghel as the new president and CEO. “After a thorough search process Mrs. Anghel was a natural choice for the position,” said chairman of the board Tim Reardon. “In addition to her prior experience with associations and government, the search committee appreciated her collaborative management style and drive to bring the association to the next level.” In her most recent position Anghel served as president of the National Marine Manufacturers…

  • WorldHotels Launches in Canada

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      The WorldHotels brand has launched in Canada with the introduction of nine hotels across the luxury, elite and crafted collections. The properties are all owned by Prestige Hotels & Resorts, and features some of the finest upscale properties across British Columbia. “This expansion into Canada is monumental for the WorldHotels brand and we’re thrilled to be joining with Prestige Hotels & Resorts, such a well-respected Canadian hotel company,” said Ron Pohl, president of WorldHotels. “Each of these nine properties captures the spirit…

  • Paradox Named World’s Best Urban Hotel

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      The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards has named Paradox Hotel on West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver the “best urban hotel in the world.”  Paradox was also named the best design hotel, the best lifestyle hotel and the best luxury boutique hotel in North America. “We are delighted to announce that the Paradox Hotel Vancouver was awarded four prestigious Global Excellence Awards at the Haute Grandeur International Hotel Awards 2022,” states the hotel’s Instagram. The hotel is the flagship location…

  • PCMA Adds New Executive Leader

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      Junior Tauvaa, a recognized business events and destination marketing executive, will join PCMA as chief business officer, effective January 9, 2023. He will oversee the events and education, CEMA at the strategic level, Convene, and product development teams along with PCMA’s 2030 vision of being the Platform for the Business Events Industry. “Junior’s collaborative leadership approach and vast knowledge of the association and destination marketing landscape rounds out our executive leadership team exceptionally well as we prepare to introduce new…

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