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  • bb Blanc Reveals New Corporate Website

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      bb Blanc has launched its newly redesigned corporate website. The revamped site reflects the company’s growth, expansion, and dedication to providing unparalleled service and innovation to its corporate clients nationwide. The new website serves as a testament to bb Blanc’s commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions for corporate events. With a sleek, intuitive design, the site showcases the company’s extensive capabilities, from state-of-the-art audiovisual production to immersive event design and engaging live entertainment. The new website invites corporate clients to explore…

  • Cvent Unveils New AI Products

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      Cvent unveiled a host of new artificial intelligence (AI) enabled enhancements at its annual industry and customer conference, Cvent CONNECT. The product announcements, which are expected to be launched later this year, build on the company’s current suite of AI-powered solutions and underscore the tech provider’s commitment to leveraging the power of AI across its event management and marketing platform. “We are in an age of unprecedented innovation where a key to driving greater impact and value lies in…

  • Montreal to Host 2025 4 Nations Face Off

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      Montréal has been selected to host the 2025 4 Nations Face-Off, a major sporting event organized by the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA). This prestigious international tournament taking place next February will feature the best athletes from the four major hockey nations: Canada, the United States, Sweden and Finland. Tourisme Montréal, in collaboration with its partners, worked tirelessly to bring this agreement to life. This decision consolidates Montréal’s status as a destination…

  • Toronto Pearson is Accessibility Certified

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      Toronto Pearson has received the RHF Accessibility Certified Gold rating, the highest accessibility rating awarded by the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program. This achievement marks a significant milestone in Toronto Pearson’s ongoing commitment to becoming the most accessible airport in the world. “This certification is the result of substantial investments and multiple improvements made at Toronto Pearson so that travelling is a barrier-free experience for everyone,” said Kurush Minocher, executive director customer experience and airline relations at…

  • Manga Acquires Two Calgary Hotels

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      Manga Hotels announced the acquisition of the two hotels – Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton in downtown Calgary, Alberta. With this acquisition, Manga increases its Hilton portfolio to 16 properties. The 198-room Hilton Garden Inn and 122-room Homewood Suites share more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space and an impressive rooftop terrace with exceptional views of downtown Calgary and the Rocky Mountains. Amenities include the Garden Grille Restaurant and Bar, fitness center, second floor swimming…

  • Calgary Officially Opens BMO Centre

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      Calgary’s BMO Centre at Stampede Park is ready to welcome the world, officially becoming Western Canada’s largest convention centre with the grand opening of its 565,000 sq. ft. expansion. Following decades of planning and four years of construction, the over 1M sq. ft. Tier 1 convention facility opens its doors for the first time, not only creating an architectural landmark for Calgary, but making gatherings even greater with the ability to host a scale of convention the city hasn’t…

  • Destination St. John’s Names New CEO

    CEO St. John's

      Destination St. John’s (DSJ) has named Paul Bugge as its new chief executive officer and he will assume the role on June 17th. With a distinguished career spanning over three decades in the tourism industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having significantly contributed to the growth and success of DSJ in his current position and with other leading organizations in the tourism sector. Bugge’s deep-rooted connection with Destination St. John’s began in 2005…

  • Construction of Element Hotel Underway

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      PBA Group of Companies (PBA) and its partner Concord Hospitality have started converting the former 12-storey office building, Canadian Centre (833 4th Ave. SW), into an Element Hotel by Westin. The 226-suite hotel will feature fully furnished extended stay units, and a sophisticated design aesthetic, offering guests a warm and hospitable experience infused with cultural touches and elevated details. Announced in November as one of the City of Calgary’s downtown office conversion partners, the Element Hotel is the first…

  • Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge Ready For Summer

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      Baillie Lodges’ Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge, nestled in the remote wilderness of Canada’s Vancouver Island, is officially reopened for the 2024 season. New in 2024, the luxury eco-safari lodge – accessible only by seaplane or boat – will welcome its 2024 guests with a refined farm-to-table menu from the newly appointed executive chef Ben Godin, alongside refurbishments to the on-property restaurant, The Cookhouse, as well as additional sustainable initiatives. For his debut season, chef Godin will use his fresh approach to…

  • Toronto Ranks First As International Host

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      The latest International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Rankings Report highlights Toronto’s continued success in the international meetings market outside of the U.S. According to the report, Toronto welcomed the most international meeting attendees in Canada in 2023. In total, 43,096 international meeting attendees visited Toronto in 2023, the highest number since 2018, and an important increase since 2022. Toronto saw an approximate 58 per cent rise in international meeting delegates in 2023, hosting more than 15,000 additional attendees…

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