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  • Greater Victoria Honours Two Members

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      Two outstanding individuals were honoured by Destination Greater Victoria for their significant contributions to the Greater Victoria visitor economy. Charlayne Thornton-Joe received the Miracle Award and Geoff Dickson received the Life Member Award. “This year’s award recipients embody the spirit of excellence and dedication in shaping Greater Victoria’s tourism landscape,” said Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria. “Their visionary leadership has significantly contributed to our community’s growth and success. Congratulations to Charlayne and Geoff for their achievements.” Thornton-Joe…

  • YVR Named Best at Skytrax Awards

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      Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was named Best Airport in North America at the Skytrax World Airport Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. Skytrax is recognized as the world’s premier international airport awards, with honours assessed according to votes cast by more than 13-million passengers worldwide. YVR last received Best Airport in North America in 2021, and since that time has successfully moved through the global pandemic and its impacts to aviation, with a focus on key strategic priorities for the benefit…

  • Finalists Named for B.C. Hospitality Awards

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      The stage is set for an exceptional celebration of hospitality excellence in British Columbia as the finalists for the prestigious 2024 BC Hotel Association Awards of Excellence have been announced. The winners of these coveted awards will be celebrated in style during the Awards Gala on the evening of May 2, 2024—part of the 2024 BCHA Summit, taking place May 1-2, 2024, at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The two-day Summit is an unparalleled industry event that brings together the most influential figures in British…

  • Marriott Appoints New Canadian Leaders

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      Marriott International has appointed two new members to its Canadian senior leadership team. Susie Grynol will join as market vice-president, Eastern Canada. She most recently served as CEO at the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). Keri Robinson will assume the position of area vice-president, U.S. Western Mountain Pacific and Western Canada, expanding her current responsibilities. Both positions will report to Paul Cahill, senior vice-president, Canada Operations. “We are thrilled to welcome Susie and Keri to our Canadian leadership team.…

  • Lepage Joins Quebec City Convention Centre

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      The Government of Québec announced the appointment of Caroline Lepage as president and CEO of the Québec City Convention Centre. She succeeds Pierre-Michel Bouchard, who had held the position since 2007. Lepage was previously executive director of the Y.W.C.A. Québec Foundation. With a master’s degree in international relations and a bachelor’s degree in commerce, she worked in the field of economic and cultural development for more than 12 years before joining the private sector, when she acquired AGORA in…

  • Global MICE Collaborative Relaunches

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      The Global MICE Collaborative, a joint initiative of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), is relaunching. With an overarching aim to advance the global meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry, the collaborative provides a convenient single solution for education and training to accelerate workforce development and destination capabilities within the business events industry worldwide. Initially launched in 2018, the Global MICE Collaborative delivered educational content in…

  • Tourism Niagara Appoints Executive Director

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      The Tourism Partnership of Niagara (TPN) announced the appointment of Darryl MacMillan as its new executive director. With more than 20 years of experience in strategy development, brand marketing, government relations, and executive leadership, MacMillan brings a wealth of expertise to his new role. MacMillan’s extensive background includes serving as a board director at the Ontario Craft Wineries, where he played a pivotal role in developing strategic plans and negotiating agreements with government and industry stakeholders. Notably, he contributed…

  • Mason Leads CEMA As Vice President

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      Brian Mason is the new vice president, strategy and operations at Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA). A longtime CEMA member and former advisory board member, Mason will lead the CEMA team and collaboratively work with the CEMA advisory board to execute CEMA’s vision and lead growth initiatives, including brand marketing, new program development, events, membership growth and retention, and ongoing community engagement. “Strategic event leaders today play a key role in driving key KPIs for companies across all industries,”…

  • Air Canada Launches YVR to Singapore

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      Air Canada marked its inaugural flight from Vancouver to Singapore, the airline’s newest international route and the only non-stop flight from Canada to the city. “Air Canada is thrilled to welcome customers onboard our newest route linking Canada and Singapore from our Pacific hub in Vancouver. These new Singapore flights are part of our strategic expansion at YVR, which together with an efficient and seamless in-transit connection process, further position the airport as the preferred North American gateway to…

  • Green Key Global Expands Across North America

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      The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) announced that Green Key Global, the sustainability certification body for hotels, is now jointly operated by the associations in the U.S. and Canada.  A roster of hotel companies across the continent, including Accor, Best Western, Choice Hotels, Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Highgate, Hyatt, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International and more, continue to lead the way as some of Green Key Global’s partners committed to…

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