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  • Tourism Calgary CEO Retiring

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      Tourism Calgary chief executive officer Cindy Ady is retiring after 10 years of successfully elevating Calgary’s profile as a year-round global tourism destination. Ady’s retirement marks the end of an astonishing era of growth and change for tourism in Calgary and signals the beginning of Tourism Calgary’s next remarkable phase and a comprehensive search process for a new CEO. The organization has undergone significant positive changes under Ady’s leadership, expanding its focus from just marketing to long-term industry development – growing its…

  • Moxy Hotels Coming to Banff

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      Banff’s newest hotel, Moxy Banff, is slated to open in January 2024 in the Canadian Rockies. Moxy, a playful hotel brand for the young at heart, is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of more than 30 extraordinary brands. Originating in Europe in 2014 with the launch of Moxy Milan, Moxy now has more than 125 locations across the globe. Moxy Banff has been developed in partnership with Drumheller-based company, Canalta Hotels. “While most hotels in Banff offer a traditional…

  • Billy Bishop Airport Wins Going Green Award

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      Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) was awarded a 2023 Airports Going Green Honorable Mention in recognition of its project to make access to Billy Bishop Airport electric, representing outstanding achievement in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry. The Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference is the industry’s leading sustainability forum, bringing together aviation sustainability leaders, experts, and innovators from around the world. Each year at the conference, award recognition is given to the projects, programs, or individuals who…

  • Kappo Soto Named Best New Restaurant

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      The 2023 Canada’s Best New Restaurants Top 10 were unveiled by Air Canada, with Toronto restaurant Kappo Sato taking the coveted top spot. Led by chef Takeshi Sato, Kappo Soto is a Kappo-style Omakase restaurant where the tasting menu is prepared entirely in front of guests. In second place, the lavish steakhouse Wild Blue elevates fine dining in the mountain ski town of Whistler through its prime selection of meat and seafood. This year’s third-place winner, Marilena Café and…

  • Julie Kagy to Lead ESCA

      The Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) announced that Julie Kagy will assume the role of executive director, taking over from the retiring Larry Arnaudet, effective Jan. 1. Arnaudet, a veteran with more than five decades of experience in the meetings and conventions industry, will be stepping down from his role as executive director. His retirement marks the end of an illustrious career, characterized by his invaluable contributions to ESCA and his unwavering dedication to its mission. “Larry Arnaudet…

  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Opens

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      Atlific Hotels’ TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sudbury has completed its extensive renovations, offering improved functionality and updated design. Under the creative direction of Edwards Designs, the hotel’s 105 suites, exterior and all public spaces have a completely new and modern aesthetic. The exterior now features brand-new hotel signage, paint and patio furniture, along with parking lot and landscaping updates. Inside, new flooring, ceiling tiles, paint, wall vinyl and artwork re-define the first floor, including a TowneMap and mural found…

  • Montréal is Third Best City in the World

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      Montréal is the third-best city to visit in the world according to the new Lonely Planet guide, which celebrates the world’s top 50 destinations on the planet for 2024. “Lonely Planet is one of the most prestigious and recognized authorities in tourism worldwide. Being among the world’s ten best cities of this special 50th anniversary edition is a real crowning achievement for Montréal, which speaks to the city’s truly distinctive appeal for visitors from around the world ,” says…

  • Marriott Bonvoy Partners with Live Nation Canada

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      Marriott Bonvoy has announced a multi-year agreement with Live Nation Canada as its official hotel partner. A first of its kind for Live Nation Canada in the hotel category, this strategic relationship grants Marriott Bonvoy members access to exclusive concert and stay experiences at hundreds of Live Nation-promoted shows across Canada. Marriott Bonvoy members can gain access to once-in-a-lifetime music experiences from Marriott Bonvoy Moments, the platform where members can use points earned from travel and everyday activities to…

  • Vancouver Sets Record Cruise Year

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      The Port of Vancouver announced it welcomed an estimated 1.25 million passengers in 2023, a new record and a 54 per cent increase compared to 2022. This includes 15 of Canada Place’s 20 busiest days ever for cruise passengers, all occurring in the past six months. There were 332 cruise ship calls between April and October 2023, a new record for the Canada Place cruise terminal and an increase of 9 per cent compared to 307 visits in 2022.…

  • Two Canadian Hotels Named the Best

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      Fodor’s Travel has named the 60 most incredible hotels in the world in its 2024 edition of its Fodor’s Finest: The Most Incredible Hotels in the World. Unlike many other “best hotels” lists that narrowly focus on high-end luxury and top-trending new properties, Fodor’s Finest includes a wide range of global properties for nearly every budget. Each selected property provides an immersive, authentic, and unforgettable experience that goes well beyond a pretty backdrop for social media posts. “The best…

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