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  • Incentive Travel Recovery Progressing

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      According to the 2022 Incentive Travel Index (ITI) reports, the incentive travel industry is strong overall. Recovery is progressing, program design is evolving and there is increased interest in new destinations. The Incentive Travel Index is joint initiative of Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP), the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and the Foundation of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE Foundation) and is undertaken in partnership with Oxford Economics. “We see good signs of recovery, but these signs…

  • GM Hiscoke joins Delta Hotels Kamloops

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      Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops announced the appointment of Derek Hiscoke as general manager. Hiscoke comes to Kamloops with a wealth of experience in managing luxury properties including the Calgary Marriott Hotel (Calgary, Alberta), the Millennium Bailey Hotel (London, United Kingdom), the Sopwell House (St. Albans, United Kingdom), Arc The Hotel (Ottawa, Ontario), and the Waltham Abbey Marriott (Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom). “We are thrilled to welcome Derek and his wife Zoe to Kamloops”, says Tristan Armstrong, president at…

  • ITAC Partners With Signature Travel

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      The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and Destination Canada have formed a new partnership with Signature Travel Network. Signature Travel Network is a member-owned travel cooperative, and today, includes 277 member agencies with more than 600 retail locations around the world. Collectively, Signature members generate more than $11 billion in annual travel sales. This agreement represents the first global partnership between an Indigenous organization and Signature Travel Network. “Moving Indigenous businesses into the international spotlight through the Signature…

  • Plans For New Sutton Place Hotels at YLW

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      Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and The Sutton Place Hotels, a luxury hotel brand owned and operated by B.C. based Northland Properties Corporation, have announced development plans for a new luxury hotel at Kelowna International Airport. The Sutton Place Hotel Kelowna will be conveniently located adjacent to the terminal building, accessible for travelers to stay and explore the Okanagan Valley. “The Sutton Place Hotels are known for delivering exceptional guest experience,” says Sam Samaddar, Kelowna Airport director. “Their reputation will…

  • K2 Acquires Holiday Inn Niagara Falls NY

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      K2 Group has acquired the Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel in Niagara Falls, New York. The deal marks the fifth Niagara Region hotel property, and first US hotel, for K2 Group’s growing hospitality portfolio. “We are confident in the strength and continued growth of the Niagara Falls region as a popular, dynamic vacation and business-travel destination. We are excited to have found a great value-add hotel opportunity on the American side of Niagara Falls. This property is already…

  • Best Canadian Events Celebrated

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      After two years of virtual award galas, the Canadian event community came back together to celebrate the 25th annual Canadian Event Awards live from Liberty Grand in Toronto, Canada, hosted by the Liberty Entertainment Group. The awards recognize events that focus on creative, design, production & logistics. Hosted by Courtney Stanley, produced by Corey Mandell and Chad Brinchneski and designed by Eric Aragon, the gala was a stunning collaboration of creative minds and a beautiful reunion of passionate and…

  • Lynx and Flair Airlines Expand Services

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      Lynx Air and Flair Airlines, Canada’s two biggest low-cost carriers, have announced expansions of their services. Lynx Air is expanding into the United States, with the addition of Orlando, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Las Vegas to its network. Orlando will be Lynx’s first US destination, with flights taking off from Toronto starting on January 27, 2023.  Lynx’s US network will continue to expand over the following weeks, with the launch of services out of the Calgary gateway to Phoenix on February 7, 2023, Los Angeles on February 16, 2023, and Las Vegas on February 24, 2023. At that point, Lynx will…

  • YVR Earns Top Carbon Accreditation

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      Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has received Level 4+ Airport Carbon Accreditation by Airports Council International, making it the first airport in Canada and only one of three in North America to achieve this status. The Level 4+ accreditation recognizes YVR’s role in setting a course for its own carbon reduction while actively working with aviation partners to drive broader emissions reductions. “At YVR, we have a long history of innovation and sustainability and are proud to be at the forefront of creating a greener,…

  • BPA Worldwide Acquires VSef

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      BPA Worldwide has purchased VSef, the global data format for the digital events industry. The move is the next step following its collaboration with VSef to create a single industry standard for digital events. VSef was launched in early 2021 in response to the rising uptake of digital event platforms and the increase in virtual event experiences. Its goal of creating a global standardized data format for digital events received backing from many world-leading organizers and platforms, including Informa…

  • McBean is New Watermark Beach Resort GM

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      David McBean joins Watermark Beach Resort, B.C. as general manager, effective immediately. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He holds an International Sommelier Guild (ISG) – Level One accreditation, and throughout his career has transitioned seamlessly between global brands and independent properties. “I’m thrilled to join the incredible team at Watermark Beach Resort,” said McBean. “I know Watermark has all the ingredients to becoming a world-class resort and destination. As a Southern Okanagan…

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