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  • 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…

  • Future of Meetings & Events: 5 Key Trends

      As the global meetings and events sector continues to recover, a focus on balance, belonging and sustainability will create many opportunities in the industry. The pandemic had a significant impact on meetings and events, but people have largely returned and attendance is expected to rise in the years to come. This is great news for the sector but it also brings fresh challenges and opportunities that will alter the way events are booked, planned and executed. “The pandemic was…

  • Canada is a Global Sustainable Event Leader

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      Canada has more business-event destinations on a global sustainability index than any other country, according to a released report. The 2023 annual Global Destination Sustainability-Index (GDS-Index) show there are now 20 Canadian destinations participating in the Index, representing the highest national concentration of GDS-Index destinations globally. Achieved in collaboration with the 16 Canadian cities already participating in Destination Canada’s Canadian Business Event Sustainability Plan, this milestone not only speaks to their commitment to be sustainable hosts for international events…

  • The Power to Wow – Whistler Packs Purpose

    The wow factor of hosting your group or corporate event in Whistler, BC, begins as soon as you hit the highway. Just a two-hour drive north of Vancouver International Airport, the drive to Whistler takes you past waterfalls, glaciers, rainforests, and granite monoliths. Voted by National Geographic as one of the world’s most scenic drives, the journey along the “Sea to Sky Highway ” is worth a few stops along the way. For groups, meet and greet charters can safely…

  • New Fund to Grow Indigenous Tourism

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      The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and tourism leaders from Westjet, Airbnb and Rocky Mountaineer, have launched the Indigenous Tourism Destination Fund (ITDF). The ITDF is expected to be a game changer for Indigenous tourism in Canada — both as a way to invest in the continued growth of the industry and as a model for the development of Indigenous tourism, Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs worldwide. It will also bring ITAC one step closer to its ambitious goal…

  • TOTA Offers Funded Hospitality Program

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      The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), in partnership with Okanagan College, have offered the third intake of the fully funded Hospitality Professional Program. The initiative is open to current professionals looking to elevate their career path, and those interested in securing skills and experience to land a job in the region’s tourism-and-hospitality sectors. The Hospitality Professional Program comes with no financial burden, ensuring students can focus on gaining the skills and experience needed to unlock new and elevated roles.…

  • Bennett is New Delta Hotel GM

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      Invictus Properties and Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops have named Jocelyn Bennett as general manager. “Jocelyn’s strong leadership skills, results-oriented management style and extensive knowledge of our hotel as well as the Kamloops market are a true example of living our values, making her a respected leader and the heartbeat of our establishment,” said Bryan Pilbeam, COO, Invictus Properties. “We’re very proud of Jocelyn and excited for her to lead this team.” With a strong track record of success…

  • Catering Experiences that Delight

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      As the business landscape continues to evolve, corporate events and meetings are no longer limited to mundane affairs. In 2023, corporate catering is set to take a leap forward, embracing new trends that focus on creating unique and unforgettable culinary experiences. From sustainability to customization, and technology integration to global flavours, here are top catering trends shaping the corporate world. Sustainable Catering In an era of heightened environmental consciousness, sustainability has become a key consideration for corporate catering. Businesses…

  • Toronto Events Below Pre-COVID Pace

      Destination Toronto revealed business events in 2023 are on pace to bring an estimated $624 million in economic impact to the Toronto economy. While these visitors will have a welcome impact in 2023, this represents 55 per cent of what meetings and events contributed in 2019. Toronto is on the road to rebuilding the impact of the meetings industry, but remains well short of pre-pandemic levels. Currently, 2024 is on pace to deliver only 21 per cent of the…

  • Canada’s Largest Casino Set to Open

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      Great Canadian Entertainment announced that its $1 billion, brand-new entertainment resort Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto will open this summer at the intersection of Highways 401 and 427. Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto will be Canada’s largest destination casino resort, spanning 33 acres. It will feature a Vegas-style casino, 400-room hotel, 5,000-seat entertainment venue, new parkade, and multiple on-site dining options. The existing Casino Woodbine will continue to operate with no interruption until Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto debuts…

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