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  • Alaska Air

    Alaska Air Agrees to Buy Hawaiian Airlines

      Alaska Air announced it will buy Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion. The acquisition is expected to unlock more destinations for consumers and expand choice of critical air service options and access throughout the Pacific region, Continental United States and globally. “In Alaska Airlines, we are joining an airline that has long served Hawai‘i, and has a complementary network and a shared culture of service. With the additional scale and resources that this transaction with Alaska Airlines brings, we will…

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  • MPI Announces Acquisition of the EVENT

      Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has acquired “the EVENT”, one of Canada’s most prestigious event industry experiences. This exciting development further solidifies MPI’s reputation as the leader within the meetings and events industry worldwide. “We are excited to bring ‘the EVENT’ into our MPI portfolio of global signature events,” commented Drew Holmgreen, chief brand officer of MPI. “Paired with our Canadian chapters and their exceptional leadership, who have driven this experience for a number of years, this acquisition is a…

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    Westjet Airlines Acquires Sunwing

      The federal government has approved WestJet Airlines’ acquisition of Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations. WestJet announced in March 2022 that it had reached an agreement to acquire Sunwing Airlines and its tour operations business, saying the deal would “deliver new travel options and greater value for travellers in the rapidly expanding leisure and work-from-anywhere travel markets.” The government said the decision to approve this acquisition was not taken lightly, especially considering the delays and bottlenecks experienced by travellers last…

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  • Mach Acquires Montreal Hotel

      Groupe Mach has acquired the InterContinental Montreal Hotel. This prestigious hotel will be added to the group’s holdings of more than 240 properties. Located near the Palais des congrès and nestled between Old Montreal and downtown, the InterContinental Hotel features 357 guest rooms, two gourmet restaurants and a business centre with more than 25,000 square feet of conference and event space. The 26-storey building offers a total of 325,000 sq. ft. and is attached to the World Trade Centre…

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  • Event Tech Firms Rebrand to Stova

      Following the merger of MeetingPlay and Aventri and the acquisition of eventcore earlier this year, these event technology companies are rebranding as one global leader in event management solutions: Stova. Marking another major milestone in the evolution of the consolidation of three major event technology pioneers, Stova offers a comprehensive platform for delivering exceptional experiences for global enterprise clients. The new branding is rooted in the heritage, technology, and people of these three iconic brands. As the organization continues…

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  • Acquisition of Fervent Events Creates New Experiential Marketing Powerhouse

    Canadian-based Influence Marketing has acquired one of the country’s fastest growing companies, Fervent Events. “For 27 years, Influence has been committed to ongoing growth and that means continuously strengthening our team and service offerings,” says Chris Wilson, managing director of Influence. The services of the two firms will now be jointly offered to clients. These include talent acquisition, retail marketing, event activation, experiential promotions, digital marketing and sales support. “Put simply, Influence will act as a service upgrade to Fervent…

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