News & Articles - hospitality

  • Ferrigno

    Meeting Encore Welcomes Amy Lau

      Meeting Encore has announced Amy Lau joining the team as regional director. Lau brings more than 15 years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry, which will make her a valuable addition to the Meeting Encore team. Many in the industry already know Lau from her recent role as account director at the Sheraton Wall Centre, where she handled US corporate and association markets with great success. Prior to that, she played pivotal roles in operations and sales at…

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  • TOTA

    TOTA Offers Funded Hospitality Program

      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.…

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  • pinnacle

    Pinnacle Award Winners Revealed

      KML has announced the recipient of its 2023 Pinnacle Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s Rosanna Caira Lifetime Achievement Award is being presented posthumously to Peter Oliver, co-founder of Oliver & Bonacini. Oliver was a respected leader who shaped and influenced the foodservice-and-hospitality industry in innumerable ways. He was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in May 2021 and passed away in September 2022. Oliver’s remarkable career in the hospitality industry spanned 45 years, during which time he set the…

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  • Inn Laurel

    Inn at Laurel Point Earns Recognition

      Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, B.C. has been recognized with a Biosphere Sustainable certification from the Responsible Tourism Institute. This world-renowned credential for destinations and businesses guarantees the needs of travellers are cohesively met across environmental, economic, and socio-cultural arenas. The Responsible Tourism Institute’s ranking system also ensures that Biosphere Sustainable certification aligns with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Inn at Laurel Point, a leading B.C. carbon-neutral hotel since 2009, is now part of the global…

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  • Rimrock

    Oxford Properties Buys The Rimrock

      Oxford Properties has acquired The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alta. and hospitality group Accor has signed on to operate the hotel. The property will undergo a comprehensive top-to-bottom renovation to transform the hotel, as part of a significant investment by Oxford and its capital partner. The hotel will continue to operate throughout the renovation period. The investment will enhance the luxury experience available to guests in Banff National Park, improve the environmental sustainability of the hotel, and amplify…

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  • design

    Strong Summer of Conventions at MTCC

      The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) will host a series of six citywide conventions this summer that will gather more than 27,000 national and international visitors. These large conventions will create a significant boost for the region’s economy and local businesses. In its 2023/24 fiscal year, the MTCC will host 22 citywide conventions set to generate over $246 million in economic impact. Global leaders and scientists will gather at the MTCC this summer to innovate and exchange knowledge on…

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  • Choice Hotels

    BCHA Advances Sustainability Goals

      The BC Hotel Association (BCHA) is taking a significant step forward in its commitment to sustainability by launching innovative initiatives aimed at greening the accommodation sector. With two strategic partnerships with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and Biosphere Tourism, along with the introduction of the BCHA Sustainability Playbook, the BCHA is spearheading a remarkable shift towards eco-friendly practices and reduced operational costs. “The BCHA has wholeheartedly supported British Columbia’s accommodation community in becoming leaders in establishing a net positive hospitality sector that will support…

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  • Ottawa Celebrates Tourism Service

      Ottawa Tourism hosted its inaugural Shine On Awards to recognize customer service excellence and celebrate the front line tourism industry. The event was held at the Canadian Museum of History. The Shine On Awards were developed by Ottawa Tourism to recognize excellent service in all areas of front line hospitality. Nominations were compiled throughout the year (2022) and judged by a panel of industry experts to determine winners in each category, as well as a final Shine On Grand…

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    BCHA Awards Finalists Revealed

      The finalists for the prestigious 2023 BC Hotel Association (BCHA) Awards of Excellence have been announced. The winners of these coveted awards will be celebrated during the Summit Spring Fling on May 2, 2023 as part of the 2023 BCHA Summit, taking place May 1-2, 2023, at Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. The two-day Summit is an industry event that brings together the most influential figures in British Columbia’s accommodation sector, providing delegates with an opportunity to…

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  • Vancouver Hotel Shortage Looms

      Without new investment, the lack of hotel supply in Metro Vancouver will translate into significant losses to the provincial economy, according to a new study released by Destination Vancouver. To close the gap between current supply and projected demand, 20,000 new hotel rooms are needed in Metro Vancouver by 2050; with 10,000 of those new hotel rooms necessary just in Vancouver. Between 2022 and 2050, the cumulative economic impacts are projected to be: $30.6 billion in foregone output. $16.6 billion in…

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