Experiences for groups are available in every part of Canada. Image here shows an alfresco dinner at the foot of the Rockies. Photo by Maurice Li, Destination Canada.

Fill your top performers’ travel “buckets” with Canadian experiences

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When it comes to out-of-the-box incentive travel destinations, Canada often comes out on top — and for good reason. The country boasts some of the most breathtaking landscapes, luxurious accommodations and legendary experiences on the planet. And to help discover the best…
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has unveiled its multi-million-dollar renovation. The image here is an aerial view of the hotel's pool. Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando unveils reno

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The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has unveiled its extensive multi-million-dollar transformation. The renovation included revamps of the hotel's guestrooms and suites, seven restaurants, common areas, Club Lounge, pool and private poolside cabanas. Interior details were updated with the highest quality fixtures, luxury…
The EIC has announced the winners of its Global Recognition Awards. Image here shows a gold winner's cup on background of gold stars. Photo by inkpot | Canva.

Events Industry Council announces winners of Global Recognition Awards

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The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced the winners of its annual Global Recognition Awards. The awards celebrate and honour exemplary achievements and focus on leadership at all levels and areas of focus within the global business events industry. This year’s winners…
São Paulo will open its first Westin-branded property in 2024 under the terms of a franchise agreement between Marriott International and Hoteis Deville. Image here shows a rendering of the new-build hotel's entrance. Image courtesy of Marriott International.

São Paulo to welcome Westin in 2024

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Marriott International has signed a franchise agreement with Hotéis Deville to introduce the first Westin Hotels & Resorts in São Paulo, Brazil. Expected to open in 2024, The Westin Hotel São Paulo is slated to feature 187 rooms and suites. Rendering of…
Meliá Phuket Mai Khao is now open. Image here is a rendering of the new resort's pool and cabanas, with view of Andaman Sea. Rendering courtesy of Meliá Hotels & Resorts

Meliá to open on Thailand’s Mai Khao Beach

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Meliá Phuket Mai Khao, a 30-suite and 70-villa resort on eight acres of Phuket’s northwestern coastline overlooking the Andaman Sea, is slated to open in December. Fronting Phuket’s longest stretch of sand, the resort on Mai Khao Beach is close to an…


St. Regis Hotels plans to double its resort portfolio in the next three years. This image is a rendering of the exterior of The St. Regis Los Cabos Resort (Mexico), which is scheduled to open in 2023. Image provided by St. Regis Hotels & Resorts.

St. Regis Hotels set to double resort portfolio

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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has 29 hotels and resorts in its development pipeline, with plans to debut 11 properties in some of the world’s most coveted destinations by 2025. “This is a pivotal moment for St. Regis as we expect to…
Loews Hotels & Co. has officially broken ground on the Loews Arlington Hotel and Convention Center. This image is a rendering of the project provided by Loews Hotels.

Loews Hotels breaks ground on Arlington project

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Loews Hotels & Co. has officially broken ground on the new $550 million USD Loews Arlington Hotel and Convention Center. The new development will mark the second Arlington, Texas hotel for the company, adding 888 guestrooms and 266,000 square feet of function…
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Instant online booking solution for groups launched

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An instant online booking solution for groups was launched this week by Accor and Groups360. GroupSync is Groups360’s cloud-based technology solution for meetings and events. In addition to instant online booking for groups, it provides a simplified RFP process, and housing solutions…
IBTM World Barcelona will take place at Fira Barcelona, November 30-December 2, 2021. Image here shows buyers and exhibitors entering show floor at 2019 edition of the fair. Photo courtesy of IBTM | RX.

Exhibitor sales strong ahead of IBTM World 2021

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Exhibitor sales are strong heading into the first face-to-face edition of IBTM World in two years. The show, which will take place November 30th to December 2nd at Fira Barcelona, is seeing strong representation from some of the world’s best-known destinations and…