Face-to-face meetings and events are playing an integral role in bolstering the U.S. economy and key business sectors, according to a new report from Oxford Economics, commissioned by the Events Industry Council (EIC) and supported by the Meetings mean Business Coalition and other industry partners. Data for the report was compiled through a nationwide survey of meeting planners, exhibitors and … Read More about New Data on Economic Impact of U.S. Events Released
Kindred Resorts & Hotels, a collection of 63 independent hotels and resorts focused exclusively on the group and meetings market in North America, has added seven new properties to its portfolio. They are: Big Cedar Lodge – Ridgedale, Missouri: Comprised of more than 800 acres in the Ozark Mountains, Big Cedar Lodge blends rustic living with modern comforts. It offers lodges, cottages … Read More about Kindred Resorts & Hotels Adds to Portfolio
Air Canada announced today the continued expansion of its international network with the addition of six new routes for the winter season: Vancouver-Melbourne, Vancouver-Orlando, Toronto-Belize*, Toronto-St. Vincent*, Montreal-Lima* and Montreal-Phoenix. "Air Canada is continuing its strategic, global expansion with a diverse range of exciting new non-stop routes this winter to Australia, South … Read More about Air Canada Adds Six New Routes to Global Network
AlliedPRA, Inc. has acquired Destination Services Corporation (DSC), a major destination management firm covering the Rocky Mountain region of North America. The strategic move expands AlliedPRA’s reach into this growing marketplace. At over $100 million in system revenue and 29 locations AlliedPRA and DSC will combine to hold the number one market share position in the DMC category of the US … Read More about AlliedPRA Acquires Rocky Mountain DMC
LOUIS — Following a $40 million renovation, St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton has opened in a former St. Louis train depot, it was announced Sept. 26. The property features 539 guestrooms and suites in what was once the largest and most ornate railway terminal in the U.S., with some guestroom floors designed and furnished with a railroad theme. Built in 1894 and … Read More about Curio Opens in Former St. Louis Train Depot
US river cruise line French America Line is introducing "a new era of boutique US river experiences" this summer with the launch of its 75-stateroom flagship Louisiane. Formerly the Columbia Queen, the Louisiane is undergoing a multimillion dollar refurbishment and will be ready to sail out of her home port of New Orleans on August 22nd, with a crew of 64 taking care of 150 guests. "We … Read More about U.S. River Cruise Line Launching Flagship Riverboat
AlliedPRA, Inc. is launching the new AlliedPRA Mentor Program in its 20-US company owned and franchise locations. “We are launching the program to further enhance a work environment that nurtures personal and professional development,” said Denise Dornfeld, president of AlliedPRA, Inc. “The mentees benefit from enhanced training and career development, increased self-awareness and … Read More about AlliedPRA Launching Mentor Program
Air Canada will begin new non-stop services between four key Canadian hubs and 12 U.s. cities this summer. The new transborder routes will introduce new destinations, such as Toronto-Washington-Dulles, Toronto-Salt Lake City and Vancouver- San Jose, CA. It will also create new city routings, such as Vancouver-Chicago, Montreal-Houston, Montreal-Denver and Calgary-San Francisco. Benjamin … Read More about Air Canada Expands Service to U.S.