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Destination Canada launches business events sustainability plan

Destination Canada has announced the launch of its Canadian Business Events Sustainability Plan, a national programme that aims at improving the economic, social and environmental sustainability practices of business events hosted in Canada. Programmes tailored towards the unique Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of individual cities will be rolled out to global clients to accelerate the indust...

Canadian winter incentives tale that is open all seasons

Simon George reports from Destination Canada’s inaugural winter incentive programme and finds an incentive strategy in structural and seasonal alignment Destination Canada, in December, hosted the first winter programme of its flagship B2B event, Incentive Canada. The event, hosted in both Vancouver and Whistler showcased Canada’s incentive/meetings offering to international organisers. The five-d...

Changing tides

“Halifax, a global leader in the knowledge-based ocean economy, is home to Canada’s ocean supercluster as well as leading institutions in the domain of offshore energy, aquaculture and ocean research. With direct and easy air access from both Europe and the US, a new state-of-the-art convention centre, plenty of hotels and a culturally vibrant city, many international organisations have chosen Hal...

Mussel power

Charlottetown is the largest city on Prince Edward Island (PEI) and boasts a vibrant and growing economy. Despite having a population of roughly 40,000, which is relatively small compared to other Canadian hubs, this city is still able to pack a punch.PEI is Canada’s smallest province in size, and agriculture and fisheries are still the backbone of the economy. The region provides 25% of Cana...

How to inspire teams with ‘bleisure’ travel

After nearly two years of remote meetings and virtual conferences, in-person business events and corporate travel are beginning to resume. Yet, when deciding which business trips to attend, employees have become more selective than ever. That’s where bleisure travel comes in. Mixing business and leisure travel is a great way to inspire and motivate employees to get back on the road or in the air. ...

F&I incentive groups make memories with Canada’s best-in-class incentive travel

Rarely does a destination find the balance between practical meeting locations and standout experiences, but Canada walks the line. In fact, the dynamic and diverse country stands atop of the pile regarding both its Finance and Insurance (F&I) sectors and best-in-class incentive travel. Most travellers could tell a story of the Canada’s icy slopes, stunning wildlife, rich culture and bustling ...

Calgary – from Cowboy Capital to Headquarters Heaven

Sitting in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and once known only as the cowboy capital of Canada, Calgary today buzzes with renewed energy, sparked by the ongoing tech revolution.  Sure, it’s a great place to live; the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Calgary the most liveable city in North America in 2018 and 2019. However, Calgary’s energy, agriculture and banking strong suits have spa...