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  • Looking for something different this summer

    Go back to college at Cornell University’s Adult University in Ithaca N.Y. for a week, attending classes and exploring the scenic Finger Lakes region. Offerings (often taught by Cornell faculty members) range across the curriculum from Jane...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Meetings and Conventions Prince Edward Island

    Q&A with Michael Matthews, Executive Director at PIE Meetings and Conventions. Can you provide some fast facts for planners, number of hotel rooms, number of meeting rooms, conference and/or convention centre info? Island-wide we have over 2,000...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Discover Saint John

    As the oldest incorporated city in Canada, off the southern coast of New Brunswick, Saint John does not disappoint visitors. The twice-daily four storey rise of the Bay of Fundy is only the start. Urban attractions also...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • New Must-See Meeting Spaces in Halifax

    Halifax continues to grow as a premier destination for meetings and conventions. Between 2014 and 2015, Halifax will open a new convention centre, two new hotels and a central library offering new meeting space. Halifax will also...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • St. John’s Newfoundland

    St. John’s Newfoundland has become one of the most desirable destinations in Canada to host meetings, conferences and events. It is interesting to note that delegates of conferences held in St. John’s tend to travel with more...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Japan Tourism Agency will analyze tweets to gauge tourists’ needs

    The Japan Tourism Agency has announced that it will analyze tweets by foreign tourists during their visits to Japan, in an effort to make the country a more attractive destination for visitors from overseas. An official at...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Consumer Confidence In Cruising Is Sinking

    A recent Harris poll shows that a rash of norovirus outbreaks on board several cruise ships since the start of 2014 has shaken the public’s perception of the cruise industry and made consumers less likely to cruise...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Travel second fastest-growing of all US industries

    Data released by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis strongly suggests that the travel industry is playing a pivotal role in leading the United States economic recovery. The BEA’s first-ever estimates of GDP growth by industry...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • ICONIC: the event for event planners

    The Canadian Special Events Expo 2014 kicked off with a bang at the Opening Night Party hosted by the Sony Centre. Entitled “ICONIC”, the March 25 event lived up to its name. Some 500 guests made their...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Industry Dress Code: Thinking outside the cubicle

    After working at a bar for 5 years to put myself through school, I knew that my barmaid attire was too provocative for my new career (even though, compared to my colleagues at the bar, I was...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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