M&C News

12/15/2014   VANCOUVER WELCOMES RECORD NUMBER OF OVERNIGHT VISITORS IN 2014

Tourism in Vancouver exceeded expectations in 2014, and 2015 is anticipated to be even stronger, according to Tourism Vancouver. In fact, projected overnight visitation to year-end is 8.94 million - the highest visitation in the city's history. ... more

12/09/2014   5 KEY TRENDS THAT WILL IMPACT CONVENTION CENTERS IN 2015

No matter where you turn in the meetings industry, you'll find one common characteristic: change. From planners who are rethinking attendee engagement strategies to exhibitors who are redesigning booth spaces to sponsors ... more

12/09/2014   BESTCITIES AND PCMA ON TOP OF THE WORLD WITH NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

BestCities Global Alliance and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) chose a meeting on top of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain to announce a landmark agreement that will see the first global ... more

12/09/2014   HOW TO TAKE YOUR MEETING TO CANADA FOR THE FIRST TIME

Many of the recent conversations in the meetings industry have focused on one key topic: the need to reach more international attendees. As more professionals around the world search for continuing education and networking ... more

11/28/2014   YVR IS NORTH AMERICA’S LEAST FRUSTRATING AIRPORT

After conducting a continent-wide survey, business-focused publication Bloomberg Businessweek found that frequent flyers consider Vancouver International Airport (YVR) the least frustrating airport in Canada and the U.S. ... more

11/20/2014   BRAND.LIVE LAUNCES NEW CONFERENCE SERVICES DIVISION

Internationally recognized for executing award-winning campaigns that benefit clients around the world, Vancouver-based event production agency brand.LIVE has added conference services to its comprehensive range of services. ... more

11/04/2014   MORE AWARDS, MORE REASONS TO MEET IN VANCOUVER

We don't like to brag, so we'll let Vancouver's most recent awards do it for us: ... more

10/28/2014   THE MORE, THE MERRIER: VANCOUVER'S BIGGEST CONVENTION FACILITIES

Lush greenery, leading infrastructure and stunning venues - Vancouver is a mecca for planners and delegates seeking a breath of fresh air along with state-of-the-art conference facilities. ... more

10/23/2014   INJECT AMBIANCE INTO YOUR MEETING AT OPUS HOTEL’S REVAMPED BAR

Already the epitome of elegant-chic, OPUS Hotel – the only hotel in Vancouver’s ultra-happening Yaletown neighbourhood – is set to debut a freshly revamped bar that harkens back to the original age of style and sophistication. ... more

10/23/2014   JUST RELEASED: SEAWHEEZE FAM RECAP VIDEO

In recent years, Vancouver has become a mecca for planners, delegates and visitors seeking a breath of fresh air alongside state-of-the-art facilities, leading infrastructure and innovative ideas. Recently, the Tourism Vancouver team coordinated a pioneering destination experience ... more

09/17/2014   YVR ANNOUNCES NEW INTERNATIONAL ROUTES

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) recently announced new routes between Vancouver and two major international destinations. ... more

09/10/2014   AWARD-WINNING L’ABATTOIR UNVEILS NEW PRIVATE DINING SPACE

Hip and historic Gastown is home to some of Vancouver’s most stylish and sought after restaurants – and L’Abattoir is consistently cited as one of the best. ... more

08/26/2014   NEW AND RENOVATED MEETING SPACES IN VANCOUVER

In the last few months, Vancouver's meeting spaces have seen an influx of upgrades and renovations, and brand-new venues have opened up even more conference possibilities. We've highlighted a select few, though if you're keen for more you can contact Tourism Vancouver's M&C team. ... more

08/26/2014   VANCOUVER ONCE AGAIN NAMED ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST LIVABLE CITIES

The Economist recently released its annual global livability report and Vancouver was once again named one of the world's most livable cities. ... more

08/25/2014   MEET THE TOURISM VANCOUVER TEAM AT INDUSTRY EVENTS NEXT MONTH

Tourism Vancouver regularly participates in industry events across the world. Here's where you can connect with members of our M&C team in the next few weeks: ... more

08/21/2014   BESTCITIES PARTNERS RANKED AMONGST THE WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE CITIES

Proving that innovation knows no boundaries, six BestCities partners feature on Business Insider's 2014 list of the ‘18 Most Innovative Cities in the World' ... more

08/19/2014   VANCOUVER’S BEST POST-CONFERENCE PAMPERING

Any delegate knows that travelling for business can be stressful. There's the packing (how many extra dresses for cocktail hour? ... more

08/18/2014   NEWLY OPENED BOULEVARD RESTAURANT SIZZLES IN DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

Though the doors officially opened in late July, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is already the talk of the town. ... more

07/24/2014   THE BLUE HORIZON HOTEL REVEALS NEWLY RENOVATED PENTHOUSE MEETING SPACE

Holding the distinction as Vancouver's first high-rise hotel, The Blue Horizon Hotel has undergone major renovations over the past few years ... more

07/14/2014   MID-YEAR NUMBERS INDICATE BANNER YEAR FOR VANCOUVER’S TOURISM INDUSTRY

As Ty Speer, Tourism Vancouver's new president and CEO, officially begins his duties today, mid-year data indicates 2014 and 2015 will be exceptionally strong year ... more

07/02/2014   VANCOUVER IS THE TOP CITY IN CANADA ACCORDING TO TRAVEL + LEISURE MAGAZINE READERS

The results are in: Vancouver is officially Canada’s top travel destination, according to readers of prestigious travel magazine Travel + Leisure. ... more

06/03/2014   TY SPEER APPOINTED NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO OF TOURISM VANCOUVER

After an extensive global search, Tourism Vancouver has named Ty Speer as incoming president and CEO. ... more