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Kruger Products Partners with Nature Conservancy of Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Kruger Products L.P. and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) have formed a new, three-year partnership. Kruger Products is supporting NCC’s Nature Destinations program, which invites Canadians to experience some of the country’s greatest examples of nature. Nature Destinations offers everything from short boardwalk strolls to day-long …

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Airbnb Acquires Urbandoor

SAN FRANCISCO — Airbnb is acquiring Urbandoor, a global online marketplace designed to help professionals find furnished and serviced apartments tailored to their needs for extended business trips, relocations and other longer-term stays. Urbandoor was founded in 2015 by Erik Eccles, Benjamin Renaud and Zack Chandler and incubated with support …

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Four Seasons Supports Cage-Free Egg Sourcing Initiative

TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has committed to sourcing 100-per-cent cage-free eggs throughout hotel and resort operations in the U.S., Canada and Europe by Dec. 31, 2019. At this time, hotels and resorts in the U.S., Canada and Europe are on track to meet this goal, with nearly all …

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Canadian Hotel Occupancy Down 2.6 Per Cent

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry reported negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of July 28 to August 3, according to data from STR. In a year-over-year comparison, the industry reported a 2.6-per-cent decrease in occupancy to 75.8 per cent, a 3.3-per-cent dip …

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Dometic Wins Plus X Awards

stock image ELKHART, Ind. — The Dometic DM-Drawer Minibar series has been awarded Plus X Awards for Best Brand of the Year 2019 and Best Product 2019. Selected by expert international and independent jurors from more than 80 industries, 23 strategic partners and more than 700 participating international brands, the …

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CWB Franchise Finance Partners with ALT Hotels

Alt Hotel Ottawa MISSISSAUGA, Ont. —CWB Franchise Finance (CWB), a division of CWB Financial Group, has participated in a large-scale facility to refinance seven ALT Hotels in Canada. CWB provided a portion of a larger loan to complete it. CWB’s solution included facilities for the refinancing and a revolving line of …

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Vicki Welstead Rejoins Big Picture Conferences

stock image TORONTO — Vicki Welstead has returned to Big Picture Conferences as director of Sponsorship Development. Welstead has more than 30 years of experience, having contracted her services in sponsorship, membership development, conference and event logistics to numerous associations and organizations. Most recently, she has worked with the Ontario Hotel …

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SureStay Hotel by Best Western Castlegar Opens

CASTLEGAR, B.C. — The SureStay Hotel by Best Western Castlegar has opened its doors in Castlegar, B.C. The newly renovated property features 59 guestrooms — including one suite — with flat-screen televisions, microwaves, mini fridges and some with kitchenettes. The SureStay Hotel by Best Western Castlegar also offers free Wi-Fi, …

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