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March 19, 2019
WINiT at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto

On Monday, April 15, 2019, this half day session will bring together professionals across all levels of business travel with the sole mission of positively changing and impacting the careers and lives of women in travel-related industries.

Join your peers for first in-class women’s leadership content, featuring education sessions, a networking lunch and a unique keynote delivered by Daniéle Sauvageau, Canadian Olympic Gold Medal Winning Coach, Women’s Hockey Team and police officer. Sauvageau will share her perspectives on leadership and the role teamwork and collaboration play in performance and success. Additional educational sessions include persuasive communications techniques and advice for women on how to travel with confidence.

Registration for this exclusive session is now open!

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March 18, 2019
It's Time to Play it Forward! The Rec Room Opens Today in Mississauga

Second Location in the GTA Features Bowling, Axe Throwing and The VOID Immersive VR New Entertainment Complex Located at Square One Shopping Centre

Toronto/CNW/(TSX: CGX)—Mississauga now has an epic new hot-spot for food and fun with the opening of The Rec Room at Square One Shopping Centre today. Located at 100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, the massive complex spans 44,000 square feet over two floors and offers incredible dining, exciting live entertainment, amusement gaming experiences and feature attractions, all under one roof. The Rec Room at Square One is the second location to open in the greater Toronto area and features a variety of brand new attractions, including axe throwing, four lanes of luxury bowling and The VOID immersive virtual reality. Did we have you at hello? Click here to watch a short video about all that The Rec Room at Square One has to offer!

"Over the past two years, guests from Mississauga have been visiting The Rec Room at Toronto's historic Roundhouse, which has quickly become a go-to destination for residents, visitors and tourists," said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex. "Now, it is our turn to bring the fun to you! We are so excited to introduce the Mississauga community to its very own social playground and I can't wait for you to experience all the fun, entertaining and delicious things it has to offer."

Great Food

  • Calling all foodies: The Rec Room at Square One features multiple dining options with a little something for everyone. The upscale casual dining area, called Three10, features a menu of Insta-worthy shareables and handcrafted dishes that will satisfy your taste buds and your appetite. #NoFilter required
  • Prefer to eat where you play? For those with FOMO, the quick service dining area, called The Shed, features premium poutines and a sweet selection of gourmet donuts so you can eat while you compete
  • Thirsty? The Rec Room features several bars throughout the space where sports fans and cocktail lovers alike can grab a drink, share a bite and catch the big game on even bigger screens
  • Searching for that perfect social setting? The Rec Room is the ideal spot for private events, with multiple private dining rooms for celebrations, meetings, team building, corporate events and parties

…And Even More Fun

  • Ready to unleash your inner child? The Rec Room at Square One features a massive attractions area where gamers of all ages can play nearly 100 amusement games – and take the occasional winning selfie
  • Play on the safe side with classic favourites like air hockey, pool and ping pong, engage in some target practice with axe throwing, or lace up for some friendly competition at four bowling lanes
  • Looking for the ultimate redemption? Credits earned and tracked on RFID wristbands can be redeemed at The Trophy Case, a store filled with great prizes and nostalgia-inspired treats and toys
  • Want to travel beyond reality? The Rec Room is home to The VOID, the most immersive virtual reality destination in the world. See, smell, touch and experience the impossible!
  • Care to level-up your social life? Join us in the live performance space, where movers and shakers can look forward to bands and musical acts, comedy, trivia, karaoke and live DJs
  • The Rec Room features an overall guest experience that integrates the latest in technology, coupled with SCENE, Canada's leading entertainment rewards program

New locations of The Rec Room range in size from 30,000-50,000 square feet, with approximately half of the space devoted to dining and live entertainment and the other half devoted to amusement games and feature attractions. The Company currently operates five other locations of The Rec Room in South Edmonton (AB), West Edmonton Mall (AB), Calgary (AB), Toronto (ON) and London (ON) and has announced plans for complexes in St. John's (NFLD), Burnaby (BC), Winnipeg (MB) and Barrie (ON). Cineplex also has plans to open 10-15 Playdium locations – an entertainment complex designed for teens, their friends and family – in mid-sized communities across the country over the coming years.

About The Rec Room
The Rec Room is Canada's premier 'Eats & Entertainment' destination that brings together incredible dining, amusement gaming, technology and live entertainment experiences all under one roof. Part of Cineplex, The Rec Room is a premier social destination and the ultimate gathering spot for corporate events, groups and parties.  While each location is customized to the individual community, The Rec Room concept features multiple dining environments and a wide range of entertainment options including a large amusement games area featuring state-of-the-art simulation, feature attractions and redemption games as well as an auditorium-style space perfect for musical acts, bands and comedians.  For more information, visit or follow the action on social media through Facebook, Twitter (@TheRecRoomCA), Snapchat (@TheRecRoomCA) and Instagram (@TheRecRoomCA).

About Cineplex
Cineplex (TSX:CGX) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. A leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex welcomes over 70 million guests annually through its circuit of theatres and location based entertainment venues across the country. In addition to being Canada's largest and most innovative film exhibitor, Cineplex also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (, food service, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), cinema media (Cineplex Media), digital place-based media (Cineplex Digital Media), amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group) and an online esports platform for competitive and passionate gamers ( Additionally, Cineplex operates a location based entertainment business through Canada's newest destination for 'Eats & Entertainment' (The Rec Room), and will also be opening new complexes specially designed for teens and families (Playdium) as well as exciting new sports and entertainment venues across Canada (Topgolf). Cineplex is a joint venture partner in SCENE, Canada's largest entertainment loyalty program.

Proudly recognized as having one of the country's Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Cineplex employs approximately 13,000 people in its offices across Canada and the United States. To learn more visit or download the Cineplex App.

SOURCE Cineplex

March 08, 2019
Marriott Bonvoy Invites Members to Explore the World with its First Ever Bonus Points Promotion, "Double Take"

Marriott International celebrates Marriott Bonvoy, its recently unveiled travel program, which replaced Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), with the first global promotion of 2019. By registering for “Double Take,” members earn double points on stays starting with their second stay. Plus, registered members who are the primary account holders of U.S.-issued Marriott Bonvoy co-brand credit card can earn an additional 500 points for weekend stays, starting with their first stay. Points can be redeemed for free nights, flights, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and much more.

By earning points faster with “Double Take,” members can take advantage of Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio of global brands in 130 countries and territories — including the largest collection of lifestyle and luxury properties and rich member benefits. In addition, members can redeem for Marriott Bonvoy Moments, the company’s ever-expanding travel experiences platform. Whether it’s backstage passes to concerts with the hottest artists; luxury VIP suite access to cheer on your favorite sports team; or a once-in-a-lifetime chance to cook with a world-famous chef, members can redeem points to participate in a bounty of unique Moments that make travel more meaningful and memorable.

– Registration Period: Now – May 21, 2019
– Earning Period: March 19, 2019 – June 4, 2019
– By registering for the promotion here, Marriott Bonvoy members will earn double points on stays, starting with their second stay during the promotion earning period, at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties.
– ExecuStay®, Marriott Executive Apartments® and Marriott Vacation Club® owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for bonus points, and nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for bonus points.
– See the Official Terms & Regulations for more details at

Marriott Bonvoy U.S. Card Member Bonus:
– Earning Period: March 19, 2019 – June 4, 2019
– Registered members of “Double Take” who are the primary account holder of a U.S.-issued Marriott Bonvoy co-brand credit card will also earn 500 bonus points per weekend stay, starting with their first weekend stay, at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties.
– The 500 bonus points per weekend stay offer is in addition to any double points earned with Double Take.
– Eligible U.S. co-brand credit cards: Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card, Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card from Chase, Marriott Bonvoy™ Premier Credit Card from Chase, Marriott Bonvoy™ Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase, Marriott Bonvoy™ Credit Card from Chase, Marriott Bonvoy Business™ Credit Card from Chase and/or The Ritz-Carlton™ Credit Card from JPMorgan
– Marriott Bonvoy members’ card account must be open as of May 21, 2019, to qualify for the card member bonus.
– Terms Apply. See the Official Terms & Regulations for more details at

To enroll or learn more about Marriott Bonvoy, visit

About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy is the new travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) starting February 2019. Comprised of a portfolio of 30 hotel brands, members can earn and redeem points for hotel stays and accelerate the points they earn with co-branded credit cards from Chase and American Express. The program offers 120,000 destination tours and adventures on Marriott Bonvoy Moments. When members book direct on they receive perks including free and enhanced Wi-Fi and exclusive member-only rates, and on the Marriott app they enjoy mobile check-in and checkout, Mobile Requests and, wherever available, Mobile Key. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,900 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott BonvoyTM, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

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Ericka Acosta
Marriott International

March 08, 2019
Meetings Industry Advocates Team Up For Fourth Annual Global Meetings Industry Day on April 4th, 2019

On April 4th, 2019, the Meetings Mean Business Canada board members and leaders from across the meetings and events industry are joining together for the fourth annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). With more than 200 events spanning 41 countries in 2018, this year is set to be even bigger. This international day of advocacy highlights the proven value that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions bring to businesses and the economy.

According to the recently launched Global Economic Impact Study, Canada ranked in 6th position out of 50 countries within the business events sector. Within Canada this means direct spending of over $33 Billion, $19.3 direct GDP along the creation and sustainability of over 229,000 jobs.  The meetings and business events industry is an important economic driver.

Research gathered by the Oxford Economics also states that Based on Business Events industry’s $621.4 billion direct GDP impact, this business events sector would rank as the 22nd largest economy globally.

To shine a light on these results amongst many others, GMID brings together thousands of industry professionals and third-party allies to host rallies, educational panels, networking sessions and more.

"Meetings provide a critical source of business revenue, jobs and taxes.  They also stimulate legacy investments by funding social projects & community initiatives. Outside of the results driven by business meetings, the events and meetings industry creates hundreds of thousands of jobs, generates billions of dollars of revenue and supports communities across the country.” 

-    Heidi Welker, Chairperson of Meetings Mean Business Canada.

GMID was created in 2016 to raise the profile of the meetings and events industry, and last year, involved meeting professional organizations, association chapters, corporations, destinations, elected officials and business leaders. Events were held around the world.

There are many reasons why you should host an event for GMID 2019:

  • To celebrate the important and vibrant Meetings and Business Events Industry.
  • To showcase new ideas, formats, and content.
  • To share with Government, the public and corporate leaders the importance of this industry and its impact on business and the community.
  • To create Awareness.
  • To Advocate & Educate.
  • To Network & Connect.
  • To Learn & Share.

“Global Meetings Industry Day is a great time for everyone to come together to celebrate the impact of face-to-face meetings on our Organizations, our Teams, our Communities and on our Country.”

-    Jennifer Spear, Director MMBC, Chair GMID Committee.

Register to host your GMID event here

About Meetings Mean Business Canada
Meetings Mean Business is the single advocacy voice of the meetings industry in Canada.  Our key focus is to communicate the importance of these business events to stakeholders across the country in order to promote investment to ensure our industry prospers.

Through our relationship with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), we communicate the economic and social value of face-to-face meetings and business events to elected officials at all levels of government.  This is intended to assist our leaders in government as they shape policy and legislation to grow the industry across Canada.

To learn more about MMBC, visit

March 08, 2019
Event Industry Council hosts first Sustainable Event Professional Certificate (SEPC) in Europe

The Events Industry Council with the first Sustainable Event Professional Certificate (SEPC) in Europe: from 28 – 30 March 2019 in Monaco (at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo).

The integration of sustainability principles into the strategic planning of events can position the event host as a responsible organization. Those who understand the business opportunity of sustainability will lead the charge, as meetings and events are powerful ambassadors to deliver brand messages.

The two-day training course provides insights and active learning to enable participants to implement their own sustainable events. Topics will include understanding the business value of sustainability, learn sustainable design methods and techniques as well as about international sustainable event standards and measurement and reporting methodologies.

Aimed at corporate, independent and third-party event organizers, venues, services and exhibition providers, as well as anyone interested in sustainability in events, conferences and brand experiences.

At the end of the courses, the participants will be recognized with the Sustainable Event Professional Certificate (SEPC).

March 07, 2019
ALT HOTEL SASKATOON IS OFFICIALLY OPEN Group Germain Hotels opens its first property in Saskatchewan

Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) — Canadian hotelier Group Germain Hotels is pleased to announce the official opening of its 18th property in Canada: Alt Hotel Saskatoon. This is the Group’s first property in Saskatchewan and fourth in the Prairies as it owns and operate two properties in Calgary and one in Winnipeg.

Located in downtown Saskatoon at the intersection of Spadina Crescent and 2nd Avenue, Alt Hotel Saskatoon is within walking distance of all the city's major attractions. The hotel is just steps from the Remai Modern, and very close to the Persephone Theatre and the Farmers Market, to name but a few. Alt Hotel Saskatoon offers spectacular views of the city and the South Saskatchewan River, which can be seen from most of the hotel's rooms. The River Landing neighbourhood where the hotel is located is booming at the moment, and several buildings will be added in the coming years including the Nutrien and Kay W. Nasser Plaza which will be accessible from the hotel lobby when completed.

Representing an investment of nearly $35 million, the hotel offers 156 comfortable and smart rooms spread out over 14 floors. Designed by Canadian firm Lemay Michaud Architecture Design, like all Alt Hotels in Canada, this new hotel features a modern design that blends in perfectly with its surroundings. Alt Hotel Saskatoon benefits from unparalleled floor-to-ceiling windows, providing exceptional light in all of its rooms and meeting spaces. Each room has a workstation with an ergonomic chair and connectivity panel for electronic devices, making it easy to work away from the office. As in all Alt hotels, the ultra-fast Wi-Fi is offered free of charge, and each room has a Chromecast streaming device that allows guests to stream their favourite content. In addition, well-behaved dogs are welcome and there is no set check out time when guests book directly with the hotel.

"We fell in love with Saskatoon," said Hugo Germain, Director of Development at Group Germain Hotels. "The river right in the heart of downtown gives this Prairie city a European flair, and Saskatoon’s dynamism is perfectly aligned with Alt Hotels’ personality. It must be said, if the intense cold characterizes the city’s winters, the warmth of the welcome you receive more than makes up for it!" he added.

Among the services offered in the hotel: a well-equipped gym open 24 hours a day as well as nearly 4,500 square feet of meeting space divided into 5 multipurpose rooms benefiting from natural light and offering state-of-the-art technology. Altcetera, the on-the-go food counter located in the hotel lobby, offers a wide selection of snacks and refreshments. Breakfast will also be offered on site very soon.

Group Germain Hotels engaged local artist Herry Himanshu,, to create Alt Hotel Saskatoon’s Altexpo, the giant piece of art that represents the DNA of Alt Hotels.  These 47 spectacular photos have come together to illustrate the hotel's tribute to the Prairies. AltExpo is sure to impress guests when they arrive at the hotel!

General management of the hotel has been entrusted to Corinne Lund, who has more than 25 years of customer service experience in the hotel and tourism industry. Corinne has developed strong expertise in management as well as in catering and business development. Well known in Saskatoon’s industry and recognized for her leadership, she takes the reins of the hotel with enthusiasm. "Our teams have worked very hard over the past few months and we look forward to welcoming our guests in order to share the Alt experience," said Corinne Lund.

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France Savard
Coordonnatrice senior relations publiques
Groupe Germain Hôtels

About Alt Hotels by Le Germain
At Alt Hotels, we march to a different beat by giving guests the best of what they want without any extra fluff. Located in Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Brossard, Quebec City, Halifax, St. John’s, Calgary and soon Saskatoon, all of our properties are carefully crafted to combine eco-friendly comfort within sleek urban spaces – all designed with guests in mind. Alt Hotels. Stay unconventional.

About Group Germain Hotels
Group Germain Hotels is a Canadian family-run business that owns and operates Le Germain Hotels, Alt and Alt+ Hotels across Canada. Ranked as one of Canada’s best-managed companies, the business is known for its exceptional hospitality philosophy and the unique style that characterizes its hotels. Having celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018, Group Germain Hotels has achieved its ambitious goal of having 20 hotels by 2020, the 1250-employee company’s ultimate goal is now to become the first independent, truly pan-Canadian hotel group. Visit Group Germain Hotels

March 06, 2019
Air Canada For Business Customers to Enjoy More Member Benefits with Access to WeWork's Global Network of Workspace

Air Canada announced today it is adding a new feature to its Air Canada for Business program through a partnership with WeWork, which provides more than 400,000 members around the world with the space, community, and services to do what they love. Members of Air Canada's small to medium business program, who already enjoy exclusive offers, will now have discounted access to WeWork's global network of more than 425 locations in 100 cities and 27 countries. 

"The Air Canada for Business program is designed to evolve with new emerging business travel trends. Given we fly to over 60 destinations where WeWork offers workspace, we felt that this partnership would be an exciting new benefit for our members, business travellers working all over the world. They now have easy and convenient options to book a workspace, hold business meetings and enjoy networking opportunities with their peers," said Rania Chehade, National Manager of Air Canada for Business. "Our goal is to continue enhancing the travel experience for our business travellers and accommodate them with valuable services to support their business needs at destination." 

The Global Access membership will provide Air Canada for Business members a discount on WeWork's workspace network in over 100 cities and 27 countries, giving them the ease and convenience of having space to work and meet wherever they travel. From reliable internet, printers and conference rooms, WeWork's spaces offer Air Canada for Business members the essentials they need to hit the ground running. 

"As the workforce becomes more mobile and more flexible, we're committed to providing a great workplace experience for everyone, no matter where business takes them," said Lior Eshkol, Senior Director of Global Product Commercialization at WeWork. "With Global Access, Air Canada for Business members will not only have the space they need to be productive, but will also be joining WeWork's community of more than 400,000 members, who report that their proximity to other WeWork members gives them a competitive edge. We're thrilled to welcome Air Canada's small and medium business travellers to our global community." 

For more information and to sign-up, Air Canada for Business members can visit our website.

WeWork is the latest partner in Air Canada for Business' network offering special business programs, corporate rates and tools. Other partners include Avis, Budget, Breather, Park'N Fly and Rover. The program also offers an extensive network with the participation of Lufthansa, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Swiss, Eurowings and other select Air Canada partners. 

Program offers small and medium business customers discounted access to 425 workspaces around the world through WeWork Global Access

About Air Canada for Business
Air Canada for Business is a tailored program designed for small and medium-sized companies to help them save on business travel, earn rewards and enjoy exclusive member offers every time they book with Air Canada and select partner airlines. The program offers a convenient tool for booking business travel. Users can book business travel, reserve cars and manage and share itineraries for multiple employees, all while keeping track of both travel expenses and program rewards in real-time. There is no cost to join the program and it requires no minimum spend or commitment. For more information and to join online, please visit or contact the Air Canada for Business team:

About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving nearly 220 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2018 served nearly 51 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 56 in the United States and 100 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2018 Best Airline in North America. For more information, please visit:, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

March 06, 2019
Three-Quarters of Workers Are Stressed, Says New CareerCast Survey

Enlisted Military, Firefighter and Airline Pilot Top the Most Stressful Jobs List

Stress is unavoidable, but a vast majority of Americans feel unduly stressed at work with 78% of respondents to a new CareerCast survey rating their job stress at seven or higher on a ten-point scale. That’s a jump from the 2017 CareerCast stress survey, which found 69% of responding readers scored their job stress seven or higher. 

The most common stress factor cited in the CareerCast survey was meeting deadlines (38% of respondents), with growth potential and interacting with the public tied for a distant second stressor at 14% each. 

The average American ages 25 to 54 spends 40.3 hours per week at work, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s approximately one-quarter of the entire week, a third of waking time for those who sleep an average of seven hours per night. Factor in travel to-and-from one’s place of employment, and the amount of time dedicated to employment increases further. All this is to say that work occupies so much of our life that if work’s stressful, life will be stressful. 

To assist job seekers and career changers in finding a good fit profession, CareerCast has released its 2019 ranking of the least and most stressful jobs. Based on an evaluation of 11 stress factors, including deadlines, hazards, physical demands and public interaction, CareerCast ranks Enlisted Military, Firefighter and Airline Pilot as the top three most stressful jobs. The least stressful are Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Compliance Officer and Hair Stylist.

“Stress in the workplace might prompt job seekers to consider a career change. We have identified jobs such as Medical Records Technician, Operations Research Analyst and Massage Therapist, which might be a good fit for those seeking a less stressful position,” says Kyle Kensing, Online Content Editor, CareerCast. “However, people who thrive on the pressures inherent to high-stress jobs and are willing to put themselves in immediate danger, might choose a stressful job like firefighter or police officer. While no job is stress-free, choosing a profession based on its stress level is purely a personal choice.”

CareerCast’s Least Stressful Jobs of 2019


Annual Median Salary*

Growth Outlook*

CareerCast Stress Score

1. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer




2. Compliance Officer




3. Hair Stylist




4. Audiologist




5. University Professor




6. Medical Records Technician




7. Jeweler




8. Operations Research Analyst




9. Pharmacy Technician




10. Massage Therapist




CareerCast’s Most Stressful Jobs of 2019


Annual Median Salary*

Growth Outlook*

CareerCast Stress Score

1. Enlisted Military Personnel (E3, 4 years experience) 




2. Firefighter




3. Airline Pilot




4. Police Officer




5. Broadcaster




6. Event Coordinator




7. News Reporter




8. Public Relations Executive




9. Senior Corporate Executive




10. Taxi Driver




To read the full report, visit To take this year’s job stress survey, visit

To rank the most and least stressful careers from the 200 professions on the Jobs Rated report, CareerCast evaluated 11 stress factors: travel required; growth potential; deadlines; working in the public eye; competition in the field; physical demands; environmental conditions; hazards encountered on a regular basis; own life at risk; life of others at risk; and meeting or interacting with the public at large. The methodology can be found here.

*Median Annual Salary and Projected Hiring Growth by 2026 are via the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

About, created by Adicio, is a job search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across North America; job-hunting, career-management and HR-focused editorial content; and videos and blogs; and provides recruiters with the ability to post jobs directly to more than 800 niche career sites. also compiles the Jobs Rated Report (, where 220 jobs across North America are ranked based on detailed analysis of specific careers factors.


March 06, 2019
LVCVA and Elon Musk's The Boring Company Collaborating for the Future of Transportation in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) today, March 6, 2019, announced a recommendation to select The Boring Company (TBC) to design, construct and operate a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center via a loop of underground express-route tunnels that could carry passengers in autonomous electric vehicles at high speeds. Upon approval by the LVCVA Board of Directors on March 12, the project would be another first for Las Vegas and have the potential to connect Downtown, the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Las Vegas Boulevard Resort Corridor, McCarran International Airport and beyond.  

“The selection of The Boring Company for the Las Vegas Convention Center’s on-property, guest transportation solution leads the way to the evolution of transportation overall in Southern Nevada,” said LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill. “Our destination thrives on innovation and reinvention and The Boring Company’s concept allows us to continue providing the world-class experience our guests and clients have come to expect and move people in an efficient and cost-effective manner with advanced technology.”

Currently in the midst of an expansion, the Las Vegas Convention Center will span 200 acres when complete in time for CES in 2021. Conventioneers walking the facility will log approximately two miles from end-to-end hence the need for an on-property guest transportation solution. In 2018, Las Vegas had more than 42 million visitors. The Las Vegas Convention Center hosts more than 1 million convention attendees annually. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada carries approximately 12 million passengers per year within the Las Vegas Boulevard Resort Corridor.

“We are excited to work with the LVCVA to provide a world-class mass transit system in Las Vegas,” said Steve Davis, president, The Boring Company. “Upon approval, it can be in use by Las Vegas Convention Center guests within one year, supporting the LVCVA's expansion timeline.”

Founded by Elon Musk, TBC is a leader in innovative transportation technology. Its projects include a Research and Development (R&D) Test Tunnel in Hawthorne, California. The R&D Test Tunnel represents a fully operational 1.14-mile Loop system that cost less than $10 million per mile including internal tunnel infrastructure.

The LVCVA’s TBC recommendation is a result of a multi-step process that started in 2018 with a request for information to gauge interest. A request for proposal was then issued. Interviews with the qualified respondents were conducted by an evaluation team who determined the recommended company. The evaluation team was comprised of representatives from the LVCVA, private organizations including a Las Vegas resort property, and consultants in transportation systems, and automated people-mover construction and operations industries.

Pending the LVCVA Board’s approval during their March 12 meeting, TBC and the LVCVA would determine specific design, construction and operational plans and negotiate a contract for final approval by the LVCVA Board in a subsequent meeting anticipated by June 2019. The potential project’s estimated fiscal impact is $35 to $55 million.

Tourism is the engine that drives Southern Nevada’s economy, and one of the greatest opportunities for continued growth is business travel. Through expanding and renovating the convention center coupled with innovations in efficiently and effectively moving locals and visitors within the destination, Las Vegas will not only retain its status as the No. 1 conventions city, it will ensure the economic future of the entire destination.

Overall, the tourism industry continues to be crucial to Southern Nevada’s economy generating $58.8 billion in total economic impact, supporting 391,000 jobs and $16.4 billion in local wages and salaries. These jobs represent 41 percent of Southern Nevada’s total workforce.

For a gallery of The Boring Company’s proposed Las Vegas Convention Center Loop conceptual designs and the Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion construction images and b-roll, click here.

Las Vegas as a Business Destination

The Las Vegas Convention Center hosts 21 percent of convention attendees traveling to Southern Nevada directly supporting approximately 8,600 jobs, paying $375 million in wages and salaries.

Including indirect and induced impacts, the Las Vegas Convention Center’s attendees generate nearly $2.1 billion in economic impact throughout the local economy.

The Las Vegas Convention Center expansion and renovation are expected to support nearly 14,000 construction jobs and nearly 7,800 full-time permanent jobs upon completion.

The project will generate an additional $2.1 billion in economic activity during construction and upon completion will have an annual incremental economic impact of $810 million while attracting more than 600,000 visitors each year.

Las Vegas hosts upwards of 22,000 meetings, conventions and trade show annually.

The destination boasts nearly 12 million square feet of meeting space including three of North America’s ten largest convention centers, in addition to a wide array of event, dining and entertainment venues that are also used for group business.

Trade Show News Network recently recognized Las Vegas as the No. 1 trade show destination in the country for the 24th consecutive year for hosting 47 of the top 250 largest trade shows in North America.

The Las Vegas Convention Center supports 13,800 local jobs and $2.1 billion in local economic impact.

The Las Vegas Convention Center hosted 56 conventions in 2018 with a combined attendance of 1.3 million people.

Pictured: High-Occupancy Autonomous Electric Vehicle (AEV) running between Exhibit Halls. Courtesy The Boring Company.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting For more information, go to or

Jackie Dennis
Director of Communications
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
3150 Paradise Road | Las Vegas, NV 89109 | 702-892-7655


March 04, 2019
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre announces partnership with Superior Show Service

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) is pleased to announce Superior Show Service (SSS) as their in-house partner for show services and exclusive material handling provider.

“We are excited to announce our new relationship with Superior Show Service as we continue to build on our success,” said Clark Grue, President and CEO of CTCC. “Superior Show Service shares our commitment to delivering professional and customized events and together, we look forward to serving our clients better.”

CTCC facilitates and host events that connect people. A venue committed to exceptional service, clients choose CTCC because they help people converse, learn, grow, celebrate, discover, share and experience what’s important to them.

SSS are event specialists with over 30 years of experience offering customized solutions for conferences and tradeshows. At SSS, customer service is the number one priority. They value the relationships that they have built over the years with organizers, facilities, exhibitors, and other suppliers within the industry.

“We are very excited to be the new official show services partner at the Calgary TELUS Convention Center.” said Chris Sisson, Owner & President of SSS. We hope that the diversity of our team, and their comprehensive knowledge of the event industry helps in attracting new events as well as elevates the experience to everyone.”

SSS will provide show services and material handling for events happening at the center over a five-year contract and will use their expertise and customized approach to deliver world class services.

About CTCC

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre is focused on enhancing the services that we provide well beyond the venue—to create a place and experience that supports all events for people to convene, connect and converse together. What started as a central location for coming together has grown into a next generation of convention services and experiences.

About SSS

Specializing in Superior events- from trade shows and conferences to music festivals and sporting events. Superior Show Service has over 30 years’ experience and multiple locations to provide customized full- service professional event contracting throughout Alberta.


Media Contacts:

Kaili Cashin
Manager, Marketing + Communications Calgary TELUS Convention Centre 403-261-8549

Chris Sisson
Owner + President
Superior Show Service 780-992-0404