Monthly Archives: December 2023

Expect a Longer Recovery for Business Travel


Expect a Longer Recovery for Business Travel Destination Canada’s annual Tourism Outlook report shows business travel visits will take longer to reach pre-pandemic levels than leisure tourism. Released on December 12, the forecast says that business events travel, which includes corporate meetings and association conferences or incentives, won’t recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2028. “This is very bad news for our industry,” says MMBC Chair, Minto Schneider. “Tourism has not yet recovered. The foundation of the business events industry, year-round, is business travel. According to this report, we still have a long road to [...]

Expect a Longer Recovery for Business Travel2023-12-14T15:09:30-05:00

IRCC December 5 Webinar Recap


IRCC December 5 Webinar Recap On December 5, a webinar featuring experts from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), provided insights on the topic of Visas for International & Domestic Business Events in Canada. The webinar was moderated by MMBC chair Minto Schneider, with presentations by Jacqueline Jung and Mathieu Joanisse, Senior Program Advisors for IRCC’s Special Events Services. Here are just a few of the highlights from the webinar: IRCC’s Special Events team acts as a single point of contact between IRCC and the organizers of international events hosted in Canada. The team provides resources [...]

IRCC December 5 Webinar Recap2023-12-14T14:32:18-05:00