Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

October 07, 2014 11:46 ET

Metro Toronto Convention Centre Welcomes Best Western Hoteliers for International Conference

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 7, 2014) -

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Best Western International Inc., the world's largest hotel family, will host its annual convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in Toronto, Canada October 7 to 10, bringing more than 3,500 hotel professionals to the city. The four-day convention, one of the larger ones held at MTCC in 2014, is expected to generate $10 million in local spending, a boon to the city and province's economy.

"Toronto is a city that is recognized globally as a fantastic place to visit," said Todd Thrall, director of Meetings and Events at Best Western International Inc. "World-class restaurants, great nightlife and theatre make it a great destination, and, with Metro Toronto Convention Centre's downtown location, all of this is just steps away for our international guests."

While the majority will be visiting from across North America, many conference delegates will be flying in from more than 50 countries worldwide. "Toronto is easy to fly in and out of, a positive experience for travellers," said Thrall.

The MTCC was selected not only for its enviable urban location, but because of "its infrastructure, telecommunications capabilities and outstanding catering," a triple threat for convention success. The largest single-branded trade show will also be a major part of the convention, showcasing more than 400 exhibitors that offer products or services hotels might use.

"The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is pleased to attract large-scale events, such as the Best Western International Convention, where they serve as a platform for Toronto to showcase itself as a world-class city," said Barry Smith, president & CEO, Metro Toronto Convention Centre. "Toronto always delivers and in doing so, realizes significant financial benefits when put on the world stage."

About Best Western International Inc.

Best Western International, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a privately held hotel brand made up of more than 4,000* BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS®, BEST WESTERN PREMIER® hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Now celebrating 68 years of hospitality, Best Western welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests nightly. Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales, marketing and promotional support, and online and mobile booking capabilities.

About Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's number one convention and trade show facility. Over the past 30 years, the Centre has hosted over 18,000 events, entertained more than 55 million guests and has added $5.1 billion in direct spending to the community. For further information, please visit www.mtccc.com.

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