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DelSuites Exhibiting at CERC Conference

September 15, 2016

cerc-conference-boothDelSuites is proud to announce that it will be attending and exhibiting at the CERC Conference (Canadian Employee Relocation Council) this year, where delegates from the relocation industry will come together to share insights, build connections and discuss trends. Mobility professionals from all over North America will be attending this conference to exchange ideas and grow their networks. DelSuites is excited to be a part of this important event, which will be held at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver BC from September 25th to 27th.

The CERC Conference offers businesses within the relocation industry the chance to better manage the mobility programs and products they have to offer. It is a forward thinking conference, where ideas and innovations for the future are key. The relocation industry contributes over $2.5 billion to Canada’s economy and employs many people in a wide raCERC Conferencenge of jobs.

CERC is the only organization in Canada that is devoted to advancing the issues and interests related to workforce mobility. It is a membership organization that provides leadership, assistance and services to members so that they can better serve relocated employees and their families. CERC strives to address issues that impact workforce mobility, whether internationally and domestically. Founded in 1982, CERC has over 600 members from all over Canada as well as members from the USA and around the world.

The world of mobility is changing rapidly due to demographic shifts, technology and much more. In order to stay on top, it is important to keep up with these changes by attending ground-breaking events such as the CERC conference. The conference will offer networking opportunities with over 300 mobility professionals from around the world, as well as three days of rich, interactive experiences and thought-provoking discussions.

What’s Happening at This Year’s Conference?

The 2016 conference will begin with a Relocation 101 workshop, which will give some valuable tools and insight to those who are new to the world of relocation. There will be plenty of interesting talks from keynote speakers, such as a presentation on the “Importance of Culture and Purpose and How It Can Impact Mobility” by Dan Pontefract. Throughout the day there will also be several CERC Conferenceother talks about housing cost management strategies, talent mobility, immigration compliance and much more. Conference attendees will also be able to take part in a panel featuring real talk from expats.

The second day will feature more talks about relocation, including information about US Canada Cross Border tax strategies and a talk about cost saving opportunities for domestic mobility programs. The talks at the conference will feature many of the top names and big thinkers in the relocation and mobility industry, so there will be many opportunities to learn and grow.

DelSuites is thrilled to be a part of the CERC conference again for another year. Be sure to drop by the newly revamped DelSuites Booth #20 and say hello!

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Tips for a Hassle-Free Winter Holiday

December 19, 2014

hassle-free winter holidayAs we enter the busiest season of the year, we can all feel frazzled and stress. Here are a few of our best tips to ensure that if you can’t at least have a hassle-free winter holiday season, that it’s at least a bit more manageable.

Holiday Shopping
If you have left your holiday shopping to the last minute and can’t get your orders via online shopping to be shipped on time, make sure you get to the stores as soon as they open. This way, you’ll avoid not being able to find a parking spot, long line-ups, or hurried customer service.

If you want to save money and get a head start for next year, do your shopping for holiday essentials like decorations, cards and hosting resources during the boxing day period. This way, you’ll save yourself the time for these tasks next year and get up to 70% off the retail price.

Holiday Meals and Parties
One of the best times to have a holiday day party is after the holidays! While your furnished apartment rental in Toronto is in tip-top shape, invite your friends over when the chaos of the holiday or Christmas season is over. January is usually a time when everyone is in hibernation, so this is a good time to catch up wtih friends and loved ones for a casual and relaxing soiree.  Check to see if your condominium building offers a party room with more space and cooking facilities.hassle-free winter holiday

Plan and prepare in advance. Though you may not be able prepare the main courses for your Christmas or Hanukkah meal in advance, there are certain things you can do. For instance, you could make your desserts –such as pies and cakes–a few days or weeks before the big meal and freeze them. Somes sides or meal preparation can be done two days before and then frozen. This is also a good time to take stock of your fridge and make room for all of the leftovers to come!

When grocery shopping, make sure to get extras of some of the items you are buying, either for unanticipated guests or for leftovers, just in case. This way, you don’t have to make a second, unnecessary trip to the store.

Gifts
Timeless gifts like a bottle of wine or a candle are great hostess gifts if you are attending a holiday or Christmas party.

If you are on a budget this holiday season, consider a gift exchange for a certain amount of money with extended family or co-workers. A secret santa exchange adds a bit of mystery to the holiday gift process. It’s always fun to receive a surprise!

Holiday Travel
Whether you are traveling for the holidays with family or friends, it’s important to be flexible on your dates. This way, you can avoid increased costs for popular times to hassle-free winter holidaytravel and hopefully, avoid inevitable delays around this period.

Prepare for your flight to be delayed or cancelled due to unpredictable weather. Make sure you are patient during these times and bring plenty of things to be distracted during this period.

Miscellaneous
Good Housekeeping has a great article on how to keep your Christmas Tree fresh.

At this time of the year, it is important to remember those who are less fortunate than us. It is a great time to give back, whether it is to donate to the local Food bank or to volunteer within the community, even for a few hours.

The holidays are a busy period for all of us. Hopefully, these tips will ensure you have a hassle-free winter holiday in your extended stay in Toronto or wherever you may be this holiday season.

What are your favourite tips and tricks for making sure you have a happy and cheerful winter or Christmas holiday?

Happy holidays from DelSuites!

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Grocery Delivery Services Offered by DelSuites

August 26, 2014

Grocery Delivery ServicesSometimes, life gets so busy that there isn’t time to grocery shop. Luckily, as a guest of DelSuites, you can take advantage of our grocery delivery services via Grocery Gateway.

Here are a few of the benefits that this service can offer you:

1. Saves you Time. If you are a busy professional and meetings take up most of your days (or nights), Grocery Gateway gives you the convenience of delivery to your executive suite. You can order items online or via phone with “DelSuites” as the password.

2. Convenience. In addition to your groceries being delivered straight to your suite, you can also choose the delivery date and time to suit your needs. Your order can be delivered as soon as the next day within a two hour window of your choice. Groceries can also be delivered prior to your arrival. Win win!

3. FREE delivery on your first order. As a guest of DelSuites, the $9.95 delivery fee is waived from your first order when you enter the promo code QTDS at checkout.Grocery Delivery Services There are also specials on delivery fees from time to time. Please note that a minimum $45 order is required and 30% service charge added to regular purchases.

4. Healthy Options. With over 8,500 items, Grocery Gateway prides itself on giving you the choice of healthy options when you shop. Whether it’s Healthy Planet Organic Juice or environmentally friendly soap product, Method, this grocery service doesn’t skimp on quality or what on your values. Everything is also fresh when delivered to your door, and ordered directly from Longo’s supermarket the day of your delivery.

5. Satisfaction Guaranteed. If you’re not satisfied with your purchase, your money will be refunded.

Whether you’re in town for vacation, or enjoying a short term rental on a business trip, DelSuites has the amenities and grocery delivery services to make you feel at home.

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The Top 5 Essentials to Keep in Your Suitcase

July 10, 2014

Essentials to Keep in Your SuitcaseEven if travel isn’t a regular part of your schedule, it pays to have certain items in your suitcase at all times. Having some key essentials to keep in your suitcase will not only help make your travel preparations easier, but it will also reduce your chances of forgetting something when you’re in a rush.  Read our list of essential items to store in your suitcase so you’re always ready to hit the road when you need to.

  1. First Aid Kit EssentialsWellness kit – While you’re likely to keep your prescriptions close at hand, putting together a health kit that you can stash in your suitcase is always a good idea. Pick up small sizes of antacid, band aids, antiseptic ointment, throat lozenges, anti-fungal medication and decongestant will save you the hassle of trying to find an open drug store in a city you’ve just arrived to.
  2. Toiletries – Keeping travel-sized versions of your favourite personal care items such as shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and shaving cream packed in your suitcase is one less thing you have to worry about, should you need to travel at a moment’s notice. Be sure to check your supply of toiletries when you return from your trip so that you’re stocked up for the next time you travel.
  3. Electronic cords and chargers – From your laptop to your smart phone, there’s nothing worse than having the battery life of your electronic device end abruptly. Keeping an extra set of cords and charging devices in your suitcase is a quick and easy solution that ensures neither you (nor a colleague) find yourself without power.
  4. Travel clock – Sure your smart phone can double as an alarm, but having a backup doesn’t hurt either. Let’s face it, when you’re in a new location, you’re out of your regular routine and you might need a little extra help waking up. Have the alarm on your smart phone set for your desired wake time and then use your travel clock as a backup that’s set for five minutes later. This ensures you’ll never sleep through your alarm.
  5. Rain check – When the weather forecast predicts sunny skies, rain isn’t something you think about. But, keeping a small-sized umbrella and folded rain poncho in your suitcase at all times is a terrific way to avoid being stuck in the rain.

Whether you’re in town for vacation, or enjoying a short term rental on a business trip, we highly recommend packing these five essential items to ensure you’re prepared anywhere you go!

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Short Term Apartment Rental vs. Hotels

April 25, 2014

Business tra010-View-of-the-Dining-Area_wmvel is filled with meetings, long conferences, and occasionally even longer evenings. It can be exhausting as a business executive to be on the go constantly. That is why it is important you choose your accommodations with care, so you have a chance to relax at the end of each day. Today, the trend is to opt for short-term apartment rentals rather than hotels.

Why Choose Short Term Apartment Rentals?
There are many reasons why business travelers are attracted to short term apartment rentals rather than hotels. Here are just a few of the reasons why people just like you are choosing to stay in high-quality furnished apartments:

Cost: Hotels can be expensive. In this day and age when the economy is still limping back after the recent recession, businesses are looking to cut costs. One of the best ways to save money during business travel is by choosing short term rentals. They offer all the amenities of a hotel, plus more at an extremely affordable cost. You never have to pay exorbitant rates for luxury, and this is what makes this option so attractive to business travelers.

Convenient Location: Most hotels are located in commercial zones and this can make it tedious to relax after a 045-Walk-Outside-to-Patio-Restaurants-on-Yonge_wmhectic day. Surrounded by busy roads, fast food restaurants and noise, it can be hard to get comfortable. When you stay in a conveniently located short term apartment rental, you have easy access to attractions, great dining options, parks for early morning jogs and other sources of entertainment while still feeling like you have your own private space away from the hustle and bustle.

Personalized Service: Hotels are notorious for their clinical atmosphere, while an apartment rental is more like a home away from home. Ensuring that each guest has a comfortable stay is crucial to the success of the apartment rental company. As a result, owners or managers will go out of their way to offer personalized services so that business travellers keep returning to their property.

027-Amenities-Fitness-Centre-Views_wmAmenities: An apartment rental for business travelers features all the amenities that business executives may require during their stay. Internet, satellite TV, fax, printer, secured parking, a refrigerator, microwave, clean linen, hairdryer, a large closet, recreational facilities, excellent housekeeping services and much more are available in your fully outfitted apartment rental. All these amenities are part and parcel of the rental and do not come at an additional cost.

Privacy: With a short term apartment rental, you do not have to hang a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign outside your door, like you have to do at a hotel. When you stay in an apartment rental, you can rest assured knowing no one will come knocking on your door to disturb you if you want to sleep in after a late night. You also can entertain your business guests in your apartment with ease. With a fully equipped kitchen, you can prepare your own meals or a late night snack without having to leave the comfort of your rental or order room service.