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DelSuites: Back and Better at the GBTA Trade Show 2024

April 10, 2024
DelSuites at GBTA 2024

A hearty hello from all of us here at DelSuites! Spring is in the air, but the excitement is just beginning for us. As we enjoy the unfolding beauty of the season in Toronto, we’re also gearing up for another key event on our calendar: The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Canada Conference 2024. 

An international gathering like no other, this prestigious assembly brings together professionals from all corners of the business travel world. As you can tell, we’re all aflutter about meeting again, sharing insights, networking, and catching up with them.

Each year, the event is set to take place in our very own city, making it all the more special. Without a doubt, you can expect the finest of Toronto’s hospitality and multicultural charm to flavour the conference. Stick with us as we journey towards this much-anticipated event.

A Brief Glance: The GBTA Defined

The Global Business Travel Association, GBTA, is more than an organization. It’s a powerful voice representing the business travel industry worldwide. By uniting people from different corners of the globe, GBTA forges a platform where members can learn, be inspired, develop, and advocate for shared interests.

Headquartered near Washington D.C., GBTA’s influence spans six continents. Its mission, fuelled by a global community, benefits from the following stats:

  • It has over 8,000 members
  • It embodies a booming $1.35 trillion global business travel and meetings industry.
  • It extends its reach to an impressive network of 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.
  • It boasts a portfolio of world-class education, events, research, advocacy, and media.

GBTA is a powerhouse of resources and connections invaluable to every business travel professional. 

Why We’re Excited to Return to This Year’s GBTA Conference

There’s always a sense of unparalleled buzz and exhilaration that accompanies our return to the GBTA conference – and this time, it’s no different. According to the conference’s website, GBTA is all about creating and nurturing valuable relationships while generosity exploring new opportunities, something we at DelSuites truly resonate with.

Speaking of DelSuites, let us shed a little light on what we’re bringing to the conference. Serving a discerning “Fortune 500” clientele, DelSuites has emerged as a prominent player in the Greater Toronto Area.

Our impeccable Tridel brand condominiums, loaded with top-notch facilities and extensive convenient services, set us apart.

Setting foot in a DelSuites accommodation is an experience like no other – personalized service, prime locations, and seamless maintenance speak volumes about our dedication to our clients. This is the essence and value we’re excited to share at the GBTA Conference 2024!

What Does It Mean to Be a GBTA Member?

While we’re all excited about the conference, we’re also proud to say that we’re members of the GBTA. But what exactly does that entail? 

Being a GBTA member signifies our commitment to innovation, professionalism, and the highest standards in global business travel management. That’s why we are happy to be part of this community; an association that promotes strategic interaction and knowledge sharing, thus enabling us to serve our clientele better.

Last Year’s Data

Reflecting on our previous rendezvous at the GBTA Conference in 2023 brings back some fond memories and terrific milestones. As highlighted on the official GBTA website, the event demonstrated that it was a thriving marketplace and a gold mine of industry expertise. 

To grasp the magnitude of the strides we made last year, here are a few key figures:

  • A whopping 88% of buyers intended to establish connections with at least one new supplier they interacted with on the 2023 expo floor.
  • A majority of the attendees, 69% to be precise, had a significant industry experience of over 10 years, with almost half of that number holding a minimum of 20 years under their belt.
  • The conference was a global affair, with 65% of the companies coming from outside Canada. An additional 20% represented multinational corporations, and 15% were Canadian businesses.

The exhibitor lineup predominantly consisted of hotel franchises, airlines, and transportation firms. As you can see, there are lots of possibilities, plenty of potential connections and more lessons to learn!

What to Expect This Year 

Mark your calendar for three electrifying days of exhilarating experiences at the GBTA conference! This year’s schedule spans from April 22nd until the 24th and includes a perfect blend of main stages, expos, and education sessions, offering an enriching and broad spectrum of activities.

Let’s delve into what each day looks like based on what the GBTA has announced by far:

Day 1  

  • Start with the Connect First Orientation to get all the insights about the conference, enabling you to fully optimize this grand event.
  • Step into the Opening Main Stage, where we would convene with like-minded professionals and industry leaders.
  • Complete the day by exploring the innovative Opening Expo, where you’ll encounter the newest trends and solutions in the business travel industry, including us!

Day 2 

  • Attend two Main Stages that host groundbreaking dialogues and discussions led by illustrious speakers.
  • Be a part of two Education Sessions (three choices to choose from in the morning and afternoon) touching on a range of industry topics: offer and order management, marketing, technology and AI, and buyer relationships.
  • Spend more time on the 2nd day of the Expo, uncovering a wealth of opportunities.
  • Unwind in the evening at the Big Night Out, a 5-hour event promised to be full of fun, networking and relaxation. The theme is yet to be announced.

Day 3

  • Choose between four additional Education Sessions designed to provide insights on bidder proposals, security and safety, stakeholder relations, and the Duty of Care legislation.
  • Take one last tour of the expo to cement new partnerships and relations.
  • Saying goodbye doesn’t have to be sad! Join us one last time at the Closing Main Stage to wrap up your experience with key takeaways and memorable moments.

As GBTA 2024 is shaping up to be a highly enriching event, we hope you’re as excited as we are!

Join Us in Toronto 

Toronto is all set to welcome you. This year’s GBTA conference will unfold at the fantastic Beanfield Centre, making it a truly special occasion. Excitement is in the air, so why wait? Secure your spot today, make plans for your GBTA journey, and explore boundless opportunities. 

We at DelSuites would be delighted to chat with you, so feel free to reach out if you’re just as thrilled as we are. It’s time to make some memorable professional strides together.


Business Travel, Corporate Housing, Relocation

Making it Easy – HR to Relocate Employees

March 2, 2024

One of the main roles of an HR professional is to take care of the company’s employees, ensuring that they have everything they need to achieve success in their new role. When you send out key players to a new location, one of the best ways to support them and relocate employees is to set them up with a great place to stay.

Where Do Employees Stay When They Relocate?

Let’s say you are relocating an employee to Toronto on a short-term assignment or project. You can either doom them to a stay in a cramped hotel room where they will have to get work done on a tiny table in the corner and eat dinner in bed, or you can set them up with a full apartment so they can live comfortably. This is especially important when these employees are relocating for work with family and partners, as they will require more space and amenities.

When you offer high quality, comfortable and convenient accommodation for your employees, this will have a positive effect on your bottom line in the way of improved employee satisfaction and better retention. Plus, when employees have a comfortable place to live they will arrive at work happy, healthy, well-rested and ready to perform their best.

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Advantages for HR to Relocate Employees into DelSuites Furnished Apartments

When you are relocating employees into furnished apartments in Toronto, they will be more comfortable than in a hotel room. Here are some of the features that a DelSuites fully furnished rental suite offers:

  • 24-hour customer service, secured parking and housekeeping.
  • A fully equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, allowing for convenient self-catering.
  • A spacious living area with a separate dining and sleeping area.
  • Convenient locations close to the most important neighborhoods and transit in Toronto, so that employees don’t have to spend a lot of time commuting.
  • High-speed internet and free local and long-distance phone calls.
  • Underground, assigned parking with 24-hour building security.
  • En-suite laundry facilities.
  • Many of our properties are pet friendly so that employees can bring their beloved animal companions when they relocate.
  • A friendly team of experienced staff who will welcome all guests in a professional, helpful way.

These apartments allow employees to have a residential experience while remaining close to the office. Also, they will be able to have a social life, as this style of accommodation enables them to invite family or friends over to visit.  Plus, long-term corporate apartment rentals are much more cost-effective than daily hotel rates. When factoring in the benefits of amenities, there are significant savings.

These apartments are the ideal way to bridge the gap between onboarding and a permanent relocation. With comfortable surroundings such as these, employees can ease into their new environment when arriving for a position.

To find out more about our corporate furnished apartments in Toronto for human resources, click here to learn more about Employee Relocation.

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How to Welcome an Employee Relocating

January 17, 2024

Thoughtful relocation support can make a big difference and can positively impact the performance and overall happiness of your new team member. So, how can you make your employee relocating feel right at home in their new city? Here are some ways that you can welcome your new employees so that you can make a great impression on them from the start.

Employee Relocating – Give Them a Welcome Pack

This is a lovely gesture that will make your new employee feel special. You can give it to them on the first day at work, or have it waiting for them at their accommodation. What should you put in it? How about:

  • A warm and friendly letter welcoming them to the city and the company.
  • A guide to the city with suggestions on interesting spots to visit.
  • Local snacks or cookies.
  • A bottle of wine or a case of local beer.
  • A map of the area where they will be living.
  • Coupons for discounts or freebies at local businesses.

Provide Them With Convenient Accommodation

Employee RelocatingPlacing your new employees in a hotel until they can move into a more permanent home isn’t a great solution, especially if they need to stay there for a month or longer. Instead, provide them with a furnished corporate housing apartment where they can enjoy all of the comforts of home, such as a kitchen, washer and dryer, living room, office space and parking.

Plus, make sure that they are located close to where they will be working. They are new to the city and they don’t want to be spending all of their time getting lost while commuting.

Create a Helpful Checklist

When locating a new province or country, there are a lot of things that your new employee will need to think about when getting themselves settled in their new home. This can be overwhelming for them, as there are so many things to do and it’s hard to know what is time-sensitive and what isn’t.

It can be very helpful to create a checklist for your employee relocating, to help them understand what needs to be done and what their priorities are. It will break down the large and overwhelming task into simpler and more manageable pieces. For reference, here’s a helpful checklist for employees moving to Canada from abroad.

Host Opportunities to Socialize

Employee RelocatingWhen your new employee arrives, they will likely not know anyone in the city and might feel a little bit lonely. You can make them feel more at home by hosting events where they will have a chance to make friends.

You can also offer information to them about other opportunities to meet people. If you aren’t sure what to suggest, ask your existing employees what events or get-togethers they attend or what things they did in the city to make friends when they first arrived. Many different activities and groups will welcome newcomers and make them feel like part of the community.

If you are looking for more information about employee relocation be sure to learn more about Employee Relocation and if you are looking for a place around Toronto, be sure to search which short-term rental works best for you.

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Why Furnished Rentals Beat Hotel Stays

October 13, 2023

Furnished rentals are an alternative to hotel stays when you are travelling for business or pleasure, but they also give so much more. Here are a few of the benefits that apartment-furnished rentals in Toronto have to offer.

With Furnished Rentals, you’ll have a full kitchen.

Part of the joy of travelling somewhere is checking out the local culinary scene, but if you are eating out for every meal during your trip it can get old (and expensive!). With your own kitchen, you will be able to cook whenever you wish and even host guests or business meetings within your own private space.


It’s so convenient to have your own kitchen so that you can whip up a quick breakfast in the morning before a day of sightseeing, or cook dinner for yourself with simple ingredients from the supermarket when you want to skip dining out and save money. The option to self-cater is also a huge life-saver if you have special dietary requirements that make it difficult to dine out.

You’ll have much more room.

Another delight of staying in a furnished apartment rental in Toronto that you just don’t get with a hotel room is the amount of space you will have. In a hotel room, you will usually just have a bed and perhaps a table, but in a furnished apartment you will have a living room, a separate bedroom and a kitchen. This means that if your travel partner wants to stay up and watch TV and you want to go to bed, you can do so without disturbing each other.

According to the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers, on average you will have 30% more space than the equivalent standard of a hotel. However, they figure that serviced apartment prices are typically 20% less than hotel rates of the same standard. So, you’ll be getting more space for a better rate.

Furnished Rentals

You can do laundry.

If you are in a hotel you have to send your clothes away for cleaning, which will cost extra. In your furnished apartment, all you have to do is pop them in the washing machine, add some soap, press a button and Voila! This means that if you spill food on your shirt before an important business meeting, there’s nothing to stress about. Also, you can pack light even for a longer trip, making getting around so much easier.

You’ll have parking.

Parking in the city is a pain, but when you stay in furnished apartments you’ll be able to keep your car safe and sound in the building’s covered parking lot. This saves you a lot of hassle. Plus – you may not even need a car. Many of our furnished rentals in Toronto are so well located that you’ll be close to public transit and you’ll be only a short walk from anything you might need like shops, entertainment, restaurants and more.

When it comes to having a comfortable, homey place to stay, furnished rentals in Toronto beat a hotel room – hands down.

Announcements, Relocation

DelSuites Champions Global Mobility at the CERC Conference 2023

September 7, 2023

Are you a business looking to relocate employees? Are you an employee needing a comfortable and cost-effective housing solution for your next move? DelSuites is here to help. 

We are proud to announce our participation in the 2023 Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) Conference, which will be examining global mobility solutions that provide comfort and convenience for businesses and their personnel. 

Global mobility refers to the process of relocating people from one location to another for work purposes. This includes both domestic relocations within Canada as well as international moves across borders. 

The 2023 CERC Conference will explore how organizations can overcome the challenge of providing their employees with international housing solutions that meet both business and lifestyle needs. 

We’ll examine how global mobility is essential for businesses today and how our DelSuites solutions provide cost-effective and comfortable relocation options for your personnel. 

What is the CERC?

The Canadian Employee Relocation Council is a membership organization dedicated to providing leadership and assistance to members to effectively serve relocated workers and families, both domestically and internationally. 

The organization has over 500 members from across Canada, the United States and beyond. CERC helps its members increase their expertise in workforce mobility by offering programs, publications and services and a forum for corporations and service organizations to communicate more efficiently. 

This contributes greatly to Canada’s economy, with an estimated $2.5 billion yearly contribution! CERC also represents some of the top employers in Canada – including 828,000 people employed by 4 of the top 5 Canadian banks, 6 of the top 7 energy companies, and more. 

As a result, CERC members have an asset value totalling over $6.1 trillion! With all this in mind, it’s no wonder why participating in the 2023 CERC Conference is so beneficial for those looking to take their career to new heights. 

Introduction to the 2023 CERC Conference

As the global mobility industry evolves, CERC’s 2023 conference guides us towards a more proactive and strategic approach.  The event aims to help organizations view global mobility as an essential tool for achieving business objectives rather than merely relocating employees worldwide on a cut-and-paste basis. 

At the conference, industry experts, including DelSuites, will discuss how talent management, skills development, and diversity and inclusion can be successfully implemented into corporate strategies. 

If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve, the CERC conference is a one-stop shop for staying up to date on the latest industry trends and networking with peers from across North America and beyond. 

Reasons for the Need to Advocate Change in Global Mobility

Navigating the complexities of global mobility can seem overwhelming. The 2023 CERC conference advocates for change to make it easier for organizations and their employees to relocate. 

Most organizations report that the lack of available and affordable housing has at least a moderate impact on their domestic and international programs, with 50 percent reporting a significant impact on their programs. 

Other difficulties include: 

  • High costs associated with relocating personnel, such as travel expenses, shipping goods overseas, etc.
  • Complex legal regulations that vary from country to country
  • Difficulty in finding suitable housing in a new city or country
  • Language barriers and cultural differences that can be difficult to navigate 

These challenges can potentially “stall” businesses from achieving their goals, making it difficult for them to relocate personnel across borders. 

The Value of CERC Membership in Enhancing Relocation

As a member of the Canadian Employee Relocation Council, you can gain access to powerful tools and processes that will help your business leverage employee mobility in new and innovative ways. 

Their vision works to be the voice of change for this industry, while their mission is focused on advancing global mobility through partnerships, research, education and government relations. 

The benefits of being a CERC member are: 

  • Government relations: Staying informed about current regulations and laws related to employee relocation in Canada. 
  • Knowledge: Connecting with experts from all over the world who share their insights into best practices within employee relocation. 
  • Education: Learning from the experiences of others in the industry through lectures, workshops and conferences. 
  • Affinity programs such as TerningPoint: Offer protection for destination service providers with their truly international professional liability insurance program that is designed to meet unique needs. 

With CERC, you can be sure that your business has access to the latest information related to employee relocation and benefits from a supportive network of experts who are passionate about refining these processes. 

Elevating the Employee Relocation Experience with DelSuites Services

DelSuites is the perfect solution for employee relocation and global mobility. Located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), DelSuites offers quality furnished suites in superb residential communities with top-of-the-line recreational facilities and personalized, convenient services. 

Whether you’re a Fortune 500 client or an individual who needs to relocate quickly, DelSuites can provide accommodations that match your budget and lifestyle needs, and amenities like:

  • High-quality, furnished suites in superb residential communities with top-of-the-line recreational facilities 
  • Essential baby and toddler care items – such as cribs, high chairs, playpens and change tables – available for an additional fee 
  • Design-conscious furnishings and premium appliances, including a refrigerator, cooktop, stove, microwave and dishwasher
  • Fitness centres
  • En-suite laundry 
  • Secured wireless internet access & HD flat-screen TVs with Rogers VIP digital cable 
  • A complimentary “Kids Care” package gift upon arrival 
  • An experienced team to help you find the perfect accommodations so employees can start enjoying their new home right away.

At DelSuites, we make it easy to relocate and settle in quickly. Our experienced team will help you find the perfect accommodations for your employees so they can start enjoying their new home right away. 

DelSuites is Proud to be Participating in the CERC Conference 2023

With the focus on championing global mobility, the CERC Conference 2023 will bring together some of the best minds in relocation from all over the world, providing a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate, and exchange expertise. 

DelSuites is proud to attend this year’s event as we continue our commitment to helping individuals transition smoothly into their new homes. At DelSuites, we understand that relocating can often be a daunting prospect. 

That’s why we strive to give our customers the best possible experience, from providing tailored packages to giving them access to local amenities. We look forward to another successful CERC conference as we commit to making relocation easier for everyone involved. 

Whether you’re a new arrival or an experienced professional, make sure you check out DelSuites today and see how we can help make your transition smoother!