About Us

 

OUR HISTORY

With over 30 years of work experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, Liz Akey, CMP founded EMA Marketing 15 years ago.


With her wealth of industry contacts and experience working for national tourist offices, convention and visitors bureaus, a five-star cruise line and operating a national sales office for Intrawest, Liz saw an opportunity to assist independent boutique hotels and luxury resorts to grow their corporate group and leisure business. We then expanded our services to assist DMC's and private luxury yachts through our strategic alliance partnership. 


EMA is proud to represent these independent luxurious hotels and resorts. Liz personally inspects each property prior to adding it to our portfolio to ensure it fulfills our high standards of quality, service, and outstanding event capabilities.


Liz is delighted to add most recently the new Canadian Boutique Brand, The Laundry Rooms in Waterloo, Ontario.

OUR LEADERSHIP

 

As founder and Executive Director, Liz Akey. CMP is dedicated to ensuring your experience with EMA Marketing exceeds all your expectations.


With 30 years of international tourism and hospitality experience and her CMP designation have earned her the utmost respect in the industry. She is renowned for acting with the utmost integrity and professionalism, as reflected by our long-term relationships with meeting planners, luxury hotels worldwide and DMC's.

 

Liz continues to be an active member with SITE Canada (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence). She has been a member for 20 years and has held Executive and Board positions. Liz was also on the Board of Directors with MPI Toronto Chapter and has been on various committees for over 20 years. She has held her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation since 2004, which required achieving a standard of excellence within her profession, as governed by the Convention Industry Council. Liz was also a member of FICP (Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals) for many years.

OUR SERVICES

 

Our function of providing regional or national sales support to our hotel and resort partners, enables you to access in-depth information on all our portfolio’s facilities, amenities and locations. In addition, our CMP leadership helps us provide professional, knowledgeable support in helping you select a property.

At EMA, we’re committed to providing timely, helpful service that exceeds your expectations. We would be pleased to assist you in finding the ideal property from our portfolio of world-class partners. Please contact us today so you can start planning your next group offsite meeting, retreat or incentive program.

Working as an extension of each partners sales team, we are your local contact. EMA combines in-depth knowledge of our portfolio’s facilities, amenities and locations with timely, professional service to help you select the ideal property or destination within our portfolio. Our CMP designation offers an additional layer of support, helping you assess and weigh your options to ensure you choose the best property or destination for your program.


Planning a meeting, incentive or leisure getaway?

EMA proudly represents an outstanding array of award-winning hotels and resorts. From state-of-the-art meeting facilities, SMART & GREEN, to luxurious accommodations, four-diamond dining and world-class amenities and you’ll find everything you need to host an unforgettable event at one of our properties or destinations.

With the benefit of our in-depth knowledge of all our properties’ features, capabilities, and services, we can help you select the ideal property for your meeting or incentive retreat or destination from our diverse portfolio of partners. Our CMP leadership enables us to ensure a property meets all your requirements before preparing and submitting your Request for Proposal. As time is often of the essence, we can typically return to you with a quote within hours of submission. And, because we are an authorized extension of each partners sales team, there is no cost to you for our services.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

At EMA, we’re passionate about providing superior service that exceeds your expectations. We believe long-term relationships are key to our success and are committed to earning your trust by acting with the utmost professionalism and integrity.

Always act in the best interests of the meeting planners and travel professionals who contact us. We only recommend properties within our portfolio which are ideally suited to host the event you’re planning. We promise timely, professional service and are committed to ensuring you’re pleased with the whole program.

Ultimately, we hope to build a relationship with you, which will enable us to efficiently tailor our service to your needs and preferences - making your job easier, increasing your productivity and peace of mind.
 

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