Award Recognition

  • Green Key Global wins Responsible Travel & Tourism Forum Innovation Award

    Green Key Global, a leading environmental certification body offering a suite of programs and resources designed specifically for the lodging industry, has received the Responsible Travel & Tourism Forum (RTTF) Innovation Award. “Green Key Global is thrilled to have been selected as the recipient of the RTTF Innovation Award,” stated Anthony Pollard, Managing Director for Green Key Global.  “Our success has been based on three key pillars including cost-savings for owners, the provision of sales and marketing information for members…

  • Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon named tourism employer of the year by Saskatchewan Tourism

    Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel has been nominated for the Tourism Employer of the Year Award at the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence. The awards recognize quality in marketing, service, business practices, human resource development and other areas across the tourism industry in Saskatchewan. The award was presented at the 26th annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala on April 16, 2015. The Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel, which is owned & operated by Cavalier Enterprises Ltd, employs over 250 full and…

  • Palais des congrès de Montréal awarded international gold certification

    The Palais des congrès de Montréal has earned the highest level of quality certification attributable to convention centres. The AIPC Gold Quality Standards international certification confirms the Palais’ leadership in business tourism now that it is a member of an elite of group of only 26 convention centres worldwide having been certified. “We are extremely proud of this certification which speaks to the quality of our service and infrastructures, our continuous improvement programs, sound management, and which of course also…

  • Executive Chef Ryan O’Flynn of The Westin Edmonton wins top honours at Canadian Culinary Championships

    Executive Chef Ryan O’Flynn of The Westin Edmonton captured gold at the Canadian Culinary Championship this weekend in Kelowna, B.C. He took top honours in the competition which had winning chefs from 11 Canadian cities, coast to coast competing to crown Canada’s top Chef. Chef O’Flynn’s winning dish was Terrine of pine smoked Alberta river sturgeon and cured Quebec foie gras, wild North West Territory morels, textures of Okanagan apples, and toasted brioche, paired with Sandhill Small Lots 2013 Viognier.…

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre recognized for leadership in sustainability

    LEED Gold certification and 2014 Sustainable Tourism Award achieved The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) announced Tuesday it has received two coveted distinctions for its sustainability commitment, showing green leadership at both national and provincial levels. MTCC earned the LEED Gold certification by the Canada Green Building Council, the certifying body in Canada for the international rating system, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This certification, achieved by the MTCC’s south building in the Existing Building: Operations…

  • Tourism industry selects Cabot Links as most exceptional tourism experience in Canada

    Cabot Links receives VISA Canada Traveller Experience of the Year Award Cabot Links, Canada’s first and only authentic links golf course, has been selected by its peers as the most exceptional tourism experience in Canada. At the recent Canadian Tourism Awards, Cabot Links received the VISA Canada Traveller Experience of the Year Award. The award is presented to the tourism business or organization that creates the year’s most exceptional tourism product, service or experience centered on the fundamental principles of…

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre takes home tourism industry award of excellence for sustainable tourism

    The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario is pleased to announce the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) as the winner of the 2014 Sustainable Tourism Award. Presented at the Ontario Tourism Awards as part of the tenth annual Ontario Tourism Summit, this award recognizes organizations that have made viable and maintainable contributions to the practice and promotion of sustainable tourism in Ontario. MTCC has been active in the promotion of its sustainability program for many years, and 2013 was certainly no…

  • SITE recognizes 2014 Chapter of the Year and Excellence Award winners

    SITE Canada wins Chapter Excellence Award for membership SITE honoured the 2014 SITE Chapter of the Year and Excellence Award winners during the SITE Global Conference gala event hosted 16 November aboard the SS Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts and performance of local chapter leaders and members, recognize the importance of the SITE Chapter network, and support the growth and continued success of local initiatives. SITE partner Reed Travel Exhibitions generously sponsors the SITE Chapter of…

  • Two Canadians winners in PCMA 20 in their Twenties program

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has selected the 2015 class for their 20 in their twenties program, with two winners from Canada taking honours. 20 in their twenties program, supported by the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Austin Convention Center, is designed to engage the best and brightest young professionals in the meetings industry by recognizing emerging leaders – and their talents – which help accelerate the industry and carry it into the future. “We are privileged…

  • Chef Ryan O’Flynn of The Westin Edmonton captures gold at Gold Medal Plates competition

    Elegant smoked sturgeon terrine with Quebec foie gras wowed judges Executive Chef Ryan O’Flynn of The Westin Edmonton won top honours and captured gold at the Gold Medal Plates competition at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on Thursday night. Chef O’Flynn’s winning dish was a smoked sturgeon terrine layered with foie gras from the province of Quebec. Miniature bites of Okanagan apples, brioche and pureed granny Smith apples complemented the sturgeon and foie gras for a stunning flavour and…

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