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  • Celebrating Canada’s Birthday and Record Tourism in Ottawa

    It’s a banner year in the nation’s capital as Ottawa celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation with record-breaking growth in its meetings and conventions industry. By January 2017, the city recorded a 220 per cent increase in large-scale event bookings compared to two years before – a success its hosts attribute to a strong vision and historic timing. “2017 has been a record-setter for us, no question,” agrees Glenn Duncan, Vice President of Ottawa Tourism. “Of course, a large…

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