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  • Tourism Vancouver Fills CEO Role Left Unexpectedly Vacant

    British Columbia’s oldest destination marketing organization has named a new ‘ambassador.’ Longtime Travel Alberta president and CEO Royce Chwin will head up Tourism Vancouver, starting July 13. “The tourism and hospitality industry is a critical part of Vancouver’s future economic success,” says Chwin. “I’m excited to return to my hometown to join this world-class organization and destination to help rebuild the vibrant tourism economy that Vancouver is admired for globally.” Chwin replaces former CEO Ty Speer, who left suddenly and…

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  • Canadian Tourism Commission releases 2014 Annual Report

    Tourism as Canada’s Engine for Growth highlights a pivotal year for the country’s tourism industry, with revenue, arrivals and employment all blossoming. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s 2014 Annual Report: Tourism as Canada’s Engine for Growth puts the spotlight on a pivotal year for the Canadian tourism industry. All major tourism indicators for Canada rose, especially tourism revenue, GDP, employment and arrivals.  CTC’s overseas leisure markets led the charge, delivering a 10% year-on-year rise in visitors to Canada. International consumers…

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  • BEC update: Match point to the Canadian meetings industry

    by CTC News Staff From Wimbledon to Los Angeles, Canada shows it’s a world leader as a host for meetings, associations and incentive travel. When trying to convince prospective clients to do business, having Canada as the destination is the ace that settles the tiebreaker. The Business Events Canada (BEC) team at the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) and its strategic industry partners have had a busy summer, driving new deals at meetings, conventions and incentive travel events from Los Angeles…

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  • Canadian Tourism Commission Board of Directors appoints Greg Klassen as Interim President and CEO

    The Board of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has announced the appointment of Greg Klassen, CTC senior vice-president, Marketing Strategy and Communications, as its Interim President and CEO. The nomination follows the successful 10-year tenure of Michele McKenzie, who announced her departure in fall 2013. “Greg’s deep knowledge of CTC’s business and his strong relationships with the Canadian and international tourism industry make him ideally placed to assume the interim leadership of the CTC,” says Steve Allan, chair of CTC’s…

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  • Canadian Tourism Commission’s meetings, conventions and incentive travel sector reveals fresh focus and new name

    It’s no longer business as usual for Canada. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) today unveiled its refreshed agenda for the meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT) sector in Europe at IMEX, the annual giant international trade show in Germany. There’s a new name—Business Events Canada (BEC)—and a new focus on seven priority sectors where Canada holds a competitive advantage. CTC’s BEC team will be leading its sales approach on aerospace, agriculture and food, clean technology, infrastructure/engineering, information/communication technology, life sciences…

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  • Canada cuts a dash in the meetings, conventions and incentive travel sector

    Best practices mission brings the wow factor home while Canada steals the limelight at IMEX America By CTC News Staff The business travel marketplace offers a high-paced series of sales opportunities for the meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT) team at the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC). As soon as one conference door closes, another one opens in a different country. CTC News is hot on the team’s heels to collect another round-up of what’s making news in the MC&IT world.…

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