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  • Feds’ Fiscal Update provides Pandemic Support to Hardest Hit Sectors

    Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMBC) says it’s encouraged by new support measures proposed as part of the federal government’s long-awaited 2020 fall economic update, unveiled Nov. 30 by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. “Many in the meetings and business events sector are fighting for survival,” says MMBC chair, Clark Grue. “We’re gratified the government has recognized the economic hardships facing key sectors of the visitor economy. As we go forward, we’re committed to working with government representatives to ensure quick rollout…

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  • Travel Alberta Taps Tourism Champ as New CEO

    Six months after losing then-president and CEO Royce Chwin to Tourism Vancouver, Travel Alberta has named his successor. David Goldstein officially joined the province’s destination promotion organization Nov. 16, at a crucial time for the tourism industry. “David brings tremendous knowledge and sector-specific experience that will be vital to support our industry through this important time,” says Travel Alberta board chair, Linda Southern-Heathcott. “(His) connection and passion to tourism in Canada will ensure Alberta is well-positioned to once again welcome…

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  • Walter Oster honoured with the Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) congratulates Walter Oster, former Chairman of our Board of Directors, on being honoured with the Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) in Ottawa, Ontario. This prestigious award recognizes industry pioneers who have made significant contributions to the growth of tourism in Canada, while demonstrating impeccable leadership, vision, values and business strategy. Oster, who served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the MTCC from 1998 to 2017, remained dedicated to public…

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  • Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel named Tourism Employer of the Year

    Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel was the recipient of the InnVest REIT Tourism Employer of the Year Award from the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). The award was presented at the 2015 Canadian Tourism Awards held last week at The Westin Ottawa. The Employer of the Year Award is presented to the tourism business or workplace that demonstrates the most outstanding all-round commitment to human resources management and development. The criteria for the award includes quality of the workplace and…

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  • New travel report reveals U.S. spending in Canada by state and other international spending patterns

    2015 Summer Travel Snapshot from TIAC and Visa Canada shows U.S. visitors from California, New York, Washington are top spenders in Canada with visitors from China ranking second Canada’s tourism industry experienced a healthy summer with international Visa cardholders spending $3.6USD billion in Canada, according to the 2015 Summer Travel Snapshot released by Visa Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). For the first time, the uniquely detailed report broke down U.S. spending by state revealing that California,…

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  • Tourism Richmond’s 365 Days of Dining campaign earns Canadian Tourism Award

    Award-winning campaign showcased Richmond BC’s distinctive culinary appeal It’s a hat trick of awards for Tourism Richmond’s groundbreaking www.365daysofdining.com campaign. At this week’s Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s (TIAC) annual Canadian Tourism Awards, presented by the Toronto Star and Visa Canada in Ottawa, Tourism Richmond’s innovative year-long foodie-focused campaign captured The Social Media Initiative of the Year Award. Earlier this year, 365 Days of Dining won Best Social Media Campaign (Public) at the Vancouver Social Media Awards and Innovation of…

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  • Ottawa Convention Centre is New Business of the Year

    The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC), Canada’s newest and most sophisticated meeting place, was presented with the New Business of the Year Award last evening at a gala event hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) at the Fairmont Château Laurier. “We are very pleased to recognize all Canadian Tourism Award winners as organizations and individuals who help make Canada a world-class destination,” said TIAC president and CEO, David Goldstein. …

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