The 11th Annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference will be hosted on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabeg Territory in Ottawa, from February 25 to 28, 2024. The Shaw Centre will welcome over 1,000 delegates over the four-day event. Organized by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), the conference is already sparking excitement within the Ottawa area. "The 2024 … Read More about Ottawa to host 11th Annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference
Tourism in Toronto had a record-breaking year in 2017, with 43.7 million visitors welcomed to the region. For the first time, overnight visits in Toronto, Canada's Downtown, surpassed the 15 million mark (15.5 million), joined by 28.2 million same-day travellers. Visitors to Toronto spent $8.8 billion – the most economic activity ever generated by the region's tourism industry and … Read More about Tourists Love Toronto, 2017 Record-Breaking Year
Halifax's destination marketing organization, Destination Halifax, has changed its name and brand to Discover Halifax, and launched a new business strategy and fresh programs. The change was announced today at an event held at the Halifax Central Library. More than 150 local leaders and members of the city's business and tourism industry gathered to learn about the DMO's new strategic … Read More about Destination Halifax Rebrands; Launches New Business Strategy
Tourism Toronto reports that the number of visitors to the city increased for the sixth consecutive year in 2015. The city welcomed some 40.4 million visitors—14.03 million overnight visitors and 26 million day visitors—making it the country's top destination. These tourists spend $7.2 billion during their trips, the highest amount of economic activity the sector has ever generated. On the … Read More about Tourism Toronto Reports Record Numbers for 2015
Tourism Toronto announced today that Johanne Bélanger has been appointed president and CEO, effective September 1, 2015. Bélanger was president of Freeman Audio Visual Canada for the past 10 years and, throughout her career, has been a globally-recognized leader in exhibitions and events. She served as Chair of Tourism Toronto's Board of Directors from 2012 to 2014 and has been a member of … Read More about Tourism Toronto Appoints Bélanger President and CEO
The Government of Canada continues to be committed to promoting Canada as a premier tourism destination, said Conservative Minister of State Maxime Bernier during his address to tourism suppliers and international media on the opening day of Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) 2015, the Canadian Tourism Commission's (CTC) international marketplace currently underway in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Mr. Bernier, … Read More about Minister of State Confirms Government Commitment to Tourism at Rendez-vous 2015
Tourism Quebec and Tourisme Montréal have won the bid to host the next edition of Rendez-vous Canada (RVC), Canada's top international tourism marketplace. Rendez-vous 2016 will be held April 24-27 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The appointment-based show, which is the Canadian Tourism Commission's (CTC) flagship event, is attended by global travel buyers from more than 20 countries. … Read More about Rendez-Vous Heading to Quebec
The Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) Group is pleased to introduce the industry to our new events intern, Jessica Silipo. Jessica is an honours student in the Tourism and Hospitality Management-Event Planning program at Humber College. With graduation just four months away, she will be working and learning alongside Stephanie Hiltz, event coordinator and Robin Paisley, general manager of M+IT … Read More about M+IT Welcomes New Events Intern
Choice Hotels Canada has formed a five-year strategic partnership with Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, which will include initiatives such as internships and job recruitment at Choice Canada properties like Comfort and Quality, annual student awards and integration of company case studies into curriculum. "Humber College School of Hospitality, Recreation & … Read More about Choice Hotels Canada Partners with Humber College
Ty Speer has been appointed president and CEO of Tourism Vancouver, the city's 111-year-old destination marketing and management organization. He joins Tourism Vancouver from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games where he was deputy CEO. "I'm excited to join the team at Tourism Vancouver to build on the organization's tremendous success to date and to work with the City, the Province and various … Read More about Tourism Vancouver Appoints New President & CEO
Event management program graduates and near-graduates have only 26 more days to enter Event Spectrum Inc (ESI)'s Stand Up and Stand Out in Jamaica Contest, for a chance to win an all-expenses* paid FAM trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica, October 23-28, 2014. Partnering with Jamaica Tourism and Meetings and Incentive Travel (M+IT) magazine, Event Spectrum is searching for a student set to graduate (or … Read More about Students: Win a FAM trip to Jamaica!
Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, has inked a major cooperative marketing agreement with Air Canada. The agreement makes Air Canada Brand USA's largest North American airline partner. The long-term partnership debuts with a high profile multi-media campaign this fall launching in Toronto and Montreal, and includes innovative, out-of-home (OOH), print, … Read More about Brand USA Partners with Air Canada
BY @ANNEDIMON New hotels have recently opened in Mexico City and others are poised to open their doors in the coming months. The dynamic hotel scene is a reflection of the Mexico City Ministry of Tourism’s new focus on developing fresh integrated tourism products such as bicycle tours, a gastronomy tour and religious attractions. Here are three of the most recent hotel developments: Hilton … Read More about What’s new on Mexico City’s hotel scene?
Fredericton boasts a wide array of venues, warm hospitality and a brand new convention centre, opening January 2011. November 29, 2010 Nestled alongside the majestic St. John River, Fredericton is Atlantic Canada’s Riverfront Capital. Planners and delegates will take pleasure in the big-city amenities and small-town advantages Fredericton has to offer. The city boasts four-star accommodations and … Read More about New Brunswick's Meeting Gem
April 5, 2010 The Chilean tourism board said Chile’s tourism infrastructure has been progressively recovering following the magnitude 8.8 earthquake in February. Santiago’s International Airport is operating 95 per cent of scheduled flights, meanwhile national carrier LAN Airlines said all flight operations are back to normal, though some domestic flights are operating on a limited … Read More about Chile Nearly Fully Recovered After Quake