Award Recognition

  • 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…

  • Niagara Culinary Tours takes home prestigious culinary tourism award

    Food tour and event company Niagara Culinary Tours is raising Niagara’s profile as a culinary destination. They recently received the prestigious honour of becoming the recipient of the 2015 Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award at the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence. Helping people eat, walk and smell the prosciutto is a shared passion for owners Kimberley Gunning and Steven Lovelace. Launched in 2013 their tours and events promote partnerships with local chefs and restaurants around Niagara. Offering weekly food tours…

  • Niagara College’s Janet Jakobsen among PCMA Education Foundation’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Honourees

    Johnnie C. White Jr., CMP, MBA, Janet Jakobsen, CMP, MBA, and James E. Rooney, will be honored at the 2016 Visionary Awards, April 27, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. Over 1,000 industry professionals will gather this spring at the re-designed Foundation awards event, the 2016 Visionary Awards, to honour these luminaries’ extraordinary contributions. Attendees will experience an Oscars-like evening with red carpet arrival, awards show, and after party, hosted by the PCMA Education Foundation and presented in…

  • IAEE announces 2015 Art of the Show Competition results, honouring excellence in exhibition and event marketing materials

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) announces the winners of its annual Art of the Show Competition. Of this year’s 190 submissions, 33 entries will be honoured for their creative use of several essential marketing elements needed to promote exhibitions and events. The winning and honourable mention entries will be featured in an interactive display at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 1-3 December 2015 in Baltimore, Md. “This year we unveiled a new…

  • Halifax Convention Centre wins international Best Marketing Award

    ICCA announced Halifax Convention Centre as the winner of this year’s ICCA Best Marketing Award at the closing ceremony of the record-breaking 54th ICCA Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Halifax had a very creative solution to a very real challenge: How to promote and sell a product that did not exist? They did so in a very novel and creative way, engaging with their customers and achieving significant results,” says Best Marketing Award Chairman of the judging panel Patrick Delaney.…

  • PCMA’s 20 in their twenties class of 2016 winners selected

    PCMA to honor top young professionals at Convening Leaders in Vancouver, BC, January 10 – 13, 2016 The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has selected the 2016 class for their 20 in their twenties program. The 20 in their twenties program, supported by the Austin Convention and 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…

  • Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel recognized for conservation by Toronto Hydro

    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel was recently applauded by Toronto Hydro for its ongoing proactive energy management and conservation efforts. As such, Toronto Hydro bestowed the hotel with a new designation – Customer for Conversation. The hotel implemented variable frequency drives on its cold water booster pumps and upgraded lighting with high efficiency bulbs and devices. Late last year, the hotel completed a $13 million project that replaced all the windows and caulking in the 43-storey Queen Tower, and 11-storey Richmond…

  • Nominations now open for the 2015 SITE Crystal Awards recognition program

    Winners will be recognized at SITE Global Conference in New Delhi, India Since 1980, the SITE Crystal Awards recognition program has provided industry acclaim for world-class organizations that excel in the design of unique and memorable incentive travel programs that deliver business results for their clients. Today, the awards serve as a benchmark and are regarded as the highest honour in the incentive travel industry. SITE is now accepting applications for the 2015 Crystal Awards recognition program. All professional organizations…

  • Montréal retains its position as the leading convention city in the Americas

    For the fourth straight year, Montréal ranks first in the Americas for international association events, ahead of New York, Washington and Buenos Aires, according to the Union of International Association’s (UIA) International Meetings Statistics Report for the Year 2014. Overall, the city hosted 79 international events during the last year. This ranking is remarkable given the extremely competitive global environment marked by an overabundance of convention space, highly incentivised offers from prospective host cities, and a U.S. convention market fervently…

  • Tourisme Montréal earns major sustainable tourism award

    Tourisme Montréal is proud to announce that it received the coveted Destination Award from the Responsible Travel & Tourism Forum (RTTF) yesterday in Toronto. This accolade is part of the Leadership Awards, presented annually by Baxter Travel Media since 2008 to recognize Canadian tourism organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to socially, economically, and environmentally responsible practices. This recognition underscores the work accomplished by Tourisme Montréal under the tourism industry’s Green Plan, but also within the organization itself. All Tourisme…

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