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  • Parkside

    Parkside GM is Hotelier of the Year

      The Parkside Hotel & Spa general manager Trina White has been named Hotelier of the Year during the 2023 BC Hotel Association Awards of Excellence. A seasoned hotelier with more than 20 years of experience, White has had a direct positive impact on the community and beyond. “It is a humbling experience to receive this award,” said White. “I love what I do and am thrilled to be part of an industry that can be a power in support of renewal. Many…

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    Ottawa Celebrates Tourism Service

      Ottawa Tourism hosted its inaugural Shine On Awards to recognize customer service excellence and celebrate the front line tourism industry. The event was held at the Canadian Museum of History. The Shine On Awards were developed by Ottawa Tourism to recognize excellent service in all areas of front line hospitality. Nominations were compiled throughout the year (2022) and judged by a panel of industry experts to determine winners in each category, as well as a final Shine On Grand…

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    BCHA Awards Finalists Revealed

      The finalists for the prestigious 2023 BC Hotel Association (BCHA) Awards of Excellence have been announced. The winners of these coveted awards will be celebrated during the Summit Spring Fling on May 2, 2023 as part of the 2023 BCHA Summit, taking place May 1-2, 2023, at Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. The two-day Summit is an industry event that brings together the most influential figures in British Columbia’s accommodation sector, providing delegates with an opportunity to…

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    B.C. Tourism Celebrates Excellence

      The British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA) and the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) announced the winners of the 2023 B.C. Tourism and Hospitality Awards during the 2023 B.C. Tourism and Hospitality Conference Awards Gala, presented by Indigenous Tourism BC. “The winners and finalists of the 2023 BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards are a testament to the rich talent and hard work of those in the hospitality and tourism sector across our fair province. We are delighted to…

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    B.C. Tourism Awards Finalists Revealed

      The B.C. Hotel Association (BCHA) and the Tourism Industry Association of B.C. (TIABC) have announced the finalists of the 2023 BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate excellence, leadership, and innovation within B.C.’s tourism and hospitality industry, showcasing the province’s most exceptional leaders and positive change-makers. Following a call for submissions, the awards organizing committee received hundreds of nominations, highlighting the exceptional talent and initiative across our industry. The following individuals have been recognized as finalists…

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  • IMPACT Honours Thought Leaders

      At the annual IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference, three thought leaders and long time supporters were honoured: Lisa Helps; Frontiers North Adventures; and the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Toronto Metropolitan University. The awards recognize individuals and organizations who lead and inspire others to foster positive impacts for communities, our economy, and the environment. They also seek ways to support the revitalization of our wildlife, cultures and natural spaces whether through education, leading by example…

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  • Air Canada

    Air Canada Repeats as Best Airline

      Air Canada has been named the Best Airline in North America for the fourth consecutive year by the readers of Global Traveler. The airline also won for Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness for the third consecutive year in the 19th edition of the GT Tested Reader Survey of the magazine’s readership of frequent business and luxury travelers. “We are thrilled to be recognized again by our loyal customers with the highly respected honours of Global Traveler’s Best Airline in North America and Best Airline Cabin…

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    Canadian Tourism Awards Celebrate Winners

      The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has announced the winners of its annual Canadian Tourism Awards – the standard of excellence for businesses and organizations in tourism that recognizes success, leadership, and innovation in the industry. “We are thrilled to be announcing the esteemed winners of this year’s awards,” said Beth Potter, president and CEO of TIAC. “Each of these winners have proven to have gone above and beyond in offering travellers superior experiences in Canada, and have done so under incredibly…

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    Best Canadian Events Celebrated

      After two years of virtual award galas, the Canadian event community came back together to celebrate the 25th annual Canadian Event Awards live from Liberty Grand in Toronto, Canada, hosted by the Liberty Entertainment Group. The awards recognize events that focus on creative, design, production & logistics. Hosted by Courtney Stanley, produced by Corey Mandell and Chad Brinchneski and designed by Eric Aragon, the gala was a stunning collaboration of creative minds and a beautiful reunion of passionate and…

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    PCMA Names Meetings Executive of the Year

      Patrizia Semprebene Buongiorno, vice president, AIM Group International, received the 2022 PCMA Global Meetings Executive of the Year award. The award is presented annually at the IMEX Frankfurt Gala Dinner. The Meetings Executive of the Year award recognizes a business events strategist who has demonstrated a vision, commitment and passion for the advancement and education of the global meetings industry. Noting her initiative and volunteerism, Sherrif Karamat, PCMA’s president and CEO, called Buongiorno a “fearless leader with a drive for…

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