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    Beck Departs Destination Toronto

      Destination Toronto’s president and CEO Scott Beck has announced his departure from the organization, effective October 28, to join San Francisco Travel as its new president and CEO. Beck will succeed Joe D’Alessandro, who will retire in December after nearly 18 years at the helm. Since arriving at Destination Toronto almost four years ago, Beck has been a passionate and dedicated advocate for the city and growing its visitor economy. Before joining Destination Toronto, Beck served as president and…

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    New Chair For Destination Toronto

      Destination Toronto announced Rekha Khote, CEO, MK2 Hospitality, as chair of its board of directors. Khote was elected at the 98th Annual General Meeting. “Rekha’s passion for Toronto’s tourism and hospitality community combined with her business acumen make her a natural choice to fill the leadership role of chair,” said Scott Beck, president and CEO of Destination Toronto. “On behalf of our entire destination, I’d like to express my gratitude to Rekha and the entire board of directors for…

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    Toronto Events Below Pre-COVID Pace

      Destination Toronto revealed business events in 2023 are on pace to bring an estimated $624 million in economic impact to the Toronto economy. While these visitors will have a welcome impact in 2023, this represents 55 per cent of what meetings and events contributed in 2019. Toronto is on the road to rebuilding the impact of the meetings industry, but remains well short of pre-pandemic levels. Currently, 2024 is on pace to deliver only 21 per cent of the…

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    Destination Toronto Welcomes Paula Port

      Following a strategic search, Destination Toronto has announced Paula Port as its new VP of global marketing. With more than 20 years of experience and expertise at Destination Toronto, Port will lead the strategic development and implementation of marketing and communications for the destination. In her most recent role as director, brand and content, Port established content marketing as a core function of the organization, launching the re-imagined content hub that prioritizes diversified content and editorial contributors; and,…

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    Destinations International Selects Toronto For Convention

      Destinations International has announced Toronto, Ontario as the 2022 Annual Convention destination. This marks the first time Destinations International will host the convention in Toronto. The convention win comes at a time when the travel and tourism industry looks to recover from restrictions due to the global pandemic, and provides a much-needed boost to the city’s meetings, conferences and events industry and the visitor economy. “As North America’s fourth largest city, and the world’s most diverse city, it’s fitting…

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