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  • Ottawa is Rainbow Registered

      Embracing inclusion and diversity, Ottawa Tourism has achieved Rainbow Registered accreditation. The accreditation by Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), marks a significant milestone in the organization’s ongoing commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity in business and leisure tourism. This accreditation reflects Ottawa Tourism’s dedication to creating a welcoming and safe destination for all delegates and travellers. The Rainbow Registered accreditation, a nationally recognized symbol of 2SLGBTQI+ inclusion in Canada’s travel industry, underscores Ottawa Tourism’s determination to celebrate and…

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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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  • Ottawa Convention Centre Receives Cash Injection

    Ottawa’s Shaw Centre will receive up to $2 million this year to support its continued operation and maintenance. The funding injection is part of $8 million in newly announced tourism support from the Ontario government. “This funding will enable the Shaw Centre to continue to adapt and respond to the new realities facing tourism businesses — ensuring that, when it is safe to do so, they are prepared for a renewed travel interest in Canada’s capital,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister…

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    New Virtual Tool Helps with Event Planning in Ottawa

    Ottawa Tourism has launched an interactive tool, Virtually Ottawa, with the goal of inspiring conference planners from around the world to consider Canada’s capital for future events. “Ottawa Tourism’s business events team is proud to launch this tool, which allows them to show-off Ottawa’s assets in a safe and secure, accessible way to meeting planners both near and far,” says Ottawa Tourism president and CEO, Michael Crockatt. “Given that many meetings are booked years in advance, this allows our staff…

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    Hybrid City Alliance Grows to Include Another Canadian Destination

    A second Canadian city has joined the Hybrid City Alliance, a global coalition of destinations working to organize safe in-person and virtual events. Edmonton is one of eight new members. Others include Antwerp, Belgium; Cannes, France; Durban, South Africa; Seoul, South Korea; Sydney, Australia; and Lausanne-Montreux and Zurich, Switzerland. They join co-founders The Hague; Geneva; the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague; and Ottawa, expanding the alliance’s reach to now include destinations across five continents. “(We are) proud to be…

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