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  • TIAC Applauds Federal Tourism Strategy

      The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) applauds the Government of Canada for taking decisive action to support the recovery and long-term growth of Canada’s tourism industry with the unveiling of the new Federal Tourism Growth Strategy. The strategy, titled Canada 365: Welcoming the World. Every day., aims to build back this once $105 billion industry and solidify Canada’s position as a top global destination. Informed by extensive consultations with various stakeholders, including tourism businesses, industry associations, Indigenous organizations, and…

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    Tourism Strategy Program Launched

      Destination Canada has launched a new pilot project called the Tourism Corridor Strategy Program, which aims to accelerate the intentional development of tourism corridors or clusters of tourism assets across Canada. In partnership with a variety of stakeholders across provincial and territorial boundaries, this collaborative project will benefit not only the communities and destinations involved but will also bolster Canada’s competitiveness by giving visitors more reasons to travel to new regions across Canada. A corridor is a geographic region or…

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    Hard Rock Hotel Ottawa Breaks Ground

      Construction has officially started on Ottawa’s newest tourism and entertainment destination, the future Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Ottawa. The project includes a 150-room Hard Rock Hotel, including 22 suites; an expanded Hard Rock Casino with 1,500 slot machines, 40 live action table games, Sportsbook, high-limit gaming and a Baccarat room, an 1,800-seat Hard Rock Livetheatre with standing room for 2,200, more than 10 restaurants, bars and lounges, including the award-winning and iconic Hard Rock Café and Council Oak Steakhouse and Rock Shop and Unity Store. “We are…

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    Edmonton Unveils Tourism Awards

      The winners of the inaugural Edmonton Tourism Awards 2023 were announced by Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels (EDMH) The awards celebrate individuals and organizations that have played a pivotal role in promoting Edmonton as a premier travel destination. The ceremony was held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre to a sell-out audience. “The Edmonton Tourism Awards is a day of recognition, appreciation, respect, and paying tribute to a job well done. We are delighted to host…

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    BCHA Advances Sustainability Goals

      The BC Hotel Association (BCHA) is taking a significant step forward in its commitment to sustainability by launching innovative initiatives aimed at greening the accommodation sector. With two strategic partnerships with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and Biosphere Tourism, along with the introduction of the BCHA Sustainability Playbook, the BCHA is spearheading a remarkable shift towards eco-friendly practices and reduced operational costs. “The BCHA has wholeheartedly supported British Columbia’s accommodation community in becoming leaders in establishing a net positive hospitality sector that will support…

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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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    Explore Waterloo Unveils Tourism Plan

      Explore Waterloo Region has unveiled the Waterloo Region Tourism Master Plan, which provides a roadmap for the future of the region’s visitor economy by 2030. The goal is to position Waterloo Region as one of Ontario’s most dynamic and connected destinations for the leisure, business events and sport hosting markets. “Tourism is an important contributor to the local economy,” said Michele Saran, CEO of Explore Waterloo Region. “The focus of this new plan is to build our destination brand…

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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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  • Taste of Place Summit

    Toronto Hosts Taste of Place Summit

      The Culinary Tourism Alliance and George Brown College will host the inaugural Taste of Place Summit in Toronto on June 27 and 28. More than 300 tourism and hospitality professionals will gather at the George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts. The global event combines experiential learning along with engaging sessions to inspire destination and economic developers, thought leaders, marketers and tourism operators to build their tastes of place and put food tourism front-and-centre for their destinations.…

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  • Aquarium

    Aquarium de Montréal Opens in 2024

      Montreal-based Ecorecreo Group announced that it will be leading the development and operation of the future Aquarium de Montréal, scheduled to open in 2024. Located within Montreal’s Midtown, the future Aquarium de Montréal will lead by innovation, combining spectacular habitats and unique immersive experiences for guests of all ages and abilities. “Our vision of the Aquarium de Montréal is to create an unforgettable journey that celebrates healthy marine and freshwater environments, while also highlighting uncompromised animal care and the…

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