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    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 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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    Exhibition Place Signs Sustainable Pledge

      Exhibition Place has signed the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge, joining a global movement of businesses committed to creating a sustainable future for the tourism industry. This pledge demonstrates Exhibition Place’s commitment to improving the sustainability performance of its business between now and 2030 in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Exhibition Place plans to amplify its sustainability performance by enhancing annual targets for all aspects of the venue’s operations – from infrastructure developments all the way to how…

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  • Sustainability in Incentive Travel

      Sustainability has been a buzzword in travel and business event planning for years. With the return of in-person meetings and events, sustainable business events are more urgent than ever. Destinations around the world are seeing increasingly more planners and attendees prioritizing sustainable events. In order to meet 2050 net zero targets, the entire industry must work collaboratively to implement solutions. Last year, Destination Canada launched its Canadian Business Events Sustainability Plan, a first-of-its-kind national program aimed at improving the…

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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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  • Canada Tourism Recovery Expected by 2024

      Full recovery for Canada’s tourism industry is expected as early as 2024, according to Destination Canada’s latest outlook forecast. Despite ongoing challenges, the recovery trajectory for Canada’s tourism sector is strengthening, bolstered by the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and resilience in travel demand. Leisure travel is now expected to recover to 2019 levels by 2024. Domestic tourism will continue to lead the sector’s recovery with strong spending providing a foundation for brisk recovery to 2019 levels. Domestic travel market spending is…

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  • MOU For Indigenous Tourism Growth

      The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has renewed a three-year contribution agreement with Parks Canada with the goal of enhancing and growing authentic Indigenous experiences in regions across the country. The contribution agreement continues to build on a Memorandum of Understanding signed with Parks Canada in 2016 and renewed in 2022. The three-year agreement provides a framework for the growth of Indigenous tourism at Parks Canada administered places through the development, support, and marketing of authentic Indigenous tourism…

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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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  • New B.C. Hotel Tax Supports Events

      B.C. is introducing a new Major Events Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) on hotels and other short-term accommodations to help communities offset the cost of hosting major tourism events. The MRDT of a maximum of 2.5 per cent is a time-limited, dedicated funding tool that communities can apply for through Destination BC. Communities must get approval from the tourism and finance ministers before applying the tax, which is only allowed for a defined time and must be publicly…

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    New Destinations and TIAC Partnership

      Destinations International and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) announce a partnership to elevate awareness of the role and impact of destination organizations in Canada. “Destinations International has 48 destination members in Canada and is continuing to grow throughout the country,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “This partnership will significantly bolster Destinations International’s advocacy programs in Canada and will ensure that the collective voice of destination organizations is represented in Ottawa and the regions.”…

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