Finalists Announced for the 2019 Tourism Industry & Tourism Marketing and Travel Media Awards of Excellence

Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence and Tourism Marketing and Travel Media Awards of Excellence

 

Toronto, Sept. 18, 2019— The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is excited to announce finalists for the Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence and the Tourism Marketing and Travel Media Awards of Excellence. Selected by independent committees of industry representatives, finalists for these awards showcase Ontario’s best tourism events, innovations, marketing campaigns, partnerships and more.

Award winners will be announced on October 30 at the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence gala evening. Hosted at Blue Mountain Village Inn & Conference Centre as part of the 2019 Ontario Tourism Summit, supporters and conference delegates are invited to join in recognizing the achievements of this year’s exceptional group of finalists and congratulate recipients at an official gala celebration.

Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists!

 

TOURISM INDUSTRY AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FINALISTS

Tourism Innovator
of the Year
Tourism
Event
of the Year
Tourism Champion of the Year Tourism Employer
of the Year
Accessible Tourism
Award
Sustainable Tourism Award

 

Bruce County Economic Development

 

Blumination

 

Tim Potocic

 

Ottawa Tourism

 

CN Tower

 

Oxford County - Tourism Oxford

OTEC

The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival

Brian Purdy

Escape Manor

Cowbell Brewing Co.

The Cheltenham Badlands Visitor Infrastructure Project

Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab

Supercrawl

Phil Casey
 

Elmhirst’s Resort

Oasis by the Bay Vacation Suites

Cowbell Brewing Co.

 

OWL Rafting

 

TOURISM INDUSTRY AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

Indigenous Tourism Award Lifetime Achievement Award
Wikwemikong Annual Cultural Festival 

Guy Lamarche

 

Ian McMillan

TOURISM MARKETING AND TRAVEL MEDIA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FINALISTS

Tourism Marketing Campaign
Over $50K

Tourism Marketing Campaign
Under $50K
Tourism
Digital Marketing Award
Tourism
Marketing Partnership
Award
Travel
Media Award

Not Vanilla (Ottawa Tourism)

Big Red Chair Tour (Municipality of Meaford)

25 Things Campaign (Kingston Accommodation Partners)

Corkscrew City Tour (Owen Sound Tourism)

Muskoka: An Iconic Ontario Destination and Perfect for a Family Retreat (Melody Wren - Travel Writer and Photographer)

 

Live Music Campaign (Kingston Accommodation Partners)

 

Grand River Paddling Marketing Campaign (Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association)

 

BTS in Hamilton (Tourism Hamilton)

 

Golf in Ontario (Central Counties Tourism - RTO 6)

 

Culinary Trails in Ontario’s Southwest (Arienne Parzei)

 

Where Can WE Take You (Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island)

 

Meet the Makers Campaign (Kingston Accommodation Partners)

 

Explore Waterloo Region Mistletoe Trail (Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation)

 

Grand River Paddling Marketing Campaign (Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association)

 

Northern Ontario: A World Away, But Oh-So Close (Josephine Matyas - Freelance Media)

 

Backgrounder:

The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence recognize tourism industry successes by honouring organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to tourism in the province.

Tickets to the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence gala dinner and registrations for the 2019 Ontario Tourism Summit can be purchased at www.ontariotourismsummit.com.

 

Contact:

Haddas Lederman

Communications Coordinator

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)

647-691-4170

hlederman@tiaontario.ca