Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence. The application period is March 2nd - June 1st, 2020.

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Tourism Innovator of the Year Award

This award recognizes an organization or individual that created a new innovative product, policy or service to promote and enhance tourism in their local community, region or the province of Ontario.

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Tourism Event of the Year Award

This award is presented to a festival or event that exemplifies industry best practices in all aspects of its operation. 

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Tourism Champion of the Year Award

This award is presented to an individual who embodies the spirit of tourism in Ontario. This person should be directly involved with the industry. 

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Tourism Employer of the Year Award

This award is presented to an organization that has developed an admirable reputation as a great place to work, and is an upstanding example of Ontario's tourism industry. 

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Sustainable Tourism Award

This award is presented to an organization, individual, or initiative that has made a viable and maintainable contribution to the practice and promotion of sustainable tourism in Ontario.  

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Accessible Tourism Award

This award is presented to an organization that operates an outstanding accessible hospitality and tourism business that complies with Ontario Accessibility standards. 

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Indigenous Tourism Award

This award is presented to an organization, individual or experience that has demonstrated a commitment to the development and promotion of authentic, cultural Indigenous experiences for visitors to Ontario. 

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Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented to an individual that has made significant contributions to the development and promotion of Ontario’s tourism industry, and established a visible, long-term record of accomplishment that merits special attention.

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