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    Discover the 2019 Tourism Industry and Marketing & Travel Media Awards of Excellence finalists. see more

    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

  • OTMPC and CTA awards finalists revealed see more

    We're happy to announce the second round of finalists for this year's Ontario Tourism Awards!

    The Tourism Marketing and Travel Media Awards of Excellence celebrate excellence and innovation of those who contribute to Ontario’s tourism industry through impactful tourism partnerships, marketing activities and media relations provincially, nationally and internationally.

    The Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence recognize those who work hard to tell the stories of Ontario’s growers, producers, chefs, winemakers and brewers, and their dedication to advancing the culinary tourism movement in Ontario.

    The Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence (previously announced on Sept. 11) are presented to organizations, businesses and individuals that represent the quality of offerings that make Ontario a destination of choice—innovations, events, employers and the tourism champions who make it all possible.

    Award winners will be announced on November 7 at the Ontario Tourism Summit in Niagara Falls.

     

    Tourism Marketing and Travel Media Awards of Excellence (OTMPC)

    Tourism Marketing Campaign Award Under 50K

    Elgin County Tourism

    Tourism Hamilton

    Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism

    Tourism Marketing Campaign Award Over 50K

    Ottawa Tourism

    Resorts of Ontario, Central Counties Tourism (RTO 6), BruceGreySimcoe (RTO 7) and Kawarthas Northumberland (RTO 8)

    Kingston Accommodation Partners

    Tourism Print Collateral Award

    Tourism Timmins

    Headwaters Tourism

    Tourism Toronto

    Tourism Digital Marketing Award

    Tourism Toronto

    Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation (RTO 1)

    Kingston Accommodation Partners

    Tourism Marketing Partnership Award

    Tourism Toronto and Air Canada

    Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

    Toronto Zoo

    Travel Media Story Award

    Mark Stevens

    Arienne Parzei

    Colleen Friesen

    Travel Media Photography Award

    James MacDonald

    Colin Field

    George Fischer

     

    Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence (CTA)

    Culinary Tourism Leadership Award

    Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism

    Bistro ‘67

    360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower

    Culinary Tourism Event of the Year

    Cultivate: A Festival of Food & Drink

    Spirit Tree Estate Cidery Family Day Wassailing Festival

    WindsorEats’ Dinner on a Pier

    Culinary Tourism Experience Award

    The Apple Pie Trail

    The Barrels, Bottles & Brews Trail

    Stratford Tourism Alliance

     

    Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence (TIAO)

    Tourism Innovator of the Year

    Escape Manor & Diefenbunker Museum — Escape the Diefenbunker

    Great Spirit Circle Trail — Authentic Indigenous Cultural Tours

    Waterloo Warbirds

    Tourism Event of the Year

    Lumina Borealis

    Kingsville Folk Music Festival

    2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Tourism Champion of the Year

    Adriano Ciotoli

    Deb Dalziel

    Patti Kendall

    Tourism Employer of the Year

    Tourism Toronto

    Caesars Windsor

    Chelsea Hotel Toronto

    Sustainable Tourism Award

    Taste Real Local Food Fest

    Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

    Yours Outdoors

    Accessible Tourism Award

    Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada

    Ontario Science Centre

    Kingsville Folk Music Festival


    Please note that voting for Ontario's Choice Awards is open until October 5.

    The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence are a celebration of success and recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry. Awards are jointly presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation, the Culinary Tourism Alliance and Attractions Ontario across four respective categories: the Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence (TIAO); the Tourism Marketing & Travel Media Awards of Excellence (OTMPC); the Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence (CTA); and Ontario's Choice Awards (Attractions Ontario).

    Thank You to The Globe and Mail for Sponsoring the Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence

  • Who's the best of the best for 2017? see more

    TIAO is happy to announce the first round of finalists for this year's Ontario Tourism Awards!

    The Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence are presented to organizations, businesses and individuals that represent the quality of offerings that make Ontario a destination of choice—innovations, events, employers and the tourism champions who make it all possible.

    Award winners will be announced on November 7 at the Ontario Tourism Summit in Niagara Falls.

    Tourism Innovator of the Year

    Escape Manor & Diefenbunker Museum — Escape the Diefenbunker

    Great Spirit Circle Trail — Authentic Indigenous Cultural Tours

    Waterloo Warbirds

    Tourism Event of the Year

    Lumina Borealis

    Kingsville Folk Music Festival

    2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Tourism Champion of the Year

    Adriano Ciotoli

    Deb Dalziel

    Patti Kendall

    Tourism Employer of the Year

    Tourism Toronto

    Caesars Windsor

    Chelsea Hotel Toronto

    Sustainable Tourism Award

    Taste Real Local Food Fest

    Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

    Yours Outdoors

    Accessible Tourism Award

    Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada

    Ontario Science Centre

    Kingsville Folk Music Festival


    Finalists for the Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence and Tourism Marketing & Travel media Awards of Excellence will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! Voting for Ontario's Choice Awards is open until October 5.

    The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence are a celebration of success and recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry. Awards are jointly presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation, the Culinary Tourism Alliance and Attractions Ontario across four respective categories: the Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence (TIAO); the Tourism Marketing & Travel Media Awards of Excellence (OTMPC); the Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence (CTA); and Ontario's Choice Awards (Attractions Ontario).

    Thank You to The Globe and Mail for Sponsoring the Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence