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    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

     October 02, 2017