Toronto, Sept. 7, 2018—The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) and Destination Ontario are 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 23 at the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence gala evening. Hosted at Caesars Windsor as part of the 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!

Complete list of finalists–>

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. Jointly presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), Destination Ontario, the Culinary Tourism Alliance (CTA) and Attractions Ontario, the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence are divided into four respective categories:

The Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence are presented to organizations, businesses and individuals that represent the quality of outstanding offerings that make Ontario a destination of choice.

The Tourism Marketing and Travel Media Awards of Excellence recognize those who contribute to Ontario’s tourism industry through impactful partnerships, marketing activities and media relations.

The Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence celebrate the people and places across the province committed to building Ontario’s food identity, and showcasing the best of its food culture.

Ontario’s Choice Awards calls upon tourists and locals to vote for their favourite attractions in eight different categories; the overall top-voted attraction is named Attraction of the Year.

Tickets to the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence gala dinner and registrations for the 2018 Ontario Tourism Summit can be purchased at ontariotourismsummit.com

Contacts:

Lydia Devereaux
Corporate Communications Manager
Destination Ontario
416-314-6590
lydia.devereaux@ontario.ca
Taylor Poelman
Communications Coordinator
TIAO
416-483-1691
communications@tiaontario.ca