Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Tourism Industry
Awards of
Excellence (TIAO)

Tourism Marketing & Travel Media Awards of Excellence (OTMPC)

Culinary Tourism
Awards 
of
Excellence (CTA)

Ontario's Choice Awards (Attractions Ontario)

Tourism Innovator of the Year

Escape Manor & Diefenbunker Museum

Great Spirit Circle Trail

Waterloo Warbirds

Tourism Marketing Campaign Award
Under 50K

Elgin County Tourism

Tourism Hamilton

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism

Culinary Tourism Leadership Award

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism

Bistro ‘67

360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower

Attraction of the Year Award

Treetop Trekking

Science North

Lang Pioneer Village

 

Tourism Event of the Year

Lumina Borealis

Kingsville Folk Music Festival

2016 World Cup of Hockey

Tourism Marketing Campaign Award Over 50K

Ottawa Tourism (RTO10)

Resorts of Ontario, Central Counties Tourism (RTO6), BruceGreySimcoe (RTO7) and Kawarthas Northumberland (RTO8)

Kingston Accommodation Partners

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

 

Tourism Champion of the Year

Adriano Ciotoli

Deb Dalziel

Patti Kendall

Tourism Print Collateral Award

Tourism Timmins

Headwaters Tourism

Tourism Toronto (RTO5)

Culinary Tourism Experience Award

BMVA: The Apple Pie Trail

The Barrels, Bottles & Brews Trail

Stratford Tourism Alliance

 

Tourism Employer of the Year

Tourism Toronto (RTO5)

Caesars Windsor

Chelsea Hotel Toronto

Tourism Digital Marketing Award

Tourism Toronto (RTO5)

Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation (RTO 1)

Kingston Accommodation Partners

   

Sustainable Tourism Award

Taste Real Local Food Fest

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

Yours Outdoors

Tourism Marketing Partnership Award

Tourism Toronto (RTO5) and Air Canada

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

Toronto Zoo

   

Accessible Tourism Award

Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada

Ontario Science Centre

Kingsville Folk Music Festival

Travel Media Story Award

Mark Stevens

Arienne Parzei

Colleen Friesen

   
 

Travel Media Photography Award

James MacDonald

Colin Field

George Fischer

   

 

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:

• Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence (TIAO)

• Tourism Marketing & Travel Media Awards of Excellence (OTMPC)

• Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence (CTA)

• Ontario's Choice Awards (Attractions Ontario)

 

Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence (TIAO)

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.

 

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Tourism Marketing & Travel Media Awards of Excellence (OTMPC)

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.

 

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Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence (CTA)

These awards are about the passion and excellence of those dedicated to advancing the culinary tourism movement in Ontario; they recognize those who work hard to tell the stories of our growers, producers, chefs, winemakers and brewers.

 

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Ontario’s Choice Awards (Attractions Ontario)

Visitors vote for their favourites in eight categories from April 24 to October 5. The top three attractions with the most votes are finalists for the Attraction of the Year Award; the winner is announced at the Ontario Tourism Awards Gala on November 7.

 

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