2019 Finalists & Winners

2019 ONTARIO TOURISM AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

Tourism Industry
Awards of
Excellence (TIAO)

Tourism Marketing & Travel Media Awards of Excellence (TIAO)

Culinary Tourism
Awards 
of
Excellence (CTA)

Ontario's Choice Awards (Attractions Ontario)

Tourism Innovator of the Year

OTEC 

Tourism Marketing Campaign Award
Under 50K

Kingston Accommodation Partners – Meet the Makers 

Culinary Tourism Experience Award

Ottercreek Woodworks
 

Attraction of the Year Award

Science North

Tourism Event of the Year 

Blumination (Blue Mountain Village Association)

Tourism Marketing Campaign Award Over 50K

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island - Where Can WE Take You

Culinary Tourism Event of the Year

Big Cheese Days by the Oxford County Cheese Trail

 

 

Tourism Champion of the Year

Phil Casey

Tourism Marketing Partnership Award

Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association - Grand River Paddling Marketing Campaign

Culinary Tourism Leadership Award

Radical Gardens
 

Tourism Employer of the Year

Elmhirst's Resort

Tourism Digital Marketing Award

Kingston Accommodation Partners – 25 Things Campaign

 

 

Accessible Tourism Award

CN Tower

Cowbell Brewing Co.

Travel Media Award

Arienne Parzei – Culinary Trails in Ontario's Southwest

   

Sustainable Tourism Award (Large Organization)

Oxford County - Tourism Oxford 

 

   

Sustainable Tourism Award (Small Organization)

Cowbell Brewing Co.

 

   

Indigenous Tourism Award

Wikwemikong Annual Cultural Festival

 

 

   
Lifetime Achievement Award

Guy Lamarche

Ian McMillan

     

FINALISTS

Tourism Industry
Awards of
Excellence (TIAO)

Tourism Marketing & Travel Media Awards of Excellence (TIAO)

Culinary Tourism
Awards 
of
Excellence (CTA)

Ontario's Choice Awards (Attractions Ontario)

Tourism Innovator of the Year

OTEC

Bruce County Economic Development

Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab

Tourism Marketing Campaign Award
Under 50K

Big Red Chair Tour (Municipality of Meaford)

BTS in Hamilton (Tourism Hamilton)

Grand River Paddling Partnership Marketing Campaign (Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association)

     

Culinary Tourism Experience Award

Saints & Sinners Bootleggers Trail

Killarney Lodge

Ottercreek Woodworks

 

     

Attraction of the Year Award

African Lion Safari 

OPG Winter Festival of Lights

Science North

Tourism Event of the Year 

The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival

Supercrawl

Blumination (Blue Mountain Village Association
 
         

Tourism Marketing Campaign Award Over 50K

Live Music Campaign (Kingston Accommodation Partners)

Not Vanilla (Ottawa Tourism)

 

Where Can WE Take You (Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island)

Culinary Tourism Event of the Year

Cheers Caledon! (Town of Caledon)

Farm to Table Community Celebration (Municipality of Tweed)

FUNKfest by Sawdust City Brewing

 

   

 

Tourism Champion of the Year

Brian Purdy

Phil Casey

Tim Potocic

Tourism Marketing Partnership Award

Corkscrew City Tour (Owen Sound Tourism)

Golf in Ontario (Central Counties Tourism - RTO 6)

Grand River Paddling Partnership Marketing Campaign (Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association)

Culinary Tourism Leadership Award

Taste of Burlington

Radical Gardens

Taste Detours
 

Tourism Employer of the Year

Elmhirst's Resort

Escape Manor

 

Ottawa Tourism 

Tourism Digital Marketing Award

25 Things Campaign (Kingston Accommodation Partners)

BTS in Hamilton (Tourism Hamilton)

Explore Waterloo Region Mistletoe Trail (Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation)

 

 

Accessible Tourism Award

Cowbell Brewing Co.

Oasis by the Bay Vacation Suites

CN Tower

Tourism Print Collateral Award

Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board – Bay of Quinte Discovery Guide

Makers Guide to Kingston (Kingston Accommodation Partners)

2017 Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide (Wine Marketing Association of Ontario)

     
   

Sustainable Tourism Award

OWL Rafting

Cowbell Brewing Co.

Oxford County - Tourism Oxford 

Ontario Heritage Trust -  Cheltenham Badlands Conservation and New Visitor Infrastructure Initiative

     

Travel Media Award

Culinary Trails in Ontario's Southwest (Arienne Parzei)

Muskoka: An Iconic Ontario Destination and Perfect for a Family Retreat (Melody Wren)

Northern Ontario: A World Away, But Oh-So Close (Josephine Matyas)