The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has anounced the finalists for the 2012 Canadian Tourism Awards, presented by The Toronto Star and Visa Canada. Among the finalists were individuals and organizations from all ten provinces as well as Canada’s North.
For the third year in a row Celtic Colours International Festival was named a finalist for the National Cultural Tourism Award. This will be only the third year that Cultural Tourism has been added to the TIAC awards and Celtic Colours was a finalist in 2010 and winner in 2011. Celtic Colours received the TIAC award for Event of the Year in 2007.
“The finalists for the Canadian Tourism Awards represent an inspiring group of people and organizations that consistently create extraordinary tourism experiences,” said David Goldstein, TIAC President & CEO. “They are veritable Canadian business leaders that actively drive economic growth and create jobs each and every day through their hard work and dedication. The industry congratulates them on this outstanding achievement.”
The Canadian Tourism Awards were established in 2003 to recognize those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travelers in Canada. This year’s ceremony will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Hotel Lac Leamy in Gatineau, Québec.
The 17th annual Celtic Colours International Festival will be held October 11th-19th 2013 and will present over 300 artists at more than 40 shows, 200 community cultural events and a nightly Festival Club.