Halifax, Nova Scotia celebrated by National Awards for Tourism Excellence with seven nominations

on Monday, 17 October 2011. Posted in Press Releases

September 30

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Halifax, NS – Halifax’s tourism industry had much to celebrate when the National Awards for Tourism Excellence, presented by the Toronto Star, were announced this week. With seven nominations, in categories including Event of the Year and Business of the Year - Multiple Unit, Halifax’s famous hospitality is being recognized on a national level.

Halifax’s nominees include RCR Hospitality (Business of the Year – Multiple Unit), Halifax International Airport Authority (Corporate Partner of the Year), Waterfront Development Corporation (Corporate Partner of the Year), Grand Chief Membertou 400 (Event of the Year), Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon (Event of the Year), Halifax Sociable! – Destination Halifax (Online Marketing Campaign of the Year) and The Prince George Hotel (Award for Excellence in Human Resources Development). Nova Scotia’s nominees also include Joggins Fossil Institute Association (Sustainable Tourism Award) and Celtic Colours International Festival (National Cultural Tourism Award).

“We’re thrilled by the great representation of Halifax amongst the 2010 National Awards for Tourism Excellence nominees,” says Stuart Joliffe, Chair of the Destination Halifax Board of Directors. “The growth and development of both the individual organizations and of the collective Halifax tourism industry deserve to be recognized. From the moment they arrive, the Halifax region offers visitors a superior tourism experience – congratulations to all of those who work to make that happen.”

The National Tourism Awards for Excellence are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). The award winners will be announced on November 2, 2010 at Canada’s Tourism Summit in Gatineau, Quebec.

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For more information, contact:
Emily Kimber
Communications Manager,
Destination Halifax
P: 902-423-1133 / E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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