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Ottawa Tourism Awards celebrate local excellence

 
 

Ottawa Tourism presented the 2011 Ottawa Tourism Awards last night at a gala event in the new Ottawa Convention Centre.

More than 300 industry insiders attended, including The Honourable Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Tourism and Culture, Robin Garrett, President of the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC), and Bill Kenny, Vice President of OTMPC.

Winners were chosen among 20 finalists in four major award categories:

New Company of the Year

Innovation of the Year

Tourism Partnership of the Year

Event of the Year

The Tourism Volunteer of the Year was Michael Crockatt, Vice-President of Business Development and Marketing at the Ottawa International Airport Authority.

The Outstanding Tourism Achievement was the new Ottawa Convention Centre, presented to Patrick Kelly, President, and Jim Durrell, Chair.

Three other award winners were recognized at the event:

  • Benoit Legault won the Ottawa Tourism Travel Writing Award for an article called “Ottawa – La non-capitale” published in the June 19-20, 2010 edition of Le Devoir. (Runners-up were Amy Eckert for her story “Fest Stops: Canadian Tulip Festival” in the March 2010 issue of Cleveland Magazine and Jeff Heilman for his story “Capital Ventures” in the November 2010 issue of Business Traveler magazine.)
  • Kamalesh Kasinathan of the Holiday Inn & Suites Ottawa – Kanata was congratulated for being named the 2010 Star of the City
  • Christie Barr, a student in Algonquin College’s School of Hospitality &Tourism, received the annual Tourism Scholarship

The Ottawa Tourism Awards are coordinated by Ottawa Tourism and celebrate the individuals, organizations and events that have set high standards and demonstrated outstanding achievement, contributing to the growth and development of tourism in Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

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