Ottawa Tourism


As a member of Ottawa Tourism, you gain the opportunity to network at several exclusive industry events throughout the year!

From professional development events such as the annual Stars of the City Conference and social media training sessions, to more networking-focused events such as the annual Ottawa Tourism Awards, the Holiday Reception and the Stars of the City Recognition Evening, Ottawa Tourism provides many chances to polish your own skills, meet new people and make lasting connections in Ottawa’s tourism industry.

Through industry leadership and destination marketing, Ottawa Tourism, a not-for-profit membership-based organization, works together with more than 330 tourism-related member businesses to profile Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region as a diverse place to visit. We showcase the best of what Canada’s capital has to offer!

Members also have access to Ottawa Tourism’s exclusive Annual General Meeting as well as research reports that provide forecasts and monthly statistics on hotel occupancy, motor coach tours, conventions and visitation.

Networking Events

Annual General Meeting
Date: Annually in late May

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an opportunity for members to participate in the governance of Ottawa Tourism. Key elements of the AGM include the presentation of the annual report and financial statements, and election of members to the Board of Directors. Directly following the AGM, Ottawa Tourism members are invited to attend a networking reception.

OGHA-Ottawa Tourism Golf Tournament
Date: Annually in late May

The annual golf tournament is a networking opportunity for OGHA and Ottawa Tourism members. The proceeds from the event go to the Algonquin College Foundation.

Holiday Reception
Date: Annually in late November

This networking opportunity allows members to kick off the holiday season with their tourism industry colleagues. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Snow Suit Fund of Ottawa. 

Training Events

Stars of the City Annual Conference
Date: Annually in early May

The Stars of the City Conference is an interactive workshop that engages delegates while celebrating customer service within the tourism industry. 

Special Events

Ottawa Tourism Awards
Date: Annually in late April

The Ottawa Tourism Awards 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.

See the list of 2019 Ottawa Tourism Awards winners.

Stars of the City Recognition Evening
Date: November 13, 2019

Ottawa Tourism and the tourism industry celebrate the customer service provided by our front-line staff at the annual Stars of the City Recognition Evening. Order your Stars of the City Recognition Evening tickets now!

See the list of 2019 Stars of the City finalists!