Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa Tourism Awards 2016

Ottawa Tourism presented the 2016 edition of the Ottawa Tourism Awards on Thursday, April 28 at the Ottawa Marriott. 

Winners were chosen among 16 finalists in four major award categories:

Event of the Year – Exhibition

Event of the Year – Festival

New Company of the Year

Partnership of the Year

The Tourism Volunteer award was awarded to Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi, a very active partner through the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) organization in bringing conventions to Ottawa.

The Tourism Achievement award was presented to Claude Sauvé in recognition of his significant contribution to the growth and vitality of tourism in Ottawa during his time with the Fairmont Château Laurier.

Three other award winners were recognized at the event:

  • James Ross won the Ottawa Tourism Travel Writing Award for his article, Getaway to Spooky Fun at Ottawa’s Escape Manor, which appeared at as well as in three B.C. weekly newspapers: Kamloops This Week; The Delta Optimist; and The Vernon Morning Star.
  • Steven Carnaffan of Professional Entertainment Group was congratulated for being named the 2015 Star of the City.
  • Erin Haddon, 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.