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2017 Canada Corroboree kicked up its heels for Canada’s 150th birthday

February 15, 2017 Photo Gallery No Comments Email Email

The Canada Corroboree 2017 industry roadshow celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday during February, visiting Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney, showcasing the country’s new and amazing experiences to travel agents and media.

More than 700 travel agents had the chance to network with 29 Canadian representatives, with four lucky agents winning an all-expenses paid trip to Canada. Additionally, a total of 29 Australian wholesale partners attended the highly successful B2B event in Sydney.

“Canada Corroboree is an outstanding opportunity for the Australian travel industry to gain first-hand information about the latest tourism products and experiences,” says Donna Campbell, Managing Director, Destination Canada GSA.

“This year’s theme, Celebrate Canada, marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation and we were thrilled to have new partners from Manitoba and Atlantic Canada attending for the first time.”

Almost 90 Australian travel writers, editors, and broadcasters attended Canada Corroboree media luncheons in Melbourne and Sydney, where they were treated to gourmet cuisine at Vue de Monde and Est. restaurants respectively, and experienced a journey of discovery through Canada’s wildlife, landscapes, and new urban offerings.

The Canada Corroboree Media Award was presented to travel writers Guy Wilkinson and Jocelyn Pride, for their outstanding media coverage generated through their own first-hand adventures in Canada.

“Our media program aims to inspire travel writers by helping them make their dreams a reality,” says Donna. “Whether that means walking the cobble-stone streets of Quebec City, or viewing the northern lights in Canada’s remote northern regions, we want to help writers tell a compelling story so their readers will be motivated to experience it for themselves.”

In addition to the much-coveted solid glass polar bear trophy, both Guy and Jocelyn received a trip to Canada, including flights, accommodation, and a ground itinerary for up to 10 days.

Canada’s 150th year-long celebrations is well underway with events and ceremonies taking place from coast-to-coast. The capital city of Ottawa is the focal point of the festivities with a full schedule of free and ticketed events taking place throughout the year. Visit

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