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Announcing Winners of the 2016 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence

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The Ontario tourism industry’s best and brightest were celebrated at the annual Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala on Tuesday, Nov. http://www.thavornpalmbeach.com/phuket-luxury-holiday-package/22 at The Westin Ottawa. The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence recognize industry successes by acknowledging those who have made significant contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry.

Jointly presented by the Culinary Tourism Alliance (CTA), the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence are divided into three respective categories. The Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence are about the passion and excellence of those dedicated to advancing food tourism in Ontario, and recognizing those who work hard to tell the stories of our growers, producers, chefs, winemakers and brewers. The Tourism Marketing and Travel Media Awards of Excellence celebrate those who contribute to Ontario’s tourism industry through impactful partnerships, marketing activities and media relations. The Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence are presented to organizations, businesses and individuals that represent the quality of outstanding offerings that make Ontario a world-class destination.

In addition to the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence, this year Attractions Ontario also presented its Ontario’sChoice Award for Top Attraction. New for 2016, Ontario’s Choice Awards called upon Ontario tourists and locals alike to let their voices be heard. From February until September of this year, fans placed their votes for their favourite attractions in eight different categories.

The winners for 2016 are:
Ontario’s Choice Award by Attractions Ontario

Top Attraction
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre
Toronto
Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence

Culinary Tourism Leadership Award
Tourism Oxford
Culinary Tourism Experience Award
Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
& EPIC Wineries
Culinary Tourism Event of the Year Award
Beau’s All Natural Brewing
Company: Beau’s Oktoberfest
Tourism Marketing & Travel Media Awards of Excellence

Tourism Marketing Campaign Award Under $25,000
Headwaters Tourism
Tourism Marketing Campaign Award Over $25,000
Owen Sound Transportation Company
Tourism Marketing Partnership Award
City of Greater Sudbury
Tourism Print Collateral Award
Headwaters Tourism
Tourism Digital Marketing Award
Grey County Tourism
Travel Media Story Award
Josephine Matyas
Travel Media Photography Award
Colin Field
Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence (TIAO)

Accessible Tourism Award
Chelsea Hotel

Sustainable Tourism Award
Chicopee Tube Park

Tourism Employer of the Year
Haunted Walks Inc.

Tourism Champion of the Year
Barrie Martin

Tourism Innovator of the Year
Headwaters Tourism

Tourism Event of the Year
Sound of Music Festival

Lifetime Achievement Award
Grace Sammut

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