September 23rd | Butter Tart Taste-Off & Sous Chef Challenge

Once a year, the Butter Tart Taste-Off sees our expert bakery partners turn out to compete…with each bringing their best and most original butter tarts! The next annual Taste-Off is scheduled for September 23, 2017, at the Peterborough Farmer’s Market. New categories to the competition this year are, The Canadiana Collection, The Emerging Baker (those who have been on … Read more

Butter Tart Taste-Off & Sous Chef Challenge

Once a year, the Butter Tart Taste-Off sees our expert bakery partners turn out to compete…with each bringing their best and most original butter tarts! The next annual Taste-Off is scheduled for September 23, 2017, at the Peterborough Farmer’s Market. New categories to the competition this year are, The Canadiana Collection, The Emerging Baker (those who … Read more

The New UNWTO 2nd Report on Food Tourism Report is Out!

The new UNWTO 2nd Report on Food Tourism report is out, and we are excited to share it.
The Culinary Tourism Alliance is proud to have contributed two chapters to the report, ensuring our member regions are recognized on a global scale for their efforts in building food tourism in Ontario.
 
We urge you to read the report as it’s full of juicy details and case studies. Read the report here.

TIAO June 15th Industry Newlsetter

‘Where Am I?’ Ontario Tourism Campaign Earns Awards Recognition (OTMPC)
The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) is celebrating another award win for the ‘Where Am I?’ Ontario tourism brand marketing campaign. OTMPC was recognized this week at Strategy Magazine’s Marketing Awards with Silver for the Integrated Campaign and Bronze for the Television Single, Public Service Categories.

The campaign has already garnered recognition with previous wins including the Canadian Tourism Awards 2016 Marketing Campaign of the Year, the 2017 AICE Awards for Best Montage and Best of Toronto, and the 2017 Applied Arts Award for TV Craft – Cinematography – Single.

The ‘Where Am I?’ innovative tourism marketing campaign was launched in June 2016 and during its first year generated significant success with 11.9 million video views, 29 million social impressions and 48 thousand social comments and reactions. The campaign continues to build on its positive results and is currently in-market generating awareness for the summer tourism season.

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DO SOMETHING DELICIOUS | OCTA JUNE 15TH NEWSLETTER

FEATURED FEAST ON CHEF

KEVIN MCKENNA

SOUTH POND FARMS
PONTY POOL, ONTARIO

“My drink of choice has to be Prince Edward County’s Pride – Waupoos Premium Apple Cider! I use cider in a lot of my cooking to bring out the ‘Taste of Ontario’ I am looking for. “

 

Is there any dessert out there more Canadian than the humble buttertart? If it could apologize for nabbing the title, it would. Well, big news; the butter tart just got even nicer.IT REALLY DOESN’T GET
ANY MORE CANADIAN
THAN THIS

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TIAO June 1st Industry Newsletter

Tourism Week 2017 – Harnessing Canada’s Competitive Edge (TIAC)

During Tourism Week, a time to celebrate Tourism’s relevance as an economic driver and job creator, TIAC calls on government to support this $91.6 billion industry by implementing initiatives that trigger industry growth and can propel Canada towards global top ten ranking in international arrivals.

As 2017 unfolds, Canada’s Travel and Tourism sector benefits from unprecedented growth, increased visibility and opportunities as Canada’s brand is at an all-time high being named top place to visit in the world by Lonely Planet, the New York Times, and Condé Nast Traveler. Canada also saw near record-breaking visitor numbers from traditional and emerging markets in 2016. Read more.


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Tourism Industry Association of Canada and Aboriginal Tourism Association of
Canada Announce Strategic Partnership Agreement 
(TIAC & Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada)

Among other things, through this agreement ATAC will be recognized as a TIAC Industry Patron increasing exposure of the important work being done to promote aboriginal tourism in Canada. TIAC will also promote and publish information and research conducted by ATAC about aboriginal tourism in Canada through its e-Newsletter and website. This agreement also provides a special introductory membership fee to members of ATAC who have never been members of TIAC. Read more.


A Letter from Minister Eleanor McMahon | Ontario Trails Week

May 31, 2017 Dear Member of the Trails Community, As you are aware, this week marks the first Ontario Trails Week under the recently passed Ontario Trails Act, 2016. With your help, we were able to pass this important legislation to improve and sustain Ontario’s urban, suburban, rural and remote land and water trails. We … Read more

Let’s Talk Tourism | Spring 2017 Newsletter

View the full newsletter here. Strategic Framework for Tourism in Ontario Trent-Severn Trail Towns Community Incentive Award Apply now for Partnership Allocation Funding Apply to have 50% of the cost covered for Attractions Ontario 2014 Stats from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport Congratulations to our new Regional Tourism Ambassadors! New! Launching our eLearning … Read more