The Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame welcomes three iconic tourism industry
builders, among which the Founder of Just for Laughs, Gilbert Rozon, on
the sidelines of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada's Congress.
MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The induction of Gilbert Rozon,
President Founder of Just for Laughs, to the Canadian Tourism Hall of
Fame, was celebrated during a luncheon, in the presence of Honorary
President, the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small
Business and Tourism). Presented during the Tourism Congress of The
Tourism Industry of Canada, held from November 19th to 21st, in Gatineau, this award recognizes the commitment and passion of
industry pioneers in their respective fields. Mrs Christiane Germain,
copresident of Groupe Germain, presented and commended Mr. Rozon.
As head of the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, the biggest comedy
festival in the world, Gilbert Rozon also stands out in tourism,
through his involvement in the Performance committee of the tourism
industry of Quebec. The report that emerged from this consultative
effort led to important budgetary gains for tourism development.
Gilbert Rozon now chairs the Advisory Committee for Tourism of Quebec's
tourism Industry Association and has been recently appointed
commissioner for the celebrations of Montreal's 375th anniversary.
Mr. Rick Antonson, President and CEO of Tourism Vancouver, and Mr. Klaus
W. Roth, Tourism Marketing Strategist in the Northwest Territories,
Yukon, and Alberta (posthumously), were also inducted to the Canadian
Tourism Hall of Fame during this luncheon.
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada, which includes over 300
members, is the only national organization representing the full
cross-section of Canada's $78.8 billion tourism industry. This industry
represents more than 157 000 enterprises, and created 603 400 directs
jobs, as well as 1.7 million salaried employees and self-employed
positions. Created in 2006 by the Tourism Association of Canada, the
Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame publicly recognizes those individuals
that have made tourism an important part of their life's work and whose
actions have impacted positively on the industry they serve.
About the Just For Laughs Group
Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group has four business units:
Festivals, in Montreal, Toronto, Chicago and Sydney; television
production, Gags seen in 135 countries and on 95 airlines and Stand-up
Specials; live shows, such as Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld,
Jeremy Hotz, John Pinette, Louis C.K., the Capital One Just For Laughs
Comedy Tour and North American dates for Family Guy Live!; and talent
management. The Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival is the world's
largest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming 1.25 million people
each summer. The Festival will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2012. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los
Angeles, Toronto and London.
SOURCE: JUST FOR LAUGHS GROUP
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