TIAO hosts the 2013 Ontario Tourism Summit

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is honoured to be hosting the 2013 Ontario Tourism Summit and the Ontario Tourism Awards at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from November 13-14, 2013.

Now in it's 9th year, the Summit is a well-recognized forum for the tourism industry to learn the latest trends, share new ideas and best practices, and network with colleagues. This year's event will host more than 500 tourism leaders from across the province, and features speakers from Deloitte, TNS Canada, WorldPride 2014, Toronto 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games and Google among others.

This year, TIAO will host the Tourism Summit in Toronto, combining the use of brand new and iconic venues, including the CN Tower, and Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, which will welcome the post-awards "Club Ontario" as its inaugural event.

"Attending the Ontario Tourism Summit gives industry leaders access to new trends and research, marketing, social media and more", explains Beth Potter, TIAO President & CEO. "This year's Mapping the Opportunities theme comes from our intention to provide clear direction towards successful delivery of our shared tourism objectives."

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario is the umbrella organization for leading associations, destination marketing organizations and regional tourism organizations serving Ontario's diverse tourism industry. TIAO collectively represents 147,000 businesses and 608,000 employees that are dedicated to promoting and operating the Province's tourism infrastructure. TIAO provides a strong unified voice for the sector, advocating the importance of tourism and the interests of the business community to all levels of government in order to help the industry grow and prosper. 

SOURCE: Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

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