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Six Alberta Finalists Announced for 2015 Canadian Tourism Awards

Congratulations to six Alberta tourism partners announced as finalists for the 2015 Canadian Tourism Awards.

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada's tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada. The awards will be presented at the Canadian Tourism Awards Gala on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 as part of the annual Tourism Congress.

The Canadian Tourism Awards have become the standard of excellence for businesses and organizations in the travel industry, showcasing the nation's best tourism products, services and experiences.

Here are the six Alberta finalists and their award categories:

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

The VIA Rail Canada Community Leadership Award

The VIA Rail Canada Community Leadership Award will be presented to the tourism business or organization that makes the year's most outstanding contribution to develop, build and enhance social conditions in their community.

Canmore Uncorked

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre Event of the Year Award

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre Event of the Year Award will be presented to an event or festival that exemplifies industry best practices in all aspects of its operations, and thus serves as an example of excellence to other events and festivals and the greater tourism industry.

Banff Lake Louise Tourism “Sculpted in Time”

The Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Marketing Campaign of the Year Award

The Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Marketing Campaign of the Year Award will be presented to the organization that has devised and implemented the year's most outstanding tourism marketing campaign or initiative.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site

The ATAC National Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Award

The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada National Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Award will recognize an Aboriginal tourism business that has demonstrated a commitment to the development, promotion and delivery of an authentic, innovative and enriched Aboriginal cultural tourism visitor experience.  The recipient will have demonstrated a commitment to authentic Aboriginal cultural tourism as a key aspect of encouraging and promoting tourism growth in their region.

Tourism Calgary “Auto Phil”

The WestJet Social Media Initiative of the Year Award

The WestJet Social Media Initiative of the Year Award will be presented to the tourism business or organization that has devised and implemented the year's most outstanding social media marketing campaign or initiative.

Campus Tower Suite Hotel

The Oxford Properties Tourism Employer of the Year Award

The Oxford Properties Tourism Employer of the Year Award will be presented to the tourism business or workplace that shows the most outstanding all-round commitment to human resources management and development.

View the full list of all finalists in all categories.



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