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Larry Gale joins Tourism Canmore Kananaskis

Tourism Canmore Kananaskis (TCK) is very excited to announce that Larry Gale will join the organization effective July 15 as Vice-President, Business Development.

Gale has been an integral part of the sales team at Brewster for 20 years where he most recently held the position of Senior Director of Sales, Viad Travel & Recreation (Brewster Travel Canada, Alaska Denali Travel, Glacier Park Inc.). A long-time resident of Canmore, Gale is known globally throughout the tourism industry for his sales, business development and relationship-building skills. Throughout his career with Brewster Travel Canada and previously with CP Hotels and Resorts Gale has overseen tremendous growth in sales and has been responsible for development of business in many new and emerging markets. In his new role with TCK, Gale will be responsible for development of business opportunities regionally and internationally through the travel trade and through the meeting and conference market.

“Tourism Canmore Kananaskis has gone through a huge evolution over the last two years and we have built a very solid platform from which to deliver big results to our stakeholders,” says Andrew Nickerson, President & CEO, Tourism Canmore Kananaskis. “The addition of Larry Gale to our team of professionals opens a whole new world of possibilities, allowing us to effectively respond to market opportunities. Larry and his family have called Canmore home for many years. Because of his passion and commitment to the area, this will support all of us in driving new business into Canmore Kananaskis.”

The fact that Tourism Canmore Kananaskis is now able to attract talent of Larry Gale’s calibre speaks volumes to the evolution and growth of the organization under our CEO’s leadership,” says Dan DeSantis, Tourism Canmore Kananaskis chairman of the board. “Larry is respected throughout the industry and brings an outstanding skill-set that will help us deliver maximum benefit to our stakeholders.”

On hearing of this appointment Greg Klassen of the Canadian Tourism Commission commented “Larry Gale has been a highly respected contributor to Canada’s international tourism performance as has worked closely alongside the CTC to build tourism markets throughout the world. We are very much looking forward to working with Gale and Tourism Canmore Kananaskis in the years to come. “

Tourism Canmore Kananaskis is a destination management organization driving destination awareness, promoting visitation and ensuring long-term economic health throughout Canmore and Kananaskis. It is also a leader in sustainable tourism and business development.

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