ONTARIO TOURISM AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS 2023
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Gordon Orr, CEO, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island|
Ontario Choice Award
Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence (TIAO)
|Tourism Event of the Year||Winter Festival of Lights, Niagara Falls Tourism|
|Tourism Employer of the Year||Ottawa Tourism|
|Tourism Marketing Campaign Award Under 50K|
|Tourism Marketing Campaign Award Under 50K||Your Staycation Destination March Break: Science North|
|Tourism Marketing Campaign Award Over 50K||‘Closer’ Campaign: Tourism Kingston|
|Tourism Marketing Partnership Award||RV Touring, Destination Northern Ontario, Ontario Parks, RV Rental Association of Canada|
|Tourism Digital Marketing Award||My Happy Place Campaign, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island|
|Travel Media Story||Fishing as a Kid Video series, Hosts Josh & Jake Jorgensen, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island & BlackTipH|
|Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence (CTA)|
|Culinary Tourism Experience Award||Udderly Ridiculous, Farm Life
Udderly Ridiculous Inc.
|Culinary Tourism Leadership Award||Bring Joy & Education through Sustainable & Responsible Experiences
Udderly Ridiculous Inc.
|Workforce Innovation and Collaboration Awards (OTEC)|
|OTEC Workforce Innovation and Collaboration Award||Next Level Hospitality, Destination Northern Ontario
Building Back Better, Hamilton, Halton, Brant Regional Tourism
Pearson Works Program, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Thursday, October 26, 2023 – On October 25, 2023 the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) hosted the annual Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence at Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites in Mississauga. Many winners were announced including some prominent people and associations that are a part of the Attractions Ontario family.
The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence aims to celebrate the best in the Tourism Industry. Thank you to TIAO and all our colleagues in tourism for their contributions and devotion to this incredible industry.
Attractions Ontario is a non-profit association, dedicated solely to optimizing attendance for their member attractions. As the only province-wide trade association dedicated exclusively to the attractions sector of the tourism industry, Attractions Ontario members encompass over 500 public and privately-owned attractions in numerous categories such as amusement parks, historical sites, cultural activities, arts & entertainment and adventure tourism.