News & Events

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Member Events

Engage your membership by participating in the exclusive Tourism EDGE Events Series, workshops and seminars. For more information, please contact membership@torcvb.com.

Tourism EDGE Event Series

This monthly series of workshops and seminars, keeps you and your team up-to-date with the latest developments, innovations and trends from industry experts. Enrich your marketing skills, enhance your sales efforts and grow your business while networking with peers and industry experts. Tourism EDGE Ticket fees will be applied to Membership Level Accounts. Events are included as a benefit for Enhanced Memberships (two tickets) and Premium Partners (unlimited tickets).

Previous Events:

November 20, 2018 – Tourism Toronto’s 93rd Annual General Meeting
Our 93rd Annual General Meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, brought together members, stakeholders and government to celebrate 2018 and taking a look ahead at what’s to come. For the first time in the history of the AGM, all three levels of government joined us on stage to talk about the vital economic impact of tourism for the city, the province and the country. The AGM was followed by a packed reception for attendees.
Recap: Tourism Toronto’s 93rd AGM

November 6, 2018 – EDGE Event: Crossing Into Canada
Crossing Into Canada – Navigating Canadian border regulations for international visitors and businesses marked the final EDGE Event for 2018. This seminar took an in-depth look at eTAs, visas, customs and biometrics unpacked the facts, issues and policy changes that impact meetings, groups and individual travellers to Toronto.
Recap: Crossing Into Canada

October 16, 2018 – Edge Event: Building Brand Trust
This EDGE Event focused on strategies to build and nurture brand trust with a focus on best practices for working with influencers. Building Brand Trust opened with a presentation addressing authenticity, how to build brand trust and how Tourism Toronto works with influencers to tell the Toronto story to a wider audience; and featured a panel discussion with Toronto-based influencers.
Recap: Building Brand Trust

September 13, 2018 – The Tourism Town Hall
Members took part in a special Town Hall featuring Tourism Toronto, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Destination Canada, the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario and the Indigenous Tourism Industry Association of Canada.
Recap: Tourism Town Hall

August 29, 2018 – EDGE Event: Indigenous Tourism
This EDGE events explored how to be market-ready and culturally respectful when it comes to Indigenous tourism.
Recap: Indigenous Tourism

June 10, 2018 – Tourism Toronto’s Spring ConneXion
This spring networking event brought together members at the newly launched Hotel X for networking, community building and a great party.
Recap: Tourism Toronto’s Spring ConneXion

May 28, 2018 – EDGE Event: The Changing Social Landscape
This EDGE event explored the new era in social media – privacy concerns, brand safety and evolving platforms changing how we communicate online.
Recap: The Changing Social Landscape

April 11, 2018 – EDGE Event: Global Ready: The China Market
This EDGE event featured industry experts from the region providing insight into the growing number of Chinese visitors coming to Toronto.
Recap: Global Ready: The China Market

March 27, 2018 – EDGE Event: Magic in the Machine
This EDGE event featured a breakdown of how AI and Machine Learning can impact not only the tourism industry, but our everyday lives.
Recap: Magic in the Machine

January 22, 2018 – Canada’s Downtown on Ice
Tourism Toronto hosted members at the newly-launched Bentway – a unique and innovative public space that transforms 1.75 kilometers underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway.
Recap: Canada’s Downtown on Ice

Resources

Destination Ontario

Destination Ontario (formerly OTMPC) offers consumer businesses in Ontario the opportunity to promote their company on OntarioTravel.net.

Head to Destination Ontario’s industry website to upload your FREE listing and to view partner opportunities, marketing plans and campaigns, media relations, research and much more on TourismPartners.com.

Tips on creating your content for OntarioTravel.net (PDF)

Destination Canada

Destination Canada markets Canada internationally and is a go-to resource for research and market insight. The organization also provides tools to businesses in the tourism industry such as a media relations toolkit.