Golfers in the Toronto area can get the low down on golfing in Mexico at the inaugural Mexican Golf Trade Show. The Oct. 18 event will be held at the Marriott Hotel at 90 Bloor St. E. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is being supported by the Mexican Tourism Board and the state of Sinaloa. Entry is free and prizes will be given. The keynote speaker will be Ernesto Coppel Kelly, who own resorts in Mexico and a golf course in Los Cabos. He will speak at 2:30 p.m. More information is available by e-mailing:
Partners First program
Norwegian Cruise Line continues its “Partners First” initiative with a series of events that will bring the NCL sales team face-to-face with travel partners and individual agents in more than 100 cities across North America over the next two months. The seminar series will focus on travel partner training and engagement. Attending agents will learn about the advantages of doing business with Norwegian and the company’s key selling points as the youngest cruise fleet in North America, its global itineraries and newly built and refurbished ships. Upcoming cities to be visited include Calgary Oct. 15; Windsor, Ont. Oct. 20; Moncton Oct. 21; London, Ont. Oct. 22; Winni-peg Nov. 2; Victoria Nov. 3; Regina Nov. 4 and Saskatoon Nov. 5.
The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) has locked down the dates for the BC Tourism Industry Conference, set for Vancouver on Oct. 20-21. The 2015 conference will offer a variety of workshops, keynote speakers and tourism professionals from all regions of the province. Upwards of 400 delegates are expected to attend this year’s event, representing all sectors of the industry from city/community destination marketing organizations, to independent operators to provincial and municipal government leaders.
Business Building Boot Camps
TRAVELSAVERS Canada reports that registration for its regional 2015 Business Building Boot Camps is open. The intensive profit-building program is designed to deliver innovative ideas, educational sessions and actionable strategies, proven money-making programs, a trade show, one-on-one sessions to discuss product offerings, marketing, sales tactics and vendor support and networking opportunities. This year, two locations have been arranged – Nov. 5-7, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort, Whistler, BC, and Nov. 21-23, The Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa.
Travel Professionals International (TPI) has unveiled details of its plans for its upcoming 2015 TPI Annual Conference. Now entering its 21st year in business, TPI will be holding its annual event at the Meliá Marina Varadero in Cuba from Nov. 16-19. The event is being presented by TPI, Transat Holidays and Nolitours, and Meliá Hotels & Resorts. More than 250 travel advisors, guests, staff and travel partners are expected to attend the which will include site inspections, networking opportunities, keynote speakers, training workshops, excursions, and more.
2015 Tourism Summit
Mark your calendar for the largest tourism industry conference in Canada – the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) Annual Tourism Summit. Held at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, this event welcomes more than 500 delegates each year and offers a combination of high calibre keynote speakers, educational sessions, networking events and marketplace. The three-day event culminates with the Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner, recognizing industry leaders.