Travel industry members are invited to take part, and/or be a sponsor, in this year’s Skal Toronto’s annual golf tournament, set for Aug. 10 at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club. More than 100 tourism, hospitality and travel industry executives and Skalleagues are expected to attend. Registration at Royal Woodbine begins at 10 a.m., followed by lunch and a shotgun start at noon (scramble, best ball format). A reception will be held at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Golf fees: including 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch and dinner (cash bar): Skål Toronto members $125; Other Skål members $150; Guest $190; Dinner only $65. Hole Sponsorship with foursome, $900. For further details, contact Kimberly Hartley at firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration details, either individually or for up to four persons, visit http://www.torontoskal.org.
South Africa Airways
South African Airways has announced the tour dates for this year’s Africa Showcase, which will for the first time include a stop in Canada (Toronto on Oct. 7). The Africa Showcase is the largest travel trade event in North America featuring exclusively African suppliers that represent hotels, safari lodges, destination tourism organizations, and other attractions that are popular with North American travellers. The show brings Africa travel specialists the latest trends on the region’s products and services, enabling those who participate to boost their sales to the increasingly popular destinations throughout Africa.
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.
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.