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Toronto Tourism


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Toronto Tourism

  1. 1. T ORONTO’S T OURISM C LUSTER b Y L ianne b enson
  2. 2. A bout T he I ndustry <ul><li>Did you know… </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto has 18 million visitors annually. </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism has grown 33% over the past 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>35000+ hotel rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto’s tourism industry includes over 24,000 businesses and employs 203,000 people </li></ul>Toronto is the central city for tourists who want to see Canada
  3. 3. M ajor P layers & S upport S ystems <ul><li>The worlds leading tourism based companies are headquartered in Toronto such as Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts </li></ul><ul><li>Municiple, Provincial & the Federal government work together to support tourism businesses through programs and services, including professional consulting, site event facilitation and networking opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism Toronto promotes Toronto as an amazing destination for tourists, convention delegates and business travelers. They work with meeting planners and tour operators to ensure that the city exceeds their hosts', delegates' and clients' expectations . </li></ul>
  4. 4. A bout t he M embers <ul><li>Metro Toronto Convention Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Canada’s number one trade show & convention facility </li></ul><ul><li>The setting is sleek, modern and inviting. Warm tasteful colours and contemporary finishing's are set off by abundance of glass and natural light. </li></ul><ul><li>dedicated staff, technologically advanced facilities and enviable reputation for food and service excellence help to make each event we host a truly unique experience for groups of 40 to 40,000. </li></ul>
  5. 5. A bout t he M embers <ul><li>The Fairmont Royal York Hotel is located in the heart of Toronto just walking distance of the business district </li></ul><ul><li>State of the art meeting rooms and knowledgeable event planners </li></ul><ul><li>The hotel also has 5 restaurants as well as 4 lounges with a variety of dinner selections. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Providing both an invigorating and relaxing environment, The Fairmont Royal York is the ideal hotel in Toronto for meetings, conventions, banquets, and special events.” -The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto </li></ul>
  6. 6. A bout t he M embers <ul><li>One of the top business hotels in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of top conference and meeting rooms within the building </li></ul><ul><li>24 hour business center with computers, mobile phones and secretarial services </li></ul>   
  7. 7. S imilar c luster <ul><li>A few of the world’s biggest telecommunication, technology and computer conventions operate at the GWCC.  </li></ul><ul><li>This shows that they are number one and up to date with their technology which is why these companies keep going back year after year. </li></ul>Atlanta is a similar cluster but ranks the number one within the business tourism cluster. The Georgia World Congress Center holds most of Atlanta’s biggest conferences
  8. 8. S imilar c luster <ul><li>The Las Vegas Convention Center </li></ul><ul><li>Owned and operated by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority </li></ul><ul><li>One of the largest convention centers in the world with 3,200, 000 sq ft of meeting space </li></ul>
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  10. 10. M ore I nformation <ul><li>For More Information Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Sectors and Strategic Partnerships Rob Berry, Manager Tel: 416-392-3387 Fax: 416-392-3374 E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul>