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New Gta Cluster Presentation

  1. 1. Convention Cluster
  2. 2. Toronto's Convention and Visitors Association  Industry association of more than 1,200 members  Established to strategically sell and market the Greater Toronto Region as a remarkable destination for tourists, convention delegates and business travellers around the globe.
  3. 3. Industry Association  Greater Toronto Hotel Association - GTHA enables competing hotels to work together on issues of public policy and charitable ventures, provides information and service to its members, and advocates to raise their profile and prosperity as a vital component of Toronto's tourism industry  Meetings Professional International – A global community aimed at guiding the future of the meeting and event industry. It’s the largest trade association in the meetings industry and helps its members by providing with the best practices, superior education, the latest research and trends, professional development and networking opportunities.
  4. 4. TT's International Sales Team  Attended the Meeting Planners International EMEC 2009 Conference in Turin, Italy from February 28–March 3  Included three days of quality sales calls  Produced leads with a potential of 10,000 future room night bookings.
  5. 5. Toronto Tourism Wins Internet Advertising Award  Tourism Toronto received the 2009 award for quot;Best Travel Online Campaignquot; from the Web Marketing Association  The award recognized Tourism Toronto's Toronto holiday campaign that ran October through December, 2008.  The campaign was designed to promote Toronto as a special holiday destination
  6. 6. Derrick J Wyatt to attend TFcon  TFcon Toronto - Canada's 8th Annual Transformers Collectors Convention  April 25th and 26th, 2009  Derrick J. Wyatt to attend
  7. 7. Toronto wins major convention  97th Annual Lions Clubs International Convention to take place in Toronto in 2014  Its expected to draw 15,000 attendees from around the world  Amount to 35,426 total hotel room night bookings  Estimated visitor spending of over $20 million
  8. 8. Four Additional Major Conventions Confirmed  International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - May 2013 with 3,300 attendees  American Association for Thoracic Surgery - April 2014 with 4,500 attendees  National Medical Association - July 2013 with 6,500 attendees  American Society of Plastic Surgeons - October 2020 with 6,000 attendees
  9. 9. Closer Ties Urged for Business and Government  Governments are rapidly redefining their relationship with the business community  Time for government and business to forge a new bond  Fix conflict-of-interest rules that prevent the temporary transfer of business executives into government.  Jump-start companies allowing them to jump ahead of their competitors.
  10. 10. Atlanta Convention &Visitors Bureau Captures Gold in 2008  Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.  Meetings & Conventions magazine, 2008 Gold Service Award  Web Marketing Association International, Outstanding website  Accreditation from Destination Marketing Association International
  11. 11. Las Vegas Encourages Business Travel  launched a comprehensive, online toolkit to provide relevant and timely information, as well as resources, for clients and hotel partners to stay abreast of developments in the meetings industry.  Launched attendance promotion programs for existing clients  Booking incentive programs for potential clients  LVCVA is running a booking incentive program that will award planners with cars and trips to Las Vagas