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Summerlude heats up the ByWard Market

Summerlude heats up the ByWard Market

Kelli Catana, Ottawa at Home What happens when you mix 150 of Ottawa’s coolest tweeps, one awesome Byward Market patio, and a hostess who knows how to throw a mean party? You get Ottawa’s most talked about tweet-up of the season – ... read more »

Ottawa hotels sold out ahead of Canada Day visit by the Royal newly weds

Ottawa hotels sold out ahead of Canada Day visit by the Royal newly weds

Daryl Bruce, Examiner.com If you were planning to visit Ottawa on Canada Day to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, you may be out of luck. Ottawa Tourism is reporting that all of the city’s major downtown hotels are sold ... read more »

China trade mission to drive \’multiplier\’ tourism effect in Ottawa: officials

China trade mission to drive \’multiplier\’ tourism effect in Ottawa: officials

Delegates will stress need for direct flight during June trip to Beijing

Leo Valiquette, Ottawa Business Journal When asked about Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson’s decision to lead a delegation of tourism officials to China in June, Jim ... read more »

Tourism Week Begins

Tourism Week Begins

Tourism Week kicks off this week highlighting some of the economic and social roles Canada’s tourism sector has in areas such as government, the media and the public. It also offers tourism industry members a chance to discuss its state on a ... read more »

Festivals & Events in Ontario Drive $2.3 billion in GDP + 52,700 jobs + 1.1 billion in taxes generated

Festivals & Events in Ontario Drive $2.3 billion in GDP + 52,700 jobs + 1.1 billion in taxes generated

[Source: press release] Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) released new research Study information confirming the importance of festivals/events to the Ontario economy in terms of this industry\'\'s ability to contribute to regional GDP, create ... read more »

Bluesfest beer tent may get roomier: Strict laws concerning liquor tents ‘doing opposite’ of what they were supposed to do, says festival director

Bluesfest beer tent may get roomier: Strict laws concerning liquor tents ‘doing opposite’ of what they were supposed to do, says festival director

JESSICA SMITH , METRO OTTAWA Festival-goers in Ontario will soon be allowed to wander around more freely with an alcoholic drink in hand — a change the man behind Ottawa Bluesfest says is “long overdue.”  “I think the notion that we ... read more »

Watson, tourism groups target China in trade mission

Watson, tourism groups target China in trade mission

OBJ Staff, Ottawa Business Journal A delegation of tourism officials, led by Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, will go on a trade mission to China in June. The group will go to the Beijing International Tourism Festival from June 15 to 19. Delegates ... read more »

City plans \’Rink of Dreams\’ outside Ottawa City Hall

City plans \’Rink of Dreams\’ outside Ottawa City Hall

ctvottawa.ca The City of Ottawa plans to build a $1.25-million outdoor \"Rink of Dreams\" outside City Hall that would create a winter meeting place similar to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City or Toronto\'s Nathan Phillips Square. The ... read more »

Ottawa wins women\’s world hockey bid

Ottawa wins women\’s world hockey bid

Blair Edwards, YourOttawaRegion Ottawa has won its bid to host the 2013 IIHF women\'s world hockey championship. “Today’s announcement reaffirms my continued commitment to bring world class events to Ottawa,” said Eugene Melnyk, ... read more »

Algonquin College\’s new Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management program offers career opportunities around the world

Algonquin College\’s new Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management program offers career opportunities around the world

[Source: Press Release] Algonquin College is pleased to launch its new Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management program, one in a select few programs of its kind in Canada. This new program will open career opportunities around the world ... read more »