[Link: OBJ] I think we need to leverage our G8 status more effectively. I think we need to turn up more in different places. I think we need to leverage our tourism opportunities. We need more Canadians to come to Ottawa and provide them a reason ... read more »
[Link: The Globe and Mail] Canada boasts world-class destinations such as the Rockies and Niagara Falls, but it’s missing out on a global tourism boom, costing the economy billions of dollars a year.
[Link: OBJ] Ottawa Tourism is hard at work behind the scenes but doesn’t have much to announce when it comes to bringing major sporting events to the capital for Canada’s 150th birthday, the head of the organization said Tuesday. Noel Buckley, ... read more »
[Ottawa Citizen] City officials think they’ve found a way to save the troubled Arts Court redevelopment project by making it less ambitious and taking advantage of delays to save some money for it. Transferring funds set aside for renovations to ... read more »
[Ottawa Business Journal] The National Capital Commission is taking a second crack at finding a tenant to lease a former museum overlooking the Ottawa River. The building, formerly known as the Canada and the World Pavilion, has been vacant since ... read more »
[Ottawa Citizen] The growth of Ottawa’s economy will be driven largely by two things: Getting more visitors to the city and getting local companies access to external markets to sell their products. That’s why the community is investing more ... read more »
[Ottawa Business Journal] Seven front-line hotel and restaurant workers have been recognized for going above and beyond when delivering customer service. Ottawa Tourism presented its Star of the City awards on Wednesday evening.
[Hotel News Resource] DoubleTree by Hilton DoubleTree by Hilton yesterday announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa, marking entry of Hilton Worldwide’s globally-renowned hotel brand into the Canadian province of Quebec. ... read more »
[Ottawa Business Journal] The agreement, signed on Wednesday, is intended to support local companies in each city that are looking to invest or establish businesses in the other. The agreement will see Ottawa Tourism work with Beijing to establish ... read more »
[Ottawa Citizen] Ontario’s Liberal government has given Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment five times more money to host an NBA all-star game than it gave the Ottawa Senators to host a similar NHL event last year. The government came under fire ... read more »