This year, Travel Manitoba’s prestigious Manitoba Tourism Awards program celebrates its 15th anniversary. While the program has seen a few changes over the years, the goal remains the same: to honour outstanding contributions to Manitoba’s tourism industry. Nominations for this year’s awards are now open – nominate a colleague or tourism leader in your community today.
For 15 years the Manitoba Tourism Awards have brought recognition to organizations and individuals making a difference in our tourism industry.
“Winning a Manitoba Tourism Award was beneficial for me and my company because it gives me credibility and has introduced me to many important stakeholders in the Manitoba community,” said Steve Langston, owner of Dirty T-Shirt Productions and winner of last year’s Aspiring Youth Award. “As someone who is passionate about travel and its ability to inspire others I feel like being recognized with this award will help me take on bigger and more significant projects in the future.”
The award winners are selected by an industry-based judging panel, who carefully review each of the peer-submitted nominations to select finalists and the winners. Self-nominations are also accepted. The winners of the 15th Manitoba Tourism Awards will be announced at a gala dinner on September 16, 2013.
Brenda Basaraba, Executive Administrator for Dauphin’s Countryfest, winner of the Sustainable Tourism Award and Award of Distinction in 2010 said, “Being recognized amongst our peers in the tourism industry is a great acknowledgement, and winning both awards enabled us to raise our festival’s profile in our community, our province and across Canada.”
“Winning the awards provided us with an opportunity to celebrate our community’s success,” said Countryfest President Eric Irwin.
Brenda added, “The program invokes inspiration and idea-sharing among nominees, and establishes foundations for years of potential collaborations and partnerships. The different types of awards allow businesses to be recognized for specific innovative activities they are doing within the tourism industry.”
“It is important to recognize any achievement and we applaud Travel Manitoba for the program,” said Volker Beckman, Project Coordinator for Thompson’s Spirit Way which won the Product Development Award in 2007.
So take the time to nominate a deserving tourism industry player in one of the following categories:
For detailed information on award categories, qualifications and regulations, please visit www.manitobatourismawards.com or call 1-800-665-0040 ext. 7833 or 204-927-7833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will be accepted until 12:00 pm CST on Friday, May 24th, 2013.