2015 BC Tourism Industry Conference Award Winners
BC Destination Marketing Organization Association Professional Excellence Award (Presented by Simpleview)
The BC DMOA Professional Excellence Award recognizes a community DMO for their commitment, outstanding marketing performance, accountability to and collaboration with the tourism industry in British Columbia. The DMO is a proven leader, is an example of professionalism and best practices and has provided measureable value to the local and provincial tourism industry. Destination BC and the Tourism Industry Association of BC announced the winners of the 2015 BC Tourism Industry Awards at a gala event in October 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
These awards recognize excellence in the province’s tourism industry. Recipients provide outstanding service, exemplify best business practices and innovative marketing, and deliver tourism experiences that contribute to the success of BC’s tourism industry—which generates approximately $13.9 billion in revenue for the BC’s economy. Five awards were handed out at the awards gala, held during the BC Tourism Industry Conference.
Winner: Destination Osoyoos
Customer Service Award (Presented by WorldHost)
This Award recognizes an individual who has made an exceptional customer service contribution as a front-line tourism/hospitality employee and provided an outstanding travel experience for visitors.
Winner: Anne-Julie Parent, Interpreter at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Employees First Award (Presented by go2HR)
This Award recognizes a British Columbia tourism and hospitality industry employer who has upheld high standards of excellence in human resources and people management practices.
Winner: Sun Peaks Resort LLP
Innovation Award (Presented by FCV)
This Award recognizes an individual, organization or consortium that has devised and implemented an innovative initiative or marketing campaign that is directed at increasing the number of visitors to or within British Columbia.
Winner: Northern BC Tourism Plaza – Northern BC Tourism Association
Remarkable Experience Award (Presented by Destination Think!)
This award recognizes a British Columbia tourism business or organization that has developed, delivered, promoted and sold a new or improved tourism product or experience that reflects the British Columbia tourism brand and contributes to a remarkable visitor experience. A remarkable experience is one that triggers a consumer to share, via word of mouth (including social media), their positive vacation experiences; one that exceeds expectations.
Winner: Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park & Outdoor Centre
The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) advocates for the interests of British Columbia's $13 billion+ tourism economy. As a not-for-profit trade association, TIABC works collaboratively with its members - private sector tourism businesses, industry associations and destination marketing organizations - to ensure the best working environment for a competitive tourism industry. For more information please visit: www.tiabc.ca
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