Tourism and Parks

Tourism Excellence and Innovation awards presented (10/05/28)

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May 28, 2010

EDMUNDSTON (CNB) - The 2010 Tourism Excellence and Innovation Awards were presented on Thursday, May 27, in Edmundston. The Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) hosted the awards ceremony.

"Tourism is an essential sector to New Brunswick, and our government recognizes its importance to our economy," said Tourism and Parks Minister Brian Kenny. "It is important to take the time to recognize all the achievements and successes within the industry. All of the nominees and award winners are great examples of what we can achieve."

The awards recognize exceptional performance in product development, marketing and creative partnerships undertaken by businesses, operators and organizations in the tourism sector.

"TIANB was very pleased to host the evening's awards ceremonies to recognize the important contribution by our members to the tourism sector," said Joanne Bérubé-Gagné, president, TIANB. "The tourism industry is an important employer in our province and it is important to celebrate the success of the past year as well as looking forward to the year ahead. The year 2009 was a good year for the industry, and 2010 is off to a great start."

Nominations were evaluated by a panel of experts comprised of tourism industry representatives from New Brunswick and elsewhere who are recognized for their experience with, and knowledge of, the tourism sector.

The award winners:

"It has been a pleasure to take part in this year's Tourism Excellence and Innovation Awards," said Kenny. "I want to thank these tourism operators and organizations for their continued creativity and ingenuity in making New Brunswick a world-class travel destination. They are proof that the industry is vibrant, strong and will continue to grow."

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MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Donaghy, communications, Department of Tourism and Parks, 506-444-4454.

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