Canada marks its 150th birthday in 2017, with holidaymakers invited to join in a countrywide, year-long celebration. The main focus for national events will be the capital city Ottawa, where 12 epic months of big, bold, immersive and moving experiences will be on offer.
Ottawa will be exhibiting for the first time at the World Travel Market at London’s ExCel Centre in November. Their presence at the UK’s largest travel trade show comes ahead of a momentous anniversary year in 2017, when the capital city will play centre stage for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations.
Ottawa Tourism has appointed Michael Crockatt to the roles of president and chief executive, effective March 7th, 2016. “After an extensive national search that attracted candidates from across Canada and the United States, I am delighted that we been able to secure Michael for this important tourism leadership position,” said Geoff Publow, chair of the Ottawa Tourism board of directors.
Preparations are firmly underway to mark Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 in the capital city Ottawa. Holidaymakers are invited to join in the year-long celebrations. The year will mark the sesquicentennial year of the British North America Act of July 1st, 1867, which created the country called Canada.
Canada - Ottawa Tourism is pleased to announce that Michael Crockatt is the new Chair of the organization.
The City of Ottawa has launched a $40,000 iPhone app in order to showcase business and tourism destinations across the city.