Members of Ottawa Tourism are plugged in to the local and regional tourism industry. Here are some of the benefits and opportunities your business will receive by joining the Ottawa Tourism family.
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As the voice of Ottawa’s tourism industry, Ottawa Tourism invests in and collaborates with stakeholders on projects and strategies that improve Ottawa as a tourism destination and works to influence decision-makers on tourism policy issues that directly impact local businesses. The end goal is to make Ottawa one of the most visited, vibrant, and valued urban destinations in Canada.
Ottawa Tourism provides relevant learning and professional development opportunities to members, both with external trainers and through peer-to-peer programming. The Shine On program celebrates front-line staff to ensure our destination shines on long after visitors have left, including the Shine On Academy, an interactive tourism learning tool that covers customer service best practices and what to see and do in the destination. Our business intelligence team offers data collection and insights into travel trends and statistics for the whole destination.
Beyond the Annual General Meeting and holiday reception, Ottawa Tourism provides ad hoc networking opportunities for members.
Through strategic marketing campaigns, Ottawa Tourism targets visitors and encourages residents to become Ottawa’s greatest ambassadors. Members may choose to partner directly in our programs, leveraging their marketing and sales resources for greater reach and impact.
Ottawa Tourism engages with its more than 300,000 social media followers to create a positive and lasting impression of the destination. Follow and use the #MyOttawa/#MonOttawa hashtags to engage with our social media conversations and keep Ottawa Tourism up-to-date with your news and changes. Influencers, bloggers, and traditional media outlets are constantly looking for intriguing content: help us tell your stories!
The Business Events, Major Events, and Travel Trade teams offer customized opportunities to access group business: leads, sales calls, industry events and conferences, advertising opportunities, sponsorships, and more. These teams deal with both domestic and international audiences and can help your business close the deal.