2017 Spring Missions

by gmist on February 7, 2017

(1) Tourism Best Practice Mission Events and Festivals
Location: Calgary – Banff, Alberta
Dates: April 23 – 28, 2017

The purpose of this mission is to showcase organizations and destinations that demonstrate Best Practices in event and festival development to drive tourism and economic benefits for a community. Destinations visited will have developed numerous events under seasonal themes and demonstrate how they have added to the product mix of the destination, supported destination brand awareness, contributed to lengthening season and act as an economic generator for the destination.

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(2) Tourism Best Practice Mission Travel Trade – How to Take Your Business to the World!
Location: Toronto, Niagara, Muskoka, Ontario
Dates:  March 19 – 24, 2017

The purpose of this mission is to showcase organizations, tourism operators and destinations that demonstrate Best Practices in working with and developing product for the travel trade. Destinations visited will have developed product that is on point for the travel trade market. Participants will learn from leading edge Canadian tour operators what it takes to work within this realm, and also be exposed to small businesses that have created experiences and products for this market.

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2017 Edge of the Wedge Open for Registrations

by gmist on November 24, 2016

Edge of the Wedge

The Edge of the Wedge is the premier experiential travel training program in Canada! Set in the natural splendor of Gros Morne National Park, the Edge of the Wedge is an immersive, hands on opportunity that will increase your revenue potential, competitive market position, result in new tourism experiences and long lasting community partnerships. And if that’s not enough, you’ll be aligning with how the provincial and national destination marketing organizations are selling Canada.

Dates:  Scheduled for April 3 – 6, 2017

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Culinary (Food and Drink) Best Practice Mission

September 27, 2016

Listen to our host Dan Taylor talk about what you will experience on the Culinary Mission scheduled for Prince Edward County – apply soon as seats are filling quickly.

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New Fall Best Practice Mission

September 19, 2016

(1) Mission Title: Culinary Tourism Date: October 31 – November 4, 2016 Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario  A great proportion of visitors to Atlantic Canada are looking for great food experiences. They want unique food and drink experiences linked to what we grow and harvest from both the land and sea. With such a heightened […]

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Now Taking Applications for Fall Edge of the Wedge

August 9, 2016

Edge of the Wedge The Edge of the Wedge is the premier experiential travel training program in Canada! Set in the natural splendor of Gros Morne National Park, the Edge of the Wedge is an immersive, hands on opportunity that will increase your revenue potential, competitive market position, result in new tourism experiences and long […]

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Chef in Residence

June 15, 2016
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Chef in Residence – Gros Morne

May 20, 2016

Join ‘The Kilted Chef’ (Chef Alain Bossé) for a week of food, artistry and scenery to savour in and around Gros Morne National Park. Experience the culinary creativity of one of Canada’s most prominent and entertaining chefs as he cooks up delectable dishes using fresh local ingredients. Set against the backdrop of some of the […]

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Tourism Best Practice Missions Spring 2016

March 2, 2016

We are excited to offer three missions this spring: (1) Mission Title: Creative Tourism – Showcasing Cultural Destinations Dates : April 30 – May 4, 2016 Location: Prince Edward County, ON Atlantic Canada is renowned for its cultural heritage and is home to very talented artisans, actors, musicians, distillers, vintners and chefs who love to share […]

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Edge 35 – April 4 – 7, 2016

December 7, 2015

Edge of the Wedge (Edge is Now Full – We are taking names for waiting list at [email protected]) The Edge of the Wedge is the premier experiential travel training program in Canada! Set in the natural splendor of Gros Morne National Park, the Edge of the Wedge is an immersive, hands on opportunity that will […]

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Fall 2015 Best Practice Missions

August 27, 2015

The Fall 2015 Tourism Best Practices Missions are now open for registration (1) Mission Title: Season Extension Date:   Oct 21 – 26, 2015 Location:   Edmonton and Jasper, Alberta Changing visitor travel patterns have provided Atlantic Tourism operators with an incredible opportunity to extend their operations well into the fall/early spring or even become year […]

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