Chef in Residence – Gros Morne

by gmist on May 20, 2016

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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 region’s most picturesque spots, the inaugural Chef in Residence program brings together local chefs, foodies from near and wide, and featured artisans from our region for a celebration of creativity and inspiration. Get a taste of it, June 6 – 11. Click the link for more information!

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Tourism Best Practice Missions Spring 2016

by gmist on 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 their craft with the world.  However visitors to our region want more from their cultural experience – they want to engage those artisans in real and authentic ways.   Here in lies the opportunity for our creative community – creating easier paths for visitors to find and interact with artisans will support the growth and development of this sector of our economy.  One area of the country that has excelled at this is the Prince Edward County Region of Ontario. Join us on a four-day learning experience where you will be exposed to how a region has embraced their cultural assets and maximized them through well themed trails and experiences.   Prince Edward County offers a unique opportunity to experience and learn about cultural destination development and how to engage your creative community in unique ways.

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(2) Mission Title: Adventure Tourism
Dates: May 1 -6, 2016
Location: Vancouver Island, BC

The opportunity to experience our incredible natural assets in unique and fun ways is one of the key travel motivators for visitors to Atlantic Canada.  A large proportion of visitors seek out adventure tour operators who can connect them with everything from wildlife right through to food and music.  Whether it be in a boat, hiking, biking or zipping down a cable the opportunities to grow the industry in Atlantic Canada are vast.  In order to meet this demand we must ensure that we deliver high quality, safe and authentic experiences for our visitors to enjoy.  Join us from May 1 -6 as we visit one of the most popular adventure tourism destinations in North America – Vancouver Island, BC.  During this mission we will visit and experience some of the islands finest adventure companies.  We will meet with the owners, operations staff and local development and marketing professionals who will share their business insights all while we enjoy the fun aspects of this sector!

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(3) Mission Title: The Business of Trails
Dates: May 1 – 6, 2016
Location: C&O Canal Towpath, Appalachian Trail, and Great Allegheny Passage Mid-Atlantic Region, USA (Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania)

Atlantic Canada is blessed with a wealth of unspoiled natural attributes, affording a tremendous opportunity to provide world-class nature-based tourism products.  Trail-based tourism is one of the fastest growth sectors within the tourism industry, encompassing all tourism products involving trails; from hard adventure hiking to birding to resort getaways.

On this mission we will be exploring community and economic development efforts along three long distance biking and hiking trails in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, including:

  • C&O Canal Towpath (185-mile multiuse trail) and the Canal Towns Partnership
  • Appalachian Trail (2,180-mile hiking trail) and the Appalachian Trail Community Program
  • Great Allegheny Passage (150-mile multiuse trail) and the Trail Town Program® (launched in 2007, the Trail Town Program® was the model for the others)

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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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Spring 2015 Tourism Best Practices

February 25, 2015

The Spring 2015 Tourism Best Practices are now open for nomination – see below:   (1) Mission Title: Emerging Trends in Food and Drink – Growing the Artisanal Distillery and Micro-Brewery Market  Date:   April 26 – May 1, 2015 Location:   Vancouver, Squamish, BC – Seattle, Washington, USA The rapid growth of the craft brewery […]

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Now Taking Registrations for Edge 33 – Filling Fast!

February 2, 2015

Are you looking for ways to gain an edge in the tourism industry? Share your business, your community or your landscape in memorable ways with your ideal guests? What would it be like if you could tap into new customer’s and add new products to your inventory that bring to life the special things in your […]

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GMIST Training and Best Practice Missions

January 6, 2015

Happy New Year!  GMIST is excited to share shortly our training dates and list of North American Best Practice Missions.  Check back in the next few weeks to see our offerings and sign up for a program or mission.

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Explorer’s Edge – Unique Learning Experience

October 6, 2014

Explorer’s Edge: The Art of the Experience – How to Leverage Community Resources for Successful Visitor Focused Destinations/Businesses Date:               Nov 16 -21, 2014 Location:     North Bay, South River, Haliburton, ON Summary Over the past decade Todd Lucier has helped shape the tourism industry in Atlantic Canada through his facilitation in the Edge of the […]

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Now Taking Registrations for Edge 32

August 19, 2014

Are you looking for ways to gain an edge in the tourism industry? Share your business, your community or your landscape in memorable ways with your ideal guests? What would it be like if you could tap into new customer’s and add new products to your inventory that bring to life the special things in your […]

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Building a Brand Through Good Deeds

June 6, 2014
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