Tribute to tourism awards gala



Photo by John Drinkwater

John Drinkwater
The Neepawa Banner

The 14th Annual Tribute to Tourism Awards Gala took place at the International Peace Garden, Interpretive Centre on June 7.

Category winners within the Banner circulation areas were: Carberry Agricultural Society (Service Excellence), Carberry Men’s & Ladies Curling Club (Partnership), ‘We’re Live in Minnedosa’ Social Media Campaign (Marketing Excellence), and Harvesting Hope - Austin ( Event of the Year).
Service Excellence, sponsored by CAA Manitoba, is an award which recognizes outstanding service to enhance the visitor experience as demonstrated through a high degree of visitor satisfaction.
Partnership, sponsored by the International Peace Garden recognizes alliances that demonstrate a cooperative approach to tourism development and promotion.
Marketing, sponsored by Travel Manitoba recognizes a marketing campaign that contributes to promoting Southwestern Manitoba as a quality destination and demonstrates effectiveness in increasing tourism in the area.
Event of the Year, sponsored by Leech Printing recognizes a hallmark festival or event that creates substantial economic impact within the local community, attracts visitors from outside the region/province/country, generates media attention and positively promotes Southwestern Manitoba.