By David Klassen
Travel journalists from across Canada are in Winnipeg beginning today for a week-long industry networking event.
The 11th annual Carrefour GoMedia Canada Marketplace runs August 17-21 and is the Canadian Tourism Commission largest annual travel media show designed to generate media exposure for Canada’s tourism industry.
“In addition to showcasing Winnipeg to travel media and their extended audiences, over the duration of the GoMedia Marketplace, it is expected that local businesses will benefit with an estimated $307,000 in direct spending on hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions and more,” said Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, senior vice-president of Tourism Winnipeg.
About 300 delegates are expected to attend, including more than 140 members of the Canadian tourism industry and over 110 Canadian and international travel journalists.
“There couldn’t be a better time to showcase Manitoba to the world. Our province is filled with awe-inspiring attractions that are sure to appeal to visitors from around the world,” said Colin Ferguson, president and CEO of Travel Manitoba. “GoMedia provides us with an amazing opportunity to promote all we have to offer and continue to foster tourism growth in our province.”