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June 2014 Tourism Snapshot
Please be advised that the Canadian Tourism Commission has just released the June 2014 Tourism Snapshot, our Market Research product, prepared for the tourism industry. View the June 2014 Tourism Snapshot here.
PKF Hotel Industry Tourism Outlook 2015 with a Focus on the GTA
Join us on Tuesday, September 16th at our GTHA Speaker Series event that discusses the Hotel Industry Tourism Outlook 2015 with a Focus on the GTA.

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm -Reception to follow meeting
Location: Westin Prince Toronto Hotel, Crown Room
Address: 900 York Mills Road, Toronto M3B 3H2

This is a GTHA Members Only Event!
Click Here to REGISTER Today!
Nick Vesely to manage Cambridge Suites Toronto
Nick Vesely, who has an extensive background managing landmark luxury hotels including Sutton Place Toronto, has taken on a new role as general manager of Cambridge Suites Hotel Toronto as of August 5th, Read more here.
WSIB announces 2015 premium rates will not increase
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today that in 2015, for the second consecutive year, premium rates will be maintained at current levels for the majority of employers. Only one rate group, Local Government Services, will see an increase in premium rates as a result of expanded coverage under the presumptive legislation for firefighters. Read more here.
Ontario Gains 39,500 Jobs in July
Province Focused on Growing the Economy, Building Ontario Up

Ontario gained 39,500 net new jobs in July, 24,400 more than previously reported in the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey. The province's youth (ages 15-24) employment increased by 15,200 net new jobs. Read more here.
New Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Announced
Office of the Premier
Drew Fagan has been named Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Deputy Minister Responsible for the Pan/Parapan Am Games. His post will begin October 6. Read more here.
The Ontario Tourism Outlook has been updated
This forecast includes annual visits, spending and growth rates broken out by:
    - Inbound/Outbound
    - Same day/Overnight
    - Origin
 
The webpage also includes key economic indicators. Click here to see outlook.
Investing in Transit Infrastructure to Build Ontario Up
Premier Highlights Progress on Ottawa’s Confederation Line LRT
 
Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Ottawa today to celebrate progress on the city's Confederation Line LRT, which will help relieve congestion, increase productivity and create up to 20,000 jobs.

The Premier, along with federal and municipal representatives, toured a portion of the 2.5 kilometre underground tunnel. More than 50 per cent of the tunnel has already been excavated. Ontario is investing up to $600 million - the largest provincial transit investment in the City of Ottawa's history - to help support the project.

Investing in public transit and supporting jobs is part of the government's comprehensive plan for a strong Ontario. Read more here.
Know the Liquor Laws - Free Seminars
Register Now for July to December 2014
Attend a free seminar for liquor sales licensees and those who sell and serve alcohol, at a location near you. For more information and seminar dates, click here.

To register contact:
Elizabeth Rice direct no. 416-326-0376 or email at agco.invitation@agco.ca
May 2014: analyzing the numbers that count for travel to Canada
Canada’s global appeal continued to grow, with international visitor numbers climbing 5%, says new CTC Tourism Snapshot report. Read article here.
Industry update: Canadian tourism industry basks in social-media attention.
WestJet played an emotional trump card for Father’s Day, Whistler gets inspired by the wonders of nature and Peterborough goes bookish. Read more here.
GTAA Aviation Acitivity Report for May 2014 is now available
The May 2014 Aviation Activity Report is now available for your viewing. View report here.
May 2014 Tourism Snapshot
Please be advised that the Canadian Tourism Commission has just released the May 2014 Tourism Snapshot, our Market Research product, prepared for the tourism industry. View the May 2014 tourism snapshot here.