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December 2014 Tourism Snapshot
The Canadian Tourism Commission has just released the December 2014 Tourism Snapshot, view it here.
December 2014: travel to Canada closes year on upbeat note
The early 2014 tourism report card for Canada has been filed: it was a good  year, with 17.1 million international visitors coming to Canada, a 3% rise on the previous year. Read more here.
Advisory on Repetitive Strain Injuries

RSIs - or Repetitive Strain Injuries - are one of the most common work-related injuries in Ontario. Nearly four out of ten injuries requiring time off work in Ontario are a result of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), an umbrella term that includes RSIs. Read more here.

Delta Toronto Celebrates its Official Grand Opening
As Marriott's acquisition of the Canadian accommodations chain Delta nears finalization, Toronto's Southcore district officially welcomed the new hotel to the neighbourhood. Though the Delta Toronto at the corner of Bremner and Simcoe has been open for business since November, its grand opening bash was held on Feb. 27th. Read more here.
InterContinental Toronto Centre wins Hotel of the Year at 2014IHG Canada Sales Leadership Conference
During this year’s 13th annual IHG Canada Sales Leadership Conference, held in Vancouver, the InterContinental® Toronto Centre was the proud recipient of the prestigious 2014IHG Hotel of the Year Award. The hotel competed against all 165 IHG Canadian properties and was recognized for its exceptional customer service, employee engagement and financial performance. Read more here.
Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating its 1,000th hotel milestone
Celebrations kick off today at the grand opening of the Courtyard Agra in India. On March 31, the Courtyard in Walla Walla, Wash. will be designated as the 1,000th hotel. On that day, Marriott Rewards guests checking into any Courtyard worldwide will receive 1,000 points as the brand’s milestone gift. Read more here.
Ontario Announces Spring Trade Mission to China
Minister Jeff Leal and Minister Michael Chan announced they will be leading a trade mission to China in April 2015. The mission will focus on increasing opportunities for Ontario's agriculture and agri-food sector in the Chinese market. Read more here.
Construction of CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village Complete
Ontario is one step closer to being Games ready with the completion of construction of the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village.

TO2015 will now begin the final preparations to ensure the Village is Games ready. The Village will be home to 7,100 athletes and team officials during the Pan American Games, and 3,200 athletes and team officials during the Parapan American Games. Read more here.
Current Performance Indicators for December 2014

The Ministry’s Current Performance Indicators have been updated with December 2014 data, view it here.

December 2014 Aviation Activity Report (and 2014 full year) is now available
The December 2014 Aviation Activity Report (and 2014 full year) is now available for your information and reference, click here.
Ontario Releases Climate Change Strategy Discussion Paper
Ontario has released a climate change discussion paper and invites citizens, businesses and communities to share ideas about how to successfully fight climate change while fostering economic growth and keeping our businesses competitive. Read more here.
2014 Tourism Performance
Toronto set new records in tourism by welcoming 14.3 million overnight visitors in 2014, Tourism Toronto announced today. Key drivers were a fourth consecutive year of growth in visitors from the U.S and the highest number of overseas visitors ever in the destination. Additionally, Toronto led the country in hotel occupancy and hotel room nights sold. See press release here.
InnVest REIT, KingSett Capital & Ivanhoe Cambridge Complete the Acquisition of Fairmont Royal York
InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust and KingSett Real Estate Growth LP No. 5, announced today the completion of its previously announced joint venture acquisition from Ivanhoé Cambridge of an aggregate 80% interest in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Ivanhoé Cambridge retained a 20% interest in the property. Read more here.
Robert Housez, GM of the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre is named Hotelier of the Year!
The Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) announced the recipients of its annual Gold Awards in early February.

The Hotelier of the year goes to Robert Housez, general manager of the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre for his work with the Greater Toronto Hotel Association. Read more here.
Marriott buys Canada's Delta Hotels for $168M
Marriott International Inc. has signed a deal to buy the Delta hotel brand from B.C. Investment Management Corp. for $168 million. Read more here.
November 2014 Tourism Snapshot
Please be advised that the Canadian Tourism Commission has just released the November 2014 Tourism Snapshot, view it here.

Current Performance Indicators for November 2014
The Ministry’s Current Performance Indicators have been updated with November 2014 data, available here.
The Shangri-La Hotel Toronto earns CAA/AAA Five Diamond Award
Thirty-six luxurious hotels and 33 world-class restaurants in southern Ontario have earned the CAA/AAA Four or Five Diamond Award rating in the past 12 months for the coveted spots on the 2015 lists. See the list here.
Premier Wynne Calls for Canadian Infrastructure Partnership
Premier Kathleen Wynne today called for a Canadian Infrastructure Partnership- a collaboration that would have an explicit objective of investing five per cent of GDP in infrastructure renewal. Read more here.