KitchenPartylogoteam kitchen party fundraiser: March 4, 2015 | halifax

Join us in keeping the promise of continued economic growth at the first annual Tourism Education Alliance of the Maritimes (TEAM) Kitchen Party fundraiser on March 4th, 2015 at the World Trade & Convention Centre. Together we will celebrate the tourism industry and invest in students pursuing tourism education at Mount Saint Vincent University. For tickets or more information, please call 1.866.691.7666 or visit


Join Efficiency Nova Scotia to identify opportunities that can help your organization save on energy use and reduce energy costs. At no cost to you, the “Spot the Energy Savings Opportunities” workshop will help you understand energy basics and identify up-front savings opportunities. Learn to recognize opportunities involving energy use in your business, including:

• reviewing energy basics
• identifying and prioritizing your opportunities
• evaluating the advantages of energy efficiency

The workshop will be held at Efficiency Nova Scotia’s office in Dartmouth on March 6, 2015 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Space is limited. RSVP to Nicole Delaney This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register. For more information click here. 

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The magic of facilitation & learning: march 9th, 2015 | halifax

Do you sometimes struggle with designing fun, relevant workshops? Are you looking to enhance your facilitation skills for staff training? Could you use tools and tips to help you be more creative with lesson plans? If yes, this program is for you! The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC) is offering a one-day workshop - The Magic of Facilitation & Learning. This session will provide tools and ideas to help bring the magic back into your workshops! For more information or to sign up, please contact Joyce MacDonald, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To download the registration form, click here.

baton-successionSuccession planning workshops: march 19th in antigonish & march 26th in wolfville

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC), in partnership with the Nova Scotia Association of Community Business Development Corporations invites you to a one-day workshop to help you understand more about Succession Planning. If you are thinking of stepping away from your business; would like to know more about preparing to sell it, or just want to know what the options are for having family or others take over the business - this is the workshop for you. For more information, please contact Tiffany Hart, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or simply fill out the registration form found here.

GTConferenceGarden tourism conference: march 16 - 18, 2015 | toronto

The 2015 Garden Tourism Conference will take place on March 16 - 18 during Canada Blooms, Canada's largest annual flower and garden festival. The conference will be held at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto. This year's theme - Gardens & Tourism: Making a Difference - will be echoed throughout the conference as each session will underscore the opportunities of working together in the garden tourism marketplace. For more information, please click here.

road-tripTourism innovations day 2015 | various times & locations beginning april 14th in cape breton

The Nova Scotia Tourism Agency (NSTA) is hitting the road and bringing InnovatioNS Day to an area near you. Learn more about the latest trends, tips, and tools as well as how you can work with the NSTA to help grow your tourism business. There is no charge to attend InnovatioNS Day and the tentative dates can be seen by clicking here.

SaltscapesLogo saltscapes expo: april 24 - 26, 2015 | halifax

Enjoy 450 exhibitors, over 100 presentations throughout the weekend and browse through five distinct categories of the show: Unique Retail, Culture/Music/Travel, Savour The Flavour, Home/Cottage/Garden, Living Healthy in Atlantic Canada, Saltscapes' Pet Place. Visit! Shop! Enjoy! For more information, please visit:

CHICCanadian hotel investment conference: may 4 - 5, 2015 | Toronto

The Canadian Hotel Investment Conference provides the opportunity for senior executives and lodging industry experts to gain timely insights into the hotel investment market. This Conference is a vehicle for delegates to reflect on the various issues that impact the industry and discuss future opportunities and trends through in-depth, interactive sessions that are uniquely Canadian. A portion of the proceeds from the conference are donated to Canadian hospitality and tourism education programs to promote the long term commitment to education and well trained hospitality industry professionals. Over the past 18 years, the conference has raised more than $1,500,000. For more information, please visit:


CRIScanadian restaurant investment summit: may 5 - 6, 2015 | toronto

The Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit is an annual investment and economic conference driven by GE Capital’s commitment to provide restaurateurs, lenders, and investors with the resources, knowledge and vision to help make better restaurant and franchise investment decisions. Senior-level executives and food service industry experts will gain from timely insights by leading financial and economic analysts. The Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit will explore issues that impact the restaurant investment community and discuss future opportunities and trends through in-depth, interactive sessions that are uniquely Canadian. For more information, please visit:

NSTHRC LogoSmallrecognition of excellence dinner: may 13, 2015 | halifax

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council will be hosting the 20th Annual Recognition of Excellence Dinner on May 13th, 2015 at the Casino Nova Scotia. Properties who qualify to earn their Property of Excellence award and Tourism Professionals who have earned their emerit National Certification for 2014/2015 will be honoured for their achievements and dedication to the tourism industry.

Mark the date and come celebrate with us! To find out how to become a Property of Excellence award recipient or to register for National Certification, please contact Janie Rozee, Industry Credential Coordinator at email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 902.496.7476.

2006TIANS logo-ClearService2015 tians agm: may 21 - 22 | location tbd

Mark your calendars for TIANS Annual General Meeting being held on May 21st and 22nd, 2015. If you would like general information about this event, please call us at 902.423.4480. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon.

rendezvousrendez-vous canada: may 26 - 29, 2015 | ontario

Rendez-vous Canada is Canada's premier international tourism marketplace. The event reunites more than 1,500 international tourism professionals gathered over four days for a series of twelve-minute appointments to promote or discover unique Canadian experiences. RVC is an important industry-trade platform for Canadians to potentially generate hundreds of millions of dollars for the Canadian tourism business. For more information, please click here.

TW2015LogoTourism week in canada: may 31 - june 6, 2015

Tourism Week in Canada is a grassroots initiative that brings attention to the economic opportunity available to Canada through travel and tourism and the public policy challenges preventing the sector from capitalizing on those opportunities. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming Tourism Week events and initatives in your area.

tians-300x2502014 Tourism summit: november 23-25 | halifax

Thank you to all who joined us during the 37th Annual Tourism Summit - Tourism works for Nova Scotia. For a full list of the Award Winners from the Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner, please click here. Visit the conference site for copies of the speakers' presentations. Mark Your Calendar for next year - November 22-24, 2015!

For more information about the Tourism Summit, please visit