Annual Tourism Summit Celebrates Excellence

Halifax, N.S. (November 25, 2015) - On November 24th the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) hosted the Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence as the grand finale to the 38th Annual Tourism Summit - We Are Tourism.

During the awards presentation, eight Crystal Tourism Awards were presented to organizations and individuals who have excelled in their particular category. TIANS is pleased to present this year's winners:

- Restaurants for Change - Nova Scotia - Community Service Award
- Pictou County Cruise Ship Committee - Tourism Champion Award
- Big Spruce Brewing, Cape Breton NS - Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award
- Ski Wentworth - Human Resource Leadership Award
- The Lumberjack AXEperience, Barrington NS - Tourism Innovator Award
- Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 - Ambassador Award
- Glynn Williams, Proprietor, Authentic Seacoast Company - Tourism Person of the Year Award
- Hanspeter Stutz, Owner, Grand Pre Winery - Alastair & Frances Campbell Tourism Achievement Award

Also presented during the awards ceremony were the 2015 Pineapple Awards - a celebration of our pride in service and of the individuals who go above and beyond to enrich a visitor's stay in Nova Scotia. Throughout the year, visitors complete Pineapple Award Nominations located in hundreds of establishments throughout the province. This year's winners are:

- Roger O'Donnell, owner and operator of Birchwood Campground & Cabins in Pictou, NS
- Trish Julien with the Cambridge Suites Hotel in Halifax, NS
- Jacqueline Belliveau with the Visitor Information Centre in Lunenburg, NS

Working with partner associations and stakeholders, TIANS is committed to representing the best interests of the Industry, enhancing and supporting the development of a competitive business environment, advocating on issues critical to the industry's success, and most importantly, leading Nova Scotia's most promising economic sector.

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Media Contact:
Tiffany Hart
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia
2089 Maitland Street, Halifax, NS
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