Annual Tourism Summit Celebrates Excellence

Halifax, N.S. (November 22, 2016) – On November 22nd the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) hosted the Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence as the grand finale to the 39th Annual Tourism Summit – Invest In Tourism.

Eight Crystal Tourism Awards were presented to deserving organizations and individuals. TIANS is pleased to announce this year’s winners:
 
- Anthony Pollard – Tourism Champion Award
- Amos Pewter – Tourism Business of the Year Award
- The Bite House Restaurant – New Tourism Business of the Year Award
- Robert Risley, RCR Hospitality – Culinary Tourism Excellence Award
- Dennis Campbell – Alastair & Frances Campbell Tourism Achievement Award
- Festival Volunteer Drive’ers Association – Community Service Award
- The Curse of Oak Island – Ambassador Award
- Antigonish Highland Games – Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award
 
Also presented were the 2016 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 winner are:
 
- Ed Benoit, Taxi Driver with Airlink Cab in Halifax, NS
- Kyle MacDonald, Front Desk Agent with Inverary Resort in Baddeck, NS
- Paul Stewart, Baggage Claim Officer with Air Canada in Enfield, 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:
Ms. Tiffany Hart
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia
2089 Maitland Street, Halifax, NS
P: 902.496.7481
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