Past Industry News

Windsor Essex will welcome tourism professionals from across Ontario in 2018

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island (TWEPI) is pleased to announce that our region has been selected to host the 2018 Ontario Tourism Summit held by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) from October 23 – 24, 2018 at Caesars Windsor. This is the premier provincial, industry-wide business conference for Ontario’s tourism industry to learn the latest trends, share new ideas and best practices, network with colleagues, and recognize industry leaders at the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence.

 

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Tourism generates more than a third of jobs and half of GDP in top North American cities

A new study released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which for the first time analyses the economic and employment impact of Travel & Tourism in cities, shows that Travel & Tourism can drive up to a third of all employment and half of GDP in the economies of top North American tourist destinations.

 

The study also looks at city’s share of tourism GDP in relation to the contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP for each of the three countries of North America. For example, Mexico City generates more than a quarter of Mexico’s Travel & Tourism GDP. Toronto generates 16% of Canada’s Travel & Tourism GDP. And added together, New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Honolulu and Washington DC to generate 20% of the US’ Travel & Tourism GDP.

 

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New Cycling and Walking Path Opens in the Town of Tecumseh

Ontario is making it easier for families to get around the Town of Tecumseh, with a new off-road cycling and walking path that connects to other nearby trails and makes commuting safer and more convenient. 

 

The new 3.5 kilometre off-road cycling and walking path connects to the existing Herb Grey Parkway Trail and the Trans Canada Trail. This path is part of the Rotary (1918) Centennial Hub, which officially opened on Saturday, Oct. 14.

 

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Windsor Craft Beer Festival Celebrates 5 Years

The highly anticipated Windsor Craft Beer Festival is celebrating 5 years as the region’s original craft beer festival.

 

The region’s first festival dedicated to craft beer takes place October 13-14, 2017 with craft brewers from across the province, including Windsor Essex, participating.

 

“We have a lineup of brewers with a few old favourites and a few new and exciting breweries that are only attending the Windsor Craft Beer Festival,” explains Adriano Ciotoli, one of the festival organizers and co-owner of WindsorEats.  “Brewers are bringing special one off brews that can only be tasted at this event.”

 

Since the festival began five years ago, the craft beer scene in Windsor Essex has grown significantly. At the time, there was only one craft brewer in the region. The festival helped bring a sense of excitement to the craft beer scene and now there are nearly 12 local brewers.

 

The event has been a great success since it’s inception and this year doesn’t look like it will be any exception.

 

“Tickets have been selling since last year’s event ended,” says Ciotoli.  “Saturday has been a sell out for the last 2 years and we anticipate it doing so again this year.”

 

Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.windsorbeerfestival.com

 

For more information about the Windsor Craft Beer Festival contact:

Adriano Ciotoli

519-982-5212
info@windsoreats.com

100 Kellogg Announced in London

Phase One of 100 Kellogg will set the course for one of the most ambitious urban regeneration projects in London’s history. Residing in the historic Smokestack District, 100 Kellogg consists of twenty-three acres of property with one
million sq. ft. in 30 different buildings.

 

In a joint announcement today, the owners of the Kellogg factory and Tourism London revealed plans for Phase One of the multi-year development that will make the site a significant cultural and entertainment destination in the city.

 

Scheduled to open early 2018, Phase One includes an adventure entertainment area, a brewery and an office tower.

 

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Media Release: EPIC Wineries celebrate 150 years of Canadian winemaking with exhibit and speaker series

WINDSOR ESSEX, ON – EPIC Wineries and Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island (TWEPI) are celebrating 150 years of Canadian winemaking in Essex Pelee Island Coast Wine Country. A museum exhibit, “Toast to the Coast – An EPIC 150 Years”, has been created to tell the fascinating story of the evolution of our region’s wine industry from Vin Villa, built on Pelee Island in 1866 and now in ruins, to today’s thriving industry. An exclusive Speaker Series will also be offered to complement the exhibit.

 

The museum exhibit will open on August 4th, 2017 and run until December 31st, 2017 at Windsor’s Chimczuk Museum while a Speaker Series will be offered between September 14, 2017 until November 16, 2017 at various locations including the Art Gallery of Windsor, Mackenzie Hall, Pelee Island Winery, and Chimczuk Museum.

 

In addition, an EPIC 1867 limited release wine collection can be purchased at ten participating local wineries, each having produced a bottle of wine with a unique, custom-designed label. To pay respect to the pioneers who, in the wilderness of Windsor Essex, carved out a path for the wineries today, each label incorporates a chapter of our winemaking history and the entire collection connects the past with the present.

 

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Media Advisory: EPIC Wineries celebrate 150 years of Canadian winemaking with exhibit and speaker series

EPIC Wineries and Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island (TWEPI) are celebrating 150 years of Canadian winemaking in Essex Pelee Island Coast Wine Country. A museum exhibit, “Toast to the Coast – An EPIC 150 Years”, has been created to tell the fascinating story of the evolution of our region’s wine industry from Vin Villa, built on Pelee Island in 1866 and now in ruins, to today’s thriving industry. An exclusive Speaker Series will also be offered to complement the exhibit.

 

The “Toast to the Coast – An EPIC 150 Years” museum exhibit will open on August 4th, 2017 and run until December 31st, 2017 at Windsor’s Chimczuk Museum. 

 

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2017 OTMPC Travel Information Services Conference

Join OTMPC in Windsor on October 11-13, 2017 for education and entertainment as we learn how the world of travel information continues to evolve.

 

There will be a wide range of exciting speakers including David Prentice on “How to Create Super Charged Customer Service.” Other keynote speakers include guests from TripAdvisor, Google Canada and Service Ontario.

 

There will also be an industry marketplace sponsored by our good friends at Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, Attractions Ontario, Resorts of Ontario and Camping in Ontario

Plus, several exhilarating and enticing options for product tours.    

 

You can enroll for one, two or all three days with various pricing options.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Local Businesses Create a Discount Summer Adventure Passport

Local Businesses Create a Discount Summer Adventure Passport with a Grand Prize ($1,000 value) to encourage Londoners & Visitors to find entertainment in London this summer. 

 

Six local businesses have partnered together to create an exciting and memorable activity list for the London community. In partnership with Tourism London, these businesses offer a variety of new adventures for Londoners and visitors to explore while receiving a significant savings throughout June, July and August. 

 

The participating businesses include: The Hood Archery Tag, Exodus Escape Rooms, East Park, London Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding, Bubble Up Soccer and Labatt Brewery Tours.

 

People interested in receiving the Summer Adventure Passport can pick up a booklet at any of the participating businesses, both Tourism London Information Centres or online at www.adventurepassport.org. In addition to the discounts offered, anyone who completes at least three (3) of the six (6) activities can submit their passport to be entered into the grand prize draw being held in September.

 

The Summer Adventure Passport is available now and runs between June 1 and August 31, 2017.

 

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Media Release – Sip & Savour County Fair Recipe Contest

Calling all kitchen crafters and creative cooks! What can you make with Leamington’s finest local ingredients? We’re cooking up a recipe contest for amateur chefs of all ages!

 

Grill, shake, stir, and bake, what will you make? Show us your best recipe from one of four delicious categories featuring) Del Fresco’s Sweet Rainbow Peppers, Lakeside Produce Tomatoes, Made in Leamington Strawberries, Caught Onthe42 Fish or take any Leamington grown ingredient – from land to lake – with Libro Credit Union’s Budget Bites challenge. Recipes will be judged on creativity, taste, flavor, and use of local ingredients.

 

Finalists chosen from the first round of judging will present their creations to local chefs, food experts and Food Network’s Chef Lynn Crawford at the Sip & Savour Experience on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Chef Lynn Crawford is an award-winning chef & cookbook author who has made regular appearances on Iron Chef America, Chopped Canada, Top Chef Master Series Season Five, Restaurant Makeover and Top Chef Canada.

 

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