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Canadian Tourism Commission welcomes new CEO of Tourism Industry Association of Canada

Charlotte Bell takes the reins of TIAC at a pivotal moment for the Canadian tourism industry.

Vancouver, BC, March 16, 2015: Scott Allison, Chairperson (interim) of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) Board of Directors, congratulates Charlotte Bell on her appointment as the new President and CEOof the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC).

TIAC is Canada’s national trade association that represents large and small travel and tourism enterprises. The formal announcement of Ms. Bell’s appointment was made today by TIAC’s chair, Andrew Lind. Ms. Bell has deep experience working in regulatory, corporate and government affairs, most recently leading corporate affairs strategies for Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

“CTC enjoys  a strong and fruitful partnership with TIAC, collaborating towards a common goal of driving visitation and increasing tourism revenues,” says Mr. Allison. “I’m looking forward to working closely with Charlotte and capitalizing on the wealth of knowledge that she brings to her new position.”

One of Ms. Bell’s first major projects will be collaborating with CTC on the upcoming Rendez-vous Canada, the Canadian travel industry’s principal international tourism marketplace. The event takes place in Niagara Falls, ON, May 26-29.

“Last year was a pivotal moment for the Canadian tourism industry, with visitor numbers increasing significantly from our overseas markets,” added Mr. Allison.  “Charlotte’s appointment and leadership strengthens Canada’s hand further in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”

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For further information, please contact:

nevin [dot] margaret [at] ctc-cct [dot] ca (Margaret Nevin)
Senior Corporate Communications Advisor
Canadian Tourism Commission
Tel: 604-638-8406