Destination Halifax Meeting and Convention Champions HonouredWednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:15
Halifax, Nov. 18, 2014 - Yesterday, ten local professionals were honoured for their work hosting a major Halifax event in 2014. Representing a wide range of industries and professions, these Ambassadors used their position of influence and passion for Halifax to help bring their colleagues together while showcasing the Halifax region. Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax, was also honoured with the Spirit of Halifax Award for his enthusiastic promotion of the Halifax region. The celebration took place during a Destination Halifax member appreciation reception at The Halifax Club.
The collective efforts of the Ambassadors resulted in bringing 9 conferences and close to 3,100 delegates to Halifax in 2014. Their work has resulted in delegates from across Canada and around the world converging in Halifax, thereby stimulating considerable economic and community growth.
“The impact of these passionate and dedicated individuals extends past the initial conferences,” said Patricia Lyall, President and CEO, Destination Halifax. “Ambassadors also help raise the awareness of Halifax and Nova Scotia as a global player on a number of fronts.”
Destination Halifax also recognized Mayor Mike Savage with the Spirit of Halifax Award for his tireless promotion of the Halifax region and his enthusiasm to rally economic growth of the tourism sector.
“I could not be more proud to be part of Team Halifax,” said Mike Savage, Mayor, Halifax region. “Halifax is a centre of excellence with superb amenities, legendary hospitality and a passionate team of Ambassadors.”
The Ambassador Program is an alliance of individuals and organizations who achieve economic growth for the Halifax region through the promotion of Halifax as a premier meetings and conventions destination. The program has been led by Destination Halifax since 2002.
About Destination Halifax
Destination Halifax is a partnership of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Halifax region, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia and participating industry members. Since its inception in 2002, Destination Halifax has operated with a goal of promoting the Halifax region as a year-round destination of choice for business and leisure travellers.