Destination Halifax Wins 2014 Gold Service Award

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:45


HALIFAX, NS, October 21 — Destination Halifax, the dedicated tourism marketing organization of the Halifax region, has won the Meetings & Conventions (M&C) Gold Service Award. The award honours convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) that have shown exceptional professionalism and dedication in their service to meeting professionals.

“We are honoured to receive the Gold Service Award,” said Patricia Lyall, President and CEO, Destination Halifax. “One of Halifax’s greatest assets is our people. Service excellence is a source of pride for Team Halifax, and we’re thankful to have been recognized for it by the readers of Meetings & Conventions.”  

US-based meeting planners voted for the top CVBs throughout the world and awarded the Gold Service distinction to 82 domestic and 17 international CVBs and tourism boards. Of the 17 in the international category, Canada was represented by 4 winners, including Destination Halifax.

“Setting these bureaus apart is the dedication to continually provide quality service to all clients,” said Kirk Lewis, Publisher, Meetings & Conventions magazine. “Gold Service winning CVBs know the value of creating a lasting impression can never be understated.”

Meetings & Conventions voters made their selections founded on criteria including professionalism of staff, support on hotels and site inspections, assistance with ground transportation planning, guidance on local attractions and liaison with local vendors and services. Winners will be featured in Meetings & Conventions’ Gold Awards issue published this November.

About Destination Halifax

Destination Halifax is a partnership of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Halifax Regional Municipality, 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.



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