2020 Award Finalists
Tourism Industry Pioneer Award
The Pioneer Award was initiated by the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick in 2000 to recognize individuals who have made pioneering efforts in promoting tourism and the province of New Brunswick. These distinguished leaders have made a significant contribution to the tourism industry over the years.
- Betty MacMillan
- La Sagouine
Tourism Industry Ambassador Award
The tourism industry ambassador of the year will be presented to an individual whose professionalism, dedication, attitude, and quality of service best exemplify excellence in the tourism industry in New Brunswick. Owner/operators and senior management personnel are not eligible for this award.
- Irène Belley
- Kate Neil
Tourism Marketing Award
This award recognizes a tourism business or organization that has implemented an innovative marketing or promotional idea that incorporates a digital strategy and has contributed to the success of the business and has positively impacted the tourism industry in New Brunswick.
- Bistro Le Moque-Tortue
- Discover Saint John (now part of Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency)
Tourism Partnership Award
This award recognizes a tourism business or organization that has entered into an innovative, new partnership agreement that has contributed to the success of the business and has positively impacted the tourism industry in New Brunswick.
- Villégiature Deux Rivières
- Eating Heritage Symposium (EHS)
Tourism Product Development Award
This award recognizes a tourism organization or business that has implemented an innovative new product or enhancement to a product that has contributed to the success of the business, and has positively impacted the tourism industry in New Brunswick.
- Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada
- STMR.36 BBQ & Social
Parks Canada NB Sustainable Tourism Award
To qualify for this award, an operator must demonstrate a commitment to excellence and an appreciation and respect for our natural, cultural, and aesthetic heritage. Harmonizing economic objectives with the protection and enhancement of this heritage, the operator must offer tourism products and services that are consistent with community values and the surrounding environment.
- Shediac Bay Cruises
- Écocentre Homarus Ecocentre
Indigenous Business of the Year Award
This award recognizes the “Best of the Best” as it relates to promoting Indigenous tourism as an individual or a business (entrepreneur or community enterprise). The winner of this award will be recognized for their efforts in outstanding service, dedication and commitment to the Indigenous tourism industry.
- Metepenagiag Heritage Park Inc.
- Elsipogtog Tourism Project Management Team