Education & Events
Now more than ever, it’s vital that the businesses and people within the city’s tourism and hospitality community stay connected and stay informed.
Join leading thinkers and business operators in the community for upcoming events to engage with peers and stay in-the-know about Toronto’s visitor economy, trends in marketing, sales and global tourism, and what’s happening in Toronto and at Destination Toronto.
VIRTUAL EDGE EVENT SERIES: UNPACKING BOOKING TRENDS WITH EXPEDIA
Join Destination Toronto and Expedia for the final virtual EDGE event of 2021, to look at early indicators and booking trends for the year ahead. Hear from Vas Kolovos, Market Manager, Expedia Group how consumers are searching, booking and purchasing travel, and how new insights into how consumers feel about traveling in 2022.
Tuesday, December 14
9:30 – 10:30 am
Go To Webinar (Virtually)
Moderated by: Andrew Weir, EVP, Destination Development, Destination Toronto
Guest speaker: Vas Kolovos, Market Manager, Expedia Group
BUSINESS OUTLOOK FORUM
On November 18, Destination Toronto hosted the Business Outlook Forum featuring the latest data and insights shaping recovery, key destination strategies and resources to help plan for the year ahead. The Forum brought together more than 300 attendees both virtually and in-person to support industry leaders in aligning their strategies and making informed, strategic business decisions. The Forum featured a broad array of Destination Toronto and industry thought leaders at the hybrid event - the first in-person organization-wide event hosted by Destination Toronto since the start of the pandemic and the re-opening of the city’s meeting spaces. Thank you to all of those that were able to attend both virtually and in person. Thanks also goes out to Hilton Toronto for hosting us downtown!
Read key insights and takeaways, and access a recording of the Business Outlook Forum below
On November 8th, Destination Toronto and MMGY Next Factor, an industry-leading consulting firm specializing in travel and tourism, took part in this virtual EDGE Event to examine the latest results in the Global Futures Study published for Destinations International. Participants discovered the emerging trends shaping the future of travel, and explore key strategies that businesses and destinations can apply to remain relevant and to thrive.
Moderated by Andrew Weir, EVP, Destination Development, Destination Toronto; with Greg Oates, SVP Innovation; and Shirin Jafari, MTA, Destination Development Manager, MMGY NextFactor
On Wednesday September 8, Destination Toronto partnered with the World Trade Centre Toronto for a facilitated workshop on digital transformation geared specifically for tourism businesses. Watch the video below and be sure to take the free Digital Needs Assessment today to assess your digital needs in this new era.
CROSS-SECTOR PERSPECTIVES ON REOPENING
Held on: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Toronto’s tourism and hospitality community took part in a roundtable discussion featuring insights and perspectives from sector leaders about their experiences with reopening, expanding capacity and adapting operations as recovery continues.
Destination Toronto | 2021 Annual General Meeting
Joined virtually by colleagues across Toronto’s tourism and hospitality community, Destination Toronto hosted its 2021 AGM live from Studio Ex at Exhibition Place – reflecting on a challenging 2020 for the industry and taking a look ahead at the road to re-opening and recovery
Readiness & Recovery Series:
EXPANDING YOUR DIGITAL REACH
Held on: Wednesday May 26, 2021
Learn about the ongoing shifts and trends across digital and content marketing followed by an overview of Destination Toronto’s new content hub - designed to better engage visitors and locals, alike. Also learn how your business can take advantage of specific marketing opportunities on the content hub to drive your business success.
Readiness & Recovery Series:
ASSESSING MARKET READINESS
Held on Monday, April 19, 2021
A look at the current state of Toronto’s key markets, and signals that will determine the return to travel.