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.

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    DESTINATION TORONTO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    Date: June 9, 2022

    Time: 3 pm

    Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building

    Registration Ends: June 6, 2022 

    The meeting will also be broadcast live online.

    We look forward to welcoming the community to the Destination Toronto Annual General Meeting. The event will take place in person, and will also be broadcast live from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

    Those who register to attend virtually will receive additional information closer to the event on how to log-in to the live broadcast and participate in the AGM.

    While the AGM is open to anyone wishing to attend, voting on official motions will be limited to Destination Toronto members only.  

  • Destination Toronto Spring Briefing April 11, 2022DESTINATION TORONTO SPRING BRIEFING 

    Destination Toronto is hosting a webinar on April 11, 2022 to share the latest Market Readiness analysis and key upcoming opportunities for Toronto businesses to engage with the return of the visitor economy and leverage Destination Toronto’s in-market channels. 

    Spring Briefing: April 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM 

    VIRTUAL EDGE EVENT SERIES: UNPACKING BOOKING TRENDS WITH EXPEDIA

    Destination Toronto and Expedia Group hosted the final virtual EDGE event of 2021 looking at early indicators and booking trends for the year ahead. The event featured a presentation by Vas Kolovos, Market Manager from Expedia on how consumers are searching, booking and purchasing travel, and how  how consumers feel about traveling in 2022.

    Expedia has made booking trends available including insights into who the new traveller is, what travellers value most and market demand and outlook for Toronto. 

    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

    EDGE Event Series: Trends & Opportunities in Travel 

    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

    RAP Digital Certificate: Destination Digital: Tools to Transform your Tourism Business

    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. 

    Readiness & Recovery Series: 

    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.

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    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.

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