Canada’s capital Ottawa will exhibit for the first time at World Travel Market London, ahead of a year-long celebration of the country’s 150th birthday in 2017.
Ottawa Tourism will be sharing the Destination Canada stand to highlight the special “sesquicentennial” anniversary events, as well as the city’s range of festivals, cuisine and outdoor adventure options.
Jantine Van Kregten will be Ottawa Tourism’s lead delegate during WTM London, where she will conduct high-profile journalist interviews and tour operator meetings.
Van Kregten has lived and worked in Ottawa for more than 20 years and has served as the Director of Communications for Ottawa Tourism since November 2003.
For the last three years she has played a crucial role as a member of the ‘Ottawa 2017’ planning team.
Created by Ottawa Tourism and supported by several community partners, the Ottawa 2017 Bureau is planning 12 months of “big, bold, immersive and moving experiences” that will complement national celebrations and annual events and festivals.
Founded in 1971, Ottawa Tourism works with more than 330 tourism-related member businesses to showcase the city’s cultural offering, accommodation and venues.