The Garden Tourism Conference, held on Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19, in Toronto's Delta Chelsea Hotel has a theme this year of Gardens and Tourism: A Match for Success. (See the complete program here). The conference is organized and hosted by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council.
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For each session, they have partnered "...success-focused leaders and innovators from the gardens and tourism sectors in what promises to be two jam-packed days full of terrific information and outstanding inspiration. In all, the Conference will feature more than 30 not-to-be-missed experts from Canada the USA and Europe"
The conference is unique to North America. No other area of any country in North America hosts such an event, making it a draw for garden event/facility directors and tourism professionals far and wide.
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Snow Leopards of the Northern
Himalayas of Kyrgystan.
I kid you not.
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in Buffalo that I have
worked with in the past!
I'm looking forward to meeting other speakers - they're coming in from Virginia, Vancouver, Arizona, and Europe. Many are tourism professionals and garden/park/botanical garden directors from around Canada -- the country that has taken garden tourism seriously now for many years. This is the third Garden Tourism Conference, they're held every two years during the big week-long Canadian garden show, Canada Blooms.
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great hotel. Haven't spent the night there
since the early 90s!
Very few organizations recognize or encourage the garden sector of tourism, even though more people visit parks, public gardens, garden tours garden festivals and botanical gardens each year than visit Disney World and Disney Land - combined!
To register, visit here.