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Innovator of the Year Award

Mar 7, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024

The Innovator of the Year Award will be presented to the tourism business or organization that develops the most innovative new tourism product, service or process, or the most innovative new approach to an existing tourism product, service or process that positively impacts the tourism business or the tourism industry as a whole.


  1. If you are a TIAC Member, please sign into your account before starting the nomination process.
  2. Fill out the online nomination form, and attach mandatory supporting files, including photos, documents, and video links.
  3. Pay the nomination fee*, if applicable.

*The fee for each nomination entry is $100.00, inclusive of applicable taxes. Nominators, whether TIAC members or not, are eligible to submit nominations. If the nominee is a regular member in good standing of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, the nomination fees will be waived. For nominees who are Associate members of TIAC, the nomination cost is reduced to $50. If the nominee is not a TIAC Member, the full price applies.

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/originality/uniqueness of the innovation (20%)
  • Complements or enhances the range of tourism products (15%)
  • Positively impacts visitor/participant/spectator satisfaction (20%)
  • Exemplifies or stimulates the development of a broader growth, innovation, and product development strategy (15%)
  • Promotes long-term growth in the tourism industry (15%)
  • Fosters a culture that embraces equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (15%)

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