Posted by: tourismvc | January 5, 2008

2007 – Top Tourism Stories & Events in Victoria County

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As I look back to 2007, here are just some of my picks for top tourism stories & events in Victoria County :
1) Between 83-85% of dwellings and Businesses now have access to High-speed internet (Broadband) after Phase 2.
2) Moving Forward with New Media Project -Videos, podcasts, RSS feeds and much more
3) 1st Lobsterpalooza Festival held around Cabot Trail – 35 days.
4) Victoria County hosts A Couple of Chicks E- Marketing – NS Master class series and intro to Web 2.0 & Social media
5) Cabot Trail Relay Run & Heart of Highlands Triathlon in Ingonish Beach
6) Organizers of Ride the Lobster – Longest Unicycle Race in the World visits Baddeck & St. Ann’s.
7) Communities of Bay St. Lawrence and Cape North worked together to host a number of festivals & events together
8) Cape Breton Marketing Strategy moves forward, hiring of  Darlene Sponagle and tender awarded
9) Celtic Co-op Marketing formed
10) Canada Day in Baddeck,  Bras d’Or Yacht Regatta Week, Highland Village Day, Big Wave Summer Festival,  Ross Ferry Pork Chop Barbecue, South Haven Old School House Festival, Baddeck Handcraft Festival, PLays in Cape North, Ceilidhs thoroughout the County.
11) 100th Anniversary of AEA – American Experiemental Association in Baddeck
12) Hike the Highlands Festivals used Web 2.0 tools to attract hikers
13) Celtic Colours wins TIAC top event in CANADA
14) Baddeck awarded 5 Blooms in the Community Blooms Program
15) Eleanor Anderson hired as project manager for Silver Dart Centennial Association – 2009
16)  Victoria County Occupancy rate down 1.5% but rooms sold up 1% (1,034)
17) The 3rd Cabot Trail Solutions Conference was held at Keltic Lodge in October.
18) The 4th annual Victoria County Tourism Conference was held at St. Michael’s Parish Hall, in Baddeck with keynote speaker Malcolm Fraser setting the tone in his presentation – Tourism 2.0 – Understanding the New Web.
19) Crown Jewel resort and Victoria Co. Recreation & Tourism Dept. win Crystal Awards of Excellence at TIANS
      Conference for Innovation and Technology


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