On the last day of the Go Media conference in Toronto awards were presented by the Canadian Tourism Commission in several categories and I was very proud to hear that Tourism Vancouver picked up “Best Online Media Centre”.
Tourism Vancouver has had many challenges over the last few years including building up a social web presence and hosting media and visitors alike during a little thing called the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Providing extensive online content and engaging bloggers has been a part of their success, in my opinion.
I’m also a fan of their Inside Vancouver blog (disclosure: they advertise on this website) as it provides tips, top picks and the voices of many contributing writers. It’s just nice to see the organization that represents our city be recognized, especially for its work in the online realm.
Special mention: iBackpack Canada picked up “Best Travel Blog” – check it out for resources on everything from hostels to transportation around Canada.