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August 27, 2013
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Tourism PEI to host 2013 GoMedia Canada Marketplace September 8-12
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Over 125 travel media from all over the world will descend on Charlottetown next month for the annual GoMedia Canada Marketplace, and Prince Edward Island’s tourism industry stands to benefit, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.
“Given the upcoming 2014 celebrations, there has never been a better time for our province to host this important annual event,” said Minister Henderson. “GoMedia Marketplace brings together travel writers, journalists, bloggers and photographers from all over the world as well as representatives from destinations across Canada in an effort to promote the country to potential visitors. It’s the first time the event will be held anywhere east of Quebec City and, since it’s being held here on the Island, it will give travel media the opportunity to explore our beautiful province, share that beauty with the world and learn about all the events and activities taking place in 2014.”
Minister Henderson was also quick to point out that the construction of the new Prince Edward Island Convention Centre was a key factor in bringing the event to the Island.
The province and PEI 2014 Inc. have invested a total of $300,000 to bring the event to Prince Edward Island.
GoMedia is produced annually by the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC). It will be held in Charlottetown from September 8 to12, 2013. The event also offers media the chance to experience a variety of pre and post tours across the country. The CTC, in partnership with 2013 hosts Tourism PEI, will promote the province alongside other Canadian destinations.
“GoMedia is a wonderful opportunity for our travel partners to meet with Canadian and international media face to face. Through the event itself, as well as the wonderful pre and post media tours that several provinces and territories have organized, media walk away with a roster full of inspiring Canadian story ideas,” says Ernst Flach, Executive Director of Global Communications with the CTC. “The CTC, Tourism PEI and all of our partners have been hard at work preparing for this event. Everyone is in for a wonderful experience on Canada’s ‘million-acre farm.’“
For more information about the event, please visit the GoMedia website at: GoMedia Canada Marketplace